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Manager Strategic Sourcing

Company: Experis
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Manager Strategic SourcingLocation- Santa Monica, CAContract Length- 2-3 Months (could be extended and turn into a permanent role)Schedule- Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pmResponsible for the leadership, transformation, strategy and execution of complex, long-term categorysourcing strategies across Activision, Blizzard and King technology spend categories. The role will beresponsible for leading the charge to evaluate new suppliers, to negotiate current contracts with anemphasis on price, terms, quality, and to execute on consolidation opportunities. This is an excitingopportunity to be a part of a newly formed Strategic Sourcing function in a fast-paced and dynamicbusiness in the entertainment industry.This individual would work closely with key stakeholders across the organizations to develop effectivecost optimization strategies and implementation plans. The ideal candidate is an independent, self-motivated leader with a proven track record of proactively identifying process efficiencies, anticipatingbusiness needs, and implementing solutions across the organization.Responsibilities
    • Understand Activision, Blizzard, King technology roadmaps and the competitive environment forthese technologies.
      • Build relationships with key decision makers across Activision, Blizzard, King technology teams.
      • Oversee development and execution of strategies through the sourcing process for Activision,Blizzard, King Technology categories
        • Develop and implement negotiation, procurement, and purchasing strategies supporting a fastmoving business.
        • Drive annual productivity improvements and cost savings initiatives to targeted goals
        • Consistently seek process optimization and quality of service opportunities.
        • Continually monitor both cost and demand opportunities for savings.
        • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking.
        • Develop RFP's and negotiate new contracts.
        • Drive the process to select, evaluate, onboard suppliers.
        • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with active suppliers and build relationships withpotential future suppliers.
          • Partner with teams to build systems to monitor support contract expiration and actively engagetechnology owner on future needs.
            • Manage issues and quality concerns with suppliers to ensure timely resolution
            • Oversee a systematic, analytical and results-based method for monitoring supplier'sperformance and communicate results to suppliers and stakeholders
              • Present to executive leadership as necessary.Requirements
                • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field of study
                • 5+ years of Strategic Sourcing (not transactional) focus, ideally at a multinational company
                • Experience managing sourcing in technology products and services including, but not limited to,server hardware, storage, networking hardware, network delivery services, public cloud,employee productivity hardware, SaaS, software licenses, support contracts, etc.
                  • Strategic mindset and solid analytical skills
                  • Strong negotiating skills and experience
                  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
                  • Strong presentation skills, with the ability to work with stakeholders across an organization
                  • Quantitative Analysis (financial or price modeling-both creation of model itself and performingthe analysis from which a negotiation strategy is determined, requires comprehension ofcomplex business objectives and a high level of attention to detail) is required
                    • Project Management (medium to large scale); able to handle and prioritize multiple projects
                    • Demonstrated ability to roll up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-onmanagement capacity
                      • Able to work independently, with limited direction and limited ability to delegatePreferred Qualifications
                        • MBA * CPM, CPP, PMP, Six Sigma, or similar certifications desired but not required

Keywords: Experis, Santa Monica , Manager Strategic Sourcing, Executive , Santa Monica, California

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