Stores Receiving Assistant at Marriot International

May 25, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

About the Company

Marriott International, Inc., headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, operates nearly 8,700 properties under 31 renowned brands in 138 countries and territories. Originating from a root beer stand in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the company has grown into a global hospitality leader. Marriott is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture and diverse workforce, upholding equal opportunity employment without discrimination based on disability, veteran status, or any other protected criteria.

About the Job

JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi is seeking a dedicated Stores Receiving Assistant to join our Procurement, Purchasing, and Quality Assurance team. This full-time, non-management position requires an individual who can contribute to the hotel’s operational excellence by ensuring efficient and accurate receiving and handling of goods.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Receive and inspect incoming shipments for accuracy and quality.
  2. Verify quantities and quality of items received against purchase orders.
  3. Ensure proper documentation and recording of received goods.
  4. Collaborate with the procurement team to manage inventory levels.
  5. Maintain a clean and organized receiving area.
  6. Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures regarding receiving and storage.
  7. Communicate effectively with suppliers and internal departments to resolve any discrepancies.
  8. Assist in the preparation of reports on inventory and receiving activities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience: Previous experience in a similar role within the hospitality or retail industry preferred.
  • Technical Skills: Familiarity with inventory management systems and Microsoft Office applications.


  • Attention to Detail: Ability to accurately inspect and record received goods.
  • Organizational Skills: Maintain an organized and efficient receiving area.
  • Communication Skills: Effective verbal and written communication with suppliers and colleagues.
  • Problem-Solving: Proactively address and resolve discrepancies in received shipments.
  • Teamwork: Work collaboratively with procurement and other departments.


  • English: Proficiency in written and spoken English required.
  • Additional Languages: Proficiency in other languages is a plus.

Eligibility and Selection

Candidates will undergo a thorough selection process that includes:

  • Application Review: Initial screening of qualifications and experience.
  • Phone Interview: Preliminary discussion to assess fit for the role.
  • In-Person Interview: Detailed interview with the hiring team.
  • Final Interview: Concluding interview with the department manager.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Ensure accurate receiving and documentation of goods.
  • Maintain inventory levels in collaboration with the procurement team.
  • Keep the receiving area clean and organized.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers and internal departments.
  • Comply with company policies and procedures.

How to Apply

If you are excited about joining JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi as a Stores Receiving Assistant, apply now through the link provided.

How to Prepare for a Stores Receiving Assistant Job at Marriot International

  1. Research JW Marriott: Understand the brand’s values and expectations.
  2. Review Inventory Management Practices: Familiarize yourself with industry standards and tools.
  3. Practice Communication Skills: Be ready to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.

Questions You Might Be Asked During a Stores Receiving Assistant Interview at Marriot International

  1. How do you ensure accuracy in receiving shipments?
  2. Can you describe a time when you resolved a discrepancy in a shipment?
  3. How do you maintain organization in a busy receiving area?
  4. What steps do you take to communicate effectively with suppliers?
  5. How do you prioritize tasks during peak receiving times?

Tips to Nail Your Stores Receiving Assistant Interview at Marriot International

  1. Be Prepared: Understand the role and responsibilities thoroughly.
  2. Show Enthusiasm: Demonstrate your interest in the hospitality industry and JW Marriott.
  3. Provide Examples: Use specific examples to illustrate your skills and experience.
  4. Ask Questions: Show curiosity about the role and the company.
  5. Dress Professionally: Make a good first impression with appropriate attire.

Join JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi and be a part of a global team dedicated to delivering exceptional hospitality experiences. Apply today to start your journey with us!