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Category Manager - Technology & Digital

Discovery Inc
Gurugram, HR 122002
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Discovery Inc

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, India,
Req ID: 12663


Category Manager - Technology & Digital



? Set category related objectives in alignment with the requirements of the business units and
brand entities
? Build and maintain strong relationships with senior stakeholders across Discoverys
international business entities
? Develop and execute sourcing strategies that support successful delivery of the business
units operational and financial targets
? Accountable for the delivery of category savings targets through collaboration and
engagement with key business stakeholders
? Accountable for achieving qualitative and quantitative targets and KPIs for the categories of
indirect spend
? Maintain a strong external focus to inform negotiations and Procurement strategy by
leveraging industry peers and professional organizations and regular industry benchmarking,
assessing best practices, innovation and being involved in industry marketing, media, and
research forums
? Accountable and responsible for the overall relationship with the strategic suppliers across
the international business with a high problem solving attitude
? Conducts educational sessions for stakeholders on procurement and sourcing strategies
? Regularly conducts 3rd party performance, financial + payment terms audits, and RFI / RFP facilitation / execution
? Negotiates multi-year and annual scope of work agreements
? Responsible for input into the category supplier segmentation and agreeing actions to
improve supplier performance and value contribution as needed based on the Discovery
Supplier Performance and Innovation Framework


  • Extensive understanding of indirect category spend, category and demand management, as well as negotiating
  • Work experience in technology or digital categories is essential. Ability to work across other indirect categories (e.g. Corporate Services, Media, Marketing & Research) a plus
  • Procurement experience on an international scale is essential
  • Focus on teamwork and cross functional collaboration
  • High level of organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication skills to interact within all levels of the company, in a concise and clear manner
  • Ability to function effectively in a matrixed organization
  • Understanding of the supplier landscape across major categories of spend; industry and/or professional relationships with vendors in these categories a plus
  • Demonstrated contract and agreement negotiation experience, including development of negotiating strategies
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize complex and technical information into concise and clear recommendation
  • Willingness to bring thought leadership, a creative mindset, and a fresh perspective on new ways to approach existing problems
  • Willingness to travel across international business entities

-Minimum level of professional experience


-Job specific technical competencies, skills and knowledge

-Must have the legal right to work


Key Performance Indicators (where applicable)


Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-05

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