Procurement Category Manager - Marketing

Weybridge, Surrey
Competitive Salary
01 Dec 2017
01 Jan 2018
Specialist Area
Procurement, Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Grow globally with an award-winning strategic procurement team. Partner with senior stakeholders, take on bigger budgets, strengthen your Marketing Category expertise and extend your corporate procurement prowess to the limit.

The top line

The mission of Corporate Procurement is to maximise the value and minimise the risk of spend with suppliers. At Sony Europe, we strive harder than most to deliver: our procurement philosophy is strategic, commercial, fact-based and driven relentlessly to improve.

We’re a highly ambitious team and genuine centre of excellence, decorated with awards, growing rapidly and fast becoming global in our horizons.

We want your vision, influence, business sense and strategic expertise steering our Marketing procurement category onto the global stage. In this highly visible role, you’ll take full ownership of sourcing strategies that directly support top management decisions and deliver on the bottom line.

In detail

  • Contribute significantly to the overall performance, savings and profitability of Sony Europe

  • Work closely with senior stakeholders in the Consumer Business to support sales bids and source best-value solutions

  • Negotiate the best overall commercial arrangements with suppliers selected through fact-based methods

  • Be 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

  • Drive change; challenge existing sourcing decisions; coordinate supplier development strategies; always prove potential for improvement

  • Manage relationships with existing and new Marketing suppliers

About You

  • A corporate procurement professional with substantial blue-chip background and international horizons

  • CPIM or CIPS qualified, ideally with Project Management Certification

  • An excellent stakeholder and supplier manager, equally focused on value for money, service quality and positive strategic outcomes

  • A fiercely successful negotiator

  • Extremely influential and credible at the highest levels

  • A keen instigator and manager of innovation and change

  • Numerate and logical – able to make and justify data-driven decisions

  • Almost certainly degree-educated

How you’ll fit in

Our Global Behaviours drive our performance, every one of us, every day. Here’s how you can play your part:

Inspire & Be Inspired

We can reach higher together, which is why we want you testing limits and maximising morale every day. Giving your best means empowering others to give theirs.

Stay On Point

To deliver our customer focus, you need to prioritise tasks, make commercially smart decisions and set ambitious goals to achieve the best results.

Break Through Barriers

It takes real vision to change the world. We’ll expect you to lead the way, brainstorming with colleagues, driving improvements, owning big decisions and using initiative to make things happen.

Why Sony Europe?

If you want to do something extraordinary in your career, this is the place to be. We don’t just create technology, services and content. We enliven senses, capture moments and create new experiences daily. We have been at the forefront of broadcast tech for decades, and we stay ahead by inspiring and fulfilling curiosity. This is the world you could be part of.

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