Career Opportunities

Director of Purchasing

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a young and dynamic company comprising two well- established and trusted brands. Pan Pacific® and PARKROYAL®.  We have aggressive expansion plans and as such, we are looking for motivated and energetic people to be part of our growing team.  If you have a passion for the industry and are driven by the desire to create memorable hotel experiences, Pan Pacific Hotels Group is able to offer you great opportunities as we continue to strengthen our global footprint.

Based at our Shared Services Centre in Singapore, we are looking for a passionate and energetic individual to join us as Director of Purchasing.

Position Summary

Reporting to Vice President, Finance, the incumbent is responsible for providing central procurement support and services to the Group’s properties in Singapore under the Shared Services Centre (SSC) as well as pre-opening support for the Group’s new hotel openings.

The incumbent must ensure that all goods and services are procured at the best possible price, on favourable terms, and will be in charge of managing the whole purchasing process from the request for proposal (RFP) to delivery, including the sourcing of new supplies, calling and evaluation of tenders, vendors selection, negotiating purchasing contracts, solving order grievances and discrepancies and evaluation of vendors performance.

The Role

  • Negotiation and administration of group contracts for purchase for all properties under Shared Services Centre (SSC).
  • Responsible for bulk purchase / service acquisition at group level (local properties under SSC).
  • Review and ensure compliance of purchasing policies and procedures and implement new purchasing policies and procedures where required.
  • Ensure vendor contracts are in compliance with PPHG Finance Policies & Procedures and Hotel Management Agreement.
  • Review performance of vendors and carry out periodic price evaluation of the group’s purchases, ensuring that the group is paying fair and competitive prices at favourable contract terms.
  • Update users on new products / services available in the market.
  • Oversight of purchasing operations and make recommendations for potential revenue and profit enhancements.
  • Maintain SAP-MM system, support new setup and conduct users training (local and overseas).
  • Undertake roll out purchasing-related projects to the properties managed by the PPHG Group (including but not limited to the implementation of procurement or sourcing systems, set up of Cluster Purchasing functions in regions outside Singapore, alignment of procurement policies and best practice for the Group)
  • Interact with department and hotel associates in a professional and positive manner to foster good rapport, promote team spirit and ensure effective two way communication.
  • Guide associates in the purchasing team to support the local central purchasing function in the SSC.
  • Co-ordinate the hiring, training and performance evaluation of the associates in the purchasing team at SSC.

The Person

  • Minimum 8-10 years working experience, preferably of which 3 years in a similar role in hotel operations.
  • Experience in working in a Shared Services Centre would be added advantage.
  • Good core business knowledge.
  • Attentive to details.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Good problem solving abilities.
  • Honest and have good ethics

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to e-mail your resume to us at:

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.