Procurement Category Manager - Marketing Services | Global Telecoms Organisation | West London

London (West), London (Greater)
£55-£70,000 + 20% bonus
14 Sep 2017
14 Oct 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This leading Telecoms provider has been going through exponential growth in recent years and is looking to grow its indirect procurement team by introducing a Procurement Category Manager for Marketing Services across Europe. As an ambitious Procurement professional, your role will be to drive the Marketing category forwards across both ATL/ BTL and PR spend within the business as they look to build a best practice procurement team.

This is a unique opportunity for you to join a procurement team that is all about developing and promoting talent, giving you the opportunity to get involved in other cross-category projects to help broaden your skill set as well.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Procurement function by negotiating contracts to deliver measurable value benefit, placing robust commercial agreements to drive supply for marketing suppliers
  • Establishing & developing supplier strategies, building on current relationships, and working with a diverse range of stakeholder communities including marketing, central purchasing, finance, legal and supply chain to name a few
  • Tendering, negotiating, implementing and managing supplier contracts and being overall accountable for a multi-million pounds spend across Marketing for the business
  • Act as subject matter expert in the Marketing area and make yourself recognisable as the go-to person for Marketing Procurement in the business
  • Take the role of steering team committee member for major marketing projects
  • Significant amount of offsite reviews with suppliers and marketing projects on a regular basis to monitor progress as well as follow up
  • Review and identify innovative ways to help drive process change across the regions

Skills and Experience:

  • Solid Marketing category knowledge within a Procurement environment
  • Need to be an innovative self-starter and be results orientated as well as understanding the “value add” procurement professional
  • Degree preferred but not essential
  • CIPS qualified or equivalent preferable
  • Experience of working in a matrix structure or global/ blue chip business would be advantageous
  • Experience of building strong internal relationships

This is a fantastic opportunity. If you are an ambitious and passionate procurement professional with a solid background in the marketing category and are looking to work for a prestigious company that focuses on personal development and success, then please apply today.

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