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Manager, Sourcing Contingent Labor, HR Services, and Market Research

at NBCUniversal

Posted: 6/24/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 447953

Job Description

Job Title
Manager, Sourcing Contingent Labor, HR Services, and Market Research

Business Segment

This strategic sourcing manager will be responsible for leading the sourcing activities for the Human Resources and Market Research Categories. These services will include, but are not limited to, Contingent Labor (including MSP management), Market Research and HR Services. The strategic sourcing manager analyzes data and works with internal business partners to identify opportunities, develop strategies, develop and manage RFx’s, and negotiate agreements in this area.  The strategic sourcing manager will be responsible for ensuring that supplier management processes are established within business units and that the sourcing process is followed for applicable sourcing activities. Must have the ability to think analytically, work independently and manage multiple competing priorities.

  • Analyze spend data from a variety of sources to develop and implement sourcing strategies.
  • Negotiate and implement deals that maximize cost savings, improve service levels, mitigate contractual risks, and creates/improves overall value for NBCU for the category areas mentioned above.
  • Demonstrate sourcing leadership; communicate and implement fact based sourcing strategies across functions and with various levels of management. 
  • Manage long term strategy, continuous improvement, and day to day operations of the Managed Service Provider program.
  • Remain abreast of internal and external factors affecting commodity areas; identify opportunities and determine best in class sources of supply.
  • Continually introduce industry best practices to NBCU and implement where feasible.
  • Manage RFx process utilizing sourcing best practices.
  • Negotiate contracts while maintaining a strong understanding of contracting language and principles.
  • Develop project plans, deliverables, metrics and milestones. Implement process disciplines and management systems necessary to achieve desired results.
  • Develop compelling business cases/analyses to drive meaningful change in process or supplier as appropriate to meet sourcing strategy and business objectives.
  • Lead quarterly supplier reviews with key vendors to ensure progress and compliance with NBCUniversal policies and key program objectives.

Job Number

Posting Category
Sourcing & Procurement

United States

Corporate Sourcing

About Us
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.


Career Level

  • Minimum 5 years procurement experience in a sourcing environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field. MBA Preferred.
  • Proficiency in all stages of the sourcing life cycle (from market analysis to procure to pay), including the negotiation of contractual agreements preferred
  • Experience in managing a Contingent Labor/ Temporary Labor category, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and management of an MSP solution preferred.
  • Experience in Sourcing and managing, Consulting, Market Research and HR Services preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and web based tools.

    Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be willing to work in Philadelphia, PA
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must be 18 years or older

    Desired Characteristics
  • Skills and flexibility to assume a variety of categories as may be required.
  • Highly analytical – able to analyze complex data.
  • Strategic Thinking skills including an ability to make sound business judgments related to strategic supply philosophies, and initiatives.
  • Effective integrator, collaborator and promoter. Ability to influence toward optimal sourcing outcomes.
    Communication and Interpersonal skills including crisp verbal skills plus effective listening skills; effective facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work across all functions and levels of an organization in order to influence change.
  • Execution skills including persistent drive for results utilizing sound project management, organizational and problem solving skills.


    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. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.