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Head of Procurement Center of Excellence

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Position Summary Lead efforts within the Procurement organization related to technologies, policies, and processes to drive efficiency and performance for Discovery. This position is responsible for developing the Procurement Technology roadmap in partnership with the Procurement Category Leads and Procure to Pay. The Head of Procurement CoE will report directly to Discovery\u2019s SVP and CPO and be a member of the Procurement Leadership team. Responsibilities 1. Oversee the development and reassessment of processes, tools and systems, training materials, and policies that are central to strategic sourcing, Procurement, and contract to source2. Lead the Analytics team in CoE to maintain best-practice category management, contract support, and supplier qualification and risk mitigation processes3. Work alongside the Spend Category leaders to collaborate on sourcing strategies, strategic planning, and the development of a long-term technology roadmap4. Maintain a strong external focus to inform negotiations and Procurement strategy by leveraging industry peers and professional organizations 5. Lead change management efforts to continuously build new processes, analytics and performance metrics, and better integrate procurement into business unit decision making across all categories of spend Requirements * 10 years of experience in procurement process management / analytics in a large complex organization, preferably with media focus* 10 years leading a team, including development of category plans and/or sourcing strategies* Excellent understanding of Procurement technologies, AI, and * Understanding of the supplier landscape across major categories of spend; industry and/or professional relationships with suppliers in these categories a plus* Demonstrated contract and agreement negotiation experience, including development of negotiating strategies * Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize complex and technical information into concise and clear recommendations* Willingness to bring thought leadership, a creative mindset, and a fresh perspective on new ways to approach existing problems* Undergraduate degree required; MBA a plus* Professional accreditation in sourcing / procurement a plus * Must have the legal right to work in the United States Silver Spring, Maryland, MD, DC, Washington


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