Role details

Indirects Marketing Buyer

City of London   •   £40,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Responsible for developing and implementing complex Marketing commodity plans
  • Using both strategic sourcing methodology and supplier/stakeholder mgmt

About Our Client

Leading retailer in Central London, offering progression and development and a generous salary and package.

Job Description

Develop and implement complex Commodity Marketing Plans that reflect the Category Plan. Responsible for £150m of spend.

  • Communicate and influence stakeholders to Departmental Director level to gain commitment to the Commodity Plan.
  • Direct and lead project teams to deliver Commodity Plans using basic project management tools.
  • Using stakeholder and supplier networks, identify continuous improvement and step-change opportunities to product and service specifications.
  • With the framework set by the Category Manager, independently agree all business as usual activity such as supplier selection, supplier set-up, contract terms, negotiation strategies and business improvement plans.
  • Working with the stakeholder, identify and quantify trade offs between cost, quality and service and develop alternative options.
  • Independently negotiate favourable contract terms in line with the Contracting Policy.
  • Operate as part of the Category Team and shape the development of Category Plans.
  • Delivery of cost saving targets.
  • Supplier Performance Management and delivery of Supplier Improvement/Relationship Plans.
  • Contract compliance
  • Annual PDR 360' feedback from stakeholders.
  • Managing cross functional project teams from time to time.
  • Up to 100 suppliers.

The Successful Applicant

  • Minimum of 3 years experience of procurement in Marketing as an Indirect category and proven track record of delivering savings and service targets.
  • Ability to work across multiple commodities.
  • Ability to manage cross functional project teams.
  • Robust commercial awareness and analytical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated delivery through strategic sourcing principles.
  • Deep commodity knowledge of at least two commodity areas.
  • Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships to Departmental Director level.
  • Strong verbal and written influencing skills up to Departmental Director level.
  • Ability to manage 3rd Parties in line with Supplier Relationship Management Programme.
  • Sound knowledge of law and Contracting Policies.
  • Intellectually strong - degree level capability.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise to meet targets.

What's on Offer

Leading retailer in Central London, offering progression and development and a generous salary and package.

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