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Senior Technology Procurement Analyst

Company: Warner Media, LLC.
Location: Burbank
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Company OverviewEvery great story has a new beginning. We're excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. We're home to the world's best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.Your New Role---The Senior Technology Procurement Analyst is a key member of the procurement team and has 3 primary areas of responsibility for WMTO: (1) technology hardware, software and services procurement, (2) procurement data standards and maintenance and (3) supplier account management.Preferred Locations:Burbank, CAKnoxville, TNAtlanta, GAKnoxville, TNNY, NYYour Role Accountabilities---Technology Asset Procurement:

  • Source products from multiple resellers
  • Seek alternate vendors and competitive pricing when advantageous
  • Negotiate quotes for equipment and services when applicable
  • Meet budgetary constraints by working with Tech Finance and BU to ensure purchase orders are coded to correct cost centers and accounts and that the Bill of Materials totals out at or below budget
  • Complete purchase orders, monitoring all open purchase orders and providing order-tracking details as requested for technology related purchases, focusing on operating expense or workplace technology expense
  • Ensure all purchase information is accurately and expeditiously captured within the procurement system. This person will ensure prompt communication on all purchases and effectively escalate issues with suppliers and/or supervisors when appropriate.
  • For capital purchases, updating the Bill of Materials with the pertinent quote and order information
  • Perform analysis of procurement spend for projects, departments or commodity codes as needed to support business operationsBroadcast Equipment Consulting:
    • Generate and maintain key relationships with all customer's departments to learn their needs and better understand what technologies are coming up
    • Consult with customers to provide equipment expertise and recommendations as requested and/or needed
    • Engage in project meetings to identify any technology needs
    • Scan all technology procurement requests to ensure its completeness and will maintain a thorough and well-rounded knowledge of broadcast equipment features, functions, and specificationsSupplier Account Management:
      • Maintain good relationships with key suppliers and ensure the procurement system is kept up-to-date with the key supplier information
      • Ensure that any supplier issues will be escalated to the Tech Procurement Manager, in a timely manner
      • Generate supplier scorecards monthly
      • Analyze supplier performance to decisions about preferred suppliers and those selected for RFP and RFQProcess Improvement:
        • Seek, recommend, and implement opportunities for improvement in procurement processes. This may involve collaborating with other procurement team members or end users to streamline activities for the benefit of the operationQualifications & Experience---
          • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
          • 5+ years of technology procurement experience
          • Must be customer service oriented
          • Must be a team player and able to work in a team-centric environment
          • Must be an excellent communicator, both orally and written
          • Must be detail oriented
          • Must be able to understand complex processes and is good at seeing how various items relate to each other at a macro-level
          • Must be accurate and able to self-audit, be resourceful to find answers and make educated decisions, and be able to operate in an ambiguous fast-paced environment
          • Team player and self-starter with interpersonal and solution-oriented attitude and an ability to effectively operate with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment
          • Ability to lead meetings/special projects and develop process improvements.
          • Display ability to delegate or "manage up"
          • Technical knowledge/skills in the following areas
          • Ariba or SAP experience
          • SharePoint 2010 or higher
          • Full understanding of Procure 2 Pay process
          • MS Office Suite, including Visio process flows, PowerPoint, Excel (pivot tables, charts) - Intermediate/Advanced
          • Technology procurement experience preferred
          • An understanding of the WM Technology organization preferred
          • Knowledge of existing WMTO processes & tools preferred
          • CITAM or other ITAM certifications preferred**Current WBD employees will be given preferential consideration for this opportunity. This position will only be posted for five business days.**In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be performed in New York City. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $59,856.00 - $111,161.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.

Keywords: Warner Media, LLC., Burbank , Senior Technology Procurement Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Burbank, California

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