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Senior Buyer - Marketing

West London

Senior Buyer What will you do? Manage small to medium spend portfolio within Marketing Support budget holders/stakeholder in defining the Scope of Work (specification of goods or services) Develop, implement and/or support the regional/global strategy, sourcing and contracting for the categories in the portfolio Support budget holders/stakeholders when preparing yearly Plan activities; advising on market trends, price evolution etc. Support or lead sourcing activities/e-tenders and contract negotiations; recommend suppliers Monitor service level and performance of suppliers in line with SoW/contracts and build world class supplier base ensuring business continuity Support compliance to Operating Model and OAS processes Develop in-depth understanding of market dynamics to proactively take actions on timing and scope of sourcing process and contracts Develop relationships with stakeholders and suppliers to understand potential innovation and translate these into Procurement business opportunities Work closely together with Commercial organisation to understand needs, objectives and priorities to improve cost, service and quality of goods and services Design, verify and amend supplier contracts in conjunction with the Legal department and stakeholders Manage and develop relationships with suppliers What do you need? Very good English communication and influencing skills both verbally and written Strong analytical and negotiation skills Good excel and powerpoint skills Ability to navigate through and reconcile conflicting interests/positions of different internal departments and functions Knowledge of Procurement, sourcing strategies and legal Procurement contracts Experience ideally in Marketing Procurement, Marketing or within a full service Marketing Agency Self-motivated, independent and autonomous, results oriented, well organised and creative An international outlook and plan a couple of steps ahead What will you gain? Gathering in-depth experience in managing an independent Procurement portfolio Project and supplier base management Develop negotiation skills, procurement/sourcing strategies and tactics Gathering in-depth Legal and Contractual Procurement experience Being part of a fast moving and agile organisation Career development