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Director of Purchasing

posted February 28, 2017

Millennium Broadway Hotel New York
New York, NY
If you have good negotiation skills and a knack for analyzing data, Millennium wants to hear from you!
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About This Job

Position Overview

As our Director of Purchasing, you will be overseeing all aspects of procurement and distribution of all hotel inventories, supplies and services.


  • Work closely with various departments in sourcing products, supplies, materials and equipment
  • Negotiate the most cost-effective purchases according to the specifications
  • Give advice to department heads on new trend of products and supplies
  • Manage inventory control to meet departments' needs
  • Supervise the operation and all colleagues in the Purchasing and Storeroom
  • Prepare and analyze proposals and determine appropriate elections of suppliers based on the company standards and expectations
  • Negotiate cost effective purchases for all supplies and services, while meeting all guidelines and quality specifications
  • Examine and review proposed products and services to determine compliance with departmental specifications or standards, suggest substitute items when beneficial
  • Analyze market conditions in relation to recent, current and anticipated purchases
  • Review of vendor/contractor history to determine that they are capable of producing the goods and services required
  • Review the requests and specifications recommended by department heads to determine whether quality level described is appropriate for intended use and whether specifications are cost effective
  • Standardize items in common use to eliminate unnecessary variations/features and lower costs through bulk purchasing
  • Analyze trade journals, catalogues, directories and other technical material with respect to market and price conditions
  • Initiate and implement research of new products and technologies to reduce procurement costs and to improve the quality of goods and services purchased.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly inventories
  • Review stock inventory levels and purchase patterns to maximize inventory value
  • Prepare necessary purchasing documents in accordance with procurement requirements
  • Check and approve purchase orders prior to review by Financial Controller and General Manager
  • Maintain library of resource materials
  • Prepare/Update all records, log books, journals, involving purchasing standards and procedures
  • Provide accounting staff with required approved documentation, so that procurement of materials and services may be placed, shipped, and paid in a timely fashion
  • Develop specific departmental goals and plans
  • Communicate departmental status to Financial Controller on a determined periodical basis
  • Promote and maintain effective communication and interactions with all departments
  • Prepare and distribute all departmental reports



  • Education: BA or BS equivalent 
  • 5 years’ experience in relevant field
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and managerial skills.  Preferable proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, TimeSaver, Micros


This job description is not intended to detail every aspect of your job or list every task you may perform. It is provided as a general overview of the responsibilities and skills required to do this job successfully.


About This Employer

Millennium Broadway Hotel New York

145 West 44th Street

New York, NY 10036

Telephone (212) 768-4400

626 Room Hotel

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About the Hotel

Imagine yourself seeing the bright lights of New York City, and being a part of a hotel just steps from the city's renowned theater district. Inspired by its vibrant Manhattan setting and urban oasis, the Millennium Broadway Hotel offers comfort and convenience in the city that never sleeps.

Just outside your door, Times Square awaits. The Millennium Broadway is within easy walking distance to the best of Midtown, including Times Square, Broadway, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue shopping.

The Millennium broadway offers travelers a welcome haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city; a hotel with 626 uniquely styled guestrooms as well as suites that are sinfully spacious by New York City standards.

Offering over 64,000 square feet of stylish meeting space, our hotel is also the perfect location for your next meeting, conference or event.

Welcoming and refreshing, The Millennium Broadway is a calm haven in the city that never sleeps.