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Category Manager (Marketing & Media)

Job Reference: PP/1058       Job Type: Permanent       Date Added: 21/02/2012

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Employer: Procurement People
Location: London & Berkshire
Salary: £40000-£60000 plus bonus, pension & flexible benefits

Category Manager (Marketing & Media)

Location: Berkshire & London
Salary: £40,000-£60,000 plus bonus, pension & flexible benefits


Our global client is currently looking for a category specialist within a marketing and media area. You will ideally have a blue chip background with a minimum of three years experience in the relevant categories.

You will provide commercial support through end to end management of the procurement process for high/medium risk, high/medium value procurement activity within the Marketing category.

Marketing category will cover Marketing communications (above and below the line), Media, Print, Advertising, Public Relations, Experiential Marketing and Events.

Key responsibilities:

Where a local category plan is applicable, develop a local procurement strategy
Lead supplier selection and negotiations
Ensure the appropriate use of alternative procurement methods across the range of requirements using e-business tools as required.
Create, agree and deliver continuous improvement plans.
Manage relationships and stakeholder relations. Influence, challenge and drive change to add incremental value.
Vendor management and strategic relationship management for local suppliers.


Skills & experience:

Ideally 3 years procurement experience in a blue chip environment.
Experience within Marketing or Media category
Experienced contracts negotiator and challenges the business requirements
Ideally CIPS qualified
Proficient knowledge of contract law
Experienced in strategic sourcing and supplier management
Good understanding of financial modelling and total cost of ownership

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