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Sourcing Manager - Marketing

Cox Communications | Atlanta GA 30301 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/11/2020

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Our ultimate goal in Corporate Supply Chain Management is to be the best in what we do – delivering innovative, end-to-end solutions that reflect the knowledge and expertise of a world class supply chain.  At Cox, we focus on delivering on our commitments being accountable for our results, while providing an excellent work environment with a good work/life balance.  We are looking for an experienced team member to join our team who has the skills, abilities and attitude to help us be the best sourcing organization in our industry.  The Marketing Sourcing Manager is an individual contributor position that reports to the Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing.  The right candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced competitive and changing environment, while effectively collaborating and communicating in alignment with the Cox culture.  Main responsibility will be to lead and manage strategic sourcing events in collaboration with business and boundary partners.


The Sourcing Manager is involved in leading development and execution of the sourcing strategy for Marketing specific sourcing events. Responsibilities include executing on the role specific sourcing strategy, leading the sourcing process including market research and spend baselining, analyzing sourcing results, performing supplier capability assessments, selecting supplier, and supporting the contracting process. In addition, the Sourcing Manager executes analytics to effectively track and report the performance of role specific projects.


Purpose (Overall Accountability)

Responsible for the delivery and execution of strategic sourcing events and projects (RFx, direct negotiations, contract renewals, etc.) in accordance with SLAs, department standards, and business needs.

Sets the example for doing the right thing through personal and professional behaviors of honesty, integrity, and keeping commitments. Responsible for delivering savings and helping achieve diversity spend through project outcomes and selection of diverse suppliers, while balancing the needs and desired business results of business and boundary partners.  Results and benefits are measured across financial and operational dimensions, including total cost of ownership, contract quality and time to complete.

Major Tasks
  • Define and Execute on Marketing initiatives, ensuring security, technology and business requirements are well defined and implemented.  Develop and execute sourcing activities (RFI, RFQ, events, etc.), evaluate bids and select suppliers to meet internal business needs related to Marketing.

  • Negotiate and implement strategic alliances with suppliers to leverage company-wide volume, optimizing the number of suppliers.

  • Assist and provide guidance on improvement opportunities and ensure that the sourcing strategy is executed properly.

  • Communicate strategies, objectives and performance to senior management and business partners.

  • Solicit formal and informal bids for requested goods.

  • Work with the Category Management team to execute sourcing events based on leading practices.

Contract and Compliance Management

  • Perform semi-annual analyses of Cox’s overall contract usage and spend under contract; leverage contract data to identify improvement opportunities.

  • Understand sourcing strategies and maintain playbooks summarizing best approach to drive internal efficiencies and cost savings strategies.

  • Assist Category Managers in driving compliance to negotiated terms.

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Develop strategies and models to qualify and evaluate supplier capabilities related to expertise, industry experience, capacity, quality, operating model, financial stability, strategic positioning in the market, etc.

  • Support the development of supplier performance and capabilities.


  • Minimum 5 years of sourcing/procurement experience.
  • Proven experience in the 7-step strategic sourcing process.
  • Analytics, reporting and financial acumen skills.
  • Knowledge of key strategic sourcing processes & best practices.

  • Ability to solve problems that are difficult and vague, requiring consideration of other job areas and a greater diversity of issues addressed.

  • The ability to communicate and collaborate with other functions, regions and departments within CCI and CAI in alignment with Cox values and culture.

  • The ability to convince others with shared interests to adopt policies, practices, and procedures. May influence others that are skeptical or unwilling to adapt current approach.

  • Self-starter with the ability to manage projects independently with little supervision.

  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong aptitude for customer service.
  • University degree in Business, Marketing or related field.

  • Project Management certification (PMP), Lean or Six Sigma training.

  • Knowledge of the telecommunications and automotive markets.
  • Experience in the use of supply chain technologies such as Oracle P2P and eSourcing Suites for sourcing event management.

Who We Are

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.


About Cox 

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us.  Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.  We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.  We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at   

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.


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