Manager of Purchasing
Falls Avenue Resort
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
2 months ago

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We’re a diversified team of over 1800+ world-class hospitality professionals working in more than 150 unique business roles running numerous hotels, restaurants, unique retail, attractions and spa businesses under a 120-

acre roof. We’re also part of an even larger private North American hospitality enterprise which spans both Canada and the United States-

and includes our 2 other Niagara Falls sister hotels the Marriott Fallsview and Marriott on the Falls Hotels. And if that’s not impressive enough to outline the wealth of career opportunities we can offer you we even have our onsite brewery the Niagara Brewing Company! We principally choose to operate our businesses in co-

operation with some of the World’s most- respected and most- valued brands : Sheraton, Christienne Spa, Crowne Plaza, Massimo’s, Rainforest Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, Perkins, Hershey’s, Coca-

Cola, Starbucks and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark to name but a few. Many of our businesses are award winning & internationally-

recognized as best in class : Sheraton Conference Centre, Hard Rock Cafe, Rainforest Cafe, Hershey, 4 Starbucks, and Perkins.

Our Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is internationally recognized by the World Waterpark Association and TripAdvisor and we’re a previous winner of the Distinguished Hotelier of the Year Gold award for the Falls Avenue Resort.

If you aspire to be part of a business that continually pushes itself for greatness and makes Niagara Falls even more unique.

What are you waiting for, apply now!!!

This position is responsible for effectively and efficiently performing a variety of value-added activities directed towards optimizing the centralized procurement process for the various business units of the Resort.

The individual will work with the Purchasing team of 3-4 and report to the Director of Purchasing. The role will have direct responsibility for implementing and maintaining the new Purchasing / Workflow system throughout the Resort and related business units.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and validate business unit requests prior to purchasing, including identifying supplier options and other cost reduction opportunities wherever possible.
  • Ensure that purchase specifications and commercial terms are clearly defined and adhere to Resort purchasing policies, procedures and approvals.
  • Negotiate with vendors, on individual purchases and during contract development, to establish best competitive pricing and payment terms.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with key vendors and identify new suppliers in various applicable markets that can improve costs / value / service.
  • Leadership role in implementing the new Purchasing / Workflow system, ensuring best configuration, roll-out to departments including testing and training, resolving issues, etc.
  • Working with key stakeholders, develop standard corporate best practices that will be consistently applied through the new Purchasing system.
  • Leverage new Purchasing system to fullest extent possible to ensure that internal processes are followed and supplier terms are adhered.
  • Create new, and update existing contracts for assigned categories, based on standard products and services used in the company.
  • Create and improve savings programs through analysis of product category usage. This typically includes a focus on the consolidation and standardization of purchased items to improve cost and efficiencies.
  • Build and foster close working relationships with all operating departments to achieve company goals.
  • Identify new opportunities to improve purchasing methods and reduce external spend
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in a similar management role.
  • Previous experience in implementing a Purchasing / electronic workflow system is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within department and company teams.
  • SCMA (formerly PMAC) certification, or courses working towards completion, an asset.
  • Commercial and financial acumen with strong negotiation skills. Basic knowledge of contract law an asset.
  • Ability to find creative strategies based on detailed analysis of needs and market conditions.
  • Experience in analyzing business processes to streamline and achieve higher efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Self-motivated and results oriented. Able to maintain key schedule targets based on monitoring and reporting progress.
  • Proven track record of initiating and realizing cost savings results and process improvements.
  • Proficiency in Excel and other business software to collect, analyze and interpret data
  • Preference to candidates who are located within a reasonable commutable distance
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