Procurement Manager - Information Technology
Sony Pictures Entertainment - Culver City, CA

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Sony Pictures Entertainment is a leading creator and distributor of entertainment products services and technology Our global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution television programming and syndication home video acquisitions and distribution operation of studio facilities development of new entertainment technologies and distribution of filmed entertainment in over 67 countries Summary This position initiates and manages strategic procurement activities outsourcing opportunities and contract negotiations to provide cost savings and improve profit for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc (SPE) The Corporate Procurement Manager Information Technology will work primarily with SPE’s IT Department to provide products and services across all SPE business units both domestic and international and will interact with other Sony business units The ideal candidate will have strong experience in the strategic sourcing and procurement of Information Technology (IT) products and services including but not limited to IT hardware software and networking The candidate must have a track record of working successfully with IT management Core Responsibilities Proactively develop and implement sourcing strategies in IT hardware software and networking commodities to provide cost savings time efficiencies improved product quality etc Continually monitor and understand the IT market and identify opportunities resulting from new product offerings andor market shifts (eg exit or entry of suppliers changes in pricing etc) Initiate and manage crossfunctional tactical and strategic sourcing projects Develop and manage Requests for Proposals Quotes and Information including the collection of requirements management of bidder communications and review of bid responses Negotiate and draft enterprise wide agreements that minimize financial and business risk exposure and provide optimal terms and conditions Understand and negotiate business specific legal terms and conditions and explain them to clients in an easy to understand manner On a limited ad hoc basis provide support to the sourcing of Professional Services Facilities and other commodity areas Manage and develop internal relationships with IT and IT’s clients throughout SPE’s various business units and coordinate sourcing strategies opportunities and requirements with other Sony entities (Electronics Music Playstation etc) Proactively meet with clients and develop client relationships Provide senior level procurement support to internal clients (of all levels of experience and title) on supplier contracts Manage external IT supplier relationships and supplier agreements in areas including Develop and manage the IT supplier base with input from internal clients Manage ongoing outsourcing contracts including involvement in client status meetings and contract performance measurement Monitor performance of suppliers and serve as a resource to resolve issues and problems Maintain active knowledge of market rates and spend for IT commodities and benchmark best practice capabilities against other firms Job Requirements Experience Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of corporate procurement purchasing sourcing or similar experience Candidate must have sourcing skills including but not limited to identifying sourcing opportunities performing spend analysis development of sourcing strategy project management development of RFX documents negotiation contract management supplier benchmarking contract compliance purchase order development resolution of payment issues etc Knowledge of and experience in IT sourcing is required Experience in negotiating both domestic and international IT agreements is preferred Skills The candidate must be a selfstarter who is able to work independently and proactively identify potential areas for sourcing and have demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills ability to effectively manage seniorlevel client relationships high personal integrity and ethics strong MS Office Suite skills (including Word Excel PowerPoint Access Outlook Project and Visio) ability to negotiate strong pricing business and legal terms and draft them into contracts with minimal legal support ability to logically manage issues and conflicts with suppliers ability to perform make versus buy outsourcing analyses and to develop total cost of ownership models ability to influence others and to act as a change agent within their department and company ability to identify and provide solutions for opportunities for procurement process efficiencies flexibility to learn and to work in a variety of commodities Education Businessfinancemarketing Undergraduate Degree preferred CPMCPSMMCCMAPP or other similar certification preferred (though not required)

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Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a movie-making monster. The producer of Godzilla is a unit of Sony Corporation of America, the US arm...