NBC Universal Director, Sourcing - Indirect/Technology in Orlando, Florida

Job Number 33570BR

Job Title Director, Sourcing - Indirect/Technology

Business Segment Universal Studios

Sub-Business Universal Orlando

Posting Category Sourcing & Procurement

About Us Universal Parks & Resorts is comprised of Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a new destination coming in 2020 in Beijing, China. We are a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at all of our destinations. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who’s serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn’t take magic to put a smile on a guest’s face… it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal attitude. Universal’s theme parks offer exactly the kind of vacation families crave – bringing together popular culture’s most compelling stories, characters and adventures to create some of the world’s most innovative and entertaining attraction experiences. These are immersive, next-level, adventures such as the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, outrageously fun attractions such as Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and highly themed, authentic experiences based on cutting-edge television, such as Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. We embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience. Universal Parks & Resorts adheres to ‘The Universal Way’ by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world. Universal Parks & Resorts provides world-class entertainment destinations with signature theme parks that create unparalleled entertainment.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Florida

City Orlando

Responsibilities

This job is a strategic partner with Finance and operating divisions in Universal Parks and Resorts to obtain optimum operating efficiency and maximum profit contribution in the procurement of goods and services needed at Universal Parks and Resorts. The leader in this role continuously sources out qualified vendors to deliver the best quality products and services within the budget allocated to the procurement. It minimizes the procurement cost metrics. The role will have direct oversight in two key areas which include Universal Parks Technology and Universal Sales & Marketing.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads Universal Parks and Resorts sourcing in the areas of technology (hardware/software) /entertainment (production, equipment and rigging) and sales & marketing services (print, digital services).

  • Sources out vendors to deliver quality items within the planned budget, continually seeks less expensive sources while maintaining product quality. Utilizes partnership with Comcast/NBCUniversal sourcing group to further reduce procurement costs. Manages the procurement function to the plan. Implements annual procurement initiatives and ensures buying staff is actively and regularly interacting with appropriate cost controllers.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing sourcing plan to achieve savings targets in specified category groups.

  • Establishes overall governing process for procedures, systems, quality standards, and best practices to optimize the management of vendor spend and vendor relationships and supplier diversity programs.

  • Implements and directs overall sourcing vision, strategies, expected outcomes and objectives for the long range sourcing plan.

  • Working with key business stakeholders, develops innovative solutions to their procurement needs. This will include compiling financial scenario model to develop optimal total cost of ownership (TCO).

  • Oversees the development and tracking of key sourcing projects to ensure sourcing team delivers exception value to key business stakeholders.

  • Manage, train and develop the Purchasing staff.

SCOPE: Oversees all aspects of sourcing for Technology, Marketing Services, and Entertainment.

Qualifications/Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Success criteria includes, but is not limited to, spend management / reduction, driving global adoption of tools and process, integration of direct and indirect procurement, advancing our capabilities, growing our team’s talent and building a unified sourcing team for parks.

  • Experience managing large-scale projects.

  • Exceptional project management/team leadership skills evidenced by a track record of success leading engagements or other problem-solving initiatives.

  • Experience developing and implementing key performance indicators (KPI’s) to track goals.

  • Strong communication skills within and across teams, up through executive channels and across vendors and third parties.

  • Experience in planning, facilitating, and managing change.

  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills are mandatory. Strong executive presence.

  • Proven ability to negotiate and influence decisions at senior and executive management levels and within a matrix organization.

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal business partners and external suppliers.

  • Ability to develop and implement innovative sourcing strategies generating cost savings and process improvements.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and leadership presence.

  • Business and financial acumen to understand, communicate, and develop complex, integrated, sourcing and business strategies.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in Business/Finance. Master’s degree required.

EXPERIENCE: 10-15 Years: Purchasing experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Professional certifications such as Certified Purchasing Management (CPM) or Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) are preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Travel required between multiple locations (15-25%).

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

We regret, due to the volume of responses, only applicants of interest will be contacted. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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