Director Of Purchasing

  • Veracruz
  • Four Seasons Hotels Ltd
Director of Purchasing – Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo At Four Seasons we consider life and work to be richer when we truly connect with the people and the environment around us. Our family members are masters at their crafts – a gardener can become an artist, a manager a conductor, a chef an inventor. We look for employees who share the Golden Rule: people who, by nature, believe in treating others as we would have them treat us. We look for our people to characterize a shared passion for excellence and to infuse that enthusiasm into everything they do. The upcoming Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo in Jalisco, Mexico rests on 3,000 acres of a protected natural reserve on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Most of its 157 rooms will boast exceptional panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, enveloped by the surrounding jungle and lush golf course. Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is heartily committed to showcasing the very best of Mexican Art, Culture and Nature. The local community and their warmth are a key component of our guest experience, and our Director of Purchasing will imbue a passion for this destination and the Culture. Be You: The Director of Purchasing will demonstrate the following key characteristics: Highest level of integrity and transparency. Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work with cross-functional teams; to negotiate with vendors and influence stakeholders. Strong problem-solving, decision-making, conflict-resolution, and strategic-thinking skills. Master Your Craft: The Director of Purchasingcoordinates and manages the overall operations of the Purchasing, Receiving and Storeroom Department to ensure that all departments of the hotel have adequate supplies to perform their duties in an efficient manner. Keeps abreast of new and alternative products in the market and consults with hotel management on products to enhance cost effectiveness and quality standards. Desired Skills and Experience: Resort Pre-Opening Experience Preferred. Minimum two years' experience as Resort Strategy Procurement Manager. Basic knowledge of customs clearance of merchandise from abroad. Understanding of high-end luxury Resort products. Demonstrate adaptability to live in a remote location. Strong research knowledge and background. Demonstrate flexibility to travel to get the best quality of Hotel and Restaurant products. Excellent English and Spanish (Preferred) language Ensure all local and corporate policies, rules, internal controls and procedures, and safeguards as they relate to the Purchasing Department are complied with. Ensure proper authorization has been obtained for all hotel-specific purchasing contracts and conduct, manage and complete competitive bids in accordance with policy and ensure bids are on file were applicable prior to execution of contracts. Monitor the status of slow-moving stocks and ensure a Slow-Moving Stocks Report is circulated monthly to the Director of Finance and the respective Division Heads concerned. Ensure that all purchase order requests are properly documented and accounted for, completed, and approved before a purchase order is prepared and the items are purchased. Supervise the day-to-day functions of the Receiving Clerk and ensure that all items received by the hotel are properly documented in accordance with Four Seasons Purchasing and Receiving Procedures. Assist Accounts Payable Clerk in researching any discrepancies on invoices. Ensure that all storage areas are secure, clean, and properly organized. Establish and maintain par stocks on all inventoried items, keeping in mind that inventory levels must be kept as low as possible without compromising the efficiency of the Resort. Coordinate purchases related to capital projects with the corporate Purchasing Department as well as outside contractors. Conduct frequent quality control audits to ensure staff is properly trained and following established procedures. Assist the Director of Finance and/or Assistant DOF in preparing forecasts and budgets as required locally, by corporate office or Management Agreement. Coordinate and participate as necessary in all month-end, quarterly or annual inventories of food, beverage, operating equipment, and supplies. Familiar with hygiene standards and perform hygiene audits as required. Monitor daily costs and prepare or review a daily and month-to-date Food & Beverage Cost Report. As a Department Leader you will motivate and develop a team, leading by example at all times, and instill a culture of continuous learning and improvement among your staff. You actively participate in Employee Relations activities and programs You are actively involved in identifying and assessing the needs of your team and investing in their career development through effective coaching, training, and by instilling company our values. When dealing with guests and internal customers you live by the Golden Rule. You demonstrate high standard awareness, by setting example for standards execution, standards testing, and implementing action plans to achieve established product and service goals. You will use your unique personality and service style fulfilling the Four Seasons Brand and Resort standards creating a special and memorable experience Connect with us…Join Our Team Work on a team that is built on mutual respect, collaboration, and focuses on excellent results. Four Seasons provides employees with the same level of care that we expect to be shared with our guests. We have been ranked in FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best Companies to work for since 1998. About Us Dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality, Four Seasons can offer what many hospitality professionals dream of -the opportunity to build a life-long career with global potential and a real sense of pride in work well done.