Buyer, Food & Beverage Operations

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Corporate

SeaWorld is a world-renowned leader in the themed-park and entertainment industry. Our success is built on a passion for caring for animals and a dedication to delivering positive, memorable experiences to people from around the world. We’re also committed to helping ambitious people achieve their professional best. We’re always seeking exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable individuals for a variety of roles throughout our organization.

What you get to do:

We want to make sure our guests have an amazing time – all the time. That includes delivering incredible eating experiences. Your expertise as a Buyer in Food & Beverages makes it all possible. We’re looking to you to make sure we always have an uninterrupted supply of tasty, wholesome and high-quality food and drinks to satisfy our guests’ needs. Working closely with our Division Strategic Sourcing Team, you will implement national contracts for materials and services while helping to identify and develop new strategic buying opportunities. You will advance process improvements and source vendors with a focus on improving cycle times, enhancing customer service, reducing costs, and maintaining quality and safety standards. You will:

  • Implement and develop national contracts, equipment/service, menu development, etc.
  • Source unique park offerings – from RFx through implementation
  • Oversee material master maintenance
  • Develop and maintain replenishment plan while maintaining inventory levels
  • Execute PO process
  • Lead supply base management
  • Train team on use of company systems and execution of PO process
  • Lead/train team in maximizing use of facility ordering systems (SAMMS)
  • Implement best practices to optimize cycle times and drive efficiencies through automation
  • Leverage metrics to measure compliance with best practices
  • Ensure supplier diversity and sustainability
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with Ambassadors, Vendors and our Guests
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What it takes to succeed:

  • CPSM certification
  • Background with cost of sales (COS), expense and budgeting/forecasting processes
  • Knowledge of SAP or other ERP system
  • Expertise with industry best practices, including EDI, vendor portals, EFT, ERS
  • Experience buying/supplying in a theme park setting
  • Exceptional analytical, communication and presentation abilities
  • Ability to execute established metrics to measure supply management performance
  • Solid understanding of supply chain management processes with emphasis on demand forecasting, PO process, RFx, contracting, and inventory management
  • Integrity – must adhere to ethical and buying standards and regulations
  • Unyielding integrity and strong multi-tasking and time-management skills
  • Passion for professional development and remaining current on industry best practices

What else is important:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Position engages in extensive walking and standing throughout entire work shift and climb/ascend heights, if needed
  • Perform the following physical activities: kneeling, squatting, bend floor-to waist/waist-to-overhead, reach overhead, simple grasp and fine hand manipulation tasks (use of tools/keyboard/writing)
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors, in varying weather, to include extreme heat. Position may be exposed to fumes, dust, odors and cold/heat temperature extremes
  • Perform cleaning duties; including use of cleaning chemicals
  • Work a flexible schedule/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid-, and closing shifts; nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be flexible in work locations as placement will depend on business needs and career development opportunities

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible based Paid Time Off
  • SEA Employee Complimentary Park Tickets and Passes
  • SEA Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Voluntary Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Benefits
  • Dependent and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Plan

Join the team!

If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!

More Information

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Corporate

Orlando, FL


Full Time Salaried