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Delaware North at Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, MI
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The Opportunity 

Delaware North Sportservice is hiring a Buyer to join our team at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. As a Buyer, you will be responsible for the buying of retail merchandise and apparel for Little Caesars Arena.

Located in Midtown Detroit, Little Caesars Arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons in addition to numerous concerts and events. Built in 2017, this state of the art arena has capacity for up to 22,000 seats, offering a variety of restaurants and retail outlets offering a one of a kind opportunity to its guests.


Minimum – Anticipated Maximum Salary: $46600 - $61800 / year

The advertised pay range represents what we believe at the time of this job posting, that we would be willing to pay for this position. Only in special circumstances, where a candidate has education, training, or experience that far exceeds the requirements for the position, would we consider paying higher than the stated range. Information on our comprehensive benefits package can be found at https://careers.delawarenorth.com/whatweoffer.


At Delaware North, we care about our team member’s personal and professional journeys. These are just some of the benefits we offer: 

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Performance bonuses
  • Paid vacation days and holidays
  • Paid parental bonding leave
  • Tuition and/or professional certification reimbursement
  • Generous friends-and-family discounts at many of our hotels and resorts


  • Procuring goods and services for the operation of the facility.
  • Product selection and development from inception to delivery, recommending purchases and inventory levels based on consumer and market trends, sales strategies and financial goals.
  • Utilizes reporting tools to review inventory, sales, and status of each item in assigned merchandise categories.
  • Creates purchase orders taking into consideration the need to control the inventory investment while maintaining sufficient inventory to support the sales objectives.
  • Recommends pricing, sales strategies, and assortments to be reviewed.
  • Recommends liquidation strategies as needed.
  • Development of promotional activities for key product collections and communicate with Retail Director and team to ensure sale through.
  • Involvement in client relations and vendor meetings.
  • Collaborate with entire retail team on product ideas and development.
  • Inventory management and allocation process.


  • 2-3 years retail operations experience required. Sports and entertainment experience is highly preferred.
  • 2-3 years as a merchandise buyer with product development experience. Sports and entertainment experience is highly preferred. 
  • Prior supervisory experience is required.
  • Ability to train and develop a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products including Word and Excel.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills.

Physical Requirements 

  • Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.
  • Frequent standing, bending, lifting, walking.

Who We Are 

Delaware North is the food, beverage, and retail provider at Little Caesars Arena. The 20,000-seat venue opened in 2017 and is home of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings and the NBA's Detroit Pistons. We provide a full accompaniment of services, including concessions and premium dining services in a variety of innovative club areas, loge boxes, and suites.

At Delaware North, you’ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it’s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there’s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

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Delaware North has been the food, beverage and retail provider at Little Caesars Arena since it opened in 2017. The 20,000-seat venue is home of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings and NBA's Detroit Pistons. We provide a full accompaniment of services, including concessions and premium dining services in a variety of innovative club areas, loge boxes and suites.