Highgate Hotels

  • Purchasing Manager

    Requisition ID
    Job Location
    US-NY-New York City
    New York City Growth
  • Highgate Hotels

    Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.  Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.

    Employment Status



    The Purchasing Manager is responsible for handling and overseeing the procurement of goods and services through appropriate bidding processes to achieve optimum price value while maintaining superior quality consistent with Highgate Hotel’s established control policies and procedures. The Purchasing Manager also maintains and organizes the hotel’s storage facilities, ensures proper distribution, and assists in implementation of key controls associated with the procurement and accounting of goods and services.



    • Keep appropriate par stock on all inventories goods. Notify Controller of any variances or deviation in par stock.
    • Ensure that all purchases, requisitions, etc. have proper approvals and all orders are place and received in accordance with Highgate Hotel’s policies and procedures.
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local food and beverage storage laws, regulations and codes.
    • Oversee and assist in unloading, receiving, sorting, stocking, securing, and distributing goods.
    • Participate in the inventory process (monthly, quarterly, and annually).
    • Secure competitive bids and maintain appropriate supporting documentation.
    • Ensure inventory pricing reflects most current information.
    • Review banquet event orders and consult with appropriate management for special requirements.
    • Interview, train, supervise and develop Purchasing and/or Receiving staff, including coaching, counseling and discipline.
    • Track all price changes.
    • Keep supervisor aware of any unusual occurrences and significant deviations from standards, policies and procedures.
    • Monitor and prepare financial reports in accordance with Highgate Hotel’s requirements meeting various due dates and deadlines, i.e.,               
    • Daily: Purchasing and Receiving Requisitions               
    • Monthly: Inventory Counts, Key Statistical Reports                      
    •  Weekly: Weekly Bids        
    • Attend, contribute, and provide periodic training in various meetings to maintain favorable working relationships among employees and promote maximum morale, productivity, and efficiency.                Departmental Sales and Service, Safety Committee and B.E.O.






    • A high school diploma with mathematical emphasis required.
    • College courses in an associated field and previous supervisory responsibilities preferred.
    • A minimum of 4 years of progressive hospitality purchasing experience.
    • The ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safe food handling standards and beverage management.
    • Must be proficient in Windows, Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.
    • Long hours sometimes required.
    • Very heavy work, exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
    • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
    • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
    • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
    • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
    • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
    • Participate in M.O.D. coverage as required.
    • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
    • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing nametags.
    • Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
    • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
    • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
    • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
    • Perform other duties as requested by management.



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