Oak View Group

Beverage Stock Manager

Job Locations UK-Manchester
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Employment Type
Permanent Full-Time
Location : City
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Co-op Live Eastlands Arena
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Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to positively disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritises the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet. 

OVG have completed seven arenas, with many more in development, including Co-op Live, with more to be announced in the future. 

Co-op Live is in a joint venture partnership with City Football Group and we are proud to work with Co-op as our Naming Rights Partner. 

About the Venue

Co-op Live offers a food and beverage hospitality service that will put us head and shoulders above the crowd, as we welcome over 23,500 fans and amazing artists to taste the delicious food and drinks unique to the space in Manchester. 


With 32 amazing bars and restaurants and 12 premium lounges and clubs – we’re going to be delivering an exceptional hospitality service for the people of Manchester and beyond. On the menu will be great food, seasoned with world-class service and all with a planet-friendly vibe in the heart of our vibrant community. 


For more information - Co-op Live 

Role Purpose

In the role of Beverage Stock Manager, you will be the key figure in managing our extensive beverage inventory. This pivotal role requires precise stock management, cost control, and coordination between the commercial and logistics teams, as well as external suppliers and delivery partners. Your goal is to ensure seamless operations and optimal stock levels to meet the high demands of our venue’s events. 

You will oversee beverage inventory across 5 levels, 15 cellars, and multiple storerooms, implementing control processes to track stock levels, ensuring accurate and timely replenishments. Monitoring and managing stock levels is crucial, involving regular audits to minimize wastage and overholding. You will place and manage all beverage orders and be the conduit between the external supplier and the in-house logistics and goods-in teams. Creating a working relationship with our suppliers and delivery partners will be key to a smooth operational process. 

Additionally, you will act as the liaison between the Commercial Analyst and the Logistics Manager, aligning event-day stock management strategies and enhancing operational efficiencies. On an event day, the role will be hands on, working with the logistics and cellar teams to ensure smooth and accurate stock distribution, and identifying areas of improvement. Ensuring compliance with health, safety, and licensing regulations is essential.  

You will also work alongside the F&B Cost Controller to lead on monthly stocktakes, ensuring accuracy in counting, efficient reporting and a timely and effective stocktake process. 


This is a full-time permanent role which will require flexibility as involves shifts at evenings and weekends. 

Salary: up to £32,000 p.a. depending on experience 

Start Date: August/September 2024  


Knowledge, experience & skills required: 

  • Proven experience in stock control, inventory management, or a related role within a large venue, hospitality, or similar environment. 
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to generate and interpret detailed reports. 
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities, with a keen eye for detail. 
  • Proficiency in inventory management software and Microsoft Excel. 
  • A hands-on approach, and the ability to communicate efficiently with various departments. 
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations related to stock handling. 

Our Inclusion Commitments

Our venue is for the fans, the artists, everyone! Attracting a diverse workforce which reflects our local community is what will make our venue the best music venue in the UK! 

We understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. We are committed to creating a great place to work amplifying voices from all different backgrounds. There is something for everyone at Co-op Live, come and get involved. 


If you do require any additional support or reasonable adjustments to support your application, please let us know and we will work with you to ensure you have everything you need. We will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the required skills necessary to fulfil the role. 

Employee Screening and Eligibility to Work

We recognise the importance of safeguarding, dependent on role you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS), details of which will be shared with you at interview. 

If successful in your application, you will be required to provide eligibility to work evidence in line with the ‘Eligibility to Work in the UK’ requirements.  


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