Hard Rock International

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Procurement, Purchasing & Quality Assurance

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Under the supervision of the VP of Purchasing & Retail Operations, the Purchasing Manager, either personally or through subordinates, directs all activities pertaining to the purchasing of goods and services for all operations.


  • Analyzes markets and vendor conditions for quality, availability and price of materials and services.
  • In accordance with company policies and internal controls, develops and implements purchasing procedures and manages the workflow of the department.
  • Lead a staff of Purchasing professionals to perform buying services for operating departments to include vendor negotiations which includes strategy, communication and achieving positive results.
  • Ensure Purchasing Team has the resources necessary to complete their responsibilities, address issues and remove obstacles.
  • Develop and grow new relationships with suppliers; interface on quality, service and delivery issues as well as ongoing continuous improvement opportunities
  • Collaborate with the Company’s executive leaders and suppliers to ensure alignment of organizational goals.
  • Monitor requisition activity to ensure that all requests are handled and processed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for ensuring Inventory Purchasing System (I/P) is maintained which includes the continual review of data and maintenance of same.
  • Responsible for ensuring that adequate inventory and product is available to meet the company’s needs.
  • Evaluate and monitor the supplier community entailing meetings, conferences and product review.  
  • Interface with Accounts Payable to ensure a smooth and consistent end-to-end procure to pay process.
  • Creates, facilitates and records RFP’s according priority and schedule.
  • Manage workflow for buyers and purchasing clerks.
  • Prepares instruction/procedure manuals as required to assist department with all new systems and policies
  • Develops, updates, maintains and enforces purchasing policies and procedures
  • Coordinates procedures with all departments
  • Reviews bids and quotations obtained by purchasing staff and makes selections and recommendations
  • Prepares detailed reports regarding all aspects of the procurement process as required
  • Interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems
  • Assists in the preparation of the department budget
  • Provides detailed analysis and implementation for all special projects as required
  • Promotes positive public/employee relations at all times
  • Maintains a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment within the area of responsibility
  • Performs all other related and compatible duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Five (5) or more years of purchasing supervisory / management experience in gaming/hospitality environment required.
  • Extensive knowledge in Stratton Warren Inventory Purchasing System required. Previous experience implementing S/W System a plus.
  • Knowledge of product/service markets (Food and Beverage, Operating Supplies & Equipment, Facilities, and Professional Services)
  • Familiarity with New Jersey State Casino Control Commission regulations and Federal Anti-Trust Laws