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Senior Procurement Manager – Marketing (12 month FTC) – 30276CR1_1497453832

  • Job Reference:30276CR1_1497453832

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Retail

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: Bedfordshire

  • Job Title: Senior Procurement Manager - Marketing (12 month FTC)

  • Job Salary: £65000 - £72000 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

A FTSE 50 retail organisation has an opportunity to come in for a 12 month FTC, Maternity Cover to work at a senior level looking at Marketing, Digital and Logistics spend.

You will be reporting into the Group Head of Indirect Procurement, going out to tender for potential new suppliers, rolling out some really interesting complex projects and reviewing existing contracts. This person needs to be able to work with the stakeholders in the business and try and instigate hard cost savings whilst maintaining the corporate sustainability, and trying to influence new methods consistently.

Categories / spend areas responsible for: Marketing (PR, Creative, Advertising, Agencies, Print), Digital an Logistics

Role and responsibilities:

* Reporting into the Group Head of Indirect Procurement
* Manage a team of manager level colleagues across the designated category areas
* End-to-end procurement management, sourcing to on-going SRM
* Negotiate on new and existing contracts, to drive down costs to the company
* Implement SLA’s into contracts to ensure service delivery is at optimum level
* Influence key stakeholders in the business to define new and effective procurement strategies
* Bring previous expertise of improving processes of any current policies
* Manage multi-million £ spends across assigned sub-categories
* Identify new potential suppliers and cost saving opportunities by using market knowledge

Experience and requirements:

* Proven procurement experience within marketing spend mostly, ideally digital and logistics too
* Achievements within an organisation either by improved service delivery or significant cost savings
* Worked within a large, multi-site FTSE organisation
* Able to work under heavy work load in a fast paced, busy environment
* No issues with negotiating and influencing all levels of internal customer / stakeholder
* Managed a led projects from start to finish, autonomously
* Experience in building relationships in varied environments
* Ideally CIPS and degree qualified – not essential

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