Procurement Director, IT

US-NY-New York
Requisition ID
17-7863
Division
Corporate - Finance
Functional Area
Accounting/Finance

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, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including 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, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

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, 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.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the VP, Procurement, this position will provide thought leadership along with the development and execution of procurement strategies across the IT organization which supports both Corporate and all MSG venues. The Director is responsible to partner and collaborate strategic sourcing/procurement of all related IT spend across the enterprise. The key objectives of this position are 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 Director, which among other items, will include the following:

  • Hardware, Software, Services, Infrastructure, Storage/Networking equipment, telecommunication services, Outsourced technology services, etc.

 

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • BS in Finance, Business, Purchasing or Operations related field; MBA preferred.
  • At least 7-9 years of experience in across all IT Categories  
  • Extensive experience negotiating highly complex technology agreements for hardware, software, services and enterprise solutions
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and hold ongoing dialogues with executive management (EVP/SVP level) within IT and company-wide. Ability to translate goals into procurement opportunities as well as effectively communicate progress.       
  • Must have technical depth in procurement best practices – particularly in procurement transformation    strategies.
  • Key Competencies: leadership & development, impact focused, adaptability, project management, strong influencing skills, and high-level communication/negotiation/problem solving capabilities.
  • 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 andproblem solving skills. 
  • Excellent skills in MS Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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.

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