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Purchasing Manager

Boston, MA, United States, Massachusetts, United States

Purchasing Manager

  • Boston, MA, United States
  • Accounting & Finance Division
  • Full time

The Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences located in prime destinations around the world.  Increasingly recognized for creating some of the world’s most sought-after properties, the Group provides 21st century luxury with oriental charm. Above all, Mandarin Oriental is renowned for creating unique hotels through distinctive design and a strong sense of place, luxury hotels right for their time and place. The Group regularly receives international recognition and awards for quality management and legendary service hospitality. 

Our Hotel

This position is located at Mandarin Oriental Boston. Holding both the AAA Five Diamond and the Forbes Five-Star awards, Mandarin Oriental, Boston enjoys a coveted location in beautiful Back Bay. With a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, the hotel offers the perfect blend of luxury and style.


The Purchasing Manager works closely with various departments in sourcing products, supplies, materials and equipment; negotiates the most cost-effective purchases according to the specifications; provides advice to department heads on new trend of products and supplies; manages inventory control to meet departments' needs; and supervises the operation and all colleagues in the Purchasing department. It is the mission and intent of this position that the incumbent will develop and oversee all aspects of the procurement and distribution of all hotel inventories, supplies and services.  The position is responsible for maintaining audit standards related to health and safety as well as financial controls. 

Essential Functions

  • 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 MOHG guidelines and quality specifications.
  • Examine and review proposed products and services to determine compliance with departmental specifications or standards, suggest substitute items when beneficial.
  • 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.
  • 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 Director of Finance and General Manager.
  • 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.
  • Promote and maintain effective communication and interactions with all departments.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years experience working within Purchasing & Receiving environment.
  • Knowledge of shipping, receiving and inventory operations.
  • Fluent in English with the ability to communicate clearly
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Safe Food Handling Certification highly desirable
  • HACCP Certified highly desirable

Working with us means…

We are dedicated to delighting our guests and to delighting our colleagues. We are committed to becoming the best and we emphasize working together to achieve this goal. We support acting with responsibility.

Working with us means working harmoniously, respectfully, passionately, and towards personal growth. Working with us means that you will be personally valued. From the initial interview through the comprehensive orientation to the numerous Learning and Development programmes, we are committed to providing a Mandarin Oriental ‘Colleague Journey’ that exceeds colleague expectations.

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Equal Employer Opportunity statement:

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s colleagues to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Closing date: Aug 01, 2021

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