Beaumont Select

Senior Sourcing Manager - Marketing

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€65-80k + bonus and benefits including unlimited holiday
25 May 2018
25 Jun 2018
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting Senior Sourcing Manager role in a dynamic fast growing procurement team; it’s dealing with senior executive level stakeholders so you will be given plenty of autonomy and opportunity to make the role your own. The company has a market-leading presence in its selected markets.  

The Senior Sourcing Manager will focus on marketing spend categories, in particular media and creative digital agencies.  

Reporting to the Head of Sourcing the Senior Sourcing Manager will be a key member of this Sourcing Team. You will lead the sourcing activities for the core Commercial teams (Marketing, Customer Service and Payments), including vendor management, management of all 3rd party supplier spend and providing corporate governance. You will have direct management responsibility for 1 or 2 staff. 

This is a terrific opportunity to join a dynamic and talented procurement team, in a company that is the leader in its market and has great plans for growth. 

Senior Sourcing Manager role Responsibilities: 

  • Develop key stakeholder relationships within Commercial Operations and a deep understanding of the sourcing and contractual needs of these teams

  • Responsible for prioritisation and delivery of commercial and contractual negotiations against agreed savings targets within their category

  • Drive cost reduction efforts through process improvements, contractual efficiencies and elimination of inefficient spending

  • Take ownership of the full procurement lifecycle, including Deal Sheet initiation, supplier relationship management and risk management

  • Build strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders and act as a functional bridge between external vendors and internal stakeholders (including senior management)

  • Ability to create and implement a strategic plan for category management and supplier development

  • Run large scale RFP’s for supplier selection in accordance with company policies

  • Establish and maintain long-term working relationships or partnerships between the company and new and existing suppliers, in order to improve ‘time-to-market' and to safeguard capacity, quality, cost, minimise risk and assure continuity of supply

  • Manage the end-to end delivery of supplier projects in accordance with agreed roadmaps to meet the business needs

  • Responsible for mitigating and highlighting contractual risk to Executive level stakeholders for consideration and change 

Essential Skills & Experience: 

  • A number of years Commercial, Technical or Supply Chain experience

  • Significant Marketing Procurement spend experience

  • Business or CIPS qualification

  • Proven ability and experience operating at a managerial level

  • Self-starter who can manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive to completion effectively

  • Solid and demonstrable Sourcing and Supplier management capabilities

  • Effective team player with excellent communication skills, along with the ability to motivate, influence and negotiate

  • Strong Excel and analytical skills are key to this role

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision but engage effectively with a wider team

  • Ability to engage at all levels of an organisation

  • Full understanding of and ability to execute RFI/RFP and all tender processes

  • Good knowledge of SLA’s, KPI’s, particularly with regard to enforcing those SLA’s and KPI’s  

Desirable Skills & Experience: 

  • Financial or BI systems experience

  • Exposure to and understanding of legal frameworks and contract law

  • Experience of undertaking market research and analysis across indirect & direct spend categories to provide evidence to support/facilitate sourcing decisions

  • Knowledge of web based sourcing technologies

  • Previous line management experience 

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business