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Senior Category Manager

EmployerWalt Disney
Industry SectorOther, Services
LocationsLondon, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted20 February 2018

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The Walt Disney Company is looking for a Senior Category Manager - Sourcing and Procurement EMEA to join our team based in Hammersmith on a permanent basis.


The Senior Category Manager – Sourcing & Procurement, will be responsible for managing the company’s third party spend in the general/professional services category.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing the long term category strategy and category plans for EMEA cross-LOB/cross-country spend.
  • Partnering with the Category Board and LOBs to establish the EMEA LOB cost efficiency Strat- plan and AOPs
  • Accountability for the savings delivery of the category plans
  • Developing the proposed plan and governance for implementation of the cross-country/cross-LOB projects
  • Nurturing and developing relationships with key senior stakeholders, as well as build /establish strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Leading the key sourcing initiatives for the Category, supervising Category Specialists and providing guidance to any category related project executed by Local Sourcing teams
  • Leveraging global scalability and adhering to global categories where applicable
  • Providing rigorous cost and market analysis following the models established by Strategic Sourcing focusing on the total value of ownership
  • Facilitating relationships with key suppliers in partnership with Senior Executives Sponsors

Basic Qualifications

  • University graduate
  • CIPS Qualification
  • Experience of Category management in a similar regional position
  • Proven experience in sourcing General Services / Professional Services Category related products and services in a large corporation
  • Experience as Category Manager in a multinational / multi LOB environment
  • Experience in Media, Entertainment, FMCG Multinational Companies
  • Experience in managing a virtual team and cross territory collaboration

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA
  • A second European language is advantageous

Additional Information

Suitable candidates must be able to undertake up to 10% international travel.

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