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Procurement Operational Support Lead

Company: Delaware North
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Our Exciting Work EnvironmentThis position will be based out of Delaware North's new global headquarters, a state-of-the-art, 12-story, mixed-use building in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. The headquarters facility, reflective of our values, integrates the latest advances in environmental, energy conservation and office design.

The OpportunityReporting to the P2P Manager, the Procurement Operational Support Lead is responsible for overseeing the supplier enablement team and leading the execution of the strategy for the procure to pay processes including the P2P platform, in particular, the management of supplier and item-level data. The Lead Analyst will play a key part in driving the transformation of the company's procure-to-pay processes and global deployment and adoption of standardized procure to pay processes.

Serves as a leader within the P2P and supplier enablement team; provide guidance and mentorship to analysts.
Oversight for the management and administration of the data within Delaware North's Procure-to-Pay platform.
Meet with internal end-users to understand and implement process improvements and system enhancements with relation to e-procurement; translates knowledge of customer and stakeholder requirements into operational needs in support of the business strategy.
Perform system and integrated testing in collaboration with IT, end-users, and third parties for process enhancements and implementations.
Leads and supports the implementation roll-outs for new concepts and acquisitions.
Provide insight and guidance on purchases to ensure items are set up with enriched descriptions following the Company's internal controls and governance policies.
Support supplier on-boarding enablement activities.
Analyze data, and assure tasks are executed in quality and timely manner in support of achieving global procurement performance against targets.
Work with other teams to understand the diverse requirements of the Sourcing and Procure-to-Pay (P2P) processes and systems, to complete basic investigations of data trends and outliers to determine root causes of issues and recommend and track the implementation of solutions.
Work with other members of the P2P, strategic sourcing and category management to accurately record suppliers' diversity status, forecast, track and report actual spend with such diverse and small businesses to manage the Company's Supplier Diversity Program and commitments.
Use analysis results to help develop recommendation to improve P2P processes, operational, and strategic sourcing activities.


Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or analytical/technical field preferred.
At least 5-7 years' experience in procurement systems, procurement operations or food & beverage operations.
Previous experience in supervisor/management role.
Previous experience managing eProcurement products.
Strong knowledge of end to end procurement to pay practices including recipe management, yield management, inventory management, and distribution.
Strong analytical skills (ability to work with large data sets in MS Excel/MS Access) required. Strong interpersonal, team-building and problem-solving skills required.
Strong communication skills to manage supplier relationships.
Able to prioritize and execute activities effectively with many competing priorities required.
Required travel of 25% primarily within the US, with potential of UK and Australia travel.
Experience working in and with remote teams desirable.

Who We AreTake your career beyond the ordinary-to the extraordinary.

At Delaware North, you'll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it's in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there's no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision, grow with us.

Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality, at www.DelawareNorth.com.

All applicants will be subject to a pre-employment background check and may be subject to a pre-employment drug test depending upon the position and/or client requirements.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

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