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Discovery Communications
Knoxville, TN 37902
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    113244874
Discovery Communications


Dir-Global Supplier Perform & Innovation

US-TN-Knoxville

Job ID: 24188
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Finance
Discovery

Overview

The Global Supplier Performance and Innovation (SP&I) leader is accountable to be subject matter expert on external relationships, managing and delivering continuous improvement and identifying innovation opportunities The Global SP&I will work cross functionally with the procurement teams, business stakeholders and suppliers to develop performance measurement processes, implement supplier engagement strategies, identify and complete defined improvement projects that will deliver tangible, measurable enhancements that support overall Discovery performance. This role will also be responsible for the ongoing education and training of the procurement staff in areas of professional best practices and development and use of strategic tools such as category strategy and quarterly business reviews.



Responsibilities

1. Responsible for building, harmonizing and streamlining SP&I strategy, creating value-added partnership models and building supplier performance assessment tools and processes across local, regional and global organizations
2. Responsible for driving SP&I best-practice sharing across local, regional and global organizations, monitoring for trends in service delivery to proactively drive improvement opportunities, and providing innovation insight into Category playbook
3. Responsible for providing training, coaching and expertise to leading improvement and transformation activities across local, regional and global sourcing organizations, in collaboration with business and supplier stakeholders
4. Responsible for monitoring performance against key value metrics and business-oriented KPIs in the Procurement Balance Scorecard
5. Senior level engagement with Discovery and supplier executive stakeholders to develop and drive shared rules of engagement and collaborative values and behaviors for the tier one suppliers.



Qualifications

* 10+ years of experience. Extensive understanding of and experience in Procurement, category and demand management, as well as negotiating
* 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
* Undergraduate degree required; Master’s preferred
* Professional accreditation in sourcing / procurement a plus

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Knoxville, Tennessee, KX, TN

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

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Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

PI113244874

<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Dir-Global Supplier Perform & Innovation</b><br/><br/>US-TN-Knoxville<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 24188<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Finance<br/>Discovery<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">The Global Supplier Performance and Innovation (SP&I) leader is accountable to be subject matter expert on external relationships, managing and delivering continuous improvement and identifying innovation opportunities The Global SP&I will work cross functionally with the procurement teams, business stakeholders and suppliers to develop performance measurement processes, implement supplier engagement strategies, identify and complete defined improvement projects that will deliver tangible, measurable enhancements that support overall Discovery performance. This role will also be responsible for the ongoing education and training of the procurement staff in areas of professional best practices and development and use of strategic tools such as category strategy and quarterly business reviews.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Responsible for building, harmonizing and streamlining SP&I strategy, creating value-added partnership models and building supplier performance assessment tools and processes across local, regional and global organizations<br />2. Responsible for driving SP&I best-practice sharing across local, regional and global organizations, monitoring for trends in service delivery to proactively drive improvement opportunities, and providing innovation insight into Category playbook<br />3. Responsible for providing training, coaching and expertise to leading improvement and transformation activities across local, regional and global sourcing organizations, in collaboration with business and supplier stakeholders<br />4. Responsible for monitoring performance against key value metrics and business-oriented KPIs in the Procurement Balance Scorecard<br />5. Senior level engagement with Discovery and supplier executive stakeholders to develop and drive shared rules of engagement and collaborative values and behaviors for the tier one suppliers. </p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* 10+ years of experience. Extensive understanding of and experience in Procurement, category and demand management, as well as negotiating<br />* Focus on teamwork and cross functional collaboration<br />* High level of organization skills and attention to detail<br />* Strong computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint<br />* Strong communication skills to interact within all levels of the company, in a concise and clear manner<br />* Ability to function effectively in a matrixed organization<br />* Understanding of the supplier landscape across major categories of spend; industry and/or professional relationships with vendors in these categories a plus<br />* Demonstrated contract and agreement negotiation experience, including development of negotiating strategies <br />* Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize complex and technical information into concise and clear recommendation<br />* Willingness to bring thought leadership, a creative mindset, and a fresh perspective on new ways to approach existing problems<br />* Undergraduate degree required; Masters preferred<br />* Professional accreditation in sourcing / procurement a plus</p><p style="margin: 0px;">* Must have the legal right to work in the United States</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Knoxville, Tennessee, KX, TN</span></p>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/Z4PwMOhyAMkrixqmImVLE"> <p>PI113244874</p>
Posted: 2019-08-29 Expires: 2019-09-30

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