Director of Purchasing
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Director of Purchasing

Four Seasons



Director of Purchasing

About the job

Join a diverse and talented team in Boston

We are seeking individuals who are warm, hospitable and start with the heart. The company's guiding principle is the Golden Rule – do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. Candidates will have an opportunity to be a part of a cohesive and dynamic team with opportunities to build a successful career. We empower our employees to be themselves, and become masters of their craft. At Four Seasons, we ensure that your employee experience is just as rewarding as our guest experience.

The Role  

  • Lead the overall operations of the Purchasing, Receiving and Storeroom Department to ensure that all departments of the hotel have adequate supplies to perform their duties in an efficient manner.
  • Keep abreast of new and alternative products in the market and consult with hotel management on products to enhance cost effectiveness and quality standards.
  • Maintain the highest level of integrity and transparency in dealing with business partners and ensure that business is awarded fairly.
  • Ensure all local and corporate policies, rules, internal controls and procedures and safeguards as they relate to the Purchasing Department are complied with.
  • Ensure proper authorization has been obtained for all hotel-specific purchasing contracts and conduct, manage and complete competitive bids in accordance with policy and ensure bids are on file where applicable prior to execution of contracts.
  • Maintain harmonious and professional relationship with all departments and Home Office to promote effective purchasing.
  • Supervise, train and motivate Purchasing Department employees to thoroughly understand all of their duties and responsibilities.

In addition, the following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:

  • Proven purchasing leadership experience in a hotel environment.
  • Experience in inventory management and corresponding systems such as BirchStreet
  • Highest level of integrity and transparency.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work with cross-functional teams; to negotiate with vendors and influence stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, conflict-resolution and strategic-thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to prepare and deliver reports, effective presentations and to facilitate meetings.
  • Promote a continuous learning environment that creates an atmosphere for professional development opportunities.
  • Apply an ethical approach to influence the outcome of situations.
  • Serve as a role model for others by demonstrating appropriate business conduct and ethical principles.
  • Continuously seek to improve/develop the performance of others and continuously strive to improve his/her own performance.
  • Work in a safe, prudent and organized manner.
  • Require a basic technical knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and job knowledge of all positions in Purchasing and Food & Beverage control. 
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Require knowledge of and the ability to operate computer equipment and Microsoft Office Suite software.

What to Expect from Your Work Experience

  • Top of market pay.
  • FREE Medical and Dental insurance for you and your eligible dependents.  
  • Career growth opportunities both within Four Seasons Hotel Boston and worldwide with our company.
  • Get to experience other Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts through the complimentary room nights program.
  • Complimentary meals at our employee cafeteria.
  • 401k participation with company matching program.
  • Complimentary Life insurance.
  • Vacation & Paid Sick Time Off.
  • And much more!

Learn more about our property and what it is like to work at Four Seasons by visiting:  

We look forward to receiving your application! 

Four Seasons is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To access the 'EEOC is The Law' Information poster please visit this website -

Director of Purchasing

United States

Full-time, Indefinite

Start Date:As soon as possible

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