Job: Category Manager, Marketing | Brand leader | Dorset

Title Category Manager, Marketing | Brand leader | Dorset
Categories Permanent, Procurement Jobs in Dorset
Salary Up to £55,000 + 30 days holiday + up to 16% Pension contribution
Location Dorset
Job Information

This wonderful brand is looking for an experienced Marketing Category Manager, to join their Supply Chain Transformation programme. This is an important role, which will enable the organisation to use next generation marketing techniques to help innovate, and to make sure they have the lowest total cost for existing marketing solutions.

The Procurement function is relatively new and still evolving and it will be important for the Category Manager to demonstrate excellent listening and influencing skills and help build and deliver a procurement strategy for Marketing. This role will support a variety of special Marketing projects that cut across many areas of the business.

In this role, you will work with senior stakeholders across to understand current and future needs; to develop and implement the appropriate marketing procurement strategy.   You will also ensure the implementation is supported with robust governance, lead sourcing and change projects and set up the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) programme for the relevant suppliers. They are seeking applications from experienced procurement professionals, with specific knowledge in the Marketing category. Areas of experience may include:  agencies, media, print and campaign materials and marketing professional services.

You should be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) and ideally be MCIPS qualified, with a strong strategic sourcing background. You will have demonstrated successes in leading and owning complex procurement strategies end to end and have a track record of value achieved, but not just cost savings.

You will be a highly organised individual, with excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills, comfortable giving presentations and influencing at a senior level in a Business/Charity with a Lean Value stream organisation.

Please call Rupert on 01962 869 838 for a confidential conversation or send your CV to

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