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Director of Purchasing

Company: The Newbury Boston
Location: Quincy
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, London, Miami, and Seattle. www.highgate.com


The Newbury Boston at One Newbury Street, located in the premier shopping and dining neighborhood of Boston's Back Bay is an iconic property originally opened in 1927 as one of the first Ritz-Carlton hotels in the U.S. and most recently was the Taj Boston. The building was recently transformed into a 286-room luxury hotel with 16,000-sq-ft of stunning event spaces, signature dining experiences and a reimagined front entrance on Newbury Street.


The Director of Purchasing is responsible for handling and overseeing the procurement of goods and services through appropriate bidding processes to achieve optimum price value while maintaining superior quality consistent with Highgate Hotel's established control policies and procedures. The Director of Purchasing also maintains and organizes the hotel's storage facilities, ensures proper distribution, and assists in implementation of key controls associated with the procurement and accounting of goods and services.


- Keep appropriate par stock on all inventories goods. Notify Controller of any variances or deviation in par stock.
- Ensure that all purchases, requisitions, etc. have proper approvals and all orders are place and received in accordance with Highgate Hotel's policies and procedures.
- Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local food and beverage storage laws, regulations and codes.
- Oversee and assist in unloading, receiving, sorting, stocking, securing, and distributing goods.
- Manage all delivery needs with the hotel's tenants.
- Ensure all deliveries are completed in a timely manner.
- Supervise the alleyway by insuring the 22 Point Checklist is being followed by associates and vendors.
- Participate in the inventory process (monthly, quarterly, and annually).
- Secure competitive bids and maintain appropriate supporting documentation.
- Ensure inventory pricing reflects most current information.
- Review banquet event orders and consult with appropriate management for special requirements.
- Interview, train, supervise and develop Purchasing and/or Receiving staff, including coaching, counseling and discipline.
- Track all price changes.
- Keep supervisor aware of any unusual occurrences and significant deviations from standards, policies and procedures.
- Monitor and prepare financial reports in accordance with Highgate Hotel's requirements meeting various due dates and deadlines, i.e.,

Daily : Purchasing and Receiving Requisitions

Weekly: Weekly Bids

Monthly: Inventory Counts Key Statistical Reports

Attend, contribute, and provide periodic training in various meetings to maintain favorable working relationships among employees and promote maximum morale, productivity, and efficiency.

Departmental Sales and Service Safety Committee B.E.O.

Keywords: The Newbury Boston, Quincy , Director of Purchasing, Executive , Quincy, Massachusetts

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