Beaumont Select

Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Marketing

£50-70k + bonus + pension
24 Aug 2018
24 Sep 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity for an ambitious Marketing Sourcing specialist, in a recently restructured Procurement function. Previous experience within a Financial Services environment is preferred…

Our client, a multinational financial services organisation is going through an exciting re organisation within its procurement function and is looking for a number of Sourcing specialists.

This role will support the Strategic Sourcing Lead in determining and managing the sourcing strategy within a defined category or sub categories, identifying and engaging with key senior stakeholders to ensure a robust methodology is utilised to identify requirements, search and appraise appropriate supply sources and negotiate contracts.

Strategic Sourcing Specialist – Marketing Key Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with key partners to understand business requirements and to define and implement the category strategy, plans and processes for sourcing goods and services within the Marketing category, supported by the Strategic Sourcing Lead

  • Maintaining a detailed knowledge and understanding of the business / function’s business drivers, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how this fits into the overall business strategy

  • You will advise the business / function on procurement policies, processes and best practice, providing support as required

  • You will manage and drive key sourcing activities for business projects ensuring that they are delivered on time and to budget with appropriate risk management

  • Maintaining a holistic view across both Europe and Globally, you will be identifying opportunities for consolidation of business requirements and managing integration of stakeholder needs through engagement

  • You will develop and maintain long-term relationships with key existing strategic suppliers and identify potential new partners within categories of responsibility

  • Working with Finance Business partners throughout budget setting process ensuring alignment to the category sourcing pipeline

  • Reviewing sourcing activities to ensure compliance with procurement policy and process, challenging non-compliant areas of the business / function as required

  • You will own, manage and track cost savings targets, policy compliance, adherence to the sourcing process and customer service for the category or sub-category managed

  • Guiding and supporting any junior colleagues on sourcing and related procurement matters

  • You will support the Strategic Sourcing Lead in driving a high performance culture, motivating and inspiring junior colleagues to deliver and exceed against performance objectives

  • You will develop relationships with Global Sourcing counterparts ensuring alignment with the Global procurement strategy

About you:

  • Educated to degree level, ideally in a business or legal discipline

  • Postgraduate procurement accreditation preferred (MCIPS or MIIAPS)

  • Minimum five years specific category sourcing experience in complex markets

  • Proven track record in Marketing Procurement, with comparable levels of spend and complexity

  • Proven capability in negotiating sourcing deals in complex markets

  • Strong levels of subject matter expertise, with deep market and supplier knowledge

  • Good knowledge and application of best practice strategic sourcing process

  • Good IT skills and working knowledge of Ariba or equivalent e-procurement system

  • Good supplier and contract management experience would be valuable

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills

  • Project management experience would be an asset

  • Energy, pace and an impeccable track record of delivery

  • Experience in working in a fast paced Global organisation with multiple reporting lines

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

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