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Senior Buyer - Global Marketing

Senior Buyer - Global Marketing

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Procurement & Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    €50000 - €60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Charlie Fulham

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    23 Apr 00:00

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Senior Buyer - Global Marketing


  • You will be responsible on a global scale for part of our external Marketing spend including amongst others creative agencies, content production, digital agencies, artwork & design agencies. You will identify best in class external experts and engage these companies to deliver competitive advantage to the business.
  • The role of the Sr Buyer - Marketing is to (co-)develop category strategies that drive cost savings, spend under management and strategic alignment with key internal stakeholders with combined spend of over £25 million.
  • The role will utilize spend analytics, sourcing management processes and tools to develop category strategies, rationalize and select suppliers, manage key supplier relationships, as well as negotiate contract pricing, terms and conditions, assess continuity of business.
  • Additionally, the Sr Buyer - Marketing will create category efficiencies that align with procurement processes and policies, while managing internal stakeholder engagement and customer service over multiple business segments.

Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Develops and drives implementation of regional and global sourcing strategies for selected categories.
  • Works closely with selected organisations in understanding needs, objectives and priorities to optimise total cost, quality and service while outsourcing.

Key Challenges

  • As this is the replacement of a position due to the transformation of indirect procurement, there is a lot of opportunity for the successful candidate to define the exact responsibilities and have the freedom to shape the role in accordance with the evolution of the organisation.
  • The candidate is expected to achieve significant bottom line cost savings, within the defined business saving challenges, as well as providing direction to the area/region/local team.
  • Management of diversity of objectives between Central team and area/region/local teams.

Professional Qualifications / Experience

  • Proven Procurement expertise, within Indirect Services Procurement, ideally with exposure across Marketing services.
  • Expert in leading complex, cross-functional, sourcing projects and collaborating with international sourcing and business teams
  • Degree qualified preferably in Procurement, Marketing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline.
  • Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure.