I started working in Purchasing about 10 years ago in another hotel and from there I moved into Accounts but realised that I did not like it as much as I enjoyed Purchasing, it was then that I moved to the Royal Garden Hotel and I have been here for 3 years.
What I love most about my job is that one day is never the same as another and I have the opportunity to develop relationships with all departments within the hotel and also with suppliers outside the hotel.
My job involves buying food, beverage and a variety of supplies for each department in the hotel and then liaising with suppliers on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to obtain the best price for all the goods required – a job that requires a lot of negotiation skill. Once our stocks get to a low level I approach our 2 or 3 best suppliers to get quotes for new stock, the same applies to any printing that is needed for company collateral such as brochures and cards. I am also involved in sourcing speciality products for guests staying in the hotel or for clients using our Conference & Banqueting rooms.
Since I started at the hotel 3 years ago my role has developed and I am able to get more involved in projects and I also look after the department when my manager is away.Although my role can be quite pressurised - and I am always working to a deadline - I thoroughly enjoy everyday!