Project Purchasing Agent
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Job Number 18002XAY
Job Category Procurement, Purchasing, and Quality Assurance
Location Marriott International HQ, Bethesda, Maryland VIEW ON MAP
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.
- 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.