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Buyer Purchasing Food & Beverage

Under the supervision of the Senior Manager Purchasing – F&B, this position is responsible for the daily purchasing and inventory management of a wide range of goods and services supporting Madison Square Garden (MSG) Food and Beverage (F&B) Operations, including Madison Square Garden Arena, Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theater, The Chicago Theater, HULU Theater and Knicks and Ranger Training Center

What will you do?

  • Tactical buying for all Food, Beverage, and Paper/Packaging products

  • Analyzing requisitions from multiple location

  • Placing orders through Eatec, MSG’s inventory and purchasing system

  • Confirming and reconciling orders with Vendors

  • Handling solutions for Out of Stocks

  • Communicating with vendors for late/missed deliveries

  • Reacting and solving “shorts” at time of delivery, in a “Just In Time” Inventory process, resolving immediately

  • Fostering professional relationships with Sales Reps and Vendors, to create an amicable and productive work environment

  • Liaison with Security for deliveries

The F&B Temp Buyer will support MSG in execution of procurement strategies for these goods and services.

The unique and often difficult operating conditions at Madison Square Garden (lack of storage space, challenging delivery logistics, heavy event load / product usage, uncertain demand, long lead times) require the F&B Buyer to develop creative solutions to address purchasing and inventory requirements.

As a member of the F&B Purchasing Team, the F&B Buyer will cross-train and provide support to other areas, as needed

What do you need to succeed?

  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of food & beverage, paper, cleaning supply, and uniform industries. Knowledge of industry terminology. Understanding of product specifications, costs, performance levels, suitability for MSG environment, after-purchase maintenance needs.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to obtain clear communication of needs from user community through a combination of diplomacy and precise requirements gathering. Able to translate user needs into technical requirements appropriate to the specific product / industry and convey requirements to vendors in a clear and effective manner.

  • Able to perform effectively under pressure. Handling several tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and sound decision making, often without complete information.

  • Awareness of vendor performance, reputation, suitability for working with MSG.

  • Ability to follow process and strategy set forth by managers.

  • Experience with Purchasing Systems especially Eatec, the systems used by Madison Square Garden, and with MS Excel.

  • Knowledge of applicable laws and company policies regarding purchasing, vendor relations, and sales tax.

  • Behavior consistent with MSG values

Why is MSG for me?

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment, delivering unforgettable experiences while forging deep connections with diverse and passionate audiences. The Company’s portfolio includes a collection of world-renowned venues – New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and Beacon Theatre; and The Chicago Theatre – that showcase a broad array of sporting events, concerts, family shows, and special events for millions of guests annually. In addition, the Company features the original production, the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, which has been a holiday tradition for 89 years.

We invite you to create an exceptional career at MSGAt MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgroundsAt 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 mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required.