Category Manager - Marketing & Comms

GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum +
13 Jun 2019
13 Jul 2019
Shiva Davoodi
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Top 100 Places to Work - Category Manager - Marketing and Communications

Entering a period of substantial growth, the UKs leading engineering major is now seeking a confident marketing category manager to join their esteemed procurement function. Working within the most innovative procurement department, you will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals and engage with c-suite stakeholders to develop and deliver leading category and sourcing strategies.
With a focus on marketing and communications, the successful procurement professional will be demonstrating their expertise across all ABL & BTL categories.
The procurement professional will have exposure to category management and strong experience within professional services as you will be responsible for the entire procurement lifecycle. With an undisputed reputation for professional development, this is a fantastic opportunity for a high-achieving category manager to join a FTSE100 organisation during their most complex expansion.

As a Marketing Category Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing and collaborating with an executive stakeholder community, using your relationship management and influencing skills to gain and maintain crucial buy in and support for major strategic sourcing / procurement and category management initiative

  • Skilfully handling complex £ Multi-Million procurement deals across marketing and communications sub-categories, including but not limited to, digital, print, advertising and creative industries.

  • Designing and executing category plans, including strategic sourcing, contract renewals & extensions, terminations and dispute resolution, as well as exciting "go-to-market" procurement projects

As a Marketing Category Manager, you will have:

  • Indirect Procurement expertise with a CV that demonstrates impressive achievements such as cost savings, risk mitigation and establishing strategic supplier relationships
  • Proven track record working in a category management capacity within marketing
  • Advanced understanding of contract management
  • Degree + CIPS beneficial but not essential

Voted as one of the "Top 100 places to work" and beginning to embark on the most complex expansion to date, this is an exciting time to gain ownership over the most crucial procurement category. Alongside a competitive salary and package, my client also promotes rapid internal talent progression. For more information, or to apply, please contact Shiva at

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