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E.W. Scripps Company

The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations and syndication.Scripps operates daily and community newspapers in 13 markets, and 19 broadcast TV stations.Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, the worldwide syndication home of Dilbert, Marmaduke and 150 other features and characters. Read More

Address      312 Walnut Street 2800 Scripps Center Cincinnati, OH 45202
Website      www.scripps.com
Holding      No Holding Details

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Director of Sourcing

The E.W. Scripps Company is looking a Director of Sourcing. This position is responsible for supporting the corporate goals relative to Sourcing activities, which include executing strategic RFP's, cost reduction, Vendor Management, support and creation of supplier standards.

Must be results-driven and experienced in meeting significant cost savings and cost avoidance targets, consolidating the overall supply base and driving compliance to corporate standards and preferred.

Key Activities

    * Identify volume-buying opportunities and develop programs for the benefit of the properties and the company
    * Responsible for driving contracts and strategic supplier relationship management and negotiations
    * Support and coordination of corporate procurement initiatives and projects including selection of Preferred Vendors.
    * You will assess current state situation and spend data from systems, make sourcing recommendations, initiate spend-optimization projects with business partners/global affiliates, and leverage external market capabilities to drive innovation; achieve cost reductions through rigorous application of strategic sourcing principles.
    * Perform DOA project/purchase request procurement reviews in a timely manner, including approval.
    * Develop and manage vendor relationships and negotiate contracts with vendors and external service providers.
    * Communicates with corporate office, business units enterprise-wide and with Service Providers to ensure that decisions, processes and actions promote the desired contractual and financial outcomes of the Service Provider relationship and agreement.
    * Support the creation and maintenance of product catalogs.
    * Other projects as assigned.

Education and Experience/Certifications

    * Bachelor's degree
    * 4 to 5 years of experience in Procurement, Newspaper Production, Broadcast, Digital Media or related field is a plus

Skills and Abilities

    * Strong Analytical skills
    * Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    * Ability to work independently
    * Ability to lead projects with multiple team members.
    * Ability to multi-task as well as ability to prioritize work.
    * Proficient in Windows based software.
    * Some travel may be required.

Other Job Information

Vacancy type:

Full Time

Contact Mode:

not provided

Fax:

513-977-3024

Contact Name:

not provided

Job Duration:

not provided

Phone:

513-977-3000

Email:

corpcomm@scripps.com

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