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Position Summary

Responsible for the procurement of a variety of goods and services on a complex and technical level consistent with company policy and procedures.

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Closing Date: Position Open Until Filled

Starting Wage Range: DOE

Minimum Age: 21

Essential Functions:

    • Reviews and processes Purchase Requisitions.
    • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery.
    • Complies with all Federal, State, and Tribal laws relative to the purchasing function.
    • Selects products and/or services for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items or services rendered. Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.
    • Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.
    • Prepares informal and formal bid requests.
    • Converts Purchase Requisitions to Purchase Orders.
    • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
    • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product, quality or performance and inventories.
    • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with receiving, personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine root cause problems and take corrective action.
    • Expedites deliveries of goods and/or services to users.
    • Coordinates activities with other departments and outside entities.
    • Process claims with Vendors for damaged materials, monitor invoices for accuracy, and obtain credits where appropriate.
    • Maintains contract and negotiates with Vendors.
    • Keeps informed of new products.
    • Develops new sources of supply.
    • Evaluates vendor performance.
  • Plans and carries out activities within the jurisdiction of the position to ensure prompt placement of orders for materials, supplies, equipment, and other related items in the quantity required when and where needed.
  • Communicates and reports on status of pending critical purchases to assure management’s awareness of any possible delays that might affect planning.
  • Keeps informed on cost of goods, pricing trends, and other matters, knowledge that will result in minimizing cost of purchased items.
  • Remains familiar with UCC regulations as they pertain to the purchasing function.
  • Abides by the applicable STGC guidelines as applicable.
  • Selects and maintains sources of supply using progressive purchasing techniques and methods.
  • Prepares quarterly status report on major purchases and activities.
  • In absence of the Purchasing Manager, to the team and leads projects. Serves as trainer, coach and mentor to Jr. Buyer position.

 

    • Performs work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Purchasing Manager.

Competency Statements

Decision Making- Ability to make critical decision while following company policies and procedures.

Accuracy- Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

Negotiation Skills- Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties with focus on maximizing Casino scarce resources.

Communication Skills- Ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing.

Working Under Pressure- Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

Project Management- Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.

Organized- Possessing the trait of being organized for following a systematic method of performing a task.

Detail Oriented- Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

Business Acumen- Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.

Problem Solving- Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

Time Management- Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

 

Education

High School Diploma

Associates Degree, or an equivalent combination of higher education with purchasing experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

 

Experience

Five years purchasing experience including Food and Beverage purchasing experience required.

 

 

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office advance level in Word, Excel and Outlook

JD Edwards software experience preferred

 

Certificates & Licenses

Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) preferred

 

Other Requirements

Understanding of the accounting process.

Experience in budget analysis.

Able to read and understand blue prints, basic construction, and equipment systems.

Exposure to a broad range of purchasing activities including negotiations, JIT MRO, value-analysis, supplier relations, contracts, contract administrations, UCC, purchasing laws and regulations.