Falls Avenue Resort

  • Manager of Purchasing

    Job Status Type
    Current Opportunity
  • Overview

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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.


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    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.


    • 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


    • 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
    • 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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