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Sr Sourcing Specialist- Parks and Resorts

Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Sr Sourcing Specialist- Parks and Resorts

Jobid 23768-383325

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36448BR

**Job Title** Sr Sourcing Specialist- Parks and Resorts

**Business Segment** Parks & Resorts

**Sub-Business** USH Finance

**Posting Category** Finance

**About Us** Universal Studios Hollywood is the Entertainment Capital of L.A. featuring a movie-based theme park and Studio Tour, and bridged by Universal CityWalk, a dynamic entertainment, shopping and dining complex. Universal Studios Hollywood is an industry leader due to its impressive talent base of highly creative professionals who inspire and produce compelling entertainment and innovative attractions that immerse guests in an authentic Hollywood experience. Universal Studios Hollywood’s team of professionals enjoys a unique culture where fun, hard work and high-quality results are priority, resulting in an employee base that is proud to work here. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The company offers equally unique opportunities for employees to expand their careers within Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Parks & Resorts, and the broader NBCUniversal family. It’s a big universe, where do you fit in?

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


Universal Parks & Resorts group is a fully integrated, in-house finance and sourcing department conducting primary research from questionnaire development, field work, data processing and compilation to final analysis and reporting. The Senior Sourcing Specialist will review and analyze a wide range of projects and purchase requisitions including capital and expense items and services; investigate and develop sources of supplies and services, prepare scopes of works, bid specifications; issue bid requests and review proposals. Also requires interpretation of purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, as a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a high degree of operations and technical knowledge based on sourcing category.


• Knowledgeable on the Strategic Sourcing process, drafting of contracts, financial reviews and procurement practices

• Builds and fosters relationships and effectively partners across varied functions with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and colleagues to influence change

• Project Management: Drives completion of multiple simultaneous projects by proactively considering new alternatives and driving critical thinking to optimize results

• Provides input and support for continuous improvement programs within the department

• Development, evaluation, and presentation of business case and cost/benefit analysis to stakeholders

• Communicates proactively and effectively with stakeholders and suppliers

• Leverages industry associations, peers and stakeholders to identify best practices for strategic sourcing for outsourcing category and supplier management

Strategic Sourcing

• Proactively identifies and recommends category sourcing options and partners with stakeholders to implement them

• Contributes significantly to the achievement of defined category performance targets and participates in or leads competitive RFPs as necessary

• Independently negotiates commercial and performance aspects of outsourcing agreements - strong understanding of pricing models, SLAs, benchmarking, scope description required

• Leverage market knowledge and understanding of industry trends to achieve performance goals for the category

• Collaborate with stakeholders to cover various commodities such as technical operations (engineering, facilities, MRO), production (scenic, lighting, audio), park operations (construction, consumables, services)

• Perform data/spend analysis to identify opportunities for cost reduction, TCO, and value creation

• Identify long term sourcing strategies for theme park services and related commodity groups that can be used domestically and globally

• Conduct regular business reviews, financial, operational, and management process audits

• Develop and implement vendor metrics for reporting and achievements which include; supplier performance, financial performance and footprint issues

• Governance of vendor sourcing agreements

• Manage/mitigate vendor risk, business continuity and security

• Acts as liaison with vendors to ensure organizational needs are met

• Perform other duties as assigned


• Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university - preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain or related degree

• 3- 5 years of experience in strategic sourcing, procurement, supply chain, finance or related field

• Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Must have both quantitative and qualitative market research experience

• Ability to interpret and utilize key financial data; can tell a story with data

• Must have strong multitasking capabilities, project management skills and the ability to work effectively in an environment with tight deadlines

• Must be self-directed and able to work independently but also able to work collaboratively in a team-oriented department

• Ability to learn and become subject matter expert quickly

• Experience negotiating/contracting with suppliers

• Complies with all NBCUniversal/Universal Studios Hollywood policies

• Occasional travel may be required

**Desired Characteristics**

• MBA a plus

• Excellent planning and prioritization skills with the ability to quickly adapt to change

• Demonstrated comfort level with ambiguity

• Excellent verbal, presentation, and written skills

• Clear thinker who is proven to solve problems efficiently and effectively

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


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