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Director of Purchasing

Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York
Jamaica, NY
Resorts World New York City strives to provide our guests with world-class gaming, exquisite dining, and unique entertainment experiences. We are looking to hire an enthusiastic and dedicated team of professionals.

Job Description

The Director of Purchasing is responsible for directing the Purchasing department; overseeing procurement of all materials, services, and equipment required for successful resort operation; and obtaining competitive bids on all goods and services submitted on approved purchase requisitions.

Essential Duties

  • Ensure the staff is trained on company policies and procedures and the New York Lottery regulations.
  • Recommend vendors and places the order with selected vendor in accordance with company policy.
  • Communicate the status of any order pending with respective departments.
  • Ensure purchasing and vendor licensing is conducted in accordance with New York Lottery regulations.
  • Communicate effectively with departments on purchasing issues and compliance with company purchasing policy.
  • Assist in preparing and obtaining quotations, processing requisitions and issuing purchase orders.
  • Oversee coordination of contract drafts and negotiations externally with suppliers, and internally with Legal, Risk, Finance, and other internal stakeholders. Ensure that all contract terms and conditions are thoroughly negotiated and have the required inputs and approvals of all stakeholders to fully protect the assets and interests of Resorts World.
  • Review bid proposals.
  • Keep informed and evaluates new products available on the market and market conditions that would affect present and future purchases.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, internal controls and government regulations.
  • Supervise, direct, train and develop employees within department.
  • Assist in preparation of department budget.
  • Recommend procedures for department.
  • Attend periodic meetings and training sessions.
  • Demonstrate and provide outstanding customer and employee relations at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job responsibility 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.

Physical and Mental Demands:

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, and to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, stretch, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Essential responsibilities include moderate physical ability such as lift or maneuver at least twenty-five (25) pounds, and varied instances of standing/walking.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents, such as policy and procedure manuals, maintenance instructions, and other related documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries from other employees or guests. Fluency in English required, second language a plus. Ability to write detailed instructions and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.

Mathematical Skills & Reasoning Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimal, and work with mathematical such as probability and inference. Ability to create, read and analyze spread sheets of statistical data. Ability to decipher various reports and maintains reports upon request.

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that exists while employees are performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate. When on the property or some back of house areas, the noise level increases to loud. Must be able to interact with internal and external guests in a professional manner.
  • Due to the unpredictable nature of the hospitality/entertainment industry, employees must be able to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the property.

Work/Educational Experience

  • Must be at least 18 years old, possess a high school or equivalent diploma and have the ability to obtain the appropriate license pursuant to the New York State Lottery regulations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field AND three (3) years’ experience in a Management position
    • OR Seven (7) years’ experience in a Management position
    • OR Five (5) years’ experience in a Management position within Resorts World
  • Eight (8) years’ related purchasing work experience

Compensation: $123,000

Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York

110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Jamaica, NY 11420

We're excited to announce that our property addition will include a 400-room Hyatt Regency, complete with the following:

  • 3 Types of Suites: Junior, 2-Bay and 3-Bay
  • Presidential Suites
  • Additional restaurants
  • State-of-the-art conference and meeting spaces
  • Retail options