Sourcing Specialist

  • Universal City, CA
  • Posted 37 days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
USD 66,500.00 - 75,000.00 per year
Full Time


Corporate social responsibility
Request for proposal
Cost-benefit analysis
Data processing
Purchase requisitions
Continuous improvement
Project management
Critical thinking
Business cases
Strategic sourcing
IT service management
Cost reduction
Data mining
Business continuity planning
Business administration
Supply chain management
Market research
Software development
Technical drafting
Microsoft Excel

Job Details

Company Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Each day Universal Studios Hollywood creates unforgettable experiences for our guests from around the world. We bring to life the ultimate Hollywood experience with our real working movie studio and heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world's most popular movies and TV shows. USH offers something for everyone from thrill seekers to movie lovers to family fun for all ages. Our Team Members are passionate individuals who create memorable moments whether it's on the studio lot, or in our conference rooms, theaters, or kitchens. We believe in the talent of our team members. It's our passion and commitment to excellence that drives our business to succeed in everything we do across the park. We believe in a culture of family and fun, here you can make a difference and build your career!

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

Universal Destinations & Experiences is a fully integrated, in-house finance and sourcing department conducting primary research from Request for Proposal (RFP) development, data processing, field work, cost modeling and compilation of information to final analysis, contract negotiation and reporting. The Sourcing Specialist will review and analyze a wide range of projects and purchase requisitions including capital and expense items and services; investigate and develop sources of supplies and services, prepare scopes of works, bid specifications; issue bid requests and review proposals. Also requires interpretation of purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, as a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a high degree of operations and technical knowledge based on sourcing category.


  • Oversee vendor qualification, questionnaires, vendor set-up and vendor record maintenance
  • Provides input, support, and execution on initiatives for continuous improvement within the department (SOP's, reference documents, visual aids, database creation, etc.).
  • Communicates proactively and effectively with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Leverages industry associations, network, peers and stakeholders to proactively provide market trends and new technology
  • Builds and fosters relationships and effectively partners across varied functions with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and colleagues to influence change
  • Project Management: Drives completion of multiple projects simultaneously, collaborating with respective business unit
  • Proactively considers new alternatives and drives critical thinking to optimize results
  • Develops, evaluates, and presents business cases, cost/benefit analysis, executive summaries to stakeholders
  • Knowledgeable on the Strategic Sourcing process, drafting of contract scopes, financial reviews and procurement practices
  • Contributes significantly to the achievement of defined category performance targets and participates in or leads competitive RFPs as necessary
  • Independently negotiates commercial and performance aspects of outsourcing agreements - strong understanding of pricing models, SLAs, benchmarking, technical scope criteria required
  • RFP creation, distribution, tracking, scheduling, analysis and management of process (job walks, vendor presentations, vendor scorecards, etc.).
  • Leverage market knowledge and understanding of industry trends to identity best practices and achieve performance goals for the category
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to cover various commodities such as Technical Services (i.e. construction, facilities, MRO), Entertainment Production (i.e. scenic, lighting, audio), Park Operations (i.e. consumables, wardrobe)
  • Perform data/spend analysis to identify opportunities for cost reduction, TCO, and value creation
  • Develop and implement vendor metrics for reporting and achievements which include; supplier performance, financial performance and footprint issues
  • Data mining, modeling, analysis with the creation of custom reports
  • Governance of vendor sourcing agreements
  • Manage/mitigate vendor risks, business continuity and security
  • Acts as liaison with vendors to ensure organizational needs are met
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university - preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain or related degree
  • 1-2 years of experience in strategic sourcing, procurement, finance, or related field
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Critical thinking skills. Must have both quantitative and qualitative market research experience
  • Experience working with financials, budgets and cost models
  • Ability to interpret and utilize key financial data; can tell a story with data
  • Must have strong multitasking capabilities, project management skills and the ability to work effectively in an environment with tight deadlines
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently but also able to work collaboratively in a team-oriented department
  • Ability to learn and become subject matter expert quickly
  • Proven ability to foster and maintain working relationships, internally and externally
  • Experience directly negotiating with suppliers
  • Complies with all NBCUniversal/Universal Studios Hollywood policies
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Hybrid: This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week.

Desired Characteristics

  • MBA a plus
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills with the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Demonstrated comfort level with ambiguity
  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written skills
  • Clear thinker who is proven to solve problems efficiently and effectively
  • Excels in fast paced environment and can quickly pivot to meet schedule

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $66,500 - $75,000

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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