VP of Purchasing and FF & E in Orlando, FL

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Hospitality & Recreation   •  

11 - 15 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

The position of VP of Purchasing will lead, provide leadership, direction and motivation to the Purchasing, FF&E, and logistics team regarding team member culture, procurement, sourcing, and execution of projects. The Vice President will be responsible for overseeing all Purchasing and FF&E projects and team company-wide, with the intent to restructure and redevelop the department.


¨ Oversee all facets of Purchasing, FF&E, Inventory, and Logistics, including personnel, project management, sourcing, brand specifications, etc.

¨ Lead a team of 100+ team members to successfully performing in their roles

¨ Develop strategic sourcing and procurement plans to procure best quality products within budget requirements

¨ Lead all sourcing efforts, securing partnerships with manufacturers, distributors and supplies to align with brand specifications

¨ Develop and frequently update brand specification book

¨ Negotiate and contract freight and transit for all FF&E material in partnership

¨ Ensure team develops budget templates and maintain budgets and expenses for each project

¨ Review and approve contracts and ensure vendors are upholding agreed upon terms

¨ Representing the company in negotiating national and international contracts and formulating policies with suppliers

¨ Lead communication to ensure buyer, PM, and designer are working collaboratively together

¨ Reviewing purchasing orders and contracts for conformance to policies and global planning

¨ Assisting with on-going evaluations to identify the common causes of product waste and inventory management inefficiencies

¨ Resolving vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers

¨ Train buyer on product knowledge and specifications

¨ Resolve receiving and accounts payable issues through process improvement

¨ Identify opportunities in target channels through an in-depth knowledge of those channels and form a strategic plan to target key opportunities

¨ Deliver profitable projects and supports the department to deliver growth in accordance with the business plan and wider business goals

¨ Form relationships with key clients throughout the company with a focus on service

¨ Global strategic sourcing

¨ Leads a process with other member of senior leadership to improve on operational processes

¨ Direct and coach senior leadership in business development and teambuilding skills

¨ Maintains a working understanding of Fusion and its involvement of departments daily business

¨ Communicate effectively follow and give oral and written directions


¨ Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university with a concentration in business, finance, or hospitality management. Experience in lieu of a degree may be considered

¨ Must have a minimum of ten (10+) years of combined FF&E experience

¨ Must have a minimum of ten (10+) years in Purchasing experience

¨ Must have a minimum of five (10+) years executive management level experience in purchasing, logistics and FF&E