Manager, Global Sourcing & Procurement - Vendor Management

NBC Universal Universal City , CA 91608

Posted 4 months ago


Position Overview

Works in the Global Sourcing & Procurement organization and is primarily responsible for leading IT professional services engagements and managing supplier & internal relationships. Supports IT to govern delivery of IT services to ensure that NBCU standards for outsourced services are maintained. Candidates should possess world-class supplier management skills and have Sourcing & Procurement experience as well. Aside from negotiating deals and putting contracts in place, you will ensure that expected service levels and value are achieved from key supplier relationships, functioning as the front line to both NBCU and the Suppliers.


  • Primary focus on all types of IT Professional Services and related program management

  • Secondary focus on IT Hardware, Data Center/Hosting and related Software/Services

  • Align with business partners to drive Sourcing strategy creation and execution

  • Provide strategic insights and influence the decision making

  • Assist with IT Vendor Management program creation and execution, including audit and governance

  • Lead RFP activities

  • Leverage enterprise-wide spend

  • Lead negotiation of statements of work and contracts

  • Responsible for timely execution of projects, coordinating efforts across all business units

  • Work in close cooperation with Information Security, Legal and Finance departments

  • Ongoing performance management and handling of performance-related escalations

  • Maintain accurate contracting data, vendor records and transaction information


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or related field

  • Minimum 5 years' of direct experience in the Sourcing/Procurement and Vendor Management disciplines

  • Experience in structuring and executing enterprise-wide transactions

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be willing to work full-time in Universal City, CA

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics

  • Advanced degree

  • Professional Sourcing/Procurement accreditations preferred

  • Experience in Media and Entertainment industry preferred

  • Significant experience in managing large off-shore outsourcing relationships

  • Personable and able to build and maintain positive relationships

  • Strong commercial acumen, ability to negotiate complex deals

  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail

  • Excellent work ethic

  • Exceptional relationship management skills and ability to interact at all levels of management

  • Personable, friendly and able to build lasting relationships

  • Strong team player

  • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills

  • Must be a proactive self-starter and multi-tasker with superior time management skills

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