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Procurement Marketing Manager

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3 Jun 2022

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Regional Category Manager Marketing & Communications EAME
About this job
As Regional Category Manager you will work collaboratively with the business to deliver agreed sourcing strategies aligned to business goals. You will be part of a matrix team of Global Category Managers and Business Partners responsible for a portfolio of circa $80 MM USD. The role holder will work closely with stakeholders to help define and source the companys critical applications and develop its digital sourcing capability for applications.
* Leading the Procurement of Marketing, Communication and Market Research services for the company across the Europe, Africa and Middle East region (EAME)
* Working closely with internal clients and the Procurement Business Partners to define needs and capabilities
* Develop and manage relationships with key suppliers
* Developing and executing strategies to incorporate the most efficient use of the various buying channels, ensuring compliance with procurement processes, use of best practice approach regarding e-tendering, Supplier Relationship Management and contract management
* Leading major negotiations
* Identifying and share best practices
* Is an Ambassador of the Procurement organisation
* Ownership verification and agreement of actual financial performance of the Regional Category, including agreement and verification of savings delivery, budget & forecast data.
Essential Knowledge & Experience
Critical knowledge
* Deep knowledge in developing category strategies and leading their implementation
* Proven record of success in negotiations with suppliers
* Good knowledge of best practice purchasing procedures and processes
* Knowledge of the industry trends and best practice
* Leadership of complex sourcing projects
* Deep knowledge of the relevant supply markets (including Creative Agencies, (Digital, PR Adv, Branding& Design), Marketing Materials and services and Market Research) and maintaining strategic relationships with suppliers
Critical skills
* Strategy development and implementation
* Strong stakeholder management
* Development of strategic relationships with suppliers
* Contract management skills
* Ability to influence peers and indirectly managed teams
* Good communication and presentation competencies
* Degree or equivalent
* Commercial qualification preferred e.g. MBA, CIPS
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities:
* Strong procurement experience, 3 years Marketing Category experience
* Working in a multi-national, multi-cultural environment
* Project team leadership (geographically dispersed and cross-functional with proven results)
* Proven record of success in negotiations with suppliers
* SRM experience with strategic suppliers
Additional Important Information
* Travel up to 10%
* Full time/ Permanent
Index Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
"Due to the high volume of applications, we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion
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