Full Time Job

Procurement Manager, Facilities, Security, Business Resilience & Wbso

Warner Bros. Discovery

New York, NY 03-01-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Your New Role

The Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) Procurement Manager for Facilities, Security, Business Resilience & Warner Bros Site Operations (WBSO) supports category strategy development and associated initiatives for all facilities, security, business resilience and WBSO subcategories for the company. He/she has strong familiarity with facilities procurement including prior experience in this spend categories. He/she proactively partners with facilities, security, business resilience and WBSO business stakeholders to develop category strategies and lead sourcing projects, enable specification definition and demand management, as well as managing supplier performance and innovation activities. Facilities, Security, Business Resilience & WBSO represents $849M in third party spend and contributes to business success and revenue growth. Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) Procurement Manager for Facilities, Security, Business Resilience & WBSO will report to Procurement Executive Director: Facilities, Security, Business Resilience & WBSO.

Your Role Accountabilities
• Category Management
• Establishes strong relationships with key WBD stakeholders in the facilities, security, business resilience & WBSO categories.
• Builds a strong understanding of strategic business direction, objectives, requirements and priorities across facilities, security, business resilience & WBSO categories.
• Effectively works with functional and business groups as a trusted advisor to identify sourcing opportunities, develop and implement sourcing strategies for all facilities, security, business resilience & WBSO areas across WBD and to deliver against their business objectives.
• Supports the development of category strategy recommendations in a concise and persuasive fashion and leads implementation of the sourcing strategy (optimization, process enhancements, sole source or short-list negotiations, leverage added scope, competitive bidding, reverse auctions, etc.)
• Is resourceful in obtaining relevant information for developing new category strategies and supporting decisions within the category and/or sourcing engagements for the business unit.
• Supplier Selection / Management
• Conducts comprehensive supplier analysis (strategic direction, financial health/risk due diligence, market position, power within industry, capabilities & capacity, risk assessment)
• Develops and implements supplier relationship programs that cut across multiple WBD business divisions
• Sourcing-driven Project Management
• Identifies and implements large scale, complex projects across divisions and territories. May involve outsourcing analysis and total cost of ownership considerations.
• Compiles and synthesizes both business requirements and external market conditions to develop optimal category strategy with full understanding of potential shortfalls and risk mitigation plans.
• Develops and assembles required Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) to facilitate development of sourcing strategy.
• Leads the entire Request for Proposal (RFP) process which includes leading cross-functional teams in selecting partners to facilitate related requirements.
• Demonstrates consistent success in meeting or exceeding goals, timelines, and expectations for multiple projects that may be occurring simultaneously.
• Financial, Cost, Spend Analysis. Cost Savings Reporting
• Breaks paradigms to look at financial/analytical problems in new ways.
• Develops detailed analyses of financial statements and industry cost drivers.
• Conceives and develops complex analytical & pricing models, including analysis of financial statements and industry cost drivers. Can apply various types of financial analyses to address challenges.
• Analyzes market/category trends and historical spending patterns to identify opportunities for supplier consolidation and (re)negotiations.
• Negotiations, Contract Creation & Management
• Leads and develop negotiation strategies, contract analyses, sourcing communications and meetings.
• Possesses the experience and confidence to make well-judged decisions independently, which consider the short- and long-term impacts to the interests of the business.
• Collaborates with stakeholders and legal counsel to lead global negotiations and contract coordination.
• Has the necessary business acumen to be thoroughly conversant in the intent and rationale behind contract provisions from a business as well as legal perspective, and acts as a liaison between the contracting entities, legal groups, and other parties as necessary .

Qualifications & Experience
• 5-7 years experience in procurement and strategic sourcing
• Solid experience and highly developed subject matter expertise in facilities, security, and business resilience categories
• Bachelor's Degree in business, operations, engineering, supply chain management or similar focus. MBA is viewed favorably.
• Professional accreditation in procurement viewed favorably
• Must have proven project management experience, excellent communication skills, ability to analyze and resolve complex issues
• Experience in working with facilities and security executives in formulating and executing on business strategy
• Experience in working in a large, global, decentralized and matrixed organization.
• Must be knowledgeable of, and experienced in, application of Procurement best practices (Requirements development, eRFx, Auctions, Contracting)
• Able to conceive, comprehend, analyze, translate and apply complex business strategies/practices/requirements into RFxs & analytical/financial models.
• Strong supplier management/performance measurement monitoring experience.
• Ability to deliver professional and effective communications, verbally or in writing thorough presentations that are persuasive, and result in positive impact on the business.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize data to tell a cohesive story
• Ability to assemble cross-functional teams and lead without authority and influence without authority
• Ability to manage multiple projects & tasks that may be occurring simultaneously with tight timelines

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Salary Details
Salary: $849.00 Per Hour ($ USD)