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FireKeepers Casino Hotel
11177 Michigan Ave
Battle Creek
United States of America




Responsible for the timely and cost efficient purchase and delivery of all vendor goods and services using available software, technology, and hardware. Use Gaming approved vendors and document sourcing methods.


The following is a list of the main duties and responsibilities. However, other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by management. All duties must be performed in accordance with Tribal, Federal, and other applicable requirements, organizational specific policies, procedures and practices.


  • Meet with Vice Presidents or their designee of assigned departments to  review upcoming Capital Purchases or expiring service contracts or maintenance contracts.
  • Assists the Manager of Purchasing Manager with ensuring all company policies and procedures are adhered to by all applicable individuals with regard to the procurement of products and services.
  • Review purchase requisitions for proper specifications and back-up documentation to purchase the desired goods and/or services.
  • Initiate a purchase order for goods or services when the purchasing department has received a properly completed and approved purchase requisition.
  • Maintain organization of files and correspondence/follow up with vendors.
  • Be able to identify and recommend alternative products or services that better serve the internal department and keep costs down.
  • Keep track of contracts and their status for assigned departments.
  • Verify information  for Capital Projects, ensuring that all bids and vendor information is correct.
  • Facilitate the flow of information, by organizing and presiding over regularly scheduled meetings with all departments involved in a project until project is completed. 
  • Negotiate best price with winning vendor, set terms and payment schedule.
  • Work with the tribal attorney to negotiate contracts to final terms.
  • Ensure that the competitive bid process is followed.
  • Responsible for the most timely and cost effective purchase and delivery of all products requested by departments
  • Keep track of and maintain pricing for routinely purchased items..
  • Maintain vendor compliance with the company’s product specifications and work with Vendor Coordinator to ensure vendor is licensed/certified/exempt with the NHBPGC.
  • Maintains the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Coordinates delivery of products, especially Large Ticket Items (LTI), with the Warehouse and Receiving Teams.
  • Occasional travel may be necessary
  • Responsible for maintaining a consistent, regular attendance record as outlined in the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Attendance Policy.
  • Outstanding example of and a credit to FireKeepers Casino Hotel.

Minimum Requirements



An applicant’s education, training and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the ability to successfully perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily.  FireKeepers reserves the right to verify the sufficiency of a candidate’s education, training and competencies through the interview process, testing and methods.


The requirements listed below are generally representative of the education, experience, and skills and/or abilities required to enable one to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities:


Three years in Purchasing as a Buyer or Senior Buyer at a comparable corporate buying level equal to our current operation. Must have experience with a computer based system for generating purchase requisitions and orders. High School diploma or GED.  Must be proficient in Excel and Word.  Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be proficient with Windows and internet research.



Bachelor’s degree or minimum of three  years’ contract purchasing negotiation in a corporate setting.   Experience with RedRock or similar procurement software.


Successful completion of any of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Track Training programs.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimal, and work with mathematical expressions such as probability and statistical inference.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this position, a Team Member is regularly required to talk or to hear. The Team Member is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls. A Team Member is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, and to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, 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.


Work is performed throughout all areas of the facility where the noise level varies from quiet to loud depending upon business. Must be able to work in a smoke filled environment.



Indian preference will be applied in the selection of qualified applicants in accordance with the NHBP Indian Preference in Employment Code, which affords employment preferences to NHBP Tribal citizens, parents or spouses of NHBP citizens and other Native Americans. For purposes of this preference, NHBP law defines "Native American" as: (a) an enrolled member of any other federally-recognized Indian tribes; (b) an enrolled member of a Canadian Indian tribe or First Nation; or (c) an enrolled member of the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians or the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians.



FireKeepers Casino Hotel reserves the right to make changes to the above job description as necessary.