Full Time Job

Senior Production Purchasing Manager


Calabasas, CA 03-24-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Do you enjoy music festivals? Are you passionate about the procurement space? Then you're in luck! We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter who embodies both a passion for music culture and a strong production purchasing and analytical background. Sounds like you? Then keep reading...


The Senior Production Purchasing Manager will be responsible for supporting Production Operations with purchase requests from key departmental stakeholders, soliciting price quotes from vendors, creating purchase orders, managing goods receipts, and reconciling outstanding purchase transactions. You will work in an office setting on a hybrid schedule and will at times need to fulfill travel requirements and work on site. This role will supervise direct reports.

• Lead a team of 2-4 purchasing managers, ensuring proper protocol and timely issue resolution
• Partner with Production Operations staff to understand business needs and purchase appropriately
• Convert vendor price quotes into Purchase Orders
• Raise timely and accurate Purchase Orders for time-sensitive Production needs
• Goods Receipt Purchase Orders, ensuring timely financial recognition
• Reconcile outstanding purchase transactions for timely resolution
• Research, analyze and determine spend data to identify cost saving opportunities, with an emphasis on production and operations spend
• Partner with Operations, Finance, Procurement personnel to maintain communication channels across key stakeholder departments to provide efficient and effective purchasing support
• Partner and facilitate effective sourcing methods and track & maintain vendor KPIs to ensure vendor compliance
• Ensure product and service quality remain paramount during all vendor discussions and negotiations
• Ensure timely submission of documents for new vendor setup
• Develop strong vendor relationships, ensuring win-win results
• Train on procedures and testing related to system upgrades
• Recruit, hire, train, onboard, manage and develop direct reports
• Special projects and tasks as assigned
• Some travel will be required

• Experience managing direct reports manager and below
• Prior media and entertainment production experience preferred
• Extensive familiarity with festival equipment and/or event management is a plus
• Must have extensive previous purchasing or vendor relations experience
• Bachelor's degree in business or technical field
• Understanding of fundamental finance and business concepts
• Ability to analyze and support vendor negotiations
• Proven ability to navigate through Excel (i.e., V-look up, pivot table, formula driven, etc.)
• Excellent communication skills
• Proven ability to work in a team environment
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities

• Must be able to tolerate loud noise levels and busy environments
• Must be willing to travel to work and travel to events during holidays, evening and weekend hours, as required, to meet deadlines and work events

Applicants for employment in the US must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by Insomniac for a visa.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2m1km-44-210-99-209-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.