Strategic Sourcing Partner III

May 22, 2022
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Enterprise teams at Riot create the culture, systems, and environment that help Riot to be the best place for passionate team members to imagine and achieve the impossible for players. Enterprise collectively is made up of corporate teams like Finance, People, Legal, Corporate Affairs, IT and Infosec, D&I and Corp. Strategy that creates the ecosystem for Riot's different product pillars to operate and collaborate. Enterprise Rioters must foster a trust forward culture to empower product pillars, act as true partners to product teams and create simple and customer-centric  systems that unlock collaboration across Riot.

Strategic Sourcing Managers at Riot help to source, and maintain important external relationships through expert relationship management, craft expertise, and curiosity. You'll be the driving force in making sure large deals are vetted and negotiated to ensure the highest possible level of quality, service, and cost, while aligning with the needs of team members, other functional support teams, and executive leadership.

As a Strategic Sourcing Manager - Creative and Corporate, reporting to the Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing, you'll be empowered to lead sourcing negotiation and strategy for both the creative and corporate workplace experience areas of the organization. You'll need to navigate main areas of spend and find opportunities to improve external partners across product and centralized support teams in a non-mandated sourcing environment. You'll be a central conduit for finalizing deals across product teams, legal, security, and purchasing and providing best practices and advisory for vendor strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Scope requirements and identify applicable teams for creative products/services.
  • Conduct bid processes (RFI, RFQ, RFP) and vet applicable suppliers.
  • Craft frameworks for evaluation of applicable vendors/partners.
  • Communicate cross BU, pillar, and enterprise-wide to develop holistic strategies and find commonality among product teams.
  • Be an escalation point for important commercial relationships
  • Help craft agreements across all creative areas, and providing insight to best practices for structuring creative deals.
  • Draft business cases, including make vs buy-analysis, for reaching the best possible strategic outcome across creative partnerships.
  • Maintain vendor databases of important partners and strategic relationships
  • Conduct market research on existing and latest trends across the industry.
  • Mentor and lead other Rioters

Required Qualifications: 

  • 6+ years experience in category sourcing, focused on creative and corporate workplace areas
  • The ability to bring different teams together to move in the same direction
  • Quantitative analysis (financial and price modeling)
  • Vendor and supplier relationship management experience in large non-mandated organizations
  • Experience overseeing across a wide pool of experience levels
  • Knowledge of industry trends across creative areas

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working game development, creative production, or other creative industries
  • Experience leading teams of sourcing associates to achieve projects across the creative landscape
  • CPSM or similar certifications

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and choices that focus on your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

 

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