Marketing Services Buyer - Greenfield

GBP35000 - GBP40000 per annum +
30 Apr 2019
30 May 2019
Shiva Davoodi
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategic Marketing Buyer - Global FMCG Major - West London + Flexible Working - £40-45k + Excellent Benefits - Rapid Progression Opportunities

Comprised of some of the most recognised brands in the world, market-leading FMCG major seeks a high-achieving buyer to enter a newly-created position in their esteemed indirect procurement function. With increasing spend under management and further expansion on the horizon, the successful individual will be fully-immersed in the firm's key marketing supplier base, working with autonomy in a supportive environment to devise strategic category plans on a £35m+ spend and develop a deep understanding of marketing procurement. Partnering with creative organisations across multiple marketing subcategories, this position will spearhead branded initiatives across the UK - growing the firm's presence and securing their position as a household name.

Marketing Category Buyer Role Responsibilities:

  • Engaging multiple areas of the business to understand greater business ambitions and ensuring procurement is working in conjunction with commercial
  • The development and execution of sourcing strategies in a greenfield function, across creative strategy and development, packaging, social media, shopper insights, POS and marketing production.
  • Strategically source new suppliers, managing the full end-to-end tender process to maximise savings and create value within the function
  • Liaising with global stakeholders to effectively sell the value of procurement and increase the value of mandated spend
  • Creating and implementing innovative ideas for the long and short-term development of the function

Marketing Category Buyer Requirements:

  • Involvement in managing large indirect categories with a proven track record of generating savings and creating value in a function
  • Experience strategically sourcing new suppliers and managing the full end-to-end tender process
  • Strong experience drafting and managing contracts with existing and new suppliers
  • CIPS and Degree qualified (desirable)

To find out more and apply please send your CV to

Key skills: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, negotiation, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, purchasing, buying, Indirect, Consultancy Procurement, Advisory Services Procurement

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