Strategic Marketing Category Manager - Ftse 250

GBP55000 - GBP70000 per annum + Benefits
13 Oct 2018
12 Nov 2018
Adam Venting
Specialist Area
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Strategic Marketing Procurement Manager - Best-in-Class Transformation - Prestigious Blue Chip - London - £55,000 - 70,000 + Excellent Benefits


Procurement has come a long way over the last 4 years within this market leading organisation, evolving from a back office purchasing function into a valued strategic sourcing centre for excellence and a powerful agent for business growth. With Technology & FM categories being awarded "best-in-class" now the spotlight is on Marketing Procurement to achieve the same success.

Transforming Marketing Procurement presents a complex challenge‎. The setup is "non-mandated" so Marketing are neither forced to work with Procurement nor penalised if they don't. Also, Marketeers are wired completely differently to other stakeholder groups- slashing costs is never their priority - so Procurement must use other value levers to get senior stakeholders on board. Therefore, this FTSE 250 firm need an experienced Marketing Procurement professional who understands these challenges and can overcome them to attain best-in-class status for the category.

As Strategic Marketing Procurement Manager you will: -

  • Instantly build fruitful relationships with senior Marketing stakeholders, sensitively challenging their perceptions of Procurement, taking them on a journey, and improving Procurement's image and reach across all Marketing spend areas
  • Be considered the Subject Matter Expert for best-practice Marketing Procurement, owning the cradle-to-grave procurement and strategic sourcing process for complex deals. Mentor and coach a less experienced Procurement Specialist, enabling their growth within the business as you in turn move towards the Procurement Leadership Team

Required background: -

  • Impressive Marketing Procurement track record within a leading FTSE250 or Fortune 500 company, progressing quickly from Buyer to Senior Buyer to Procurement / Category Manager
  • Degree‎ & MCIPS preferred not essential

This is an outstanding Marketing Procurement opportunity for a passionate individual‎ looking to make one's mark in an iconic FTSE 250 firm before progressing to senior leadership.

To find out more and apply please send your CV to or directly through this page.

Key skills: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, negotiation, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, purchasing, buying, Indirect, Marketing Procurement, ATL, BTL, London, Milton Keynes,

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