Senior Buyer Facilities & Construction Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, MA at Encore Boston Harbor

Date Posted: 1/12/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Encore Boston Harbor is a luxury global destination gaming resort that features 671 hotel rooms with sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, ultra-premium spa, luxury retail, high-end dining, and state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces. At a total cost of $2.6 billion, it is the largest private single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth.  Situated on the waterfront along the Mystic River and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor includes a six-acre park along the water that features a harbor walk, an events lawn, public viewing areas, ornate floral displays and retail and dining experiences that overlook the Encore Harbor Walk.  

The Encore Boston Harbor Senior Buyer, Facilities and Construction will be responsible for coordinating, and purchasing materials, services, and equipment required for Encore’s Facilities, Construction, and Maintenance Departments.

Job Responsibilities:   

  • Oversee purchasing/buying effort for the entire department
  • Source and competitively price/bid everything purchased
  • Develop proactive purchasing plan for all expendables
  • Manage the blanket purchase order list and all associated costs
  • Create the purchasing process for the department and train staff
  • Process invoices for payment to the vendors as instructed by the management team
  • Assist vendors with processing invoices within a timely manner
  • Create purchase requisitions as required
  • Monitor POs pending deliveries for Engineering and capital projects as required
  • Train managers to provide accurate information to enhance purchasing
  • Review the monthly financials with leadership team

(must include all monthly cost expenditures including purchase orders, invoices, and commitments etc.)

  • Oversee cost reimbursement system from tenants, includes monthly billings for labor and material
  • Provide monthly report planned versus actual
  • Oversee all annual maintenance contracts (rebid as required)
  • Oversee cost allocation process to internal clients
  • Train managers in the BirchStreet application
  • Perform any other job-related 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.


21 years of age or above

Will be required to obtain and maintain a license issued by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.


A BA/BS degree required, with preference for a major in business administration. 

A minimum of 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in a purchasing role. 

Proven experience working in a large Procurement Department. 

Experience negotiating complex long-term contracts.

Knowledge of the facilities and construction industry strongly preferred.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

Experience with an integrated ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday, or BirchStreet is highly desirable.


Ability to fluently read and speak English, analyze, and interpret documents, such as business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, market reports, or governmental regulations. Ability to write detailed instructions and correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to analyze supplier financial proposals to forecast, model, and succinctly present to management potential costs and cost savings.


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 or 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. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that exists while Team Members 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 casino floor, the noise level increases to loud. Must be able to interact with guests in a professional manner.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the hospitality/entertainment industry, Team Members must be able to work varying-schedules to reflect the business needs of the property.


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