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Manager Procurement Center of Excellence

Discovery Inc.
Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Job Code
    117916909
Discovery Inc.


Manager Procurement Center of Excellence

US-TN-Knoxville

Job ID: 25891
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Finance
Discovery

Overview

Our Team

Discovery operates on a worldwide basis to produce & acquire content from thousands of global partners, schedule hundreds of linear TV & online channels, and distribute content to hundreds of affiliates including cable TV, free-to-air broadcast, and online video providers such as Amazon and iTunes.

As Discovery Inc’s portfolio continues to grow, the Discovery Procurement organization is an integral function that is unlocking tremendous value for the company. Our team serves as a strategic partner with the business and our suppliers to produce vital business benefits that enable Discovery to reach more audiences around the world on more platforms.

Position Summary

This position plays an integral role within the Procurement organization related to technology and processes to drive efficiency and performance for Discovery. As a member of the Procurement Center of Excellence (COE) team, this role will work closely with the Procurement category teams to identify value creation opportunities through data analytics and improve integration with the business through advanced procurement systems/tools. The position will support continual improvement by supporting new procurement system implementations, identifying and implementing procurement system enhancements, and identifying operational improvements through analysis of the process, tools, and data. The successful holder of the position will have a deep understanding of the system development lifecycle, an understanding of the procurement function, and the ability to collaborate with diverse global and cross-functional teams.



Responsibilities

1. Work alongside the other COE team members to continuously enhance processes, improve analytics and performance metrics, and support user adoption of the systems/tools.
2. Support the implementation of new systems and system enhancements/releases including gathering requirements, testing functionality, providing training, and developing change management plans that ensure all business needs are met.
3. Administer and support existing procurement systems working with counterparts in the technology organization. This includes support of configurations, enhancements, reporting, and testing.
4. Develop/Maintain training resources and deliver training to various user groups to drive compliant and efficient use of available tools.
5. Support reporting and analysis of key procurement metrics
6. Work closely with the Global Procure-to-Pay team, Legal, and InfoSec teams while guiding the business through the source to pay process
7. Manage relationships with multiple business organizations, internal technology groups, and 3rd party software vendors.
8. Ad hoc projects as required.



Qualifications

* Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management information systems, supply chain management or related field.
* 5+ years of experience as a business analyst, preferably related to purchasing/procurement systems
* Knowledge of procurement processes and related reporting requirements
* Full-lifecycle system implementation experience including technical and functional requirements, system design, implementation, data migration, testing, training, go-live support, and issue resolution.
* Proven ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills
* Strong computer skills including proficiency in MSoffice suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) or Google Suite
* Strong communication skills with ability to interact with all levels in the company
* Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize complex and technical information in a clear, concise manner
* Experience with SAP, Ariba, Scout a plus
* Ability to function effectively in a matrixed organization
* Proactive and driven to identify, implement, and monitor continuous improvement opportunities.

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

Knoxville, KNOX, KNX, Tennessee, TN

Discovery 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.

EEO is the Law

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.

PI117916909

<b>Discovery Inc.</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Manager Procurement Center of Excellence</b><br/><br/>US-TN-Knoxville<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 25891<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;"><strong>Our Team</strong></p><p style="margin: 0px;">Discovery operates on a worldwide basis to produce & acquire content from thousands of global partners, schedule hundreds of linear TV & online channels, and distribute content to hundreds of affiliates including cable TV, free-to-air broadcast, and online video providers such as Amazon and iTunes.</p><p style="margin: 0px;">As Discovery Incs portfolio continues to grow, the Discovery Procurement organization is an integral function that is unlocking tremendous value for the company. Our team serves as a strategic partner with the business and our suppliers to produce vital business benefits that enable Discovery to reach more audiences around the world on more platforms. </p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Position Summary</strong></p><p style="margin: 0px;">This position plays an integral role within the Procurement organization related to technology and processes to drive efficiency and performance for Discovery. As a member of the Procurement Center of Excellence (COE) team, this role will work closely with the Procurement category teams to identify value creation opportunities through data analytics and improve integration with the business through advanced procurement systems/tools. The position will support continual improvement by supporting new procurement system implementations, identifying and implementing procurement system enhancements, and identifying operational improvements through analysis of the process, tools, and data. The successful holder of the position will have a deep understanding of the system development lifecycle, an understanding of the procurement function, and the ability to collaborate with diverse global and cross-functional teams. </p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Work alongside the other COE team members to continuously enhance processes, improve analytics and performance metrics, and support user adoption of the systems/tools.<br />2. Support the implementation of new systems and system enhancements/releases including gathering requirements, testing functionality, providing training, and developing change management plans that ensure all business needs are met.<br />3. Administer and support existing procurement systems working with counterparts in the technology organization. This includes support of configurations, enhancements, reporting, and testing. <br />4. Develop/Maintain training resources and deliver training to various user groups to drive compliant and efficient use of available tools. <br />5. Support reporting and analysis of key procurement metrics<br />6. Work closely with the Global Procure-to-Pay team, Legal, and InfoSec teams while guiding the business through the source to pay process <br />7. Manage relationships with multiple business organizations, internal technology groups, and 3rd party software vendors.<br />8. Ad hoc projects as required.</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* Bachelors degree in business administration, management information systems, supply chain management or related field. <br />* 5+ years of experience as a business analyst, preferably related to purchasing/procurement systems<br />* Knowledge of procurement processes and related reporting requirements<br />* Full-lifecycle system implementation experience including technical and functional requirements, system design, implementation, data migration, testing, training, go-live support, and issue resolution. <br />* Proven ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills<br />* Strong computer skills including proficiency in MSoffice suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) or Google Suite<br />* Strong communication skills with ability to interact with all levels in the company<br />* Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize complex and technical information in a clear, concise manner<br />* Experience with SAP, Ariba, Scout a plus<br />* Ability to function effectively in a matrixed organization<br />* Proactive and driven to identify, implement, and monitor continuous improvement opportunities. </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, KNOX, KNX, Tennessee, TN</span></p>Discovery 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/nVeLROS8lzjEiExahePJE"> <p>PI117916909</p>

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Posted: 2020-02-09 Expires: 2020-03-11

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