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Head of Marketing Procurement

Head of Marketing Procurement

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    London, England

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    £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits package

  • Contact:

    Sally Davis

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Exceptional people person required with a proven track record of delivery in Procurement Category management for Marketing & Professional Services in a fast paced service environment. You will be leading a small team through a period of expansion and transformation and have autonomy across the entire category spend reporting directly to the CPO.

Blended working approach with 2 days per week in London and 3 days per week at home.

You will:

  • Design, Develop and implement the Procurement strategy for the Marketing & Professional Services category
  • Lead the development and implementation of procurement policies and system strategies conducting tendering, contract management, spend analytics and supplier performance management for the category also supporting the wider Procurement function.
  • Be responsible for structured engagement with all required business functions to ensure that all contracts have suitable cover and protection, meet the requirements of the business and deliver expected value
  • Implement and improvem best practice processes
  • Identify, realise and report cost-saving and waste-reduction opportunities
  • Support the CPO
  • Conduct/support senior level negotiations and implement appropriate tactics to achieve a favourable outcome
  • Responsible for conducting and leading regular reviews of the spend categories through benchmarking, rationalisation and aggregation opportunities
  • Define and Implement the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) strategy for the category
  • Identify the relevant business leads and agree appropriate SRM supplier segmentation for the category
  • Work with the business owners in the category to define and agree appropriate supplier performance measures in line with the defined SRM process
  • Agree a formal engagement plan with key stakeholders to ensure that procurement is at the heart of the business decision making process
  • Provide a point of escalation for key contacts to ensure that the category is meeting the timelines and targets agreed with the business
  • Provide a single point of contact for customers on all category related matters becoming the trusted advisor for the category
  • Train and educate customers on the procurement process and policy to increase and maintain adoption
  • Be responsible for creating and leading a high performing category team, to ensure delivery of effective service across the whole business
  • Effectively manage the category team's workload to deliver against deadlines
  • Encourage and motivate team members to 'work as one' on procurement activity, to deliver a seamless service to internal customers
  • Ensuring adherence of departmental and company procurement procedures and policies
  • Effectively manage the relationship with the Finance team on budgets, cost saving, consumption and spend reduction targets/reports
  • Ensure that Category team expertise is created/trained and maintained

Interviews will take place asap and the client is in a position to move at pace. Therefore please contact asap