Category Manager - Marketing

GBP53000 - GBP58000 per annum + Benefits
09 Feb 2021
09 Mar 2021
Adam Venting
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Procurement - Strategic Sourcing Manager Marketing -- Global Blue Chip - Surrey+ Flex - £55K - 58k + Bonus + Package

Leading FMCG seeks a strong Marketing procurement candidate to join their team in this newly formed position.

Following of re-structure of the procurement function, the Firm are seeking a Strategic Sourcing expert with strong Marketing procurement category knowledge to drive much needed improvement and progress across the marketing category.

As a Category Manager - Marketing, your responsibilities will include:

  • Becoming accepted as an integral member of the Marketing community, being able to manoeuvre sensitively in a non-mandated procurement setting
  • Positioning procurement more strategically within the overall organisation
  • Designing and implementing innovative category and sourcing strategies for Digital, Creative, Sponsorship, PR, Print, POS, Design, Meetings and Events sub-categories (all of which are £ Multi-Million)
  • Work closely with the Head of Procurement and other category manager to imbed and align procurement strategy

Strategic Sourcing Manager Marketing Required experience: -

  • Significant procurement and strategic sourcing experience with particular expertise across Marketing sub-categories (such as Digital, Media, Creative, Design Agencies, PR, Sponsorship, Print, POS etc)
  • Successful management of £ Multi-Million procurement projects with a track record for delivering cost savings
  • Degree & MCIPS (preferred not essential)

This is a standout career opportunity for an ambitious Marketing Procurement specialist to join a highly reputable and growing organisation.

To find out more and apply please send your CV to 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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