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Purchasing Agent
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
US - AZ - Tuscon

HEI views our associates as our greatest resource, and we hire and develop the best. We have a culture of winning, we embrace change, thrive on challenge and always seek to surpass our personal bests. Defined by our unique business platform, our environment is fast-paced, expansive and ever-evolving, yet stable, consistent, enduring. It is a high-performance culture where innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are evident; initiative and results are rewarded.

Our people know they're in on the ground floor of a company with all the cornerstones of success in place: experienced leaders, steady investors, a strong track record and long - term career potential. And in turn, each of our associates thrive because HEI's distinctly advantaged infrastructure creates a supportive, educational culture as well as unlimited opportunities for personal and professional success on every level.

An engaging, high-energy environment, HEI presents a rare career opportunity: the chance to shape a powerful leader in the hospitality industry.



Assist the Hotel Departments in their purchasing needs, while monitoring hotel spending.

*Communicate with Director Food and Beverage, Executive Chef and Sous Chefs and order all F and B products according to hotel needs and specifications. Forecast operational needs and schedule deliveries of all food and beverage items.
*Monitor the grades and quality of products received to ensure that they meet the hotel's established standards.
*Determine the food and beverage requirements for all catering menus, and orders according to guarantee of the menus.
*Participate in all hotel meetings including weekly staff, Food and Beverage, and daily menu meeting.
*Supervise purchasing staff, including interviewing prospective associates for the purchasing department, training, coaching, counseling and discipline, to ensure the smooth operation of all aspects of the purchasing department, such as ordering, receiving, issuing and storing.
*Obtain bids from vendors, using the telephone and FAX machines, according to the specifications set by the department heads. Determine the best possible price for the desired items, and place orders for all non-food items. Schedule deliveries of non-food items to meet the operational needs outlined by the department heads.
*Maintain HEI Hotels and Resorts purchasing programs and arrangements. Ensure adherence to all corporate purchasing policies and procedures such as requisition process.
*Personally check and ensure appropriate levels of inventories are maintained to minimize waste and maximize ratio turnover.
*Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
*Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Experience, Skills and Knowledge
*High school diploma or equivalent required.
*Hotel experience preferred.
*Must have full knowledge of food, beverage, general and printing products and purchasing procedures.
*Basic mathematical and computer skills to order items and track deliveries.
*Ability to apply basic supervisory skills to plan, organize, direct, coach, train and discipline associates, as necessary.
*Command of the English language both written and verbal.

Benefits
HEI Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits plan that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness, creating value in your most important investment - you!

For your physical and mental wellness we offer competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance programs geared to you and your family's needs as well as Vacation/Sick/Holiday benefits. For your financial wellness HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life Insurance and Short and Long-Term Disability. In addition, our 401(k) Savings Plan with matching funds, and discounts through our 'YouDecide' and Hotel Room Discount programs provide additional incentives for choosing HEI as the employer of your future.

HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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