Áine Foley

Áine Foley

New York, NY, US



I have recently concluded an 8 month consultation contract covering operations, training and development of procedures for the Shanghai office of The Parker Company, a global hospitality FF&E/OS&E Procurement Company and am looking to transition into a facilities/project management role within a hotel group.

My diverse experience detailed in my profile includes client relations, planning, property and project management, construction and design coordination, execution and successful delivery of bespoke luxury condominiums, private residences and palaces as well as the OS&E/FF&E procurement and the successful delivery of large scale hotels in the US, MENA, Europe and Asia.

My passion and interest for the project is only matched by the satisfaction I gain from the process; the ability to successfully deliver superior quality projects to clients and for a company that demand very high standards on schedule and within budget by establishing strong communication between designers, contractors and clients.

With proven success leading multi-cultural teams in diverse regions through clear procedures, interaction and a deep rooted respect and appreciation for the intent, process, mission and vision of the designers, the client and the brand. 


The Parker Company, Shanghai, Operations Consultant & Senior Project Manager

Assess and improve overall operations of Shanghai division including staff training for software and procedure, environmental restructuring, implementation of operational documentation and SOP for procurement services while acting as Sr. Project Manager on current projects.
• Projects include: Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou & Shanghai, Hilton Chengdu, Citic Interstate Zhujiajiao, Doubletree Hangzhou

May 2012 - Dec 2012

Decovar Orient, Bahrain, Senior Project Manger/Purchaser

Responsible for the productivity of FF&E/OS&E purchasing department to facilitate the budget presentation, procurement and completion of multiple projects of superior luxury status for private
interior design/architectural firm commissioned by the Bahraini Royal Family.
• Providing goal focused leadership to procurement team
• Established & Implemented department guidelines, procedures & job descriptions
• Worked closely with design department to establish specifications standards
• Trained staff in purchasing procedure, software including accounting module
• Multitask to manage the budgeting & procurement of over 20 projects at once
• Negotiate pricing, production and delivery time with suppliers to meet company needs
• Ensure accurate information from team and suppliers
• Maintain project status, expenditures and back up
• Source alternate options/material/vendors for approval
• Projects Included: Private Residences & Palaces in Morocco, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, UK

May 2010 - Sep 2011

The Parker Company, Miami, Project Manager

Assist Project Director in the initiation, processing and completion of procurement projects
• Receive, assess and enter designer specifications into company database
• Source, review and analyze quotations
• Issue purchase orders and monitor status while resolving issues with suppliers
• Manage vendor relationships and special projects
• Maintain a high-level of client satisfaction and provide dependable client service
• Projects Included: Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek (FL), Hilton Bonnet Creek Golf and Convention Center (FL), Conrad Hotel (Seoul), Viceroy (Anguilla)

May 2008 - Jul 2010

Areas of Specialization