Procurement Manager - Technology

01 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.


As a Procurement Manager, you will be contributing to the strategic sourcing direction for Enterprise Software related spend categories within Sky's Group Procurement function which operates across Sky Group and now also Comcast/NBCU.


What you'll do:

  • Working with the Global Software and Content Licensing Procurement team to assess and deliver against Group Procurement objectives across the Sky Group/Comcast and NBCU.Ownership of the Procurement strategies for the agreed Software categories.Maintain senior stakeholder relationships, with appropriate regular communication, ensuring clear understanding and alignment between their strategic technology plans and Procurement's direction.Through collaborating closely with the appropriate business areas, lead negotiations with key strategic suppliers at a global and local level driving the most benefit to Sky.Understand the factors and challenges faced in the IT industry and be able to use this knowledge to introduce innovation and challenge current business processes.Be capable of evaluating all options against all relevant factors i.e. technical, commercial, logistical, risk etc and recommending the best option to the business.

What you'll bring:

  • Proven Procurement experience specifically including the development of category plans and the data analysis to feed into the plans.Procurement processes, knowledge and experience of running sourcing activities including RFPs. Good experience of procuring software related contracts and an understanding of the wider market. Experience of working in a global / pan-European function, being able to handle varying demands and needs within a single project.

Team Overview:We bring the best from the global market into Sky - we buy technology, marketing, corporate, operational services and editorial production solutions. We are an international team working with our stakeholders our partners to curate the most effective and efficient customer-led operating model. High ethical standards are embedded in our team, and we engage our supply chains in creating a sustainable future.


The Rewards:There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:


  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one placeA generous pension packagePrivate healthcareDiscounted mobile and broadbandAccess a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Where you'll work:OsterleyOur Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.


On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon!


Inclusion:We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion. We've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.


At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.


And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.


Why wait? Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.


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Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.


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