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Company is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Company is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Company also has a key presence in Barcelona. Company’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Company also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Company maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.
The Complex Purchasing Director is responsible for handling and overseeing the procurement of goods and services through appropriate bidding processes to achieve optimum price value while maintaining superior quality consistent with Company established control policies and procedures. Additionally, the Purchasing Director supervises the Accounts Payable effort and ensures compliance of the purchasing platforms throughout the market.
Education & Experience:
A minimum of 6 years of related progressive experience in hotel or related field; or a 4-year college degree and a minimum of 2 years of related progressive experience; or a 2-year college degree and a minimum of 4 years of related progressive experience.
Previous supervisory responsibilities required.
Must be proficient in Windows, Birchstreet, and Microsoft Office. Proficiency in Oracle is helpful.
Long hours sometimes required.
Heavy work sometimes required, exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force frequently, or constantly, to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects
Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines across all cluster hotels.
Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Company Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing nametags.
Comply with Company Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
Perform other duties as requested by management.
Effectively manage and communicate issues related to suppliers and act as the liaison between market hotels and Highate’s select Supply Management partner.
Ensure that all purchases, requisitions, etc. have proper approvals and all orders are placed and received in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local food and beverage storage laws, regulations and codes.
Oversee and assist as necessary in the unloading, receiving, sorting, stocking, securing, and distributing goods.
Participate in the inventory process (monthly, quarterly, and annually).
Secure competitive bids and maintain appropriate supporting documentation.
Ensure inventory pricing reflects most current information.
Interview, train, supervise and develop Purchasing and/or Receiving staff, including coaching, counseling and discipline.
Track all price changes.
Keep supervisor aware of any unusual occurrences and significant deviations from standards, policies and procedures.
Monitor and prepare financial reports in accordance with Company requirements meeting various due dates and deadlines.
Attend, contribute, and provide periodic training in various meetings to maintain favorable working relationships among employees and promote maximum morale, productivity, and efficiency.
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