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Purchasing Manager (Hospitality)

Job Description

Purchasing Manager / Director


1.         Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for all administrative functions of the Purchasing Department, staffing, training and fulfillment of other related duties.
  • Responsible for all purchasing functions, quotations, quality and availability.
  • Responsible for physical control of all store items until issued, fully documented under strict control procedures (key control, timing schedule, authorized issue requests).
  • Responsible for maintaining logical storeroom inventory levels operationally needed.
  • Responsible for overall hygiene, fire & safety, proper storing arrangement, cleanliness of storerooms and freezers according to Resort, local and International Standards.
  • Reports and updates management & department heads on pending items, new procedures, system difficulties and other related matters.
  •  Identifies and recommends new products available in the market.
  • Obtains written approval for established Min/Max stock levels by the financial controller and general manager.
  • Issues regularly slow moving item lists. Ensures validity of items available, force issue obsolete items and follows up on action taken for disposal.
  • Verifies that all documentation and proper quotations are maintained and filed according to company Policy and Procedure requirements.
  • Approves all storeroom re-order requests, verifying quantities within the established Min/Max stock levels.
  • Allocates responsible buyers (including self) for storerooms & direct purchase requests including market lists for all system received orders.
  • Authorizes all purchase requests allocated by buyers after checking quotations validity (minimum three whenever possible for non-agency products), last price paid, proper units, and quality/brand verification.
  • Ensures that proper description and specification of direct items data is clear and meaningful to all management authorization levels (GM & FC).
  • Ensures that proper explanation is attached (message) to purchase requests for location needed, quantity and reason for the purchase of the ordered item.
  • Ensures that all order receiving dates are updated by the buyers according to the suppliers promised delivery dates.
  • Ensures that all authorized/approved purchase orders are sent to their respective suppliers/vendors for delivery purposes on a daily basis.
  • Ensures & verifies that quotations are regularly updated and supplier’s new current price lists are maintained (mainly storeroom/market list items).
  • Checks, explains if needed and approves delivered items discrepancy report issued by cost control regarding price and quantity order variances.
  • Checks verifies and approves storeroom physical inventory discrepancy report issued by cost control upon completion of cycle / full storeroom inventory.
  • Approves all addition requests for new storeroom items, checking correct item description, unit, packing, category and establishes Min/Max estimated stock levels.
  • Holds internal departmental meetings regularly to discuss problems, difficulties, maintain relation, improve standards and elevate services.
  • Spot checks storeroom requests if properly maintained, verifies quantity requested and issued, proper items received by signatories & ID availability.
  • Spot-checks entered system quotations, period validity, quotes locked by, etc…
  • Reviews quarterly Min/Max stock levels and updates accordingly.
  • Identifies items for standing orders utilizing vendors’ logistics for regular deliveries to the hotel based on approved highly consumed items.
  • Ensures hotel utilization of all corporate signed contracts for prices & standard benefits.
  • Updates regularly suppliers contact information.
  • Ensures that FF&E forms are properly completed by concerned departments, serial numbered, quotation attached and prior management approval obtained before data being created in the system.  
  • Ensures and regulates printed items re-orders through concerned departments while enforcing all collateral corporate printing standards.
  • Ensures that through “order pending report” function, all pending orders are checked and verified regularly,a list of to be canceled orders is prepared and sent to accounts for deletion, stating reasons (not available, wrong supplier, price variance, partial delivery, etc…..).
  • Maintains proper filing system of all property signed contracts related to operation, follow up renewals; introduces new qualified vendors for renegotiation purposes and price verification.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as and when assigned by the management.



Candidate must be fluent in both the English and Arabic language (both written and verbally).
Expect to have in-depth knowledge about material management and market awareness, making deals with suppliers, standard practice about payments and export of foreign shipments and customs.

Previous experience of at least 5 years in Material Management and at least 2 years in the same position in a luxurious hotel/resort property is required. Previous experience in the Middle East is preferred.
A Degree in Material Management or a related field is preferred.


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