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Purchasing Agent

posted June 10, 2019

Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel
Makkah, Saudi Arabia
663485 l

About This Job


A Purchasing Agent will support the negotiation of contracts, purchasing of required goods, and record-keeping as it related to transactions and vendor performance.

What will I be doing?

As Purchasing Agent, you will support the negotiation of contracts, purchasing of required goods, and record-keeping as it related to transactions and vendor performance. Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Obtain competitive quotations for hotel requirements and ensure that the best product is sourced and purchased, using Group Nominated suppliers where applicable
  • Ensure locally Nominated supplier information is kept current
  • Manage the database of active local contracts with suppliers
  • Ensure Purchasing Manual is current
  • Adhere to quality procedures and standards and oversee purchasing administration such that all Hilton policies and standards are upheld
  • Maintain a record of commitments for all budgets and ensure that the relevant senior managers are constantly informed of updates
  • Ensure a comprehensive system for allocating and reconciling purchase orders
  • Monitor all areas of purchasing including contracts, leases and nominations
  • Prepare the month end accounts reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Execute on tasks/requests as instructed by the Hotel Management


What are we looking for?

A Purchasing Agent serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:

  • Strong financial knowledge and ability to work with budgets
  • Computer literate, with good MS Excel skills
  • Good time management and organisation skills

It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • Previous experience within the hotel/leisure sector
  • Previous experience in a similar purchasing role
  • Relevant degree, in Finance/Accounting or related business discipline, from an academic institution

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!



About This Employer

Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel

Jabal Omar, Ibrahim Al Khalil Street
Makkah, 21955
Saudi Arabia


764 Room Hotel

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At A Glance

Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel, only moments from the Haram, offers majestic views and is close to the Sacred Mosque. Our location is convenient to exploring the Holy City of Makkah. This hotel features 3 restaurants, a fitness center and a 24-hour business center. Plan an event or meeting in our extensive conference, exhibition and convention facilities, including a state-of-the-art auditorium and covered parking. Jeddah Airport is just one hour away.

Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel has a 300-seat auditorium, 8 conference rooms, and executive boardrooms. Plan events for up to 1,500 guests in the largest, stylish convention and meeting facility in Makkah. With inspiration from the Andalusia architect, the convention center is ideal for business and social functions.

  • Awe-inspiring views of Haram from all rooms and suites
  • 3 restaurants with global cuisine plus 24-hour room service
  • Extensive event space, from boardrooms to 1,650 sq. m. ballroom
  • Haram Palace Suite with panoramic view, private access, butler service
  • 24-hour business center and complimentary fitness center
  • Children’s menus, babysitting services and other family amenities