Purchasing Manager

US-KY-Louisville
4 weeks ago(11/17/2017 3:36 PM)
Requisition ID
2017-20347
# of Openings
1
Category (Portal Searching)
Accounting/Finance

Overview

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Scheduled to open in late spring 2018, this luxurious Omni property located in the heart of Downtown Louisville, is designed with intersecting towers that represent the crossroads of the past, present and future of Louisville. Inspired by the city’s rich history and authentic character, the Omni Louisville will transform one of the city’s most significant urban blocks into a unique and vibrant mixed-use environment offering hotel guests, residents and locals a chance to connect and enjoy the best of a great city.
 
The hotel will be a prominent landmark against the Louisville skyline, glistening during the day and glowing at night, with the iconic glassy ends of the 612 room hotel. The hotel pool and rooftop bar, designed for seamless indoor and outdoor integration, will allow guests to rest, relax or socialize with spectacular views of the city from above. The essence of Louisville is woven throughout with interior design blends elements of the city’s heritage, culture and character, felt everywhere from the hotel restaurants to a featured bourbon bar to the hotel’s Speakeasy and bowling alley.
 
Guests will also enjoy a dynamic 20,000 square foot modern urban lifestyle market connected to the lobby of the hotel. Transforming Liberty Street into a pedestrian thoroughfare, the market serves as a community gateway for hotel guests and locals alike, inviting the neighborhood in with the smells of freshly brewed Heine Bros. coffee, baking bread and fragrant fresh flowers.

 

Job Description

To provide for the acquisition of food, beverage, and general purchases at maximum economics based on business activity. The Purchasing Manager acts as a liaison between individuals in the hotel and resort and supplier representatives in the procurement of goods and services required to achieve the objectives of each department.

Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise the Purchasing/Receiving staff through delegation of work tasks to achieve set objectives.
  • Attend all Food and Beverage and related meetings such as menu tie-down, weekly forecast and Financial Services.
  • Maintain close communications with Chef and Catering Department on requirements for future menu events to evaluate menus against Par Inventories in determining necessary requirements for outlets and banquet functions.
  • Establish and maintain training tools for subordinates to achieve a better knowledge and understanding of the Purchasing process and applications such as: product familiarity, receiving and storage standards, EOM reconciliation of Food and Beverage inventories, EOM Accounts Payable closing.
  • Coordinate with vendor to set up site visits of their facilities to aid key personnel in Purchasing and Storerooms as a training tool to improve basic knowledge of commodities used.
  • Counsel and make, as needed, assessment of present and/or new associate job performance to determine what specific training is required to achieve desired results.
  • Evaluate vendor performance in compliance to Purchasing bid procedures. Monitors vendor ability to provide timely and consistent quality according to established specifications.
  • Maintain close communications with Corporate Purchasing offices for placement and follow-up on quarterly and annual order requirements.
  • Attend area hotel and restaurant shows and seminars to establish new vendor relations and learn of new products and ways to improve present operation.
  • Manage weekly bid process to ensure the best prices are being obtained on frequently purchased items.
  • Coordinate weekly wine, liquor and beer purchases, ensuring compliance with state liquor laws. Establish and maintain requisition procedures for alcoholic beverages that guarantee maximum control over inventories.
  • Work daily with Accounts Payable to ensure Birchstreet is accurate and up-to-date.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma.
  • 2+ years experience as storeroom attendant in a high volume, upscale Hotel.
  • Exceptional guest service skills.
  • Above average Computer skills including MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to stand for a long period of time, stoop, bend and lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule (Including weekends and holidays).
  • Must have a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task in a high paced environment.
  • Must be able to make quick decisions and possess good judgment.
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative course of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and guests.
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information, data and basic arithmetic functions.
  • Must remain professional in all situations.

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