Sourcing Specialist

Job Number: R50009169

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: Business Analysis & Research, Finance / Accounting, Operations

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: June 17, 2019

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Channel

FOX News Channel is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. FOX News finished 2018 as the most-watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year in both primetime and total day among total viewers, and has held its number one national cable news channel status for 68 consecutive quarters. FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Sourcing Specialist to source and procure goods and services with an emphasis on strong analytical skills, category expertise, and a passion for driving innovation. As the Sourcing Specialist at Fox, you work and collaborate with senior management, finance and operations. You have experience with the sourcing and procurement process in a variety of areas including but not limited to: Broadcast Tech, Engineering, IT (including hardware, software and support agreements), Enterprise Agreements, SaaS licensing, Digital Media & Analytics, and Business Development.  You demonstrate excellent communication acumen, strong interpersonal skills, good judgement, and an exceptional critical thinking ability that helps teams overcome obstacles and reach their goals in a fast paced, high-pressure environment.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create RFQ/RFP/RFI packages for internal clients
  • Analyze and compile quote response packages, including detailed assessment of cost breakdown data
  • Generate quote comparison data sets, and participate in internal supplier selection; generate selection justification package for cross-functional and executive review
  • Communicate proactively and effectively with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Act as primary point of contact for suppliers during the RFQ phase, effectively maintaining relationships
  • Maintain supplier list for future needs; monitor trends as needed to optimize supply base readiness and meet emerging business requirements
  • Support the implementation of strategic sourcing strategies
  • Negotiate to maximize cost savings, improve service levels, and mitigate contractual risks
  • Partner with appropriate internal stakeholders to reach smart and innovative business decisions
  • Develop, set, lead and carry out negotiation strategy, while remaining nimble, fluid and clear-headed
  • Present results to evaluation team and drive the closure of a sourcing decision
  • Interact on a timely basis with fluid communication to internal stakeholders and vendor partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • At least 3 years’ sourcing and procurement experience
  • Understanding that a strong focus on TCO is paramount
  • Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while keeping stakeholders abreast of timelines and progress
  • Exposure to tech (Broadcast, Engineering, IT, Digital Media)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)
  • Ability to implement strategic thinking under pressure
  • Dedication to consistently uphold integrity and honesty
  • Detail-oriented capabilities, strong Excel skills and analytical thinking capabilities
  • Courage to take calculated risks while maintaining accountability
  • Familiarity with Supplier Diversity and Inclusion
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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