Purchasing Manager – Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort – Port Douglas


Job Number 19177616
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Location Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort| Port Douglas| 19 Port Douglas
Road| Port Douglas| Queensland| Australia
Brand Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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This iconic Resort is situated between the renowned Great Barrier Reef and the
Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland. The resort comprises 295
guest rooms| suites and boutique self contained villas.


An exciting new position has arisen within our Finance Department for a
Purchasing Manager with a focus on implementing and managing cost control
processes and performing analysis and reporting.

This position reports to Director of Finance/ Assistant Director of Finance.

This position will be responsible for:

Liaise closely with all departments on various operational and cost related issues| including all quotes and purchases.
Lead and manage the Purchasing /Stores team to ensure all procedures are adhered to including stock rotation| accuracy of records and stock control and security of stock retention
To perform random test counts in the Stores and work with the team on process improvements to ensure accuracy and security of stock control
To prepare the costing for recipes| menus and beverages alongside the Executive Chef and F&B Manager and advise on pricing and cost control.
To perform test-checking on the receiving of goods and to ensure that bidding procedures as specified by the hotel are adhered to
Assist all Department Heads to monitor monthly costs and advise on| and implement| process improvements where applicable
Prepare monthly statements by collecting data| analysing and investigating variances| summarising data| information| and trends for presentation to the Director of Finance and Senior Management team.
To verify daily outlet void control sheets. To verify outlet open item report to see that correct pricing has been applied and take necessary action in input the recurring items in the POS system.
To randomly test the inventory of outlets by reconciling the opening stock with the closing stock| taking account of store issues and sales.
To check storage practices periodically as to orderliness and rotation of merchandise.
To participate in the formulation and enforcement of sound control procedures for Banquet Beverage Bars including issue| return and reissue practices.
To perform market surveys once in 6 months| necessary amendments should be made to the standard list of suppliers for food & beverage| in liaison with the Executive Chef| Stores and Director of Finance.
To prepare reports including inventory variation report and cost controller’s report. Conducting analysis and highlighting concerns and recommended actions to relevant parties.
Assist the Director of Finance with month end procedures.
Assist in Stores as business needs require.
To assist in other areas of the Finance and broader resort team as required including Accounts Payable and to conduct any other duties within area of responsibility as per operational requirements

Specific Job Knowledge| Skills and Abilities:

Substantial experience in a in a high-volume cost control function within a 5international hotel environment
Previous experience in Food and Beverage or Culinary role would be an advantage
Experience of leading and motivating a team to ensure efficiency and accuracy of stock and cost controls
Ability to effectively advise and influence Department Heads on cost control processes and systems within area of responsibility
Computer literate| with good MS Excel skills| Micros| Opera| Purchase Plus/Birchstreet an advantage
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Be results orientated| self-motivated and have a positive attitude

Educational Qualifications

High school certificate or equivalent qualification
Diploma in Procurement (preferred) or Finance / Operational qualification or equivalent (desirable)
Completion of (or working towards) completion of Hospitality qualification (desirable)

Professional Experience:

3-4 years in a similar role.

Experience in an international standard 4 or 5 star Hotel

Certificates :

First Aid Certificate

Forklift License

Safe Food Handling Certificate