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Senior Sourcing Analyst

Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: London, GB, NW1 8TT

Company: ViacomCBS

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.


Is this the role for you?


Paramount Global Sourcing is seeking a talented sourcing professional to join our team in a key role for the department reporting to the EVP of Global Sourcing.  Responsibilities include assisting the department in key enterprise-wide sourcing projects (which provide cost savings and process improvement), providing internal customer service and supporting the Department’s annual goals.


The successful candidate will work across all Paramount Divisions, interacting regularly with stakeholders at both the Corporate and Divisional level. With significant growth potential, this position provides an opportunity to work on multiple projects in both traditional and non-traditional spend categories across the Global Sourcing team.


What will you be doing?

  • Work with Sourcing team leaders to identify opportunities to adjust processes and spending patterns for efficiencies and cost savings; engages the appropriate stake holders in the process.
  • Performs risk and financial analysis to support sourcing decisions and projects.
  • Assists cross-functional teams in performing competitive events (RFPs, auctions, etc.) in support of category strategies.
  • Leverages e-Business tools, such as spend analysis, supplier intelligence, bid/auction event management and others in support of spend category management strategies.
  • Provide support in detailed negotiations and relationships with suppliers, in collaboration with management, legal and other stakeholders.
  • Assists in developing and executing implementation plans for support of programs with new suppliers.
  • Supports ongoing quality improvement, including score carding of suppliers, ongoing reviews with internal customers, and staying abreast of market trends, supplier intelligence and other relevant information.
  • Contributes to enterprise commitment to diversity and sustainability through consideration of these key areas during supplier selection and negotiation, as well as in ongoing supplier relationships.
  • Maintains process workflow and internal communications to ensure seamless reporting of team’s projects and savings achievements
  • Creates dynamic models to identify levers of negotiating influence and calculate savings estimates
  • Monitor and audit team project documentations to drive efficiency and consistency in work processes
  • Collaborates with Finance teams to ensure data accuracy
  • Assists in presenting results of sensitivity analyses to key stakeholders



What are we looking for?


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA a plus
  • Experience in sourcing, finance, media, or operations environment.


Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • Strong analytical, business process analysis and problem-solving capabilities
  • Skilled with technology-based systems including spend analytics and i-procurement tools
  • Ability to develop detailed work breakdown structures
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel (VBA a plus), Access, Power BI, SharePoint, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication both oral and verbal.
  • Ability to think strategically, interpret specifications and use sound judgment to make business decisions
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • High motivation and results-oriented work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and understand sourcing best practices
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and deal with ambiguity
  • Experience in data analysis, financial/quantitative modelling, and business intelligence tools (Tableau)



 Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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