Purchasing Manager

The Hoxton, Los Angeles, California

Our story

Just like our doors, our minds are open too. Since we opened our first hotel in Shoreditch, London in 2006, we’ve never just been about offering a bed for the night. We want to be more than that, providing a place where guests can hang out alongside the locals and submerse themselves in the neighborhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces. Then there's our eclectic program of monthly events where we bring the outside in, working with local creatives to curate events unique to each location.

We proved that style didn’t need to be sacrificed for value and honest pricing is still very much at the heart of everything we do. We opened our second London hotel in 2014, followed by Amsterdam in 2015, Paris in 2017 and Williamsburg, Portland, Los Angeles, and Chicago all coming soon. Each hotel has its own character; however, you’ll find the familiar Hoxton Hustle, incorporating the uniqueness of their neighborhoods using local designers, artists, and illustrators for everything from interiors to wallpaper, art and neighborhood guides.

The Hoxton, Downtown LA is in a neighborhood that has seen a major revival over the last few years, with some of the city’s best restaurants, shops and bars opening up there and many more in the pipeline. Set in the 10-story Los Angeles Railway building, which was built in 1925, the building has an interesting and varied history, having been the headquarters of the L.A. Railway Authority and later housing a garment manufacturer, a candy shop, a restaurant, and a grocery store - it’s even had film sets, radio towers and electric signs erected on its rooftop. The Hoxton, Los Angeles will offer 174 rooms designed by Ennismore Design Studio, a ground floor restaurant and basement bar operated by a local chef, along with The Hoxton’s first rooftop pool with a restaurant/bar and amazing views over Broadway, the historic theatre and cinema district and one of the oldest streets in the city. 

 

The details

The role will initially be based at a pre-opening office in DTLA, moving to The Hoxton, DTLA.  You’ll report directly to the Director of Finance & Executive Chef.

You’ll be primarily responsible for maintaining the purchasing and receiving standards of The Hoxton, DTLA Food and Beverage department.  You will be responsible for executing and maintaining all kitchen systems of operation, purchasing, receiving, and food cost. This role will also include cost effective culinary solutions, a broad range of seasonal product knowledge and coordinating with our kitchen teams. 

We don’t go for long-winded job descriptions, however here’s an idea of how we see the role…

 

 

Purchasing

  • Create strategies and systems for sourcing cost efficient ingredients & supplies of the highest quality
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and farmers to ensure highest quality and lowest price
  • Creates bids against our purveyors to reach for the best possible price base on our season
  • Has a strong understating of local seasonal produce shifts
  • Maintaining Foodager database with suppliers, invoices, and pricing
  • Ensure inventory is received to our standard by supervising the receivers and cooks
  • Work with Sous Chefs to develop the best sources and ingredients as the menu develops
  • Attend seasonal tastings between the Sous Chefs

 

Financial Reporting

  • Ensure that vendor invoices are processed accurately for the accounting team
  • Oversee the monthly inventory process
  • Track food cost and report to the Sous Chef team regarding financial performance weekly
  • Assists Executive chef in developing yearly budget and financial planning

 

Managing Deliveries & Ordering

  • Manage and supervise receivers in stocking and rotating of all deliveries. This includes non-edible items
  • Place daily produce & dry goods orders for kitchen. This includes all F&B outlets within our operation
  • Communicate with Chefs and cooks regarding product availability
  • Receive wine and liquor deliveries
  • Organize and straighten food storage spaces. This includes but is not limited to: Labels, consolidation, wrapping, sorting, and sizing
  • Assists the bar team with consumables and non-alcoholic beverage products

 

Assisting with Inventory & Invoice Processing

  • Count and record monthly food inventory via the Sous Chefs counts
  • Organizes invoices and records via Foodager
  • Assist with approving and editing invoices for the accounting team
  • Trains Receivers and cooks on proper storage practices

Culinary & Hotel Management

  • Work with Executive Chef & Sous Chef team to oversee efficient operations making sure that cooks have the ingredients, supplies, and equipment that they need
  • Act as Liaison with hotel departments with issues that need coordination between kitchen and hotel departments
  • Helps develop systems and practices to keep all areas of the kitchens and dining rooms organized, clean, and well-maintained
  • Quality control is a large part of the Hoxton. Making sure cleaning, upkeep and safety standards are maintained, or efficiencies are discovered. Please ask for help when needed.

 

What’s in it for you…

  • The opportunity to work in an exciting new hotel with multiple restaurants and outlets.
  • There is opportunity to grow with an exciting young company and be part of a team who are passionate about everything they do
  • To work for an innovative organization, committed to not just building new hotels but building a global brand
  • The opportunity to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding
  • You will receive a competitive package with a significant opportunity for career development.

 

About you

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • You are Humble. There are no egos, and no drama
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Solid understanding of culinary terms, ingredients, and techniques
  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills
  • You’ll live and breathe each of The Hoxton’s leadership behaviors
  • Committed to upholding professional standards, culture and drive for the team
  • Ability to generate practical solutions to new situations and problems as they are presented
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people
  • If we get stuck in a lift with you – we’ll get along nicely and have a laugh along the way

 

What’s next?

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The Hoxton, DTLA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  True Facts.

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  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Hours: Full Time, Exempt
  • Salary: Competive
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