Purchasing Manager

Company Profile

Hotel chain.



Job Description

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Finance Director, and within the limits of the policy and procedure, is responsible for translating the business plan into the material and service requirements of the hotel and plans and executes their acquisition storage, and issuance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translates operating forecasts into material requirement plans and thereby determines standard stock and reorder levels with Department Heads and Management.
  • Participates in negotiations for service contracts.
  • Identifies and develops reliable sources of supply.
  • Identifies and organizes adequate storage for all perpetual inventory items.
  • Establishes adequate record keeping and issuance procedures as described in the Materials Manager's Manual.
  • Protects inventories from waste, spoilage and theft.
  • Keeps abreast of the marketplace as to innovation and value.
  • Establishes and maintains effective employee relations.
  • Conducts such functions as interviewing, hiring, orientation, performance appraisal, coaching, counselling and suspension if necessary, to ensure appropriate staffing and productivity. Consults with Personnel Manager and Director of Finance and Business Support as appropriate.
  • Ensures timely and economical production of printed material.
  • Ensures that market surveys are completed in coordination with the Executive Chef, F & B Manager and Cost Accountant.
  • Follows purchase procedures according to PNP.
  • Ensures an efficient inventory management system is in place.

General Duties

  • Performs related duties as assigned by the management, according to the LQA standards.
  • Is fully knowledgeable with the hotel's fire and bomb procedures.
  • Coordinates the emergency evacuation of guests in event of fire, bomb threats and other emergency situations.
  • Make sure that his/her working area is kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Responsible for reporting immediately to Front Office Manager or deputy anything this is to be considered a health and safety hazard.
  • Maintains appropriate standards of dress, hygiene, uniforms, appearance, posture and conduct.

Job Requirements

  • Hotel Management or other relevant study.
  • Experience as a purchasing manager or in a similar position in the hospitality industry is a plus.
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years work experience.
  • Teamplayer.
  • Knowledge or passion for luxury and hospitality.
  • Excellent verbal, social and communication skills.
  • Organisation skills with attention to details.
  • Strong prioritizing skills.
  • Deep knowledge of inventory and supply chain management.
  • Speaks and writes fluent Dutch and English and preferably another language.
  • Is able to prioritize.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word and Excel is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Opera.

Hours a week

38 hours.




Jacques Koekkoek

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