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Procurement Director - Finance & Shared Services

Discovery Inc
Knoxville, TN 37902
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Discovery Inc

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States,
Req ID: 33098


The Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) Procurement Director for Finance & Shared Services Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) leads category strategy development and associated initiatives for the finance and shared services organization. This includes accounting/controllership, treasury, tax, FP&A, investor relations and internal audit. Furthermore this position covers Business Process Outsourcing as it relates to finance programs such as Order To Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report and similar core accounting and finance processes. He/she is a subject matter expert in the aforementioned categories with prior experience in this category including experience with large BPO suppliers such as GenPact, CapGemini, Deloitte, TCS, etc. He/she proactively partners with CFO direct reports and their teams as well as Global Business Services teams to develop category strategies and lead sourcing projects, enable specification definition and demand management, as well as managing supplier performance and innovation activities. Finance and Shared Services BPO represents $337M in third party spend and contributes to business success and revenue growth. Warner Bros Discovery Procurement Director for Finance & Shared Services BPO will report to the VP Procurement for Corporate Services.


  • Develops mid-to long range sourcing strategic plans that (1) links to company-wide vision, (2) takes into account global versus regional approach versus local approach, and (3) prioritizes efforts for maximum contribution for margin improvement and achieve best total value for business units/geographies for their goods and/or services requirements.
  • Demonstrates and practices a high degree of professional integrity and ethical responsibility in all business activities.
  • Leads change and holds project teams accountable for achieving results.
  • Maintains a strong external focus to inform Procurement strategy by leveraging industry peers and professional organisations and regular industry benchmarking, assessing best practices, innovation and being involved in industry forums

Stakeholder/Internal Customer Management
  • Partners with key internal clients for alignment of business priorities across multiple sourcing categories and be the conduit/liaison on behalf of global sourcing team.
  • Provides internal consulting expertise to senior management in the practice of strategic sourcing, best practices, and external marketplace or innovative trends.
  • Builds effective relationships to enable fast alignment and roll out communications.
  • Actively participates in business strategy reviews.
  • Leads periodic review meetings to develop action plans, seek input, share results, re-prioritize projects.

Category Management
  • Leads Finance & Shared Services BPO global category strategy development, aligning cross-divisional and cross-geography requirements against clear and measurable goals.
  • Develops category strategy recommendations in a concise and persuasive fashion and leads implementation of sourcing strategy (sole source or short-list negotiations, leverage added scope, competitive bidding, eSourcing tools, catalogs, reverse auctions, etc.).
  • Accountable for the delivery of category savings targets through collaboration and engagement with business stakeholders.
  • Conducts and coaches others to execute against category strategy with full understanding of potential shortfalls and risk mitigation plans.
  • Develops and compiles required business case for new ideals, including execution of Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quotation (RFQ) or Request for Proposals (RFP).

Supplier Selection/Management
  • Leads the development of global or multi-national supplier industry analysis when developing global sourcing strategies.
  • Uses depth of knowledge of suppliers to gain insights which are not obvious nor widely held that improve WBDs competitive advantage.
  • Partners with Supplier Diversity efforts to creatively include diverse vendors in supplier selection processes and creatively grow existing diverse vendor spend.
  • Leads environmentally friendly purchase efforts to support WBDs sustainability efforts.

Negotiations, Contract Creation & Management
  • Leads and develops multi-pronged negotiation strategies, contract analyses, and sourcing communications and meetings.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders and legal counsel to lead global negotiations and contract coordination to ensure all geography-specific requirements are captured.
  • Views new and existing opportunities from different angles to identify fresh and original ways of tapping those opportunities to get maximum return.

Sourcing-Driven Project Management
  • Identifies, implements, and manages large scale, complex projects across business units and geographies may involve outsourcing analysis and total cost of ownership considerations.
  • Identifies opportunities where project management expertise needs to be implemented and works to ensure that those involved in key projects are managing them optimally.


What you need to have:

5-7 years experience in procurement and strategic sourcing

Solid experience and highly developed subject matter expertise in finance procurement

Bachelors Degree in business, finance, operations, engineering, supply chain management or similar focus.

Its a plus if you have:


Professional accreditation in procurement


Posted: 2022-09-15 Expires: 2022-10-17

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