Manages all aspects of purchasing, receiving, storage and inventory control.
Responsible for the issuing and distribution of inventory items within the Hotel, and for the accurate and timely allocation of costs to user department.
Ensures that hotel expenses are minimised through the use of effective purchasing and by obtaining the most competitive prices for goods and services.
Conducts regular market surveys, obtains competitive quotations and aggressively negotiate in order maximize the benefits.
Keeps inventories as low as optimal to properly supply the operation’s needs and maximise inventory turnover and space utilisation.
Ensures that inventory items are stored properly and issued in FIFO rotation to minimise wastage and spoilage.
Monitors all cost in the Materials Department and initiates and maintains measures to control these.
Establishes and enforces internal control Policies & Procedures throughout the department, regarding purchasing, receiving, inventory control, issuing and emergency issuing.
Advises General Manager, Director of Finance and Department Heads of the cost and implications of each department’s consumption of inventory and non-inventory items.
Contributes to forecast and planning of business planned activities by providing historical information and cost projections.
Advises departments of any excessive purchases or consumption of inventory and to recommend practices to reduce such cost, including alternative sources for products.
Acquires three (3) price quotations from various sources to determine the lowest cost while maintaining the best quality for any item(s) requested by the different departments.
Assists with the preparation of annual Finance Business Plan, ensuring Divisional Objectives fully address business objectives of the Hotel and needs of associates.
Assists with the preparation and regular update of the Materials Departmental Budget in close cooperation with Director of Finance, ensuring targets are met and costs are effectively controlled.