London - London Purchasing Manager

      We embrace, we create, we innovate; The Standard never stands still. Be part of our unconventional, bold, irreverent, evolved and personal takeover of London. The Standard London, our first international property will create a unique symbiosis of City and brand where our people are hosts to a world that is uniquely London, yet anything but standard….

      At the heart of our hotels are of course of people who through their vibrancy and energy bring our properties to life. We are now seeking a team of diverse and dynamic individuals that will capture the very essence of the Standard London to join our team as a Purchasing Manager.

      Your role

      As the Purchasing Manager at the Standard London you will oversee a specialist team that provides a dedicated purchasing and procurement service for the hotel and our collection of our F&B outlets which include high-volume all-day dining, late night lounge, busy cocktail bar and grill, garden and roof terraces, plus our exclusive destination restaurant on our top floor.

      You will work closely with a wider F&B team and be responsible for sourcing suppliers and coordinating orders on behalf of our departmental teams to ensure that par stock levels are maintained across the business. With a meticulous eye for detail you never miss a thing, ensuring that all orders are within operating budgets and that suppliers’ offer the best negotiated prices for all products; that is far from anything but Standard!

      Most importantly you will ensure you and your team adopt a flexible and hands-on approach with superior communication and negotiation skills to manage a host of supplier relationships on behalf of the business. So it goes without saying that you will need to be highly social, upbeat and friendly; confident and can handle pressure well; thrive in a high volume, high energy environment and can manage relationships both suppliers and your colleagues with ease.

      Do you have what it takes to be a Purchasing Manager at the Standard.

      While we take every detail of design and guest experience seriously, we do not take ourselves too seriously. ‘Standard People’ are at the heart of our brand; vivid, dynamic and engaging. You’ll intrinsically understand the unique microcosm and the context of our venues and city you represent.

      While prior experience as a Purchasing Manager will always be useful all are welcome at The Standard so your background may be less conventional; you will have an uncompromised and natural flair for negotiating a deal and be able to build genuine relationships with our suppliers. In addition to this you will also need….

      • A proven track record in a senior Purchasing or Procurement role with the ability to inspire and motivate a small team, ideally gained in a similar ‘Lifestyle’ multi-site restaurant or multi-outlet hotel sector
      • An exceptional knowledge or Food & Drink products, services and emerging trends
      • Highly motivated and pro-active; act with professionalism and positivity in all interactions
      • Have exceptional administration and organisation skills with great attention to detail combined with a natural ability and passion for Purchasing.
      • Opening experience preferred

      We are defined by our richness of personality, diversity of background and lifestyle so if you think you have what it takes to be our Purchasing Manager we’d love to meet with you.

      All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates. as part of the recruitment process.


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