Interim Category Lead - Marketing Events

1st Executive
GBP450 per day +
01 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2018
RK - 11207
Ricky Kelly
Specialist Area
Job Level
Full Time

1st-Executive have been retained by one of the most iconic global automotive manufacturers in the world, who are seeking to recruit an Interim Category Lead for Marketing Events. This is an excellent opportunity to join their rapidly expanding Commercial team during an exciting period of transformation.

The role will report into and support the Category Manager for Marketing and Corporate Services and will ultimately be responsible for the management and leadership of the Marketing Events sub category.

  • Full procurement life-cycle responsibility and autonomy for sourcing of high quality, value for money goods and services utilising best-in-class practices.
  • Monitor and manage relationships, performance and synergies across the supplier base to improve capability and effectiveness.
  • Develop and lead negotiation strategies for large and complex projects and contracts, influencing and challenging authority where necessary.
  • Interpret complex and abstract concepts (legal, technical and/or commercial) and present in an informative and simplified manner to enable key decisions to be made quickly and objectively.
  • Stakeholder management spanning all levels of authority both internally and externally.

Cross category procurement experience is essential and Marketing Services procurement experience would be beneficial.

Rate: £450 per day

Duration: Initially 3 months

Location: Surrey

Start Date: ASAP

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to learn more please send an up to date copy of your CV to and confirm your availability for a quick call to discuss in more detail.

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