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DCSM - Consulting, Legal, & Financial

Discovery Communications
Knoxville, TN 37902
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Discovery Communications


Requisition ID 22478
{}Career Category Finance
Posted Date 2019-03-25

Location US-TN-Knoxville
Type Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary:


The Discovery Category Senior Manager (DCSM) for Consulting Legal, and Financial Services leads category strategy development and associated initiatives for the Consulting, Legal, and Financial Services subcategories for the company. He/she is a subject matter expert in Consulting, Legal and Financial Services with prior experience in sourcing these categories who proactively partners with the Legal, Senior Management, and Finance stakeholders (executive level, manager, and staff) to develop category strategies and leads sourcing projects, specification definition and demand management, as well as managing supplier performance and innovation activities. Consulting, Legal, and Finance represents $250M in third party spend and contributes to business success and revenue growth. The Discovery Category Manager (DCSM) - Consulting, Legal, and Financial will report to the VP, Discovery Category Leader - Corporate Services.



Responsibilities:


1. Set category related objectives in alignment with the Legal and Finance business partners/stakeholders

2. Responsible for the development and execution of projects based on the Category Strategies and business activities to feed into the Annual Category Plan

3. Accountable for the delivery of category savings targets through collaboration and engagement with business stakeholders

4. Responsible for Executive and Managerial level engagement within Discovery and at supplier levels

5. Accountable for the implementation of consistent qualitative and quantitative targets and KPIs for the category

6. 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 contingent labor and facilities forums

7. Accountable and responsible for the overall relationship with the strategic suppliers and the specialized suppliers in the category with a high 'problem solving' attitude

8. Conducts education sessions for stakeholders on Contingent Labor & Facilities topics

9. Regularly conducts 3rd party performance, financial and payment terms audits

10. Negotiates multi-year and annual scope of work agreements

11. Responsible for input into the category supplier segmentation and agreeing actions to improve supplier performance and value contribution as needed based on the Discover Supplier Performance and Innovation (SP&I) framework



Requirements:


* 10+ years of experience. Extensive understanding of Consulting, Legal, and Finance 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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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to [email protected] <br><b>Discovery Communications</b><br><br><br><b>Requisition ID</b> 22478<br><b>{}Career Category</b> Finance<br><b>Posted Date</b> 2019-03-25<br><br><b>Location</b> US-TN-Knoxville<br><b>Type</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br><br><b>Position Summary:</b><br><br><br>The Discovery Category Senior Manager (DCSM) for Consulting Legal, and Financial Services leads category strategy development and associated initiatives for the Consulting, Legal, and Financial Services subcategories for the company. He/she is a subject matter expert in Consulting, Legal and Financial Services with prior experience in sourcing these categories who proactively partners with the Legal, Senior Management, and Finance stakeholders (executive level, manager, and staff) to develop category strategies and leads sourcing projects, specification definition and demand management, as well as managing supplier performance and innovation activities. Consulting, Legal, and Finance represents $250M in third party spend and contributes to business success and revenue growth. The Discovery Category Manager (DCSM) - Consulting, Legal, and Financial will report to the VP, Discovery Category Leader - Corporate Services.<br><br><br><br><b>Responsibilities:</b><br><br><br>1. Set category related objectives in alignment with the Legal and Finance business partners/stakeholders<br><br>2. Responsible for the development and execution of projects based on the Category Strategies and business activities to feed into the Annual Category Plan<br><br>3. Accountable for the delivery of category savings targets through collaboration and engagement with business stakeholders<br><br>4. Responsible for Executive and Managerial level engagement within Discovery and at supplier levels<br><br>5. Accountable for the implementation of consistent qualitative and quantitative targets and KPIs for the category<br><br>6. 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 contingent labor and facilities forums<br><br>7. Accountable and responsible for the overall relationship with the strategic suppliers and the specialized suppliers in the category with a high 'problem solving' attitude<br><br>8. Conducts education sessions for stakeholders on Contingent Labor & Facilities topics<br><br>9. Regularly conducts 3rd party performance, financial and payment terms audits<br><br>10. Negotiates multi-year and annual scope of work agreements<br><br>11. Responsible for input into the category supplier segmentation and agreeing actions to improve supplier performance and value contribution as needed based on the Discover Supplier Performance and Innovation (SP&I) framework<br><br><br><br><b>Requirements:</b><br><br><br>* 10+ years of experience. Extensive understanding of Consulting, Legal, and Finance 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; Master's preferred<br>* Professional accreditation in sourcing / procurement a plus<br><br>* Must have the legal right to work in the United States<br><br>Knoxville, Tennessee, KX, TN<br><br></p><br><br>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 <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> <br><br> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/PdlNeeieaXVRIMNmTG2K5"> <br/><br/><br><br>* 10+ years of experience. Extensive understanding of Consulting, Legal, and Finance 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; Master's preferred<br>* Professional accreditation in sourcing / procurement a plus<br><br>* Must have the legal right to work in the United States<br><br>Knoxville, Tennessee, KX, TN<br><br>
Posted: 2019-03-26 Expires: 2019-05-27

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