Purchasing Agent

Wheelhouse, San Francisco, CA

The smartest way to price your short-term rental

The mission of the Purchasing Agent role includes replenishment of supplies, tracking inventory levels, and the coordination of logistics for ongoing replenishment orders.
As we move away from the current rent” furniture and supply model while fleshing out our brand identity with higher quality and less available product, the burden of tracking, purchasing, and generally replenishing supplies will become more time consuming and require more expertise than it does now. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Replenishment ordering:
    • Take ownership of the replenishment of all supplies or materials at Parallel travel units to ensure a predictable quality experience for both guests and vendors when interacting with our company. 
  • Inventory tracking:
    • Actively work with our remote vendors and remote employees to create a system to track inventory dynamically. 
    • Ensure that we never run out of consumable supplies in Parallel markets. 
  • Order tracking:
    • Track all placed orders and coordinate the delivery of materials as they arrive at Parallel properties. 

We’re looking for someone with:

  • 1 year of purchasing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • 1 year of logistics management experience

Your first 90 Days

  • On board with your team
  • Gain an understanding of current processes
  • Understand the work flow between Branding, Field Operations and Hospitality

Within 3 months you’ll...

  • Take over replenishment ordering, tracking, and inventory control.
  • Work with the Supply Chain Manager to make process improvements
  • Develop relationships with key suppliers 
  • Leverage relationships to achieve better outcomes

Perks and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Guideline 401k
  • Education stipend
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Pet friendly office

About Us:

We’re a real estate tech company reinventing accommodations the way ride-sharing reinvented personal transportation.
We design and operate locally inspired short-term rental properties that offer a professional, reliable and delightful experience, far above what travelers get when they rent from an individual homeowner.
Our proprietary software and data platform sits at the core of our company. This technology drives our best-in-class margins through optimal site location and advanced revenue management. It also helps us deliver amazing guest experiences through thoughtful automation and personalization.

Why is this interesting?

The global accommodations industry is worth more than $1T/year, but it hasn’t kept up with the needs of today’s modern traveler. 
Hotels are great for small groups traveling for 1-2 nights at a time, but hotels don’t work as well for longer stays and larger groups. 
Our guests stay with us for 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months, or longer, in versatile properties designed to accommodate many traveler types and groups sizes.  We’re proud to earn review scores higher than nearly every luxury hotel from guests who seek our properties out in 8+ domestic markets.
In 2018, we have the foundation to economically and efficiently grow 10x, both domestically and internationally.

Our team

We are a fast growing team founded by veteran entrepreneurs and backed by a number of the largest and most respected VC’s in the world. Headquartered in downtown San Francisco, we're hiring top talent across all business units! 

About Wheelhouse

About Wheelhouse Our Mission To turn hosts & homeowners into superheroes We live in the age of the empowered individual. Whether it’s a spare bedroom or a full-suite vacation home, anyone with a bold vision can launch the next amazing experience. These new one-of-a-kind spaces allow travelers to stay near friends, family, marathon starting lines, food festivals, and more. In total, they represent the next frontier of the accommodation space. You + Us We had these entreprenuers in mind when we set out to build Wheelhouse. Our goal—to build a set of tools that could enable any individual to run their business as effectively as a hotel. To accomplish this, we built a platform that gives actionable insights into your unique home, neighborhood, and town. You keep the control while combining our holistic view of the market with your on-hands experience.

Want to learn more about Wheelhouse? Visit Wheelhouse's website.