Role details

Group Purchasing Marketing Manager

London   •   £45,000 - £65,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Marketing with French language
  • London up to £65,000

About Our Client

Leading global retailer, main presence in London and France. Looking for experienced Marketing Category Manager with knowledge of marketing categories within print, pos, creative agencies, above and below the line.

Job Description

Responsibilities/ Decision Making

  • Deploying the purchasing process appropriately relevant to the scale of expenditure, level of risk to supply and complexity of requirements
  • Establishing purchasing and supply management strategies for the defined category of expenditure
  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Ensuring all agreements with suppliers are in writing and in place prior to the start of business
  • Delivering business benefits which meet or exceed targets
  • Meeting the requirements of Kingfisher's governance and policy manual which includes the Group Code of Conduct

Job scale - quantitative

  • Potential spend in scope of £100m+
  • 50+ suppliers
  • Spend comes from up to 10 different operating companies
  • 30 key stakeholders

Job scale - qualitative

  • Influencing at all levels of the management hierarchy
  • Negotiating with suppliers, often their sales or managing directors
  • Large amount of travel required between UK and France - potential Poland/Russia
  • Working with different business cultures and languages

The Successful Applicant

International experience necessary

In depth experience of negotiating and working with suppliers

Experience of purchasing for multiple operating companies/ business units/ P&L's

Successful track record of making change happen including changing suppliers

At least two years experience of purchasing capital expenditure

Can demonstrate in-depth experience in a category of spend and how these skills can be transferred to a different category

Experience of working in more than one country is an advantage

Skills and Qualifications

Degree qualified

Likely to have further qualification in purchasing/ business management

Empathetic with people - listens and takes on board requirements

High standards of professionalism - works to deadlines, punctual, sets up and runs meetings with clarity of agenda and expected outcomes

Challenges existing purchasing practices in a positive way

Focuses on making change happen and has the influencing skills to do this

Tenacious in achieving results, keeps going when presented with setbacks

Curious - a desire to investigate and question

Open and transparent in working style

Fluent English speaks and additional language skills in French

Capable of handling ambiguity and potential conflict

Good and demonstrable knowledge of contract law

What's on Offer

Leading global retailer, main presence in London and France. Looking for experienced Marketing Category Manager with knowledge of marketing categories within print, pos, creative agencies, above and below the line.

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