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Senior Procurement Analyst

Posted: 30 Mar 2021 Closes: 29 Apr 2021
LONDON, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time VIA_14032

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Come and join a culture where content, people and ideas merge. An exciting and open place where your talents can truly thrive. Ready? This could be the start of something special. At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more - but it's our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.Overview

Is this the role for you?

This role will help drive and support cost saving initiatives for the International Sourcing team on an as needed basis, across categories: Technology, Research, Post-production, Production and Events, and Marketing; in order to deliver impactful financial results. The position provides support with general project tasks, such as spend category research and analysis, support to project planning, analysis and execution, financial modelling and status reporting.

What will you be doing?

Support Sourcing Leaders in Developing and Executing Category Strategies and in Fulfilling Sourcing Requests from Business

  • Conduct financial, demand and supply market analysis, and interact with business leaders to support International Sourcing in development of Category strategy
  • Develop and execute complex RFI / RFQ / RFP's with quality and in timeframes as directed by International Sourcing e.g., develop standard templates, work with business to identify both incumbent and new vendors, distribute to vendors; tabulate and analyze responses, support Category Manager in responding to vendor questions, prepare summary tables of comparative results across vendors
  • Execute contract renewals and new contracts as assigned by Category Manager. Negotiate the best possible commercial terms while protecting Viacom through use of standard terms and conditions.
  • Interact directly with vendor and internal business leaders for day-to-day activities
  • Accurately and effectively process procurement requests
  • Conduct other (frequently cross-functional) projects as assigned
Leverage Data Analytics and Gather Business Intelligence to Support Development and Execution of Category Strategies

  • Support the International Sourcing team with spend data analysis to assess current performance and identify improvement opportunities
  • Build the weekly reporting (dashboard from SAP / Business Warehouse/ Spend360 / Tableau) explaining main variances, opportunities, and risks; build a true picture of supplier spend
  • Create the quarterly analysis (Reporting for CFO, Non-Compliance and KPI reports) where accuracy will be key, and accountability for understanding the data.
  • Support the Annual Operating Plan for Sourcing and Procurement
  • Analyzing changes and trends related to savings, spend, projects and contracts, interpreting and communicating analysis results.
  • Provide accurate financial analysis and present insights on spend and costs, highlight trends and forecast/calculate savings across markets and Lines of Business
  • Identify opportunities for value creation by reviewing spend for non-compliance with purchasing policy
  • Develop positive relationship with internal (e.g. Finance) local teams and external stakeholders.
  • Conduct supply market research and analysis to identify / validate potentially qualified suppliers to meet business needs
  • Continuously collect business intelligence on category-specific sourcing standard methodologies and summarize / share with Category Managers
  • Prepare performance scorecards and communicate to vendors
  • Build knowledge/credibility within assigned category e.g., bring new and measurable category - specific insights to Category Manager based on knowledge of category standard methodologies and trends.
What are we looking for?
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet modeling
  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite (Excel (specifically pivot tables & V look ups), PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
  • Familiarity with SAP or other leading ERP systems
  • Strong data visualization skills required - ideally within Tableau
  • Experience with handling analytical tools and working with large, complex datasets
  • Previous experience working within the media and entertainment industry strongly preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and effectively
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of internal and external partner groups at all levels
  • Proficiency in database administration
  • General knowledge of accounting principles
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and handle ambiguity
  • Proven ability to be an excellent teammate and possess strong work ethic and integrity
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and meet critical deadlines
  • A self-starter who works well in a fast-paced, dynamic, team environment

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