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WBD Sports: Procurement Manager, Sports

  • Job
    Mid-level (3-4 years)
  • Logistics
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You need proven sourcing experience, people management skills, media & sports procurement knowledge, project management expertise, analytical skills, and ability to lead in a fast-paced environment.
  • You will lead procurement strategy development, supplier analysis, negotiation, and contract management for high-value projects in the sports category at WBD Sports.


  • Proven strategy, operations, and sourcing experience in a sophisticated sourcing environment with demonstrated people management experience.
  • Solid experience and highly developed subject matter expertise within the region and across scope.
  • Professional accreditation in sourcing / procurement preferred (i.e. CIPS).
  • Experience within Media & Entertainment and/or Sports procurement is preferred.
  • Must have proven project management experience, excellent communication skills, ability to analyse and resolve complex issues, and a team building work style for a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in developing complex RFPs and conducting complex bid analysis required.
  • Strong supplier management/performance measurement monitoring experience.
  • Advance analytical skills and demonstrated application of category-specific best practices.
  • Able to conceive, comprehend, analyze, translate and apply complex business strategies/practices/requirements into RFXs & analytical/financial models.
  • Strong project leader, emphasis on execution, multi-tasking & managing multiple priorities.


  • Supports the development of category strategy recommendations in a concise and persuasive fashion and leads implementation of the sourcing strategy (optimization, process enhancements, sole source or short-list negotiations, leverage added scope, competitive bidding, reverse auctions, etc.).
  • Compile and synthesize both business requirements and external market conditions to develop optimal category strategy with full understanding of potential shortfalls and risk mitigation plans.
  • Develops and assemble required Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quotation (RFQ), or Request for Proposal (RFP) to facilitate development of sourcing strategy.
  • Conducts comprehensive supplier analysis (strategic direction, financial health/risk due diligence, market position, power within industry, capabilities & capacity, risk assessment).
  • Identify and implement large scale, complex projects across divisions and territories. May involve outsourcing analysis and total cost of ownership considerations.
  • Leads the entire Request for Proposal (RFP) process which includes leading cross-functional teams in selecting partners to facilitate business requirements.
  • Develops detailed analyses of financial statements and industry cost drivers.
  • Conceives and develops complex analytical & pricing models, including analysis of financial statements and industry cost drivers. Can apply various types of financial analyses to address challenges.
  • Analyzes market/category trends and historical spending patterns to identify opportunities for supplier consolidation and (re)negotiations.
  • Leads and develop negotiation strategies, contract analyses, sourcing communications and meetings.


What does the Procurement Manager for Sports, Streaming & Interactive do at WBD Sports?

The Procurement Manager supports category strategy development, leads sourcing projects, enables specification definition and demand management, and manages supplier performance and innovation activities for WBD Sports Europe Brands including Eurosports Networks, Play Sports, TNT Sports, and the Olympic Games.

Who does the Procurement Manager for Sports, Streaming & Interactive report to at WBD Sports?

The Procurement Manager reports to the Snr. Director for Sports, Streaming & Interactive at WBD Sports.

What regions does the Procurement Manager for Sports, Streaming & Interactive support at WBD Sports?

The Procurement Manager supports procurement in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria (‘GSA’) plus the Nordics at WBD Sports.

What projects will the Procurement Manager be responsible for at WBD Sports?

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for supporting the rollout of Max (the WBD Streaming platform) across EMEA and the Interactive (Gaming) element of the business at WBD Sports.

Entertainment & Media

Mission & Purpose

Warner Bros. Discovery is a global media and entertainment company, known for producing and distributing a wide range of content, including films, television shows, and digital content. Their ultimate mission is to captivate audiences worldwide by creating compelling and innovative stories that entertain, inform, and inspire. With a strong focus on storytelling and creativity, Warner Bros. Discovery aims to enrich people's lives through entertainment and provide a diverse array of content across various platforms. Their purpose is to connect people through shared experiences and to continue being a leading force in the entertainment industry, shaping the future of entertainment in the UK and beyond.

Culture & Values

  • Act as one team

    Trust each other, succeed together, and grow together. Collaborate across teams and make decisions that are best for WBD overall. Prioritize growth, development, and well-being for our teams. Respect and support each other, and celebrate wins.

  • Create what's next

    Be curious, innovate, and focus on the future. Drive change, embrace disruption, and never stop learning. Use data and technology to transform what we create and how we tell stories and deliver. Experiment, fail fast, acknowledge mistakes and learn from them.

  • Empower Storytelling

    Put creators, consumers and partners at the center, and share extraordinary stories. Tell stories that entertain and inspire our viewers, communities, and each other. Foster creativity by giving the freedom to try new things and produce our best work. Deliver the best experience; anticipate what consumers want and be fan obsessed.

  • Champion Inclusion

    Empower others, have courage, and pursue equity. Amplify the voices of global storytellers to reflect audiences around the world. Intentionally seek out diversity, remove barriers, and create space for all to share ideas and be heard. Actively listen and lead with empathy, integrity, and transparency.

  • Dream it & own it

    Advocate the mission, move with speed, and drive results. Have an owner's mindset; bring a perspective, take decisive rapid action, and manage spend responsibly. Make clear choices, set ambitious goals, and be accountable for results. Speak up and fearlessly challenge the norm.