US-NY-New York

Overview and Responsibilities

Viacom is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories.


Our Strategic Sourcing team is growing!  We are adding Sourcing Analysts to the team in New York and Los Angeles


These roles will help drive and support cost saving initiatives for our Technology and Post Production & Content areas which deliver impactful financial results. The positions provide support with general project tasks such as spend category research and analysis, support to project planning, analysis and execution, financial modelling and status reporting.


Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

Support Global Category Managers / Leaders in Developing and Executing Category Strategies and In Fulfilling Sourcing Requests from Business

  • Conduct financial, demand and supply market analysis, and interact with business leaders to support Category Manager in development of Category strategy
  • Develop and execute complex RFI / RFQ / RFP’s with quality and in timeframes as directed by Category Managers e.g., develop standard templates, work with business to identify both incumbent and new vendors, distribute to vendors; tabulate and analyze responses, support Category Manager in responding to vendor questions, prepare summary tables of comparative results across vendors
  • Execute contract renewals and new contracts as assigned by Category Manager. Negotiate best possible commercial terms while protecting Viacom through use of standard terms and conditions.
  • Interact directly with vendor and internal business leaders for day-to-day activities
  • Efficiently and effectively process procurement requests from Category Managers – provide optimal results within timeframes needed by the business
  • Conduct other (frequently cross-functional) projects as assigned by Category Leader and Manager

Leverage Data Analytics and Gather Business Intelligence to Support Development and Execution of Category Strategies

  • Support Category Managers with spend data analysis to assess current performance and identify improvement opportunities
  • Conduct supply market research and analysis to identify / validate potentially qualified suppliers to meet business needs
  • Continuously gather business intelligence on category-specific sourcing best practices and summarize / share with Category Managers
  • Prepare performance scorecards and communicate to vendors
  • Build knowledge/credibility within assigned category (ies) – bring new and actionable category – specific insights to Category Manager based on knowledge of category best practices and trends

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or a related field
  • Minimum of (2) years’ of business analysis experience or equivalent
  • One (1) year experience in driving small projects through all execution phases
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet modeling
  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite (Excel (specifically pivot tables & V look ups, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
  • Familiarity with SAP or other leading ERP systems
  • Experience with managing analytical tools and working with large, complex datasets

Additional Qualifications

  • Previous experience working within the media and entertainment industry strongly preferred
  • Previous experience specifically within technology or post production and content strongly preferred
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and effectively
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder groups at all levels.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in database administration
  • General knowledge of accounting principles
  • Prior use of data visualization software (e.g. Tableau, Visokio) or willingness to learn a strong plus
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and deal with ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player and possess strong work ethic and integrity
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced environment and meet critical deadlines

At Viacom, 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 Viacommunity outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all.  Viacom 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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