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Procurement Specialist I

Company: Sycuan
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: November 13, 2022

Job Description:

Procurement Specialist I

Casino, 5485 Casino Way, El Cajon, California, United States of America Req #13013

Monday, October 24, 2022

The ancestors of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation existed many centuries ago as a community of people...a Tribe living together, farming, hunting and fishing to survive.Much has changed since that time. Today the Sycuan Tribe governs its Reservation, owns and operates a Casino and a Golf Resort, and owns a number of other business ventures in the San Diego Region. One attribute that remains unchanged, however, is Sycuan's sense of community. Sycuan is more than just a business. Sycuan is a community of people working together toward a common goal. Whether you work in our state-of-the-art Casino, our beautiful Resort, or become a staff member in our Tribal Government division, you will be part of the Sycuan family.

Job Purpose:

To protect incoming and outgoing assets for Sycuan Casino and Singing Hills Golf Resort in accordance with internal controls, interview and manage vendors for the purpose of initiating purchase orders, bids, analyze and evaluating costs, and quality requirements for all products and services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

(Under the direction of the Director of Procurement purchase supplies, equipment, material, and services for Sycuan Casino Resort, Singing Hills Golf Resort, and Tribal Government administrators as assigned. Follow Tribal Gaming Commission requirements and policies to purchase various commodities products, and services economically and efficiently; evaluate purchase requisitions, create purchase orders, manage capital projects, meet with departments, determine the proper course of action to meet needs, and implement the purchasing process throughout the organization).

+ Ensures the efficiency of procurement services by receiving purchase requests from departments, initiating contact with suppliers, contacting and evaluating vendors, requesting bids, assessing bid competitiveness, negotiating with vendors for the best quality, price, and delivery, observing budgetary limitations, maintaining an awareness of current market trends, preparing final bid contracts for departmental, review and approval, developing productive working relationships with existing and potential vendors and suppliers and preparing and issuing purchase orders and change notices.

+ Assists departments by collaborating with and maintaining productive working relationships with department personnel, coordinating with department personnel to ensure product availability for promotions and promotional activities, making travel and conference arrangement following established procedures, researching and analyzing new products, technology, and services upon request, monitoring purchases to ensure compliance with budgetary and operational guidelines, advising and ensuring departmental contractual consistency and best practices, researching out of compliance purchases, and reporting findings to appropriate personnel.

+ Ensures continuous improvement of purchasing services by proactively analyzing market and delivery conditions to determine present and future needs, analyzing the value of purchases for potential incremental improvements, and maintaining current knowledge of the industry and purchasing-related developments and innovations.

+ Ensures consistent application of ordering procedures by creating, reviewing, and updating purchase orders, recording inventory data in the purchasing database system, maintaining monthly overdue stock reports, informing the Assistant Director of discrepancies, providing guidance and instruction to department personnel, and communicating with department personnel when purchasing procedures have not been followed.

Job Specifications:

Education and Experience:


+ Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience

+ 3-years Procurement experience

+ 1-year Customer service experience


+ Experience in tribal gaming facility procurement

+ Experience in contract writing

Skills and Knowledge:


+ In-depth understanding of procurement processes

+ Working knowledge of purchasing software systems

+ Ability to communicate effectively in the English language

+ Ability to apply knowledge and make sound judgments

+ Ability to interact effectively with team members, guests, and vendors

+ Ability to provide guidance and leadership to staff

+ Ability to maintain professionalism and composure

+ Ability to read and complete forms and documents

+ Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations

+ Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications

+ Ability to read, analyze and interpret inventory control programs and financial data

+ Ability to understand and follow verbal directives and written directions

+ Excellent record-keeping and organizational skills

+ Excellent negotiation skills

+ Ability to accept constructive criticism

+ Ability to appear for work on time


+ Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

+ Working knowledge of Purchasing/Inventory Systems

+ Working knowledge of Share Point

+ Multi-lingual

Supervisory/Managerial Accountability:

Direct: None

Indirect: None

If you enjoy being part of a community dedicated to creating a memorable guest experience, we invite you to explore career opportunities with Sycuan and join our winning team!

Other details

+ Pay Type Hourly

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+ Casino, 5485 Casino Way, El Cajon, California, United States of America

Keywords: Sycuan, El Cajon , Procurement Specialist I, Other , El Cajon, California

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