Falls Avenue Resort

  • Corporate Purchasing Analyst

    Department
    Purchasing
    Operating Business
    Purchasing
    Job Status Type
    Future Opportunity
  • Overview

    Join Us!

     

    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 purchases for both goods and services across a wide variety of business enterprises including hotels, restaurants, retail stores, attractions, office and general administration.

    Responsibilities

    Evaluate submitted Purchase Requisitions to validate requirements before purchasing, including identifying and implementing supplier cost reduction opportunities wherever possible. Work with originating departments to ensure that purchase specifications and descriptions clearly define purchase requirements and adhere to resort purchasing policies and procedures. Substantiating order quantities and other variables, with respect to best value and best inventory practices. Negotiate with vendors, where needed, to establish best competitive pricing for the company. Ensure proper management approvals are secured for all requirements before processing orders. Optimize payment terms and other terms with vendors, to best protect the company’s business interests and ensure that such terms are well documented in any subsequent PO or contract. Convert approved Purchase Requisitions into official Purchase Orders and issuing such POs or contracts to applicable vendors. Maintain Purchasing records, files and related documentation as needed. Build and maintain good relationships with key vendors, for the benefit of the company. Coordinate logistics, such as freight and customs details. Assist Accounts Payable and Finance departments to resolve Purchasing or vendor related issues. Create new, and update existing contracts for assigned categories, based on standard products 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.

    Qualifications

    • Several years of related experience in a similar purchasing role is preferred
    • Previous experience with computerized purchasing and inventory management systems preferred
    • SCMA (formerly PMAC) certification, or courses working towards diploma or designation preferred
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to quickly respond to changing work volume; high-energy level/speed
    • Ability to work independently as well as to work cooperatively within a team setting
    • Demonstrate general PC and business software competence with a focus/proficiency in Excel; Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
    • Demonstrate the ability to maintain professional composure at all times, while performing multiple tasks
    • Persuasion and influence to resolve matters
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Preference to candidates who are located within a reasonable commutable distance

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