News Corp Regional Director, IT Sourcing in NSW, United States
Job Description :
Regional Director, IT Sourcing
About News Corp:
News Corp is a global diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media, including: news and information services, book publishing, digital real estate services, cable network programming in Australia and pay-TV distribution in Australia.
What You’ll Do:
You will be responsible for various Technology categories (Software, Hardware, Telecom) and sourcing assigned to them, including development and execution of regional IT sourcing strategy aligned with the overall business goal. Collaborate with internal IT teams, business units and senior management to align sourcing strategies with business needs and supporting the regional coordination of non-technology projects on a need basis. You will also ensure the procurement processes across News Corp are challenged, improved, and consistently applied.
Ability to understand and negotiate contracts for IT Services, Software, Hardware, Network, Telecom, End User Computing Device, Peripherals & APCs.
Lead negotiations for IT contracts for the Australia region including terms, pricing and service level agreements keeping in-line with global terms and structure.
Coordinate between various business partners, local business unit sourcing teams and legal to ensure that legal understands the business arrangement and that the business partners understand legal implications. Ability to translate business requirements into contractual language.
Ability to manage the communications with a global team including US and India locations.
Ensure IT procurement activities comply with legal and regulatory requirements including data protection and cybersecurity standards.
Stay updated on IT industry trends, emerging technologies and vendor landscape in the region and align with the global team.
Provide subject matter expertise for all Technology Categories including developments within the market, competitor activity, technology, and capability to ensure a strong negotiating position and deliver lowest cost acquisition.
Identify, asses and manage IT vendors, ensuring they meet cost and performance criteria.
Drive the delivery of annual cost saving initiatives and meet the terms of any contractual obligations, negotiating Long Term Agreements, to support the agreed Category strategy.
Governance and Ownership of Long Term Agreements for the predominant Suppliers for the Australia region.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
8-10 Years of extensive contracting and sourcing experience within a technically demanding environment, including significant experience in establishing, driving and developing Supplier Relationships.
Significant experience in negotiations including contracting and the establishment of long-term agreements
Experience of developing and implementing Category Strategies for IT
Ability to forge strong internal and external relationships
Excellent communication skills
Strong analytical skills
Some Travel will be required
Experience with global sourcing
Fantastic communication skills, a continuous improvement mindset and the willingness to learn and grow. Most importantly you will be passionate about our News Corp Values and exceeding customer expectations
Courage - Take ownership for issues and problems.
Collaboration - Share knowledge and experience with others
Commitment - Focuses on exceeding customer expectations, delivering right first time with zero defects.
Location: NSW - SHS 2 Holt Street Surry Hills
Working Arrangement: Hybrid 3 - days in office
Equal Opportunity Employer:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets
News Corp is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media, including: news and information services, book publishing, digital real estate services, cable network programming in Australia, and pay-tv distribution in Australia.
Headquartered in New York, the activities of News Corp are conducted primarily in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.