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Marketing Procurement Category Manager (1 year cont

Marketing Category Manager - Best-in-Class - Procurement & Strategic Sourcing‎ - FTSE 100 Professional Services Conglomerate - London + Flex - £50 - 65k + Excellent Benefits (1 year Fixed Term Contract)

With ‎150,000+ employees spanning 50+ countries, this £ Multi-Billion Professional Services giant is well established in the market. Procurement, on the other hand, has historically been unable to boast the same appeal due to being a transactional support function for cutting costs. However, due to massive investment over the last 2 years the Procurement landscape has shifted dramatically. Procurement is now viewed as a powerful agent for business growth, with Technology and Professional Services categories being deemed best-in-class. Now it's Marketing's turn.

Marketing Procurement is particularly challenging as it is 'non-mandated', so the Marketing community has no obligation to work with Procurement. In order to gain a hold of the sizeable Marketing spend the Firm has created a new opportunity for a passionate, knowledgeable and charismatic Procurement expert to join as Marketing Category Manager and drive the function towards best-in-class.

Despite this being an initial 1 year Fixed Term Contract - this role will be made permanent after 6 months.

This strategic Marketing Procurement position will involve:-

  • Having an immediate impact with the Marketing stakeholder community, winning trust and support for strategic procurement initiatives
  • Challenging senior business leaders in the right way, not by bullying but through collaboration, 'taking them on a journey', and persuading them of the value that you as a Procurement professional can add to key Marketing projects
  • Being considered as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for best-practice Marketing Procurement categories, owning the cradle-to-grave process including RFP, RFQ, contract negotiation, supplier negotiation and strategic vendor partnering (SRM)
  • Mentoring the Marketing Sourcing Specialist (4 years experience), coaching and demonstrating what best-in-class looks and feels like in both Above and Below the Line Marketing Procurement categories (Branding, Communications, Advertising, Digital, Creative, Design Agencies, PR, Sponsorship, POS, Meetings, Conferences & Events, Print)

Required background:-

  • Impressive track record of Procurement, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management across the Marketing Procurement categories
  • History of winning crucial support from challenging stakeholders through collaborative and innovative ways of working
  • Degree & MCIPS (preferred not essential)

For passionate Marketing Procurement specialists looking to break into a respected FTSE 100 brand whilst still being able to deliver a lasting impact, this could be an excellent career move.

To find out more and apply please send your CV to [link removed] or directly through this page.

Key skills: Procurement, Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, Stakeholder management, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, Marketing Procurement, best practice, best-in-class procurement, negotiation, RFP, RFQ

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Bramwith Consulting
City of London
Salary and benefits
£48000 to £65000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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