Procurement Manager - Marketing & Communications

GBP60000 - GBP65000 per annum + Car & Package
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Procurement Category Manager - Marketing & Communications - Iconic Big 4 Blue Chip Brand - London - £60,000 - 65,000 + car + package

This leading Big 4 brand seeks an experienced marketing category manager with the ability to work across a number of significant projects to join this cutting edge team.

Having recently gone through a significant transformation journey within their procurement function, this renowned blue chip is looking to develop across their marketing spend and develop what is a greenfield area within this team. As well as offering a significant package this team also works to a fluid approach allowing for significant development and cross category moves.

As Senior Procurement Manager, Marketing & Communications you will:-

  • Overcome the challenges of a non-mandated Procurement setup by building strong relationships with C-suite stakeholders, such as CPO & Procurement VPs, Marketing, HR & Finance Directors
  • Engage key figureheads in the business to ensure Procurement is involved from the beginning and can play a key role in the Firm's aggressive growth plans
  • Demonstrate what best-in-class procurement looks like to more junior team members
  • Develop and implement the category plan (Vision, Strategy and Implementation Road Map) for the Marketing & Communications categories including: Digital, Creative, Media, Sponsorship, PR, Meetings, Events
  • Collaborate with Procurement Leaders across the globe to improve processes and spend management, increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs
  • Create a legacy for yourself before being promoted within the team, either within the Non-IT categories or into another business function

Required experience:-

  • Impressive track record within your Procurement, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management career to date, with a CV that details significant cost savings, risk mitigation, stakeholder influencing etc
  • Category expertise within Marketing procurement spends
  • Degree & MCIPS preferred though not essential

This is a standout opportunity to break into a revered FTSE 30 firm at a senior level and be a pivotal player in the Procurement community.

To find out more and apply please send your CV to or directly through this page.

Key skills: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, negotiation, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, purchasing, buying, Indirect, Marketing Procurement, Travel Procurement

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