Director of Purchasing

  • Company: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 United States
  • Salary: $102,700 to $141,250
  • Date Posted: September 6, 2023


The Director of Purchasing plans, organizes, and administers a comprehensive business program to procure goods and services for the LVCVA. This position directly supports the Vice President of Finance. What You’ll Accomplish: Keep in mind that this list is not all-inclusive. Lead a great procurement process: Design and oversee purchasing processes that help the LVCVA buy the right goods and services, from reliable, competent vendors, for fair prices. Develop robust sourcing strategies, work with internal departments to design successful procurements, and negotiate terms and conditions that lead to strong contracts. Administer fair, competitive, unbiased procurement processes. Represent the organization at public outreach events. Increase competitive opportunities for local, small, women-owned, disadvantaged, and minority businesses. Develop and lead a high-performing team: Be a great leader. Hire, train, develop, and support your team. Create a culture of high performance, customer service excellence, inclusivity, and job satisfaction. Deliver operational results by assigning goals and objectives and overseeing staff work results. Develop and report quality performance metrics to measure the success of the team’s efforts. Design processes that are streamlined while maintaining operational excellence. Maintain organizational compliance: Ensure the LVCVA remains compliant with the requirements of Nevada Revised Statutes and any other applicable federal or local laws or requirements. Support the Legal Department with open records requests. Work with internal auditors to improve processes and controls. Develop and review reports of findings and recommend solutions to senior management. Oversee departmental budget preparation and monitor all department spending.


Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, or comparable field of study is desirable Demonstrated experience in leading an organizational procurement function Demonstrated experience leading a team Strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, customer service skills, and verbal/written communication skills Ability to apply principles of mathematical and logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual practical problems and work processes Proficiency with office equipment and Microsoft Office Suite Ability to analyze and evaluate issues, resolve problems, and maintain effective working relationships Ability to drive results under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines Professional purchasing certification(s) desirable

Application Process EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Applications are only accepted for open/advertised positions. 1. The LVCVA no longer accepts paper applications. All job application activity must be performed through our online employment center. 2. Completion of this application is part of the selection process. An incomplete application will not be considered. You may attach a resume, or other documents to a completed application if you desire. 3. Complete a separate application for each open/posted position for which you are applying. WHEN APPLYING PLEASE ENSURE YOU INDICATE YOUR FULL NAME AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR LEGAL IDENTIFYING DOCUMENTS (DRIVER'S LICENSE, SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, PASSPORT). 4. Make sure to thoroughly read and complete the digital signature section before submitting your online application. 5. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is completed fully no later than the closing date and time on the job announcement. 6. If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device, you may complete your online application in our employment office using one of our employment kiosks. Our physical location is at 3107 Joe W. Brown Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109. 7. You can log into our online employment center at any time to view, print, or check the status of your application. The People and Culture Department will not provide a copy of your application to you. 8. Submitted applications are the property of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. 9. Applicants must meet all requirements for the position. Qualifications will be determined based on your experience as listed on the application and attached documentation. Please refer to the job announcement for required documentation. 10. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is a drug-free workplace. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment alcohol and drug screen, medical exam, and background check.

Contact Info

Name: Rico Ramirez
Phone: 702-892-7426