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The Procurement Manager is responsible for researching and developing vendors who can offer viable products at a competitive price while meeting HMS Host’s goals and objectives. This role manages vendors in the assigned categories (Seating, Signage, Tile, Audio Visual and other assigned commodities) for D&C. In addition, the Procurement Manager analyzes bids and places/expedites purchase orders with the respective vendors per each project. This position works closely with Senior Management, Project Directors, and other associates in meeting the HMS Host guidelines and delivery schedules for all projects that contain the assigned commodities. This is a management position and reports to the Sr Mgr Procurement.
•Responsible for $21 million dollars in purchasing per year and detailed product knowledge of assigned commodities which entail raw material, source of supply, manufacturing location, capabilities and future potential
•Proposes, reviews, and implements product specifications that meet current standards and costs for HMSHost concepts
•Develops, evaluates, and maintains vendors who meet our specifications, cost and delivery guidelines. This may include factory trips, vendor meetings and trade shows to keep attuned to market and product conditions.
•Evaluates and reads plans and drawings so orders can be generated from information within
•Manages cost increases of product due to raw material and market changes by following the markets for raw material, labor and other factors costs that may affect costs
•Maintains contacts within the industry to identify and evaluate trends and product innovations that could be useful to our success
•Analyzes category and product performance and obtains input from involved parties to ensure that products and vendor performance meet the requirements
•Manages and maintains Purchase Order contracts with priority vendors to meet the legal requirements of HMSHost
•Establishes vendor/supplier logistics and freight management procedures for assigned commodities
•Orders, schedules, and expedites Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment buyouts meeting delivery goals of projects
•Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field
•Requires 4 years of Purchasing expertise in direct procurement management of furniture, fixtures, and equipment
•Must have the ability to multi-task with many active projects and programs
•Requires knowledge of operations and how the procurement function supports operational needs
•Requires the ability to work in teams and relate to all levels of the organization
•Must have excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Excel where bid analyses are generated
•Must have experience negotiating contracts and managing other vendor relationships
•Must be detail oriented
•Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
•Must have strong interpersonal skills, business judgment and problem solving ability
•Requires demonstrated knowledge of food service, furniture-fixtures and equipment and retail
•Requires ability to travel 10% of the time