Digital Procurement Transformation Manager

02 Dec 2021
01 Jan 2022
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.

The Group Procurement Centre of Excellence provide support, governance across Supplier and Procurement processes. The SmartBuy team enable our business stakeholders to self-serve for contracts and transactions within a framework.

What you'll do:

* Support the planning and adoption of digital buying channels & self-serve sourcing
* Onboard target buying communities through communication to senior stakeholders and their teams (presentations, workshops, creative interaction)
* Co-design solutions with business, procurement leads and the SmartBuy team for identified buying scenarios (define catalogue specifications, design quotation requests, identify supplier rosters etc)
* Technical delivery of identified solutions within the purchasing platform:
o Catalogue creation and maintenance
o E-form/Quote implementation
o Load and maintain preferred supplier list by category and location
o Enable new marketplace categories
* Rollout of the technical solution to the target buying community and expand adoption to similar communities and/or scenarios as part of the overall flight plan
* Monitor adoption of implemented digital buying channels and track KPIs including catalogue adoption; quote availability; % fully managed spend vs. partially managed vs. unmanaged.
* Provide PMO support for the program

What you'll bring:

* Be a change agent, capable of illustrating the benefits of new ways of working and overcoming objections from reluctant or sceptical teams and individuals
* Have excellent people skills, with the capacity to build constructive relationships and a wide network of advocates throughout Sky
* Have a strong affinity to working with and configuring software solutions
* Have an excellent command of the source to pay process
* Ariba knowledge and experience
* Experience in implementation of digital buying channels, including experience of technical delivery of catalogues, e-forms & preferred suppliers
* Be capable of analysing and drawing insight from large quantities of data


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 place
* A generous pension package
* Private healthcare
* Discounted mobile and broadband
* Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Where you'll work:


Our 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, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There's also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you'll find six subsidised restaurants 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.


Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to support you as much as we can with flexible shift patterns.

* 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.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

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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