Senior Purchasing Specialist
The New York Racing Association, Inc. - Ozone Park, NY

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The Senior Purchasing Specialist will participate in the many varied activities of the Purchasing Department and assist the department in developing and implementing purchasing strategies.

  • Create RFP/RFI/RFQ documents
  • Ensure compliance with Purchasing policies and procedures
  • Analyze proposals
  • Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers
  • Review processes for improvements
  • Manage and maintain interdepartmental procurement activities
  • Ensure vendor compliance with contract terms and conditions
  • Drive cost savings opportunities
  • Promote vendor relationships and assist in building effective partnerships
  • Track purchasing activity and measurements
  • Negotiate final contract terms and conditions

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred
  • 15 years of experience in corporate, municipal, or governmental procurement department
  • Experience functioning in a high-volume purchasing department ($20 million + annual spend preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience writing and analyzing RFP/RFQs, vendor contracts and cost benefits analysis
  • Experience with governmental compliance preferred
  • CPM or CPSM a plus
  • Ability to travel to Belmont Park & Saratoga Race Course, as required
  • Purchasing experience within multiple categories
  • Strong analytical skills, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with eProcurement computer systems (SAP, MRP, Puridiom, etc.)
  • Proficient with various programs (Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)