Full Time Job

Manager, Procurement and Analytics

A+E Networks

New York, NY 05-09-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Most people don't realize the importance of the Finance department in keeping our business operating without hitches and delays. That's probably because we oversee many of the more quietly glamorous, back-office functions that drive our bottom line. We not only forecast, build and manage budgets, we also collect and analyze important data that helps leadership make the best decisions. All of this sounds exciting to you because you love numbers and spreadsheets, and especially love great entertainment.''

THE ROLE: Manager, Procurement and Analytics

This position will directly support the VP, Chief Procurement Office (CPO) in building world-class procurement capabilities for A+E Networks (AETN), partnering with internal stakeholders and department owners to ensure they receive maximum value for every dollar spent. They will support the hiring and onboarding of procurement team members as the team is developed in the future.

Primary responsibilities for the role include providing analytical, coordination and project management support during development and execution of sourcing processes, including - strategic sourcing, category management, supplier relationship management, contract management, compliance and transaction procurement.

The Manager, Procurement and Analytics will develop strong working relationships with the key business stakeholders to support the development and execution of strategies; support the CPO in ensuring overall governance and successful delivery of all major sourcing strategies and procurement operations.


Strategic sourcing activity and contract negotiation:
• Assist category teams in gathering spend and contract data, conducting spend analytics and developing spend / vendor profiles to identify sourcing opportunities
• Facilitate / support cross-functional teams as applicable to execute the sourcing process and plans
• Support supplier selection and decision process (incl. RFP preparation and execution)
• Support contract development, negotiation and execution process
• Manage deal and savings pipeline
• Track contract expirations and sourcing opportunity reporting
• Model existing cost structure of deals to enable baseline comparisons, and calculate cost impacts of final deals
• Analyze supplier spend to identify supply base rationalization opportunities

Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation:
• Support the function to create value, drive continuous improvement, and provide realized savings by applying category management and strategic sourcing leading practices
• Lead and/or participate on project teams as required or assigned
• Support market intelligence and research efforts for category management and sourcing, ie- top suppliers, industry trends, M&A, etc.
• Map and support analysis of supplier spend and buying patterns

Supplier relationship management:
• Provide support in measuring and managing supplier performance issues in collaboration with relevant internal business customers
• Support Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs) with suppliers

Business process and compliance:
• Support rollout of procurement policies and procedures
• Manage compliance to procurement policies and procedures on an ongoing basis

Tail spend management process:
• Facilitate the tail spend management process on a daily / weekly basis in collaboration with the department process owners and buyers / requestors
• Provide training on the process and tool to new buyers / requestors, and address questions on an as needed basis
• Gather KPI data and generate dashboards / reports for weekly governance committee meetings with department process owners, CPO and governance committee members
• Facilitate the governance committee meetings

• Support CPO in establishing appropriate management reporting and develop reports to support upward communication of savings opportunities and established procurement goals
• Provide analytics and reporting support to CPO as needed
• Validate all reported procurement savings
• Support CPO budget tracking
• Build presentation materials for business partner reviews, as required

• Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Business, Finance, Engineering, Supply Chain or related disciplines required
• 3+ years relevant experience in procurement – preferably in both strategic and operational roles
• Project management skills to oversee a multiplicity of tasks in a cross functional / divisional environment
• Knowledge of procurement systems, processes and procedures
• Proficient in MS Office applications – Power Point, Word, Excel
• Strong analytical skills and familiarity with analytical / reporting tools like Power BI, Tableau preferred
• Media & Entertainment or related industry experience preferred, but not required
• Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal interactions skills

Company Profile
A+E Networks
At A+E Networks, we believe that storytelling uncovers the human in humanity, the hero in heroism, and the ordinary in the extraordinary.