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Global Sourcing Manager - Procurement, Facilities / Real Estate

Sony Pictures

London, United Kingdom 05-02-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Please note that this role is based in the United Kingdom. In order to enable us to meet statutory and regulatory obligations of the United Kingdom immigration system you must have the appropriate immigration permission needed to work and reside in the United Kingdom.

The Global Sourcing team supports seven key categories of goods and services across Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Categories include Technology, Professional Services, Corporate Services/Facilities, Travel, Marketing, Production, and Distribution. Sourcing Managers are assigned a primary category but will work cross-functionally in an agile sourcing model as trusted advisors supporting enterprise-wide projects that drive value, cost savings, process improvement, and supplier excellence.

We are looking for somebody with experience in end-to-end source-to-contract processes. Someone with an agile approach, fair, inclusive, consistent, transparent and accountable. The Global Procurement department embraces a learning culture built on trust, collaboration, technology, and process improvements to drive innovation and resilience in our business!

What you'll do:
• Sourcing Strategy: Develop and lead strategic sourcing strategies in various categories for the procurement of goods and services.
• Business Intelligence: Proactively monitor and understand the market and source opportunities resulting from new product offerings and/or market shifts. Maintain operational knowledge of market rates for categories owned and conduct regular benchmarking. Leverage industry associations, peers, and stakeholders to identify and implement category best practices
• Spend Analytics: Perform spend analysis on large data sets to identify trends and opportunities to drive value. Contribute to continuous data enrichment to ensure spend data is accurate and provides useful business intelligence.
• RFx/eRFx: Develop and manage RFx (Requests for Proposals, Quotes, and Information) using bid management platform. Support business in bid evaluation processes, including collecting requirements, managing bidder communications, and analyzing bid responses within the system. Support supplier selection by making data-driven recommendations.
• Negotiations: Develop strategy and lead negotiation process. Negotiate enterprise-wide agreements that minimize financial and business risk exposure and provide optimal value. Draft contract business terms related to scope of work (SOW), service level agreements (SLA) and other business terms. Support review and negotiation of all other terms with support from Corporate Legal, Information Security, Risk Management, and other SPE departments as needed.
• Savings Valuation: Quantify the baseline value of goods and services being sourced, the value of negotiations, and the final change in the total cost of ownership.
• Trusted Advisor: Manage relationships with internal SPE partners and coordinate sourcing strategies, opportunities, and requirements with other Sony entities. Proactively meet with internal stakeholders, developing positive relationships with the ability to present business cases and cost/benefit analysis effectively.
• Supplier Management: Manage external supplier relationships and monitor agreement expirations for renewal. Develop and manage supply base in collaboration with internal partners. Evaluate and measure supplier performance. Serve as a resource to resolve issues and problems. Lead cyclical and ad-hoc supplier business reviews.
• Agile: Continuously look for ways to improve the sourcing process and demonstrate new ways to drive faster cycle-time, reduce touchpoints, and increase the speed at which SPE does business. Collaborate with business partners, suppliers, and internal partners to drive an agile process.

What you have:
• 4-6 years of corporate procurement/strategic sourcing or similar experience.
• Experience in negotiating agreements in multiple regions including the UK, US, Europe and Asia Pacific
• Experience drafting master agreements and SOWs.
• Track record of delivering significant and measurable value in a large, complex, and fast paced organization – ideally able to show strong understanding of Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodologies.
• Candidate must have strong category management knowledge, including but not limited to driving opportunity identification, spend analytics, sourcing strategy, project management, RFx processes, contract negotiation, supplier benchmarking, contract compliance, and procure-to-pay processes.
• Familiarity or subject matter expertise in one of more relevant sourcing categories: Facilities Management, Construction, Corporate Services, and/or Logistics
• The candidate must demonstrate aspects of the following
• Trusted Partner Effective Communicator Strategic Approach Innovative Problem Solver Change Agent Learner and Developer
• Strong MS Office Suite skills required – Intermediate to Advanced Excel preferred (Pivot Tables, Vlookups, Charts/Graphs), BI software experience is a plus.
• Experience with Ariba and SAP preferred.
• Experience in Media and Entertainment, or Technology-based industries preferred.
• Have an affinity for movies, television, entertainment, media and content creation.

How we take care of you:
• Competitive salary, with annual bonus eligibility.
• A choice of comprehensive health plan options that fit your lifestyle including private medical insurance.
• Rest and recharge during a week off during the winter holidays, in addition to the 25 days of paid annual leave.
• Participate in extensive learning & development opportunities at all levels, including curated instructor-led classes and high impact online resources.
• Build your community by joining our Employee Business Resource Groups, and/or Sony Pictures Action – our racial equity and inclusion strategy.
• Access to an employee online store filled with a variety of discounted Sony products.
• Watch the newest movies and TV shows at our exclusive employee screenings at work.
• Entitlement to apply for an interest-free season ticket loan.
• Automatic enrolment in the Company's Pension Plan
• Free counselling and advisory service.
• You will be automatically enrolled in the Company's Life Insurance and Group Income Protection Plans subject to any applicable service requirements.
• The opportunity to attend various social events in our brand-new offices in Paddington.
• In addition to the above we have a range of other optional discounted benefits that are reviewed regularly (e.g., gym memberships, travel insurance, activity passes, car leasing, experience days and many more!)

If you require any reasonable adjustments with any part of the recruitment process, including the application or interview process, please contact us at Please put Reasonable Adjustment Request in the subject line of the email.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is committed to equal opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. No worker or potential worker will therefore receive less favourable treatment due to their race, age, creed, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religion, gender, marital status or Trade Union membership (if applicable).


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv60x7-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.