Director, Procurement - Monumental Sports & Entertainment (Washington · DC)

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Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven major and minor sports teams: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s 2019 Championship Washington Mystics, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, 2021 & 2020 NBA 2K League Champion Wizards District Gaming and Caps Gaming, an esports sub-brand of the Capitals. Additionally, it holds a significant investment in a seventh professional team, Team Liquid, an endemic esports team owned and operated by aXiomatic, in which MSE is an investor.

In September 2022, MSE acquired the regional sports network, then-called NBC Sports Washington and newly rebranded as Monumental Sports Network. Monumental Sports Network now holds the exclusive local television media rights to Capitals’, Wizards’, and Mystics’ games. The network is both a linear channel and a digital operation. Prior to acquiring the linear platform, the digital platform was launched by MSE in 2016, as the first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile, and streaming platforms. Those linear and digital platforms are now combined and join Caps Radio, Wizards Radio, MSE Outdoor and Monumental Productions for a full suite of six media enterprises. 

In addition to Capital One Arena – a venue which hosts 3M+ visitors across over 250 events annually, MSE also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex (training facility for the Capitals), MedStar Health Performance Center (training facility for the Wizards, Mystics, and Go-Go) and EagleBank Arena (a 12,000+ live event venue on George Mason University’s campus). 

In July 2020, MSE partnered with William Hill (subsequently acquired by Caesars Entertainment) to open the first ever in-arena sportsbook in North America, now called Caesars Sportsbook. The space now also boasts a destination culinary experience, Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen + Bar.

MSE opened “District E powered by Ticketmaster” in the spring of 2023, a flagship esports and entertainment venue. This 14,000-square-foot live-event theater offers a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, culinary excellence, event programming, and community events.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company. As a member of our team:
  1. You will provide first-class customer service and value for our fans.
  2. You will champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies, and gives back to the community we serve.
  3. You will work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for our fans.
  4. You will measure performance with specific objectives and metrics and our analysis and decisions are compelled by data.
  5. You will prize leadership, but you should value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more. We treat each other with respect. We act with honesty and integrity. We remain humble.
  6. You will innovate. We are nimble and first to market. We are not averse to risk.
  7. You will have fun. We are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview: The Director, Procurement oversees logistics, planning, and purchasing ensuring the consistency, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and adequacy of the procurement process. This is an opportunity to develop the new Central Procurement Department in a methodical way, determine policy, and build a team from the ground floor. This role is responsible for developing a procurement policy, overseeing, and facilitating the purchasing strategy, supervising staff in purchasing, operations and logistics, and ensuring all employees and processes meet the company’s standards and designations for work quality.
Are you an experienced, dedicated, hard-working, and dependable procurement professional? We'd love to hear from you!
  • Evaluate orders, analyze options, consolidate purchases, and communicate with vendors and team members to ensure the best solutions based on company objectives.
  • Evaluate all invoices and purchases using an automated purchase order and invoice approval system.
  • Oversee RFPs to ensure they are inclusive; review and analyze those bids.
  • Have oversight of contract discussions with new vendors as well as renewals with existing vendors.
  • Oversee all Arena Operations procurement activity.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the processes related to the purchasing function.
  • Hire and supervise other team members; set job expectations of team members.
  • Maintain knowledge of the market in addition to current prices and fair rates for goods.
  • Plan policies and procedures for efficiently, honestly, economically, and productively purchasing goods for arena operations.
  • Establish essential guidelines for approving purchase orders, set purchasing policies, budget for routine and seasonal costs.
  • Monitor, review, and analyze bids and quotes with suppliers, including the negotiation of service agreements and contracts.
  • Oversee sources for purchasing supplies.
  • Take action to reduce costs that are focused on creating greater efficiencies, economies of scale or better-quality resources.
  • Follow through with internal customers to ensure satisfaction with the products/services.
  • Maintain company budget and streamline costs.
  • Meet with vendors on an ongoing basis and periodically schedule meetings with team members and vendors.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Bachelors' Degree in Procurement Management, Business Management, or related field.
  • 8-10 years of sourcing/purchasing experience, including oversight of RFPs and negotiations with vendors.
  • Demonstrable management experience.
  • Experience working with procurement software.
  • Assertive with effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills. Ability to direct others according to company standards.
  • Excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. Do you currently work for Monumental Sports & Entertainment?

  2. Do you have 8-10 years of sourcing/purchasing experience, including oversight of RFPs and negotiations with vendors?

  3. Do you have management experience?