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Live Nation Sourcing Specialist in Houston, Texas

Job Summary:


Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company, comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. Ticketmaster is the global leader in event ticketing with over 550 million tickets sold annually and more than 12,000 clients worldwide. Live Nation Concerts is the largest provider of live entertainment in the world promoting more than 40,000 shows and 100+ festivals annually for nearly 4,000artists in over 40 countries. These businesses allow Live Nation Media & Sponsorship to create strategic music marketing programs that connect over 1,000 brands with the 98 million fans that attend Live Nation Entertainment events each year. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com .


Passionate and motivated. Driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. At Live Nation Entertainment, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on!


As a member of Global Procurement’s Stakeholder Support team, the Sourcing Specialist – Indirect will lead – with appropriate supervision – a portfolio of sourcing projects designed to deliver operational and financial benefits across Live Nation’s wide array of businesses.

The role may include support for a variety of commodities but is expected to develop proficiency in handling daily and project activities for a smaller subset of categories focused on corporate and divisional operations, which may include, but not be limited to, office services (e.g., shipping, document storage, shredding), travel, contingent labor, corporate card services, energy/utilities, and others.

In addition to leading their own portfolio of projects, the Sourcing Specialist – Indirect will play a supporting role for larger projects led by other members of the Global Procurement team, when applicable. The Sourcing Specialist – Indirect will have the opportunity to work directly with members of the Concerts, Venues & Festivals and Technology category teams, as well as with the Head of Global

Procurement on special projects.


  • Oversee full-lifecycle sourcing projects of moderate size and complexity, including both competitive and sole/single sourced.

  • As assigned by supervisor, assume responsibility for ongoing management of one or more procurement-related operational programs that fall under Stakeholder Support (e.g., account management for users of a vendor portal sourced by the Stakeholder Support team)

  • Support Global Procurement-initiated, cross-functional projects as required.

  • Assist in facilitating online supplier and catalog enablement with distribution partners.

  • Prepare cohesive and understandable reports to aid in management decision-making.

  • Extract data from disparate systems, research and analyze spend.

  • Conduct Internet-based market and vendor research, as needed, leveraging existing data tools to benchmark our existing deals to find potential negotiation and/or consolidation opportunities.

  • Assist in answering questions and providing direction to internal/external customers as required.

  • Work with internal and external customers and suppliers to resolve order issues.

  • Consult with all segments of the organization and make recommendations for improving the effectiveness of procurement-related guidelines and procedures.

  • Act as liaison between various Business Units and Global Procurement as questions and issues arise with daily or project activities.

  • Assist Category Managers with data gathering, analysis, and negotiation preparation.

  • Develop, validate, and maintain various periodic departmental reports, as required.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Minimum two years strategic sourcing experience, with proven ability to lead full lifecycle supplier selection and negotiation efforts.

  • Knowledge of purchasing methodologies and competitive bidding processes.

  • Strong project management, negotiation, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to foster and lead cost-efficient initiatives while also balancing stakeholders’ operational requirements and timelines.

  • Solid communication and customer service skills, both written and verbal.

  • Able to handle multiple competing priorities and effectively meet deadlines.

  • Extreme attention to detail, particularly in review of written documents and, when applicable, creation of quantitative analyses.

  • Process-oriented with ability to identify improvements and to implement changes to realize efficiencies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of data gathering and analysis skills.

  • Proficiency in standard contract terminology and contract drafting; experience coordinating document execution with legal teams.

  • Working knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Word required; experience with Oracle Procurement Cloud, data visualization tools, database tools, and/or other procurement-focused software tools is a plus.

  • Able to work with minimal guidance; yet not afraid to seek guidance when not understanding the task or direction.

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred; CPM or CPSM a plus.

If the above description sounds like you and fits your background, apply online at www.livenationentertainment.com/careers to join the Live Nation Entertainment team today!

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Our motto is ‘Taking Care of Our Own’ through 6 pillars of benefits:

  • HEALTH: Medical, Vision and Dental benefits for you and your family, including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

  • YOURSELF: Generous paid time off policy including paid holidays, sick time and paid days off for your birthday, Free concert tickets

  • WEALTH: 401(k) program with company match, Stock Program

  • FAMILY: New parent programs & support including caregiver leave and childcare cash, infertility support

  • CAREER: Tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment internal growth and development programs & trainings

  • OTHERS: Volunteer time off, crowdfunding network

Live Nation’s policy regarding vaccinations and masking related to a pandemic or other infectious disease control measures, acts of God, health and safety mandates and/or restrictions imposed by applicable local, state or federal governments has evolved over time. Currently, we strongly encourage employees to be fully vaccinated from such infectious diseases for which vaccinations are available. You are expected to follow Live Nation’s health and safety protocols and policies as they change from time to time.


We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion. You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work. We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and homelife. As a growing business we will encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with. It’s talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.

Live Nation strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and medical care leave or the denial of family and medical care leave, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, political affiliation, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the California Fair Chance Act and consistent with other similar and / or applicable laws in other areas.

We also afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. For this reason, Live Nation will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant consistent with its legal obligations to do so, including reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy in accordance with applicable local, state and / or federal law. As part of its commitment to make reasonable accommodations, Live Nation also wishes to participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with a disabled applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, which can be made in response to a request for accommodations. Applicants are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact a Human Resources Representative to request the opportunity to participate in a timely interactive process. Live Nation will also provide reasonable religious accommodations on a case by case basis.

HIRING PRACTICESThe preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job

Live Nation recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Live Nation may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

No relocation will be offered for this position.


#LI-HybridLosAngeles, CA



The expected compensation for this position in California is:

$66,560.00 USD - $77,000.00 USD

**Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the California Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements Law. It is estimated based on what a successful California applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in California or perform the position from California. Similar positions located outside of California will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Live Nation takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the California Law, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

About Us

Recognized three years in a row by Great Place to Work® and named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Companies that Care, Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.

We recognize that our most important assets are our employees, the rock stars who keep the live experience going. Generous vacation, healthcare, and retirement benefits are just some of the great perks we offer to support our global workforce of more than 38,000. For any stage in your career, our many unique benefit programs are designed to help you live life to the fullest. We offer student loan repayment to support recent grads, six months of paid caregiver leave to support new parents, perks like Roadie Babies (bring your little ones & a caretaker along with you on work trips) and Music @ Home (stipend to cultivate your little ones’ music interest), and tuition reimbursement to fuel your ongoing professional development. Plus, working for the world's largest live event and ticketing company means you'll have access to free concerts, festivals, sports games, and more through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.

There is no bigger stage for your career. See what your future looks like at Live Nation Entertainment.