Purchasing Manager (Design)

Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Mar 18 '21Posted on:



Palisociety is seeking an experienced purchasing specialist to function as the premier in-house purchasing manager within our design & development department. 

The ideal candidate has a successful track record of managing all phases of the purchasing process, from creating forecast budgets to procurement, tracking of items and installation. Individual will work under the direction of Palisociety’s Founder/CEO/Creative Director, the Principal of Real Estate + Development, and the Design Director.


  • Establish and implement purchasing policies, procedures and best practices
  • Identify and source new suppliers and vendors
  • Establish and update an approved vendor/supplier database
  • Build and maintain positive, long-term supplier relations
  • Research and compare suppliers, goods, and services
  • Select the most suitable suppliers in terms of reliability, product quality, and cost-efficiency
  • Monitor inventory levels and determine purchase timing and needs
  • Request cost proposals, prepare purchase orders and negotiate contracts and prices
  • Ensure all items are purchased and delivered within budget and time constraints
  • Facilitate vendor correspondence throughout production
  • Maintain FF&E status sheet and report regularly to Design Team
  • Maintain record of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments
  • Develop and manage purchasing budgets and project draws with daily maintenance and upkeep
  • Schedule purchase deliveries and coordinate building arrangements
  • Coordinate workroom pickups and all shipments in general as necessary
  • Field and record all warehousing receiving reports and coordinate damage claims, repairs, replacements as necessary
  • Provide deliver and installation paperwork to warehouse
  • Troubleshoot cost, quality and delivery concerns
  • Manage risk relating to quality, cost, delivery and supply of purchases
  • Onsite in-person installation support as necessary
  • Post installation FF&E punch list follow up and coordination 
  • Ability to travel for project related purposes, as needed


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks 
  • Thorough understanding of materials and supplies used in the company
  • Ability to handle challenging situations, tasks and timelines with tact, grace and style
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with co-workers, departments, and business units
  • Motivated to generate results
  • Adaptable


  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs.
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, listening, hearing ability and visual acuity
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch
  • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time up to four (4) hours


  • Experience in hospitality design is highly preferred
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite

Palisociety is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Palisociety does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.


Palisociety is a fully integrated hospitality company that acquires, programs, develops, owns and operates unique hotels and residences across the country under three distinct monikers: Palihouse, Palihotel, ARRIVE by Palisociety and a collection of independently branded properties. We aim to enhance the lives of our guests and the local community, by creating one-of-a-kind neighborhood-centric places filled with interesting people, friendly staff and trusty service.

Palisociety’s four brands feature 13 hotels and 23 restaurants and bars in current operation. Across the portfolio, five additional hotels are under construction and anticipated to open by Spring 2022, along with a development pipeline of 15 properties in discussion/planning phase. Palisociety properties have been featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List, Travel + Leisure IT List, and more, with accolades from the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Wallpaper* and countless others. Avi Brosh founded Palisociety in 1998 in Los Angeles.

For more information, visit: or follow @palisociety or follow @arrivehotels


If you have experience and are interested in joining our dynamic hotel design team, please apply at the following site:

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