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Director of Purchasing

Posted January 11, 2021

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

About This Job


Function (Scope and Main Purpose of Job)

The Director, Purchasing is responsible and accountable for the acquisition of all equipment and supplies and maintaining the standards and control for inventory needed for all departments.  The Director is also responsible for management of the warehouses on and offsite.


Core Service Standards

CLEAN: Must make the property shine and look impeccable while maintaining a neat CLEAN and crisp personal appearance.

SAFE: Must make guests feel SAFE and comfortable through creating a worry free, carefree experience.

Fast: Provide FAST and efficient service with accuracy. Meet service time requirements and anticipate guest needs.

FRIENDLY: Greet each guest with FRIENDLY welcomes, making eye contact and smiling. Use H.E.A.R.T. steps to ease guest concerns. Say thank you to departing guests.

FUN: Work passionately as a team to create a FUN experience both for everyone who works and plays here.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develops and manages the budget for the Purchasing department.
  • Responsible for ordering all supplies and equipment for Live! Casino and Hotel PA, and administrative offices.  Responsible for accurate inventory control.
  • Consulting and advising department heads on decisions for equipment and supplies. Reviews and approves requisitions.
  • Negotiating with vendors to procure the best price and quickest service for equipment and supplies. Directs the preparation of purchase orders and/or bid requests.
  • Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Management of staff, to include training, interviewing for new hires, and conducting performance management evaluation. 
  • Manages purchasing and warehousing processes, procedures to control and reduce loss time injuries. 
  • Review purchasing department activities with Vice President, Finance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements (skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Ability to analyze and interpret departmental needs and results.
  • Ability to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties under frequent time pressures in an interruptive environment.
  • Ability to maintain mental concentration for significant periods of time.
  • Broad variety of tasks and deadlines requires an irregular work schedule. Ability to manage subordinate team members and interact and develop outstanding working relationships with members of the Casino Cage, Slot Management, Table Games Management, Player Development / Casino Hosts and the Executive Team.

Educational Requirements

  • Seven(7) to ten (10) years experience in purchasing and receiving and inventory control. Experience in casino and or hospitality industry is preferred.
  • A 4-year degree in related fields or equivalent work experience.
  • Must be able to comply with all state gaming regulations, which may include obtaining a license.

Additional Information

Applicants must already be authorized to work in the US and must be able to obtain and maintain a casino license in the state of Pennsylvania.


About this Employer

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

900 Packer Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia will be a $700 million world-class hotel, gaming, dining and entertainment destination featuring 2,200 slot machines and 150+ live action table games, an upscale 200+ room hotel, a new 2,700-space parking garage, locally and nationally-recognized restaurants and live entertainment venues.

The project will be conveniently located in the heart of the Stadium District in South Philadelphia, PA, immediately proximate to Xfinity Live!, The Cordish Companies’ premier dining & entertainment district. The project will create the first comprehensive gaming, resort, entertainment and sports destination in the United States, making it a true regional destination.

Pending Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board final approval.