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HBO Analyst Operations (Buyer Analyst)

Job Title
HBO Analyst Operations (Buyer Analyst) Time Warner
HBO Industry Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Film Production and Distribution
Television Program Production and Distribution
Area of
Technology/Information Technology Location United States - New York - New York Requisition # 162981BR Position
Full Time Posting Job Description


The Buyer/Analyst of Business Operations role sits within Analytics, Planning & Operations (APO). The APO team is part of HBO Technology Business Management (TBM), primarily responsible for budget planning, financial analysis, strategic procurement, vendor relations, vendor payment operations and software/hardware inventory - across all of Technology. Reporting to the Director of APO, this role includes analyzing buying trends, PO creation, policy compliance review, and business process improvement projects.


The Buyer/Analyst will have a primary role in executing procurement activities spanning the entire Technology organization.

  • Perform the day-to-day procurement activities for the Technology organization, including but not limited to, the following activities:

    • Adhere to preferred vendors and contract terms

    • Review requirements and provide quotes, as needed

    • Create purchase orders

    • Review orders for proper taxonomy, account coding, COI’s and tax liability

    • Resolve issues with approval workflow and spend authority

    • Assist users on the use of catalogs and the creation of requisitions

    • Ensure compliance with HBO’s competitive bidding policy

    • Create supporting documentation for large transactions to note compliance with all of the above

  • Develop, define, and implement improved processes, workflow and operational initiatives to make noticeable improvements based on impact and feedback

  • Interact with external vendors to ensure order confirmation and delivery

  • Review supplier records and ensure proper setup for Technology vendors

  • Monitor open PO’s and work to resolve any issues – delivery ETA, receiving, invoice discrepancies, etc. – with appropriate department

  • Assist in handling payment requests: ensuring invoices have proper documentation, entering payment requests via online tool, updating trackers with payment information

  • Running daily reports as needed

The Analyst/Buyer will contribute to APO metric reporting, and ensure that performance is in line with Team and department goals.

  • Develop comprehensive analysis of procurement activity to efficiently identify trends for all technology spend categories to ensure activity aligns with strategic department goals

  • Analyze purchase & payment workflows; Identify opportunities to improve and streamline systems and processes

  • Create and maintain renewal analyses for support and maintenance payments

  • Contribute to other projects as directed by supervisor

The Analyst/Buyer will support the work around the Technology budget and reporting process to ensure that APO deliverables are providing maximum value to stakeholders.

  • Support creation of annual budget, re-est & long-term plan (LTP) as needed

  • Contribute to other projects as directed by supervisor


  • BS/BA degree required; Finance/business focus preferred

  • 2-3 years professional experience in Buyer function; Technology focus preferred

  • Knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint required

  • Familiarity with financial systems/ tools (Oracle, SAP, or equivalent) preferred

  • Analytically minded, logical thinker with problem solving skills

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Work with a sense of urgency

  • Team player and self-starter with interpersonal and solution oriented attitude and an ability to effectively operate with high energy and flexibility in a fast paced, constantly evolving team environment.

About Us It's HBOSM

America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.