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Sourcing Strategy & Planning Manager, Procurement

Multiple Locations: Virginia, USA • Guildford, UK • Orlando, FL, USA • Austin, TX, USA • United Kingdom

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Requisition Number: 174311

Position Title: Manager I, Global Sourcing (IC)

External Description:

Sourcing Strategy & Planning Manager, Procurement

Electronic Arts Inc (EA) is looking for a Sourcing Strategy & Planning Manager with experience in internal partner engagement.

You will have extensive experience growing internal partner engagement, demonstrated strategic thought processes, and excellent communication skills across all levels of an organization. You will drive strategic category planning and develop complex sourcing strategies for respective categories to ensure EA gets the best value.

You will be an individual contributor in the Strategic Planning pillar of the Procurement team located in Orlando, Florida (although other locations will be considered in individual circumstances), reporting to the Director of Strategic Planning in the UK. In this new role at EA, you will build Strategic Category Support with a variety of internal departments, including Real Estate and Workplace Experience (Facilities). Embedding yourself into the category's leadership team and delivering value is crucial for success in this role.

Main responsibilities

  • Gather information to create spend analysis and sourcing project pipeline:
  • Partner with our Procurement Operations and Finance teams to analyze internal business partners' spend
  • Meet with our internal business partners to understand their long-term strategies, goals, and plans
  • Agree and prepare a deal calendar and a sourcing project pipeline for our Strategic Sourcing team
  • Listen to our internal partners requirements, advise them on best sourcing practices, and educate our key internal partners on the Procurement process to achieve alignment and proactive engagement.
  • Organize multiple business partner and support teams to engage suppliers at a strategic/enterprise level.
  • Partner with and influence business partner departments and build successful relationships
  • Communicate requirements to the Strategic Sourcing team to enable them to negotiate the best deals for EA.
  • Participate in Procurement and Strategic Sourcing teams initiatives to improve sourcing experience across EA.

Job attributes

  • Strategic Thinker. You can see the big picture and the correlation between EA teams. You will be able to amalgamate multiple sources of information to produce a consistent strategy to optimize sourcing opportunities.
  • Communicator. Listen to partners' needs and feedback from Sourcing partners. Deliver concise and clear email communications, explain complex business agreements with well-constructed summaries, and develop deal calendars.
  • Facilitator. Including partnering with others to advise and act as a sourcing consultant on numerous projects in parallel.
  • Influencer. Address and confront difficult realities in a positive and constructive manner. You will exhibit creative, adaptable and out of the box thinking and will aim to find the best short- and long-term solutions for our internal partners.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years relevant Strategic Sourcing or Procurement Experience
  • Experience with indirect spend
  • Experience in Real Estate, Construction and Facilities is a bonus
  • Experience working within a US or European multinational company and remote teams

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2022-06-23 14:51:30.727

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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