Director, Purchasing

Expiring today

Location
Caribbean
Posted
20 Sep 2016
Closes
26 Sep 2016
Ref
SHP01367
Sector
Hotel
Job Level
Management
Director, Purchasing Primary Location :   Bermuda-Southampton-The Fairmont Southampton Employee Status :   Regular        

Director, Purchasing  

From luxurious amenities, to delicious food, to sundry supplies – our Purchasing teams at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts always ensure our hotels are equipped to deliver an exceptional guest experience. Lead our Purchasing and Storeroom teams as Director, Purchasing, where your outstanding quality standards and supplier relationship management skills will support successful procurement operations.   Hotel Overview:  Reigning from Bermuda's highest point, over a majestic 100 acre estate, The Fairmont Southampton is located on the southern shore of Bermuda. The Fairmont Southampton has been the island's premier luxury resort since its opening in 1972 and is regarded as a leader in the hospitality industry on the island.
  Summary of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Regional Director of Finance & Business Support, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:             
  • Establishing and maintaining measurable performance metrics for all levels of procurement activities to include:  supplier performance/quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, financial performance and material shortage elimination
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements to maximize efficiency and accuracy
  • Ensuring performance improvement/recovery plans are developed, issued, tracked and reported; including reporting to management the measurable progress/corrective actions status as it relates to supplier performance
  • Negotiating and executing purchase orders or vendor contracts as needed
  • Managing material flow to ensure inventory is maintained to optimum levels
  • Developing and implementing commodity/supply strategies covering all commodities, services and supplier processes to deliver maximum value, leverage and standardization
  • Developing a vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, leveraging spend and technologies.  Includes selection/de-selection, evaluation and rationalization of vendors etc.
  • Managing materials savings initiatives to align with profit plan and business objectives
  • Preparing, monitoring and reporting variances on the Department’s budget
  • Using cost models to validate strategies and identify significant cost drivers
  • Managing all activities which develop  relationships with vendors and related stakeholders
  • Recruiting, developing and leading a dynamic team of purchasing professionals.  Includes, training, mentoring and performance management
  • Administration includes participating in various meetings, preparing reports etc.
  • Performing other related duties
  Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing or equivalent Materials Management certification preferred 
  • 5 years’ relevant progressive experience, to include 2 years’ supervisory experience, preferably in a high volume resort or comparable environment
  • Exemplary record meeting substantial materials cost reduction targets
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift and other warehouse vehicles and equipment
  • Ability to perform heavy manual work, lifting and moving stock
  • Superior organizational, communication, interpersonal, customer service, time management, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment in developing alternatives and/or recommending, implementing solutions
  • Ability to interact tactfully and effectively, collaborating with all levels of the organization as well as vendors and other stakeholders
  • Ability to use Software Procurement System
  • Proficient with MS Office suite required.  Ability to learn new applications
Visa Requirements: Only applicants who are Bermudian, a Spouse of Bermudian or hold a Permanent Resident's Certificate are eligible for this position. Resumes submitted that cannot fulfill these requirements will not be considered.
  APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!   ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!                                                                               Job Level :   Management / Supervisory Schedule :   Full-time Shift :   Day Job Closing Date :   01.Oct.2016, 3:59:00 AM Job Number:   SHP01367