Overview

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

Role Summary

Under the supervision of the Senior Director Procurement Venue Management, this position is responsible for the research, evaluation, competitive bidding and purchase of goods, equipment and services for The Madison Square Garden Company’s Food and Beverage (F&B) Operations at the Arena. This position will interact with various departments across the company, most notably the F&B Operations, including but not limited to: Chefs, Warehousing, and Venue Operations in order to develop product specifications, pricing, and related delivery schedules. This position will also have contact with the supplier community by placing orders and helping to establish strategic relationships that focus on a high-quality product/service, on time delivery and adherence with Company purchasing policies and procedures.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

• Develop and implement strategies for purchasing aligned with the company’s F&B objectives.
• Ensure pricing integrity and quality controls.
• Coordinating the bidding process for F&B purchases at the Arena
• Responsible for generating system purchase orders, overall inventory management of F&B products (i.e. PAR levels), reconciliation of receipts, and final payment to supplier(s) for all food, beverages, equipment, paper goods, and small wares.
• Review F&B purchasing process to look for ways to enhance efficiencies and to enhance automation
• Develop and provide analytics to track companywide
• Research new products, specifications and propose qualified suppliers.
• Manage a competitive bid process for new products or services, when applicable per Company policies.
• Create various reports to assist in monitoring order history, inventory levels and develop strategies to improve current F&B operations.
• Establish lasting relationships with existing and future suppliers. Monitor supplier performance and quality of products and services performed.
• Evaluate technology applications that may be utilized to replace existing (Eatec).
• Evaluate and recommend cost-saving procedures.

Qualifications

• 7-10 years’ experience purchasing in the F&B industry
• Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college in Finance, Accounting or related field
• Successfully managed operations in purchasing environment
• Familiarity with Automated Purchasing Systems that support F&B

Education

Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

EEO Statement

At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

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