Sr Manager Media Procurement LATAM Job at Warner Bros. Discovery – Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.
Who We Are…
When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…
From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.
Your New Role…
Your Role Accountabilities…
Establishes strong relationships with key WBD stakeholders in Media and in Marketing, as needed.
Builds a strong understanding of strategic business direction, objectives, requirements, and priorities across media planning and buying categories.
Effectively works with functional and business groups as a trusted advisor to identify sourcing opportunities across WBD to deliver against media agency/supplier and media buying business objectives.
Supports the development of global category strategy recommendations in a concise and persuasive fashion and leads implementation of the sourcing strategy (optimization, process enhancements, sole source or short-list negotiations, leverage added scope, competitive bidding, reverse auctions, etc.)
Creates and implements regionally focused sourcing plans as needed.
Is resourceful in obtaining relevant information for crafting new category strategies and supporting decisions within the category and/or sourcing engagements for the business unit.
Supplier Analysis & Management
Conducts comprehensive agency/supplier analysis (strategic direction, financial health/risk due diligence, market position, power within industry, capabilities & capacity, risk assessment).
Cultivates a comprehensive understanding of broader market and industry trends and dynamics.
Develops and implements supplier relationship programs that cut across multiple WBD business divisions in close collaboration with key stakeholders.
Sourcing-driven Project Management
Identifies and implements complex projects across divisions and territories. May involve outsourcing analysis and total cost of ownership considerations.
Compiles and synthesizes both business requirements and external market conditions to develop optimal category strategy with full understanding of potential shortfalls and risk mitigation plans.
Develops and assembles required Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quotation (RFQ) or Request for Proposal (RFP) as dictated by the relevant sourcing strategy and priorities.
Leads the entire sourcing process, effectively guiding cross-functional teams in selecting partners that deliver best total value for WBD.
Demonstrates consistent success in meeting or exceeding goals, timelines, and expectations for multiple projects that may be occurring simultaneously.
Financial, Cost, Spend Analysis
Cultivates a deep understanding of the underlying cost and value drivers at the market, supplier and or subcategory level.
Can apply various types of financial analyses to address challenges in new ways.
Analyzes spending patterns to identify new opportunities for value creation.
Collaborates close with Procurement colleagues and other functions (Finance, Marketing, etc.) to bring newly uncovered opportunities to life.
Negotiations, Contract Creation & Management
Leads and develop negotiation strategies, contract analyses, sourcing communications and meetings.
Possesses the experience and confidence to make well-judged decisions independently, which consider the short- and long-term impacts to the interests of the business.
Collaborates with stakeholders and legal counsel to lead negotiations and contract coordination.
Has the necessary business acumen to be thoroughly conversant in the intent and rationale behind contract provisions from a business as well as legal perspective, and acts as a liaison between the contracting entities, legal groups, and other parties as necessary.
Qualifications & Experience…
How We Get Things Done…
This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.
The Legal Bits…
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, union status, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.
If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at [email protected].
About the Company
Company: Warner Bros. Discovery –
Company Location: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires