Serving All Southern California

Purchasing Manager (a.k.a Master Negotiator)


Successful Southern California event sales & planning company with substantial growth plans looking for a competitive individual who loves the challenge of negotiation. If you are a natural leader that can work both independently or with a team & if you succeed in a dynamic, fast-paced, high-energy, high-motivation environment, we want to hear from you!

Our Goal is no to be good. Its to be extraordinary. Extraordinary performance comes from extraordinary people. And the foundation for extraordinary people is an extraordinary culture.

Mission of Company

To Deliver Extraordinary Experiences Every Day!

Mission of the Position

To Negotiate the Lowest Price for Quality Venues & Vendors, contributing to Profitability for the Company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Purchase the Highest Quality Vendor Products & Venues for different price points ensuring our Sales Reps to sustain a high Close rate for Client Contracts
  • Keep Excel Spreadsheet Current & Accurate with Pricing & Information
  • Create a Vendor Excel Spreadsheet and keep current & Accurate with pricing & Information
  • Keep Caterease current & Accurate with Vendor & Venue Pricing and Information
  • Create Accurate Expense Sheets & Proposals in Caterease
  • Create Accurate Invoices and Client Service Agreements in Caterease
  • Manage, Quote & Contract incoming A ‘La carte contracts
  • Manage Client Contracting & Payment Collection process
  • Become our Company’s Venue & Vendor Expert
  • Find & Qualify New Vendors and Venues
  • Request, Review & Approve Vendor & Venue Invoices and Contracts
  • Inventory Control of Storage & Supply Rooms
  • Research & Present Quotes for Office Related Vendors/Services to management
  • Maintain great relationships with all vendors & Venues

Required Experience & Traits

The following skills and traits would need to come naturally to the candidate in order to successfully fulfill this role:

  • 2 Years of Purchasing & Negotiating Experience
  • 3 Years’ Experience working the Event Industry
  • Strong Negotiation & Math Aptitude experience
  • Positive personality that is committed to help/support others on the team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly detail oriented, accurate and organized
  • Capable of handling multiple priorities
  • Able to work with a sense of urgency
  • Persistent
  • Proven Track record of achieving Professional Goals
  • Able to work well with a team or independently
  • Problem Solving Know-How

Software Experience

  • Microsoft Programs Expertise
    • Excel – Advanced experience using Excel including formulas and pivot tables
    • Office 365/Share Point
    • Outlook
    • Power Point
  • Caterease (a plus, not a must)
  • Quick Books

Compensation= $60,000-$80,000 (Salary + Commission + Benefits)

How to Apply

Submit Resume

Please no follow-up calls regarding status of application

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