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Senior Buyer Food & Beverage Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, MA at Encore Boston Harbor

Date Posted: 8/2/2022

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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 will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and negotiating the procurement of materials, services, and equipment required for successful resort operation.

The Senior Buyer will ensure contracts and/or purchase orders are issued at the lowest total cost and highest quality and will ensure all other, non-financial, contract terms fully protect the assets and interests of Encore. Responsible for all contract terms and conditions related to transactions under the Senior Buyer’s jurisdiction. This position will have no direct staff; however, will be responsible for project management of cross-functional teams.

Job Responsibilities:   


  • Ensures all Encore Boston Harbor core values and property and department standards are implemented and applied:
  • care about everyone and everything
  • show never ending attention to detail
  • take responsibility; don't leave it to others
  • always strive to be better
  • Works to meet short-and long-term departmental goals and objectives, and adheres to policies, and operating procedures. Coordinates cross-functional teams towards achieving organizational objectives.
  • Meets and enforces all applicable internal policies, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and controls.
  • Works within departmental operating budget and financial controls.
  • Maintain detailed records to substantiate to auditors and management whenever prompted that all purchase awards have been made in accordance with good business practices and all Encore policies.
  • Fully protects the assets and interests of all Encore enterprises by ensuring that all third party commitments and agreements are thoroughly negotiated across all terms, including both financial and legal.
  • Develop requirements, specifications, RFP documents, and deal targets.
  • Coordinate contract drafts and negotiations externally with suppliers, and internally with Legal, Risk, Finance, and other internal stakeholders. Responsible for thoroughly negotiating contract terms and conditions and receiving required inputs and approvals of all stakeholders.
  • Collaborate internally with team and stakeholders to determine the awarded partner on the basis of cost, quality, terms, fit for purpose, and partner’s ability to support resort operation. Finalize all contract terms and then secure final internal approvals (including budgetary) prior to entering into binding agreements.
  • Work with Warehouse, Accounts Payable, and suppliers as needed to ensure delivery and invoice accuracy.
  • Deliver maximum level of property-wide service and satisfaction.
  • Own implementation and ongoing oversight of agreements including notices, terminations, requested amendments, and/or changes in scope. Lead ongoing review meetings as needed to ensure that supplier services continually meet the terms of the agreement.
  • Provide training, expertise, and guidance to less experienced Buyers.
  • For assigned commodities, continually be viewed as the subject-matter-expert. Be current on lead-times, price trends, technological developments, market shifts, and our critical suppliers’ financial conditions.
  • Continually investigate alternative suppliers and new products/services with the objective of improving quality, price, delivery and dependability. Recommend potential opportunities as they emerge.
  • As an ambassador of the Encore brand, must have the ability to promote positive, fair, and ethical relations with all suppliers, with all Encore employees and contractors, and in all interactions within the surrounding communities.
  • Manages multiple priorities simultaneously and meets deadlines, often in stressful or high-pressure situations.
  • Works with safety as a priority, and follows department and company safety standards.
  • Maintains knowledge of industry through continuing education and training.
  • Performs 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 bachelor’s degree in business administration or supply chain or related field, or a law degree plus seven or more years of related work experience in a larger Procurement Department is required.  Experience negotiating complex long-term contracts.


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.

In accordance with our host and surrounding community agreements, we will give preference to properly qualified residents of the cities of (1) Everett, (2) Malden, and (3) Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, and Somerville.


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