This strategic sourcing manager will be responsible for supporting the Human Resources Sourcing Services. These services will include, but are not limited to, benefits, staffing, relocation, outplacement and training. The strategic sourcing manager works with internal business partners to identify opportunities, develop strategy, develop RFx’s, and negotiate deals and contracts in this area. You will be responsible for ensuring that supplier management processes are established within business units and that the sourcing process is followed for all sourcing activities. Must have the ability to think analytically, work independently and manage multiple priorities.
Analyze spend data from a variety of sources by supplier type, vendor and commodities to develop and implement sourcing strategies.
Remain abreast of internal and external factors affecting commodity areas, in order to identify opportunities and determine potential sources of supply.
Continually introduce industry best practices to NBCU and implement where feasible
Manage RFx process utilizing sourcing best practices; this includes the resolution of any contracts related issues.
Negotiate and implement deals that maximize cost savings, improve service levels and mitigate contractual risks for NBCU
Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal business partners and external
Develop project plans, deliverables, metrics and milestones. Implement process disciplines and management systems necessary to achieve desired results
Develop compelling business case/analysis to drive meaningful change in process or supplier as appropriate to meet sourcing strategy objectives
5 - 7 years procurement experience in a sophisticated sourcing environment
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
Strong proficiency in all stages of the sourcing life cycle (from market analysis to procure to pay), especially the negotiation of contractual agreements.
Experience in Sourcing Insurance, Benefits, Recruiting Services (Permanent and Contingent), Training, International Relocation Services and other HR related services (consulting and software services).
Skills and flexibility to assume a variety of categories as may be required
Highly analytical—able to analyze complex data
Strategic Thinking skills including an ability to make sound business judgments related to strategic supply philosophies, and initiatives.
Effective integrator, collaborator and promoter. Ability to influence toward optimal sourcing outcomes
Communication and Interpersonal skills including crisp verbal skills plus effective listening skills; effective facilitation skills
Ability to work across all functions and levels of an organization in order to influence change.
Execution skills including persistent drive for results utilizing sound project management, organizational and problem solving skills.
Excellent ability to use Microsoft Suite and web based tools
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: 9600BR)
Must be willing to work in New York, NY
Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must be 18 years or older
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NBC Universal - 15 months ago