Manager, Global Sourcing - Marketing
Culver City , CaliforniaREQ ID JR21-10998 Apply View Saved Jobs
At Sony Pictures, our purpose is to ‘fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology’. We develop and deliver groundbreaking and exciting entertainment, including the record-breaking Spider-Man movie franchise, the critically acclaimed Outlander series, and the beloved gameshows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
The Marketing Category Manager will partner closely with various Marketing departments across multiple businesses, including Sony Motion Pictures and Television, as well as Sony Pictures’ recent acquisitions, to identify and develop sourcing strategies which maximize the value of Marketing investments.
The role may include projects in the areas of Media, Creative, Publicity, Marketing Technology, and Market Research; we are therefore looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual who is keen to hone and develop their Marketing Sourcing skills in a company where Marketing and creativity are core to the business.
Within the Marketing Sourcing team, the Category Manager is responsible for specifically supporting the Marketing Category Director in identifying, developing, and managing projects that will help Sourcing achieve its goals and generate incremental value for Sony. Critical to the success of the Marketing Sourcing category is the development of stakeholder relationships as well as the application of strong analytical skills. We therefore welcome individuals who can combine the ability to work well with creative Marketing Executives whilst at the same time applying appropriate structure and financial rigor. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to experience various Marketing activities and projects and would ideally suit someone with a passion for Marketing Sourcing.
Support the Marketing Sourcing team to identify and deliver various sourcing projects to support the team’s strategy and objectives
Lead multiple sourcing engagements from start to completion including project feasibility, development of robust baselines, strategy setting, stakeholder engagement, delivery of agreed sourcing strategy, negotiation, implementation, contracting, and ongoing supplier management
Develop trusted and strong partnerships with internal stakeholders
Develop knowledge and understanding of Sony Pictures Marketing processes, and external supplier landscape, as well as industry best practices. This would involve participation in professional development activities to continuously improve skills and marketing expertise
Create executive-level presentations
Perform financial, supply market, and spend analysis
Utilize sourcing best practices including the application of a structured sourcing methodology and conducting Marketing appropriate cost analysis/charts/graphs
Contribute to the development of Marketing team short- and long-term category strategy by proactively identifying opportunities
Support and contribute to SPE’s supplier diversity and environmental purchasing initiatives
7+ years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing/Procurement/Consulting or equivalent Marketing experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (presentation, written and verbal)
Strong abilities in project management, prioritization, and multi-tasking
Ability to function successfully both independently and within a team
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
MBA a plus but not necessarily required
*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.
*As part of our commitment to health and safety, all U.S. non-union and O.P.E.I.U. Local 174 applicants and employees must submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request and obtain approval of a reasonable accommodation based on disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. To request an accommodation for purposes of participating in the hiring process, you may contact us at SPE_Accommodation_Assistance@spe.sony.com.
Why We Love Sony PicturesAdam Herr Miami
“There is no such thing as a typical day. That's one of the aspects that makes the job so fun and engaging. Every day there are new projects, new problems to solve, new meetings, new people to work with and new things to learn.”