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Purchasing Supervisor - IC Buckhead Atlanta Hotel at IHG

Posted in Purchasing - Procurement 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

Do you see yourself as an Purchasing Supervisor?
What's your passion?  Whether you're into fishing, football or playing frisbee with the dog, at IHG we're interested in YOU.  At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do.  And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.  This challenging position has overall responsibility for daily specialized accounting operations and staff.
Our Hotel:
InterContinental Buckhead is one of Atlanta’s established Mobil Four Star luxury properties located in the heart of the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood. InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta is a stately and sophisticated hotel that offers premier travel experience with 422 guest rooms, 31,000 square feet of flexible event space including our lavish ballrooms which can host up to 850 guests for a seated dinner and 1500 for a convention, conference or reception. Enjoy local southern-inspired cuisine at Southern Art restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner inspired by our acclaimed celebrity chef restaurateur and cookbook author Art Smith. Meet friends and colleagues at Bourbon Bar and sip your way through our 70 hand selected craft bourbons. Or enjoy a workout in our fitness center or a swim in our outdoor saltwater pool. Pamper yourself in our newly-renovated Jurlique Spa at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta where we combine our expertise in growing and crafting pure and effective skin care with holistic therapies from around the world.
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Manage and control
purchasing systems and procedures to continually improve the supply chain
process, ensure cost effective contracting of products and services, and
promote compliance internally with established standards.


At InterContinental
Hotels & Resorts®we want our guests to feel special,
cosmopolitan and In the Know which means we need you to:

·     Be charming by being approachable,
having confidence and showing respect.

·     Stay in the moment by understanding and
anticipating guests’ needs, being attentive and taking ownership
of getting things done.

·     Make it memorable by being knowledgeable, sharing stories and showing your style to
create moments that make people feel special.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage day-to-day activities of Purchasing, Storeroom, and/or
    Receiving staff.  Establish and
    communicate goals and objectives. 

  • Provide input into the hotel’s operating budget
    based on forecasting and assessment of current purchasing levels.


  • Recommend and/or initiate salary, disciplinary, or other
    staffing/human resources-related actions in accordance with company rules
    and policies.  Alert Controller of
    potentially serious issues.

  • Promote teamwork and
    quality service through daily communication and coordination with other
    departments.  Key departmental
    contacts include hotel department heads to obtain/provide

  • Interact with outside contacts:

    • Vendors, Avendra, key
      suppliers – to place orders, ensure product delivery schedules, discuss
      pricing or billing issues

    • Regulatory agencies – regarding compliance matters

    • Other contacts as
      needed (Professional organizations, community groups)



  • Manage and maintain hotel inventory levels; ensure
    month-end inventories are completed in a timely and accurate manner to ensure
    appropriate levels are maintained which minimize waste and maximize ration
    turnover of perishable items.  Ensure
    cleanliness and organization in all work areas and storerooms.


  • Ensure all staff is
    properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively
    carry out their job functions.

  • Manage the purchase of all food and non-food items
    for the hotel through the company’s key purchasing supplier and other key
    vendors.  Work with vendors to obtain
    supplies to meet specialized needs, and maintain effective purchasing
    relationships as necessary.

  • Forecast operational needs and schedule deliveries
    accordingly to meet the hotel’s operational requirements.

  • Maintain internal controls over the requisitioning
    and issuing of items; develop and maintain purchase order system; direct the
    delivery of supplies to appropriate departments or storage areas; and ensure
    reports and records are updated and forwarded to the appropriate contact for
    payment, based on company and hotel policies and procedures.

  • Promote compliance by advising department heads of
    potential cost overruns, new regulations, or potential violations to
    established standards.  Act as expert
    resource and guide in process control activities and requirements.

  • Work closely with Culinary and Catering
    Departments to ensure correct and adequate supplies are purchased for upcoming
    events, and that timely delivery is ensured.

  • Complete receiving reports, food and beverage
    costs report; and other reports as required. 

  • Monitor technological
    advancements, industry trends, and external legislation which affect
    contracts and recommend and implement changes.

  • May serve as manager on duty when required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


is the top purchasing job in a large full-service, luxury, resort, or major
flagship hotel with an extensive range of facilities and services. 


Bachelor’s degree in
Materials or Purchasing Management, or a relevant field of work and three years
purchasing experience, or an equivalent combination of education and
experience.  Must speak fluent English.   Other languages preferred.


 This job
requires ability to perform the following:

·         Frequently  standing up or moving
around the facility

·         Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds

·         Handling objects and boxes

·         Use a keyboard to generate correspondence, reports, etc.



  • Communication skills are utilized a
    significant amount of time when interacting with others; demonstrated
    ability to interact with guests, employees and third parties that reflects
    highly on the hotel, the brand and the Company.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, State, and local laws and
    regulations affecting purchasing and supply chain management.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage key vendor

  • Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss
    concepts, percentages, and variances are utilized frequently.

  • Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training
    abilities are used often.

  • Reading abilities are used
    often in reviewing purchase orders, contracts for service, budgets, and
    other related reports.  Writing
    abilities are used in compiling reports, as well as to document. 

  • May be required to work nights, weekends,
    and/or holidays.

Bachelor’s degree in Materials or Purchasing Management, or a relevant field of work and three years purchasing experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must speak fluent English.   Other languages preferred. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan.   Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people.  Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.
So what's your passion?  Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.
IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.