Enterprise teams at Riot create the culture, systems, and environment that help Riot to be the best place for passionate team members to imagine and deliver the impossible for players. Enterprise collectively is made up of important corporate teams like Finance, People, Legal, Corporate Affairs, IT and Infosec, D&I and Corp. Strategy that creates the ecosystem for Riot's different product pillars to operate and collaborate. Enterprise Rioters must foster a trust forward culture to empower product pillars, act as true partners to product teams and create simple and customer centric systems that unlock collaboration across Riot.
Strategic Sourcing Managers at Riot help to find, and maintain important external relationships through expert relationship management, craft expertise, and curiosity. You'll be the driving force in making sure large deals are vetted and negotiated to ensure the highest possible level of quality, service, and cost, while aligning with the needs of team members, other functional support teams, and executive leadership.
As a Strategic Sourcing Manager - Creative Outsourcing reporting to the Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing, you'll support the Games pillar as a dedicated sourcing manager focused on driving sourcing negotiation and strategy for the creative areas of the organization. Creative spend involves elements of game production, audio/VO/sound design, art outsourcing, video production, marketing/publishing, and localization. You'll need to navigate important areas of spend and find opportunities to improve external partners across different product and centralized support teams in a non-mandated sourcing environment. You'll also be embedded within the Games pillar and represent the strategic sourcing function by providing best practices and advisory for vendor strategy.
Scope requirements and identify applicable teams for creative products/services.
Conduct bid processes (RFI, RFQ, RFP) and vet applicable suppliers.
Craft frameworks for evaluation of applicable vendors/partners.
Communicate cross BU, pillar, and enterprise-wide to develop holistic strategies and find commonality among product teams.
Be an escalation point for important commercial relationships
Help create agreements across all creative areas, and providing insight to best practices for structuring creative deals.
Draft business cases, including make vs buy analysis, for reaching the best possible strategic outcome across creative partnerships.
Maintain vendor databases of important partners and strategic relationships
Conduct market research on existing and the latest trends across the industry.
Mentor and lead other Rioters
6+ years experience in category sourcing, focused on creative outsourcing
bring different teams together to move in the same direction
Quantitative analysis (financial and price modeling)
Vendor and supplier relationship management experience in large non-mandated organizations
Experience mentoring across a wide pool of experience levels
Knowledge of industry trends across creative areas
Experience working game development, creative production, or other creative industries
Experience leading teams of sourcing associates to projects across the creative landscape
CPSM or similar certifications
For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!
Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.
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