Group Director of Purchasing


Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Ref: RP714-11198

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Group Director of Purchasing

We are searching for a brilliant Group Director of Purchasing to join our awesome team at Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel in Saudi Arabia. If you are strong in decision-making, leadership and have the right experience for the job, then apply today!

Hotel Overview: Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, is located only a few steps away from the Masjid Al Haram and the Holy Ka'aba. This 76-story hotel, one of the world's tallest, is the focal point of the Abraj Al Bait Complex, part of the King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project, is the iconic symbol of hospitality in the Holy City. The hotel authentic hospitality is seen throughout 1618 guest rooms and suites are thoughtfully and elegantly appointed-with extravagant amenities and five-star services that allow for peaceful reflection and repose .

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Group Director of Finance & Business Support, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

- Responsible for knowing the market and the product in order to deliver the best to the Hotel operation following Hotel Level Policies, Accor Standards & Owners Delegation of Authority. Responsible for a smooth operation of Purchasing department.
- Implement purchasing policies, systems and procedures in accordance with Accor International standards.
- Research and develop new products and services for the hotels.
- Call for quotations and inquire into prices from various suppliers. Ensure that minimum of three genuine quotations are obtained.
- Manage Supplier and Vendor Relations.
- Follow-up and ensure that goods are delivered in accordance with the purchase order and without any delay.
- Keep back-up plan in case items cannot be delivered on a timely basis.
- Establish contracts to ensure reduced pricing for all operating areas of hotel.
- Monitor vendors for quality, service and price through standard purchasing satisfaction.
- Receive proper purchase requisition from Head of Departments.
- Raise the Local Purchase Order in the name of the selected supplier.
- Receive market list from the Executive Chef on a daily basis and arrange for delivery of those items daily.
- Ensure that the administrative procedures relating to the purchase of goods are followed.
- Ensure that the suppliers follow the rule relating to hygiene of goods delivered.
- Keep all records for audit purpose and for timely information.
- Maintain all documents, files and listing up to-date in the most efficient manner.
- Carry out regular market survey prices for all items and services for the hotel by keeping in touch with the suppliers constantly.
- Liaise with Purchasing Coordinator, Receiving Agent, Stores Supervisor, F&B Cost Controller and Department Heads.
- Update the stakeholders regularly regarding the FF&E progress.
- Ensure that the P&P are followed.
- Leads and participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members.
- Focuses and guides others in accomplishing work objectives.
- Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements self and/or others to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.
- Understands and utilizes business information (e.g., data related to employee engagement, guest satisfaction, and property financial performance) to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.



- Minimum 3-year experience as Director of Purchasing in 5 Star Hotel.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and follow-through skills.
- Ability to develop and build relationships, utilize skills appropriately.
- Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment.
- Inventory System and other applicable computer systems.
- Budgetary analysis capabilities.
- Excellent market knowledge and negotiating skills and follow up.
- Assist in audit preparations
- Identify and implement solutions to complex issues
- Support corporate strategies for reducing food cost and variable costs.

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Director salaries in Saudi Arabia

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SAR 40,000

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