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
Under the supervision of the Procurement Director, IT this position will provide support along with the development and execution of procurement strategies across the IT organization for both Corporate and all MSG venues. The Manager is responsible to support the Director in partnering and collaborating strategic sourcing/procurement of all related IT spend across the enterprise. The key objectives of this position are to work with the Director to understand his/her stakeholder needs/cost drivers of the businesses, remove and/or reduce costs while ensuring required product/service quality and supplier performance metrics are maintained with a high degree of customer satisfaction. Focus areas of procurement for the Manager, which among other items, will include the following:• Hardware, Software, Services, Infrastructure, Storage/Networking equipment, telecommunication services, Outsourced technology services, etc.
Specific Functions/Activities Summary
Develop and manage the execution of key procurement initiatives supporting IT including data gathering and analysis, business requirements development, supplier qualification, preparation of Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), evaluation of responses, preparation of recommendations and contracting negotiation. Collaborates with the business leaders to evaluate Technology investment plans and identify sourcing opportunities and strategies to drive the sourcing pipeline and deliver cost savings. Utilize analytical experience to create and evaluate total cost of ownership models, assist clients in delivering measurable cost savings and/or quality improvement and contingency supply strategies. Develop master agreements and/or purchasing agreements to optimize cost benefits in collaboration with clients and Legal department. Monitor and manage supplier/service provider relationships to ensure established performance standards are met, resolve dispute situations as needed, and monitor client satisfaction with goods and/or services provided. Partner with IT/Finance in the contract administration of all maintenance agreements, etc.
At least 3-5 years of experience in across all IT Categories Experience negotiating highly complex technology agreements for hardware, software, services and enterprise solutions Ability to translate goals into procurement opportunities as well as effectively communicate progress. Must have technical depth in procurement best practices Strong quantitative skills: Perform detailed comparative financial analysis and present summary findings to Executive Management in a logical, concise manner. Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and good organizational and problem solving skills. Excellent skills in MS Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
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.
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