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Category Manager (Marketing)

Procurement Heads
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a company that creates cutting edge solutions to improve the lives of people across the globe. They look for the risk takers, the collaborators, the inspired and the high performers to continuously improve the level of service and product they deliver.

You will be joining an award-winning strategic procurement team in an arm of the business that focuses solely on sales and marketing. Reporting into the Head of Category you will work alongside a team of 5 that deals with a marketing spend of 120 million.

You will lead the company's PR, display systems and sales promotions across Europe, and will be given the opportunity to partner with senior stakeholders, take on bigger budgets, strengthen your Marketing Category expertise and extend your corporate Procurement prowess to the next level.

As Category Manager you will be responsible for:
  • Develop, plan and implement strategic pan-European Procurement activities
  • Become a recognised subject matter expert for the Marketing category; developing, delivering and implementing the sourcing strategy with a flawless grasp of cost structures, trends and cost drivers
  • Initiate and maintain successful working relationships with key stakeholders throughout the business at all levels
  • Drive change; challenge existing sourcing decisions; coordinate supplier development strategies; always prove potential for improvement
  • Build strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Be responsible for the management and delivery of end to end activities
  • Effectively identify and manage risk throughout the end to end supply chain
  • Negotiate the best overall commercial arrangements with suppliers
  • Ensure and support the business to achieving compliance with Procurement policies and managing the risk profile of suppliers

You will be expected to have:
  • Excellent stakeholder/supplier management skills, equally focused on value for money, service quality and positive strategic outcomes
  • Highly numerate and logical - able to make and articulate data-driven decisions
  • Procurement Category management experience ideally, and Marketing experience desirable
  • Highly driven, naturally inquisitive and willing to work internationally
  • The ability to think creatively, see the bigger picture, instigate and manage innovation and change
  • Proven negotiation skills with strong commercial acumen

The Benefits:
  • A salary up to 65k
  • 6.5k Car allowance
  • Up to 20% bonus
  • Extremely competitive pension
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life assurance
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