Pearl River Resort

BUYER

Job Locations US-MS-CRDE - Choctaw
Requisition ID
2018-2422
Pay Rate
$18.50
Division
400-Finance
Department
4803-PURCHASING
Employment Status
Full-Time

Overview

Assist in completing and accepting applications of bids to provide goods or services for the Resort, provide specifications, quantities and quality of items out for bid, negotiate the best prices available, and develop new sources for required supplies, equipment and services as needed..

 

Pearl River Resort Associates are required, on a continual basis to…

 

Adhere to any and all company and departmental policies, practices and procedures.

 

Contribute to a safe work environment, through compliance with established safety guidelines, identifying potential safety hazards, and reporting same to the appropriate person for proper resolution.

           

Maintain a professional departmental, company and community reputation.

Responsibilities

  • Follow the established and appropriate purchasing departmental policies and procedures for all orders, requisitions or other electronic documents.
  • Ensure that the purchase orders, amendments, shipping notices, receivers and other applicable documents are controlled, maintained and filed in an organized and identified manner.
  • Ensure that the established Resort and Tribal purchasing policies and procedures for dealing with and approving purchases from Tribal related entities, as well as from minority and women owned business, are strictly adhered to
  • Research, investigate, evaluate and/or interview current, new or potential suppliers and distributors of supplies, equipment and services necessary for the performance of the various Resort activities and operations. Determine if the vendor meets the specified requirements to do business with the Resort.
  • Maintain and manage a list of regularly used commodities and their key suppliers
  • Compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of materials, equipment, and supplies.
  • Verifies nomenclature and specifications or purchase requests.
  • Consults catalogue ads, interviews & negotiates with suppliers to obtain prices and specifications and submit Request for Quotes.
  • May compare prices, specifications and delivery dates and /or place orders with suppliers after approval of the Purchasing Manager.
  • Prepares Purchase Orders for printing.
  • Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries and inventories.
  • Conducts analysis on requested items utilizing various reports, and spreadsheet methods to determine best
  • Confer with suppliers on late deliveries.
  • Verify bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders and submit for payment.
  • Comply with policies and procedures required by the department, the company, the Gaming Commission.
  • Held accountable, to a high degree, for the accuracy and thoroughness of departmental records and reports.
  • Leads by setting a positive example to all Associates.
  • Responsible for maintaining a consistent, regular attendance record.

                                               

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

               

AGE and GAMING:

21 years of age or above

Gaming property – Must be able to obtain and maintain a gaming license issued by the Choctaw Gaming Commission.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or GED is required.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Three (3) years of previous related experience in facilities and engineering purchasing/buying, preferably in a destination Resort or casino/hotel environment.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted in lieu of a formal degree.

 

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be data oriented and have good negotiation skills.  Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required. Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) certificate or other Purchasing certification is preferred.  Experience using Stratton-Warren Inventory Purchasing system or similar type is required.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Essential responsibilities include moderate physical ability such as lift or maneuver at least fifty (50) pounds, and able to sit for extended periods, sometimes in excess of four (4) hours at a time.  Bending, stooping, kneeling, pushing, and pulling may be required throughout shift.  Use of a computer and eye strain is possible throughout the assigned shift.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  When on the casino floor, the noise level is loud.  When on the casino floor or other designated areas may be subjected to tobacco smoke. 

 

Due to the unpredictable nature of the hospitality/entertainment industry, Associates must be able to work varying-schedules to reflect the business needs of the property.

 

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