marketing procurement manager in guildford

14 February 2019
ruby willard, randstad cpe
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guildford, south east
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Are you an experienced Marketing Procurement Manager? Do you have similar experience from working within a similar role? Are you looking to take on a new challenge with a leading FMCG business in the Surrey area? If so, please read the below advert and click apply!

We have an opportunity for a Marketing Procurement Manager to join a leading client of ours. The Marketing Procurement Manager will work within our clients UK Procurement team covering both their Health Systems and Personal Health business.

We are looking for a Procurement Specialist who can develop the procurement strategy/offering for the Marketing space, to our clients Healthcare customers, through local and global sourcing agreements. The role will require you to take the lead in convincing senior stakeholders that the suggested procurement route is the best for each bid our client goes for.

This is a contract opportunity for 6 months initially, covering maternity leave. You will be working 37 hours per week Mon-Fri.


* Generous holiday allowance of 25 days a year from the start (plus bank holidays)
* The Employee Shop allows employees to buy products at discounted prices
* Subsidised Café promoting healthy eating and wellbeing
* Learning and Development opportunities through our clients University
* 'Live Well' Program of Events - monthly activities that promote health and wellbeing, look out for on-site communications
* Social Events - a dedicated Sports & Social committee with members in Guildford and Cambridge, promoting a host of social events throughout the year including the famous Family Sports Day at Surrey Sports Park


* This role will be responsible for managing our Marketing Category, looking after media, Events, PR & Creative Agencies
* You will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of goods and services within their allocated category areas across the marketing space
* You will be of key importance to the department and wider business, as it will have direct responsibility for challenging / controlling costs, identifying savings areas, whilst ensuring delivery of first class service from suppliers
* Develop a category sourcing strategy for each allocated category area
* Manage relationships with current and potential suppliers for each allocated category area.
* Develop full understanding of current cost base within allocated categories, including reviewing whole life cost/ total cost of ownership
* Challenge current cost base, through negotiation, benchmarking and tender activity as appropriate
* Achieve agreed savings targets
* Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders across the business (in order to raise purchasing profile within the business)
* Negotiate supply terms and contracts in line with standard terms and conditions
* Any other purchasing duties as required.


* Previous relevant experience of sourcing in marketing including events, creative agencies, PR & Media
* Evidence of excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to influence at all levels
* Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels, both internally and within the supply base
* Proven ability to undertake whole life cost/ total cost of ownership analysis, summarise results and make recommendations based on results
* Proven ability to deliver in a pressured environment against defined savings targets
* Good working knowledge of MS office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
* CIPS qualification or equivalent degree level
* An effective communicator, fluent in English

If this role is of interest to yourself, and matches your skills sets and experience then please click 'apply' below to submit your CV. Please ensure your up to date contact details are on your CV before applying. If your application is shortlisted, we will call you and discuss the role in further detail to ensure this role is what you are looking for and meets our client's needs.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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