Business Analyst, Corporate Planning (9-12m FTC)
9 days ago
PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.
PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.
The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.
Our Global Corporate Planning Team is expanding. We’re looking for someone who collaborates well in a team environment and who can positively influence the development of the function.
- Do contracts and commercials excite you?
- Are you keen to bring fresh ideas that will generate effective
relationships with stakeholders and suppliers?
- Can you affect working practices that increase the efficiency
of the PlayStation Global Corporate Planning function?
This role has oversight in buying technology equipment, licenses and services, and the associated tasks that go along with it. This may include working with internal stakeholders to identify their needs, technology vendors to find the product/service and then ensuring best price is received by SIE. This person will then be responsible for processing the purchase through SIE’s internal systems, through product delivery. The person in this role will be responsible for improving existing processes, relating to vendor performance monitoring and contract life-cycle management.
What you'll be doing:
- Process 3rd party Purchase Orders, approvals for contracts and administrative tasks to support the team
- Negotiate with vendors to obtain the best possible price for SIE
- Involvement of executing contracts and ensuring the contracts database is kept updated
- Track and report on savings made and costs avoided throughout the fiscal year
- Proactively establish & develop relationships with new vendors, systems integrators and technology partners
- Manage and give guidance in areas of Vendor/Contract Management
What we’re looking for:
- Years working in Information Technology or Finance related field
- Proven ability to manage personal workload and organisational skills which result in timely delivery of objectives
- Broad understanding of contract types
- Proficient oral and written business communication skills
- Strong commercial acumen
- Broad understanding of current technologies
- Experience using SAP (SRM) to create POs and GR invoices
- Experience using ticketing tools (ServiceNow, Jira, Zendesk, Salesforce, etc)
- Strong technical aptitude and understanding of collaboration technologies such as Slack, M365/Microsoft suite, ServiceNow, Salesforce, Box/Google Drive, JIRA, Confluence
- Discretionary bonus opportunity
- Private Medical Insurance
- Dental Scheme
- London Allowance (if applicable)
- 25 days holiday per year
- On Site Gym
- Subsidised Café
- Free soft drinks
- On site bar
- Access to cycle garage and showers
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