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