Interim Category Specialist - Marketing - Surrey

1st Executive
England, Surrey
£300 - £400 per day
21 Feb 2019
07 Apr 2019
Adam Dennison
Specialist Area
Procurement, Purchasing
Buyer, Manager, Specialist
Full Time
  • Interim Category Specialist - Recruitment Services - £300-400p/d
  • Surrey

An Interim Marketing Category Specialist at £300-400p/d is required for a global FTSE100 Manufacturing organisation based in Surrey. A 6 month initial contract, this is an exciting opportunity within undertaking sourcing events and negotiations across the category and conduct category/sourcing analysis, running tender processes and managing both internal and in-country stakeholders on an international scale within marketing. A great role for any candidate who is looking to develop their experience within a global, diverse and fast-paced function.


  • Managing the Marketing Procurement spend across the category, including media, event, PR & creative agencies
  • Driving added value into the local supply base through strategic global contracts.
  • Engaging with senior stakeholders up to C-level, you will drive strategic sourcing initiatives into the marketing category across multiple business areas
  • Undertaking a global rationalisation project across all suppliers/agencies
  • looking the bid process for local markets, enabling contract flowdowns and taking the lead with ongoing SRM agreements with the supply base.

Required Skills:

  • Previous experience as a marketing buyer/category manager covering either ATL, BTL or both, or a General Indirects background that has covered marketing procurement within the last 2-3 years
  • Proven sourcing skillset with tangible evidence of clear saving delivery
  • Evidence of leading tender processes in the marketing space and influencing budget holders on projects
  • Ability to undertake cost analysis

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