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Project Purchasing Agent

Bethesda, Maryland
Procurement, Purchasing, and Quality Assurance

Job Description

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Posting Date Oct 26, 2018
Job Number 18002XAY
Job Category Procurement, Purchasing, and Quality Assurance
Location Marriott International HQ, Bethesda, Maryland VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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Performs key purchasing responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner working independently on projects and is able to perform with minimal oversight (reports to Purchasing Manager) and is part of a Purchasing Team.  May have up to one direct report.   Is able to identify and resolve project issues and related risk.



  • Supports the Purchasing Manager/Team by independently managing the material and service procurement process for specific assigned projects including key project deliverables with little review/oversight from the manager (owner communication, contract execution, forecasting, issue resolution and successful project completion and closeout).    Identifies and mitigates potential financial risks. 
  • Works with vendors and contractors to ensure project schedule and budgets are achieved. 
  • Supports achievement of Procurement Team Sales/Project volume goals by independently managing projects.
  • Owns customer relationship management with owners and owner reps for assigned projects.
  • May create project quotations, submit to clients for approval and obtains/executes sales contract.
  • Maintains strong knowledge of commodities (lead times, production scheduling and vendor capacity) as well as sourcing alternatives.
  • Reviews product specifications and ensure they meet/exceed the brand standards.
  • On assigned projects, functions as primary contact on more complex vendor/owner issues and disputes escalating major issues to purchasing manager.   
  • Obtains appropriate design/drawing approvals, samples and seaming diagrams and ensure adherence to code requirements.
  • Reviews Bill of material changes as applicable on a project and ensures accuracy
  • Completes project closeout in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Complete sample rooms with project managers, designers and owners.
  • Provides attic stock recommendations and obtain owner/project manager approval.
  • Completes contracts with non approved vendors if applicable.

Key Skills/Requirements:

  • Ability to Travel
  • Purchasing system knowledge
  • Verbal, written communications skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Proficient technical product knowledge
  • Well organized
  • Team Player and self-motivated
  • Knowledgeable about innovation within the industry
  • Strong business acumen
  • Solid problem solving & creative solution skills
  • Ability to build & maintain strong working relationships
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to negotiate and be flexible when appropriate
  • Strong organizational skills
  • 4-year degree preferred or equivalent work experience within the industry.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in procurement, preferably in the hospitality design industry.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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