Junior Category Manager - Indirects

Location
London
Salary
GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
08 Jun 2018
Closes
08 Jul 2018
Ref
1805-27
Contact
jobAV
Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Specialist
Sector
Scientific
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Junior Category Manager - Indirect Procurement - Blue Chip Ftse 100 - greater London area - £40k - 50k + Package + CIPS Sponsorship

Location: London

Contact: JobsAV@bramwithconsulting.co.uk

Due to an internal promotion, this globally revered FTSE 100 Professional Services firm is seeking a bright, ambitious and up-and-coming strategic sourcing specialist to join its award-winning team as Junior Category Manager - Marketing & Indirects. With a challenging range of £ Multi-Million sub-categories to manage and a supportive and collaborative team ethos, the Procurement Manager will embed themselves quickly and build an impressive portfolio of strategic achievements.

As jUNIOR cATEGORY Manager - Marketing & Indirects you will:-

  • Focus your time on strategic sourcing and skilled procurement & project management, leaving more junior members to handle transactional procurement
  • Design & implement innovative category strategies across the full range of Marketing & Communications spend areas including Creative, Agencies, Digital, Media, PR, Promotions, Events, and other indirect services
  • Manage a challenging executive stakeholder community, honing your influencing skills and playing a key role in the further progression of procurement across this FTSE 100 business
  • Own the cradle-to-grave procurement process (ITT, RFP, RFQ, contract drafting & negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM etc)

Required experience & qualifications:-

  • A strong introduction to procurement via a FTSE 250 Procurement Graduate Scheme, or experience as a Buyer / Senior Buyer / Assistant Category Manager in a Blue Chip organisation
  • Full working knowledge of end to end procurement lifecycle, with exceptionally strong stakeholder management, strategic sourcing and project management skills
  • Ideally at least a year specifically spent managing an indirect procurement category (i.e. Marketing Procurement, HR / Professional Services, IT, FM etc)
  • Degree & CIPS (or studying towards)

This is a stand-out opportunity for an ambitious procurement & sourcing specialist to focus on challenging strategic projects and progress quickly to senior management.

If you're interested in applying for this role, please send an up to copy of your cv through to JobsAV@bramwithconsulting.co.uk

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Key skills: Procurement, Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, Stakeholder management, Supplier relationship management (SRM), Negotiation, Contract drafting and management, Marketing Procurement, Buying, Creative Agencies, Above the Line (ATL), Below the Line (BTL), PR, Events, Media, Indirect procurement, Global FTSE 100, RFP, RFQ, London