Assistant Merchandise Planner

Madison Square Garden, Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 days ago


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 Hospitality, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment, dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathdrale. More information is available at

Role Summary

Plans and forecasts for future merchandise buys based on historical buys, reoccurring buys and current inventory levels. Responsible for reviewing stock to sales ratios, responding to changing sales trends, and ensuring plan sales, plan markups and AOI target achieved by departments. Plans and coordinates merchandise flow-through. Inputs and maintains data in various merchandising systems.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Analyze daily / weekly sales reports and propose product movement and rotation.

  • Monitors inventory levels based on seasonal sales plan and provides recommendations based on actual sales to ensure inventory turn and minimal carry/over and markdown liabilities.

  • Assist the Director of P&A to provide business owners with the necessary analytical framework to evaluate the financial aspects of the business.

  • Manages 3rd party warehouse / distribution facility for large shipments distributed to both internal and external clients.

  • Responsible for tracking purchase orders/inventory from PO creation to distribution center

  • Maintain inventory flow, store capacities, new store goals

  • Reviews space allocation and fixture usage to maximize sales

  • Ensure product flow to stores & maintain in stock levels

  • Assist with creation of purchase orders and sku's in Eatec and Appetize

  • Recommend new strategies to improve the overall penetration rate in all MSG venues (MSG & Radio City) within and beyond current merchandise sales outlets.


  • Candidates who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

  • 1-2 years minimum experience working in a sports or retail customer service management capacity within a merchandise operation of a high-volume outlet with Profit & Loss responsibility.

  • Must have the ability to execute multiple tasks in a high-pressured environment along with the ability to oversee multiple projects and ensure the highest quality standards.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented; effective organizational skills and extremely comfortable with working with large data sets and managing high volumes of files and paperwork within a manual system.

  • Experience working with structured and unstructured data to extract insights.

  • A demonstrated ability to collaborate within a team. Vocal in surfacing issues that need attention

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail; adept at translating quantitative data into qualitative recommendations.

  • Intellectually curious and proactive; demonstrate creativity and flexibility for addressing new business challenges.

  • Aggressive and independent approach to all aspects of managing the business and shows initiative to drive results.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently in a fast paced, unpredictable environment

  • PC Skills including Excel, Pivot Tables, Word, PowerPoint

  • Proficient in Oracle, People Soft, Crystal Reports, TM1, Puridiom, and Eatec (Plus)


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.

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, sexual and reproductive health choices, 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.

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Assistant Merchandise Planner

Madison Square Garden, Inc.