Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Purchasing Manager

Location US-IL-Aurora | US-IL-Joliet
Job ID
Casino Property
Hollywood Casino Aurora
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Procurement & Warehouse



Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Hollywood Casino Aurora, we think you'll enjoy an exciting industry, fast paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include

The following and other duties may be assigned as necessary: 


  • Responsible for supervising and managing staff in the Purchasing department.  Develops, implements and manages operational goals and monitors achievements of performance and profit objectives. 
  • Creates effective and efficient schedules, while maintaining labor costs, meeting staffing objectives and achieving deadlines. 
  • Responsible for assisting in the budget process for the department and provide recommendations; ensuring compliance to departmental budget initiatives; reporting budget concerns to manager. 
  • Manages the procurement and deliveries of materials, supplies, and equipment for one casino within the brand. 
  • Responsible for monitoring and supporting the Property’s diversity spend initiatives. 
  • Procurement and expediting of all material supplies, equipment and services across state and at properties. 
  • Monitors results of department/function through inspection, evaluation and analysis. Makes changes if necessary to achieve end result. 
  • Ensures all vendors comply with licensing requirements for appropriate regulatory bodies.  
  • Ensures that the procurement process is operating in an effective manner to ensure the optimum benefit as it relates to the bidding process, terms of contract and negotiations with vendors, while maintaining compliance with state regulations and internal controls. 
  • Recommends substitutions for appropriate considerations/requests and analyzes quotes from vendors for unusual items. 
  • Negotiates with vendors for good and services, negotiates the best possible price and service guarantee. 
  • Develops new supply source where vendors are inadequate. 
  • Audits blanket purchase orders and releases against blanket requisitions. 
  • Purchases items and services on an advanced level. 
  • Identifies and implements economic savings and synergies across properties as appropriate. 
  • Enthusiastically supports, actively promotes, and demonstrates superior customer service in accordance with department and company standards and programs.  Ensures customer service standards are followed by all team members and addresses issues as they arise.  Responsible for the overall achievement of department customer service goals.     
  • Responsible for ensuring the compliance with all regulatory compliance within area of responsibility and reporting potential issues to Executive Management / GM.  
  • Maintains strict confidentiality in all departmental and company matters. 

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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. Must be at least 21 years of age. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university, or equivalent experience
  • Five years’ experience in the purchasing field with progressively more challenging roles. 
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Access, Word.) 
  • Proven ability to delegate and lead a team in an effective and efficient manner. 
  • Must be proficient in utilizing Stratton Warren. 
  • Must possess proven negotiating skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be fluent and literate in English. 
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and employee relations skills. 
  • Must be able to listen and respond to visual and oral cues. 




This job has supervisory responsibilities. 


  • Responsible for staff development and training programs. 
  • Responsible for rewards and recognition program to maximize employee engagement. 
  • Evaluates team members within department and delivers constructive feedback to employees in regards to performance. 
  • Determines recommendation for staffing (including interviewing and hiring) and scheduling (planning, assigning and directing work) to meet business needs.  
  • Determines work procedures and expedites workflow. 
  • Responsible for employee performance (disciplining, coaching, counseling). 


Ability to read and interpret documents in English, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to read and communicate verbally in English. Written communication skills in in English may also be required. 



Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 



Employee must be able to qualify for licenses and permits required by federal, state and local regulations. 



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and peripheral vision. 


The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and must have the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces. 



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while 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 usually moderate. 


Something to leave you with

Whether you prefer being at the center of it all or working behind the scenes, there’s a role for you at Penn National Gaming. We are a growing company but as big as we are, we still feel like family.  The areas of career opportunity with Penn are ideal for just about any skill set.  Our company wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment anywhere within the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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