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Purchaser - Seattle Convention Center

Seattle, WA

  • Culinary

  • Salaried

Job Description

The Purchaser is accountable for the Seattle Convention Center purchasing and will be working closely with the Executive Chef and culinary management team to order product based off recipe and event needs for a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen that specializes in customized menu planning.

BENEFITS: Aramark offers a wide array of comprehensive benefit programs and services including medical, dental, vision, and work/life resources to our benefits-eligible salaried Aramark employees. Additional benefits may include retirement savings plans like 401(k) and paid days off such as parental leave and disability coverage. Salary eligible benefits vary by location and are subject to any legal requirements or limitations, employee eligibility status, and where the employee lives and/or works.

COMPENSATION: The salary range for this position ranges from $77,000 to $80,000, depending on circumstances including an applicant’s skills and qualifications, certain degrees and certifications, prior job experience, market data, and other relevant factors. Additional compensation may include a bonus or commission (if applicable to the position). This is Aramark’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of compensation for this position as of the time of posting.

If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and Aramark reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time AND FOR ANY REASON, including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO for reasons related to individual performance, Aramark or individual department/team performance, and market factors.
 

Job Responsibilities

  • Partners with department heads to identify material/product needs to satisfy customer event orders.
  • Using a list of approved vendors, orders materials/products in specified quantities in a manner ensuring delivery prior to production.
  • Maintains electronic inventory of materials/products on hand, and audits inventory monthly for the purpose of monitoring and reporting loss or spoilage.
  • Partners with the warehouse manager to track and receive new inventory.
  • Communicates with department heads any product delivery discrepancies or product substitutions which may impact the quality or ability to deliver on event BEOs. 
  • Acts on behalf of the department heads when contracting delivery with vendors; maintains positive vendor relations.
  • Drafts and maintains purchasing SOPs.

At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.

Qualifications

The Purchaser reports directly to the Executive Chef.

A successful candidate for the position will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • College degree or 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience working with inventory databases - experience with Ungerboeck / Momentus is a plus.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 or later.

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About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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