Sourcing Specialist

Posted: 1/2/2020 | Expires: 2/1/2020

Location: New York City, New York (US)
Category:
Role:
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: Commensurate to experience

We are looking for a Sourcing Specialist to source and procure goods and services with an emphasis on strong analytical skills, category expertise, and a passion for driving innovation. As the Sourcing Specialist at Fox, you work and collaborate with senior management, finance and operations. You have experience with the sourcing and procurement process in a variety of areas including but not limited to: Broadcast Tech, Engineering, IT (including hardware, software and support agreements), Enterprise Agreements, SaaS licensing, Digital Media & Analytics, and Business Development.  You demonstrate excellent communication acumen, strong interpersonal skills, good judgement, and an exceptional critical thinking ability that helps teams overcome obstacles and reach their goals in a fast paced, high-pressure environment.

 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create RFQ/RFP/RFI packages for internal clients
  • Analyze and compile quote response packages, including detailed assessment of cost breakdown data
  • Generate quote comparison data sets, and participate in internal supplier selection; generate selection justification package for cross-functional and executive review
  • Communicate proactively and effectively with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Act as primary point of contact for suppliers during the RFQ phase, effectively maintaining relationships
  • Maintain supplier list for future needs; monitor trends as needed to optimize supply base readiness and meet emerging business requirements
  • Support the implementation of strategic sourcing strategies
  • Negotiate to maximize cost savings, improve service levels, and mitigate contractual risks
  • Partner with appropriate internal stakeholders to reach smart and innovative business decisions
  • Develop, set, lead and carry out negotiation strategy, while remaining nimble, fluid and clear-headed
  • Present results to evaluation team and drive the closure of a sourcing decision
  • Interact on a timely basis with fluid communication to internal stakeholders and vendor partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • At least 3 years’ sourcing and procurement experience
  • Understanding that a strong focus on TCO is paramount
  • Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while keeping stakeholders abreast of timelines and progress
  • Exposure to tech (Broadcast, Engineering, IT, Digital Media)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)
  • Ability to implement strategic thinking under pressure
  • Dedication to consistently uphold integrity and honesty
  • Detail-oriented capabilities, strong Excel skills and analytical thinking capabilities
  • Courage to take calculated risks while maintaining accountability
  • Familiarity with Supplier Diversity and Inclusion
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred

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