Senior Analyst, Vendor Management Office

Finance & Accounting Woodland Hills, California Req. HOTJOBS-3258


We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

How we LEAD:

We are currently seeking an exceptional Senior Analyst (who loves data!) for our Vendor Management Office (VMO). This position reports to the Director, VMO and is responsible for supporting the VMO and our business units with the operational aspects of vendor and contract oversight and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) compliance. The Senior Analyst will be responsible for maintaining the quality and reporting of our vendor portfolio data to help us drive efficiency within the scope of evolving governance processes and policies. Our ideal candidate has experience with vendor contracts management as this role will also include the administration of a contract lifecycle management (CLM) system.

The VMO’s guiding principle is to support UMG in obtaining the greatest value from vendor contracts and relationships and ensure that procurement activities reflect our commitment to CSR.

How you'll CREATE:

Vendor Management/CSR

  • Participate in the implementation of a CLM system and lead the day-to-day administration
  • Train and support users in using the CLM software
  • Upload vendor contracts into the contracts database
  • Automate and continuously improve SAP Business Objects reporting templates for program analytics, CSR and stakeholder reporting
  • Create spend baseline reporting to support specific projects and planning
  • Coordinate projects for spend classification, vendor account and contacts de-duping, and data clean-up
  • Gather all supplier information and vendor usage data, e.g. spend by type of X, number of licenses, etc.
  • Manage production of the vendor portfolio within SAP Business Objects on a regular basis and share with Director and indicated stakeholders
  • Conduct analysis on usage data within UMG to set appropriate caps and budget limits where Business requires support (e.g. photography, stylists, etc. to set common approaches business-wide)
  • Measure expenditure, using the vendor portfolio, after implementation of new supplier agreements to monitor changes in expenditure to allow for budget reductions
  • Supports departmental and/or organizational strategy development
  • Provides clear concise verbal or written reports of vendor performance or action plans
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations for vendor portfolio reporting

Bring your VIBE:

  • Experience with administration and maintenance of a CLM system or contracts database
  • Strong project management experience
  • SAP reporting (Business Objects/BW/ECC)
  • Music or entertainment industry experience
  • System/Tool familiarity: MS Power BI/Tableau, MS SharePoint
  • Required strong operational experience with Business Intelligence, PowerPoint, and advanced MS Excel skills
  • Strong analytical background, comfort with complex data-oriented products & structured problem-solving capabilities
  • Motivated self-starter with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to present and communicate professionally across all levels
  • Ability to deconstruct and solve through complex business problems
  • Ability to work in a metrics-driven, fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Good organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines
  • Strong independent problem-solving and communication skills to research issues and perform special projects tasks when needed
  • BA/BS degree or graduate degree in a technical or business-oriented field (e.g. Business, Computer Science, MIS) required
  • 3 years minimum relevant experience in Vendor Management, Supply Chain or Procurement roles, managing vendor contracts, relationships, engagements and sourcing
  • Well-versed in working cross-functionally and effectively with finance, compliance, legal, IT, procurement, and other business functions
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with administration and maintenance of a CLM system or contracts database
    • Strong project management experience
    • System/Tool familiarity: MS Power BI/Tableau, MS SharePoint
    • SAP reporting (Business Objects/BW/ECC)
    • Music or entertainment industry experience

Perks Playlist

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off – Paid Holidays, “Gift Week”, Summer Fridays
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Employee Developmental Support
  • Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
  • Pet Insurance, plus much more!

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.