Director, Purchasing

Date:  Nov 3, 2019
Property:  RPH (0023)
Location: 

Newport Coast, CA, 93657

Division:  Resort at Pelican Hill (RPH)
Req ID:  30235

Position Summary:

The Director of Purchasing plans, develops, organizes, evaluates and directs the strategic business goals and objectives of the Purchasing department and the company. Responsible for recommending and implementing purchasing concepts that save money through contract, quantity discount and pre-price increase purchasing.

Job Duties:
  • Develop, coordinate and evaluate the implementation of policies and procedures for competitively bidding and purchasing food, liquor, amenities, linens, uniforms and other supplies that ensure the achievement of department and company sales goals.
  • Hire the Purchasing management staff necessary to conduct the business of the Purchasing department and ensure that any additional staff hired meets the standards set forth by the company and is well trained to perform their duties.
  • Maintain accurate historical records for all products for usage information. Compare actual to theoretical inventory levels to assure storeroom security standards are sufficient.
  • Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with all departments interacting with the Purchasing department.
  • Collect and review all relevant data to ensure that the goals of the company are being met by the Purchasing department. Disseminate data to appropriate personnel on a regular basis.
  • Prepare and report on the overall effectiveness and status of department programs and projects.
  • Plan, implement and manage the operational, budgetary and human resource activities of the Purchasing department to ensure effective operations and achievement of goals.
Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel or Business Administration or a related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years purchasing management experience, preferably in a hotel/golf resort environment. 
  • Experience in advanced inventory control methods 
  • Fluency in electronic procurement systems
  • Deep understanding of the ABC laws
  • Familiar with third party purchasing entities and systems such as Avendra
  • Extensive knowledge of food items with a keen eye for quality
  • Extensive knowledge of alcoholic beverages and wine varietals
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills. Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide employees toward goal achievement.
  • Flexible, open-minded, adaptable to change, with strong organizational, management and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical, data management and computer skills. 
  • Google Apps experience a plus.


About Us:
The Resort at Pelican Hill (a part of Irvine Company’s Coastal Collection) is one of the world’s finest Five-Star, Five-Diamond destinations offering unparalleled service and luxury.

Perched upon 504 acres of unrivaled coastal beauty, The Resort at Pelican Hill is a world unto itself with seven exceptional dining options, 36 holes of world-class golf and the #1 Spa in California.

Our employee community is comprised of hard-working, dedicated hospitality professionals who create memorable experiences that stay with guests long after they’ve left. It’s an environment populated with talented, passionate and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.


Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.


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