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Global Commodity Manager


London, United Kingdom 09-13-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Technicolor Creative Studios is a creative technology company driven by one purpose: The realization of ambitious and extraordinary ideas. We inspire creative companies across the world to produce their most iconic work. Our award-winning teams of artists and technologists' partner with the creative community across film, television, animation, gaming, brand experience and advertising to bring the universal art of storytelling to audiences everywhere.

No idea is too ambitious for us to create to an incredibly high standard. Technicolor Creative Studios provides World Class production expertise in Film, Episodic, Gaming, Advertising and Experiential Marketing

The Global Commodity Manager (GCM) is tasked to provide the business sourcing expertise, market knowledge and product intelligence. Development of both sourcing and suppliers/design development vendors strategy with the business Technical Management.

He/she is the focal person for all commercial discussions and is fully responsible to ensure that all commercial relationships are fully optimized towards managing and mitigating the risk to the company.

He/she is responsible to drive the sourcing activities utilizing the WW sourcing network and suppliers to support the WW business Units towards achieving its business and development plans and goals. GCM is expected to proactively lead the sourcing effort to develop/define new business products/technologies to the business working in conjunction with the Product Development team in program development and research.

The Global Commodity Manager reports to the Sourcing Senior Director


Work collaboratively with the internal stakeholders to define and propose the Sourcing strategy based on:
• Category segmentation,
• Category market intelligence - offer landscape: established suppliers, new entrants, investments, etc
• Category market intelligence - demand landscape,
• Technology trends,
• Benchmark vs Technicolor competitors: supplier base, make or buy vs rent decisions
• Benchmark vs adjacent segment players
• Proposed strategy, actions and owners to implement it.
• Have the strategy approved by BU engagement lead including actions and owners at least once yearly.
• Communicate the strategy regularly to internal stakeholders: e.g. Category town halls on key sites, trainings, maintain preferred supplier lists and simplified strategy statement (1 page), etc.
• Lead the execution of the approved strategy, report quarterly and escalate issues
• Approve the use of new suppliers, whether they are part of the strategy or exceptions, or bring disruption requiring a change of the strategy.

Managing the relationship with the suppliers and the governance thereof,
• Map the suppliers to the appropriate relationship model. Propose a structured governance approach by supplier.
• Lead the execution of the governance with the internal stakeholders.
• Develop supplier knowledge and intimacy. Document supplier's organization and identify decision makers, influencers.
• Risk Analysis and Risk Mitigation including supply risk. Continuity plan.
• Extend the collaboration beyond traditional boundaries: Innovation (cross technology adoption), joint commercial approach toward customers, standardization bodies and other third parties.
• Execute periodic Vendor Management engagements

Thoroughly negotiating the commercial aspect and associated contractual terms.
• Category portfolio negotiation: Cadenced, exhaustive negotiations of the portfolio leveraging Technicolor WW business in the category.
• Leverage appropriate tools e.g. e-Sourcing RFQs, e-Auctions, Total Cost of Ownership, etc.
• Create if possible a ''Should-Cost'' model applicable to the category to challenge supplier pricing based on cost breakdown and/or market price datapoints.
• Leverage above two processes to negotiate supplier contracts such as Supply & Purchase Agreement, Quality Contract, Rebate Agreements. Shape/redline all contractual clauses with Legal Counsel to achieve the best possible performance and minimize Technicolor's risk.
• Negotiate all terms influencing TCO including payment terms, incoterms, flexibility, development funds, exclusivity, etc...
• Build complex negotiations strategies and models to be shared with BUSPOC and Stakeholder leads


Leadership Competencies
• Ability to drive
• Ability to close
• Ability to communicate in a synthetic manner
• Curiosity and distruptive approach
• Think out of the box
• Challenge the status quo

Functional and Language Competencies
• Negotiation, project lead
• English fluency. Other languages depending on the localization of the position

Technical Competencies
• In-depth understanding of TCH HW and SW development processes
• Technical knowledge of the production process, ecosystem, etc. Example: Hardware, software, security, telecom content protection, cloud, WAN infrastructure, Consulting market, cost breakdown, etc. Contract negotiation and contract key clauses: IP protection, indemnification

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-reykp1-3-237-31-191-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Technicolor is home to the world's premiere portfolio of visual effects brands, services, and creative innovations. With locations that span the globe, and service offerings tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project, we power premium content. Our diverse family of VFX brands includes: MPC, The Mill, MR. X, Mikros MPC Advertising, and Technicolor VFX. Each studio has their own unique approach to help storytellers create out of this world experiences.