Strategic Sourcing Senior / Analyst
Paramount PicturesLos Angeles, CA
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Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.
Strategic Sourcing Analyst
ViacomCBS Global Sourcing is seeking a talented sourcing professional to join our team in a key role for the department. Responsibilities include assisting the department in key enterprise-wide projects which provide cost savings and process improvement, outstanding internal customer service, and supporting the Department's annual goals.
The successful candidate will work across all ViacomCBS Divisions, interacting regularly with stakeholders at both the Corporate and Divisional level. With significant growth potential, this position provides an opportunity to work on multiple projects in both traditional and non-traditional spend categories.
Principle Duties & Responsibilities
Proactively identify opportunities to adjust processes and spending patterns for efficiencies and cost savings, engages the appropriate stake holders in the process.
Performs risk and financial analysis to support sourcing decisions
Assists in leading cross-functional teams in performing competitive events (RFPs, auctions, etc.) in support of category strategies.
Leverages e-Business tools, such as spend analysis, supplier intelligence, bid/auction event management and others in support of spend category management strategies.
Assists in detailed negotiations and relationships with suppliers, in collaboration with Division management, legal and other stakeholders.
Assists in develop and execute implementation plans for support of programs with new suppliers.
Supports ongoing quality improvement, including score carding of suppliers, ongoing reviews with internal Corporate and Division customers, and staying abreast of market trends, supplier intelligence and other relevant information.
Drives standardization of purchasing best practices, processes and procedures.
Contributes to enterprise commitment to diversity and sustainability through consideration of these key areas during supplier selection and negotiation, as well as in ongoing supplier relationships.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree required; MBA a plus
3-4 years experience in sourcing, finance, media, or operations environment.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Strong analytical, business process analysis and problem solving capabilities
Skilled with technology based systems including spend analytics and i-procurement tools
Ability to develop detailed work breakdown structures
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
Excellent communication both oral and verbal.
Ability to interpret specifications and use sound judgment to make business decisions
Effective time management and organizational skills
High motivation and results-oriented work ethic
Willingness to learn and understand sourcing best practices