Purchasing Manager - InterContinental Downtown Los Angeles

Hotels Clubs and Spas
Finance and Accounts
Department Head
Americas North and South
Salary Description:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
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Do you see yourself as a Purchasing Manager - InterContinental Downtown Los Angeles?

What's your passion? Whether you're into sports, gardening, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

This exciting role will manage and control purchasing systems and procedures to continually improve the supply chain process, ensure cost effective contracting of products and services, and promote compliance internally with established standards.

At InterContinental Hotels & Resorts® we want our guests to feel special, cosmopolitan and In the Know which means we need you to:
• Be charming by being approachable, having confidence and showing respect.
• Stay in the moment by understanding and anticipating guests' needs, being attentive and taking ownership
of getting things done.
• Make it memorable by being knowledgeable, sharing stories and showing your style to create moments that make people feel special.

• Manage day-to-day activities of Purchasing, Storeroom, and/or Receiving staff. Establish and communicate goals and objectives.
• Provide input into the hotel's operating budget based on forecasting and assessment of current purchasing levels.

• Recommend and/or initiate salary, disciplinary, or other staffing/human resources-related actions in accordance with company rules and policies. Alert Controller of potentially serious issues.
• Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. Key departmental contacts include hotel department heads to obtain/provide information.
• Interact with outside contacts:
o Vendors, Avendra, key suppliers - to place orders, ensure product delivery schedules, discuss pricing or billing issues
o Regulatory agencies - regarding compliance matters
o Other contacts as needed (Professional organizations, community groups)

• Manage and maintain hotel inventory levels; ensure month-end inventories are completed in a timely and accurate manner to ensure appropriate levels are maintained which minimize waste and maximize ration turnover of perishable items. Ensure cleanliness and organization in all work areas and storerooms.

• Ensure all staff is properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions.
• Manage the purchase of all food and non-food items for the hotel through the company's key purchasing supplier and other key vendors. Work with vendors to obtain supplies to meet specialized needs, and maintain effective purchasing relationships as necessary.
• Forecast operational needs and schedule deliveries accordingly to meet the hotel's operational requirements.
• Maintain internal controls over the requisitioning and issuing of items; develop and maintain purchase order system; direct the delivery of supplies to appropriate departments or storage areas; and ensure reports and records are updated and forwarded to the appropriate contact for payment, based on company and hotel policies and procedures.
• Promote compliance by advising department heads of potential cost overruns, new regulations, or potential violations to established standards. Act as expert resource and guide in process control activities and requirements.
• Work closely with Culinary and Catering Departments to ensure correct and adequate supplies are purchased for upcoming events, and that timely delivery is ensured.
• Complete receiving reports, food and beverage costs report; and other reports as required.
• Monitor technological advancements, industry trends, and external legislation which affect contracts and recommend and implement changes.
• May serve as manager on duty when required.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

This is the top purchasing job in a large full-service, luxury, resort, or major flagship hotel with an extensive range of facilities and services.

Competitive salary<br><br> Bachelor's degree in Materials or Purchasing Management, or a relevant field of work and three years purchasing experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must speak fluent English. Other languages preferred.

This job requires ability to perform the following:
• Frequently standing up or moving around the facility
• Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds
• Handling objects and boxes
• Use a keyboard to generate correspondence, reports, etc.

• Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with others; demonstrated ability to interact with guests, employees and third parties that reflects highly on the hotel, the brand and the Company.
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal, State, and local laws and regulations affecting purchasing and supply chain management.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage key vendor relationships.
• Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances are utilized frequently.
• Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities are used often.
• Reading abilities are used often in reviewing purchase orders, contracts for service, budgets, and other related reports. Writing abilities are used in compiling reports, as well as to document.
• May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

Must have the legal right to work in this country
Relocation support is not provided for this role

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.

Contact Details:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
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Contact: HR Department

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