Fontainebleau Florida Hotel, LLC

Purchasing Buyer

Job Locations US-FL-Miami Beach
Regular Full-Time


- Morris Lapidus 

A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau today reinvents the original vision of legendary architect Morris Lapidus - a stage where everyone plays their unique part. At Fontainebleau, striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology merge into a vibrant new kind of guest experience. Guests are invited to enter a world where they are free to play, shop, dine, spa, meet or simply relax - however they define a perfect day. Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire's Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach. Opened in 1954 and designed by Morris Lapidus, it was the most luxurious hotel on Miami Beach, and is thought to be the most significant building of Lapidus' career.


The Buyer will be responsible for the on-time, as-ordered purchase life-cycle of food, beverage and sundry, general items in support of all departments whether direct or in-direct spend. Will demonstrate good product knowledge of market availability, benchmark pricing and maintain quality control. Develops and/or improves processes utilizing sundry report generation to drive efficiencies of lean enterprise (better, cheaper, faster) across matrixed organization. Recommends and/or implements solutions where applicable for the purpose of improving selection, quality and cost-containment to ensure the hotel is paying the right price for each item it is purchasing.


Examples of duties includes but is not limited to:

  1. To analyze and select suppliers using a 3-bid system to deliver quality products, services and supplies in a cost effective manner.
  2. Prepare specifications and cost-estimating analysis for “best-whole-life value” for new item &/or change order purchase consideration.
  3. To process a heavy volume of requisitions and purchase orders using an automated system (RedRock) whilst verifying right supplier, right product, right price and right unit of measure, amongst other metrics.
  4. Superior supplier follow-up to obtain order acknowledgement and ensure timely and accurate fulfillment, plus continuous end-user appraisal of ETA’s.
  5. Aid end-users in establishing PAR levels and replenishment triggers to prevent mission-critical stock-outs,
  6. Act as liaison to respond to inquiries, problem solving and complaint resolution from end-user &/or supplier.
  7. Adhere to all processes and procedures as outlined in SOP and employee handbook.
  8. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information such as pricing lists, emails, faxes, bids, etc.
  9. Ability to read, write and communicate in English effectively, and establish and maintain effective working relationships within matrixes organizations.
  10. Perform intermediate math skills and ability to operate office equipment (computer, fax, copier, and phone).
  11. General knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement to ensure the fair treatment of suppliers.
  12. Working knowledge of continuous improvements, cost-avoidance and lean-enterprise applications, JIT etc
  13. Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
  14. Process periodic usage and cost reports and analysis from department &/or management, as directed.


  • The desired individual must have unquestionable integrity and  the demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job which include knowledge of database logic and workflow plus key purchasing and negotiating principles, Accounting concepts and general business operations to maximise benefit at optimum costs, within established budget and in accordance with company standards. High school diploma and a valid driver’s license required. Previous SKU intensive procurement database use is a plus.
  • The successful candidate must be a goal-setting self-starter, display a great sense of urgency, remain composed under pressure and possess excellent analytical skills. Candidate must be able to methodically define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw sound conclusions and implement corrective action with minimal supervision.
  • Strong multi-tasking and computer literacy of Microsoft Office and in building spreadsheets in Ms. Excel required. Occasional heavy lifting up to 50 lbs may be needed in support of other team members.
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years high-volume purchasing experience related to large hotel / restaurant / foodservice operations.


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