Al J Schneider Co.

  • Purchasing Manager

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/27/2018 7:39 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Galt House Hotel - A legendary destination among hotels in the city. 


    As Louisville’s only waterfront hotel, the Galt House Hotel is quite simply the best place to find a unique and authentic experience in our exciting city.  Sip some bourbon while taking in spectacular views of the Ohio River. We are just a shot away from Whiskey Row, where you immerse yourself in the history of Kentucky’s native spirit. Explore world-renowned cultural encounters at nearby Museum Row, featuring icons such as Muhammad Ali and Louisville Slugger. Delight your palette with mouthwatering culinary tastings in our top-rated restaurant scene. The Galt House Hotel, the Heart of Louisville, is in the center of it all.


    The Galt House Hotel is the place to meet for a totally self-contained meeting or event, priding ourselves on a warm, friendly atmosphere and sincerity of our service. Located in the heart of Louisville, we are within driving distance from half the US population and just 10 minutes from the airport. We offer six restaurants and lounges; 130,000 square feet of meeting space; 53 meeting rooms; over 1,300 guest rooms; the city’s best fitness center; and six retail outlets.


    The Galt House Hotel Purchasing Manager will be an inquisitive, detail-oriented leader, with strong quantitative analytical skills and an innovative approach to problem solving.  The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the management of the purchasing function to achieve service and inventory goals as well as the development of best in class processes to drive service level improvement.


    Strong administrative and financial management skills are critical in controlling the Purchasing department’s annual expense budget and labor costs in order to produce consistent operating results. Superior interpersonal communication skills, effective problem solving and critical thinking skills, thorough knowledge of purchasing responsibilities and functions and the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external guests to create a positive customer relations environment are highly valued traits for the position.



    • Collaborates with internal and external personnel for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.
    • Ensure sufficient operating supplies are in stock and coordinate orders with each department to maintain and manage inventory.
    • Reviews and authorizes purchase orders to order liquor and food items.
    • Supports the Director of Purchasing in overseeing and managing the purchasing function and stockroom.
    • Performs weekly and monthly food and beverage inventories along with assisting the Director of Purchasing with the processing of all inventories.
    • Builds food orders and delivers product to appropriate department.
    • Supports in the evaluation of requisitions, change orders, bids, etc. used in the acquisition of supplies, equipment and/or services for the purpose of ensuring compliance with bid and/or order documentation ensuring proper use of district funds.
    • Maintains a variety of files for the purpose of providing required documentation and historical information.
    • Works with the Director of Purchasing to monitor budget allocations, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.
    • Performs personnel functions such as interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc. for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.


    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • 3-5 years of Purchasing experience preferably in the hospitality industry
    • Ability to work in a very fast past environment
    • Ability to walk and be up and mobile for long periods throughout shift
    • Knowledge of storing food and inventory management
    • Knowledge of health, safety and sanitation requirements
    • Ability to maintain budgets and meet specific deadlines
    • Strong management skills with positive leadership abilities
    • Experience utilizing purchasing systems, applying pricing strategies and preparing bid specifications
    • Experience creating purchasing and procurement policies preferred
    • Understanding contracts and contract negotiations preferred

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


    The Company offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401k, a complimentary meal in associate cafeteria, complimentary parking, a discounted monthly TARC bus pass and more.


    The Galt House Hotel is a Drug Free Workplace, creating a culture of care where diversity is welcomed.



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