Role details

Senior Sourcing Manager for Marketing Services

Berkshire   •   £50,000 - £65,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Leading global pharmaceutical company looking for Senior Sourcing Manager
  • based in Berkshire

About Our Client

The client is a successful global pharmaceutical and chemical company who have been around for over 150 years. This global enterprise has core competencies in the consumer healthcare and life sciences field of healthcare and agriculture. The company aims to improve people's quality of life and create value through growth, higher earning power and innovation. The client is strongly committed to sustainable development as well as ethical and social responsibilities.

Job Description

The Senior Sourcing Manager for Marketing Services based in Berkshire is responsible for:

  • the category strategy development, demand management, sourcing, tendering, negotiation, contract preparation in the area of the assigned categories
    • Be accountable for all Marketing category sourcing activities
    • Participate in global and regional Marketing sourcing initiatives, implement global strategies and globally negotiated framework contracts
    • Create, execute and implement regional category strategies and negotiate contracts
    • Gain and maintain a high level of knowledge in all relevant market areas. Utilize market intelligence models and information sources to add value in sourcing strategies and tactics
    • Plan and execute supplier relationship management initiatives in cooperation with global sourcing
    • Ensure Procurement early involvement and penetration into non-traditional spend segments
    • Ensure compliance to relevant directives, policies and guidelines and processes
    • Ensure sustainability of supply
    • Utilize standardized procurement tools & systems e.g. SAP, eSoucing tools
    • Lead cross-functional meetings and participate in functional meetings
  • Acting as an ambassador for Procurement with full immersion into the business area of responsibility
    • Provide support to the business to allow decision making
    • Gain and maintain significant influence within the business to facilitate sourcing involvement and impact the ability to roll out sourcing strategies
    • Responsible for meeting timelines and expectations set by Business
    • Participate in management / team meetings
    • Maintain regular communication with business stakeholders to drive Procurement's alignment with business
    • Provide Procurement reports for stakeholders (produced by Solutions)
    • Interact with Purchasing to ensure efficient execution of P2P process
    • Interact with other Category Sourcers to drive complexity and cost reductions whilst ensuring business requirements are met
    • Actively manage communications between Procurement and Business
    • Actively support seeking solutions to issues
    • Think and act with Business in mind
    • Provide clear and timely feedback
    • Be accountable for all procurement activities related to your area of responsibility

The Successful Applicant

The Senior Sourcing Manager for Marketing Services based in Berkshire is should have:

  • previous experience within the pharmaceutical industry and the marketing procurement category
  • CIPS or equivalent (University degree in BA, Economics, Engineering, etc.)
  • FMCG and/or Consultancy background considered
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills with Marketing procurement stakeholders
  • Result oriented
  • Self-motivated with a focus on continuous development
  • Ability to see big picture
  • Deep understanding of the Marketing Sourcing Strategy development and execution in indirect categories
  • Extensive Marketing sourcing experience
  • Experience of project planning, management and implementation
  • Fluent in English
  • Above average presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and promote Procurement's added value to the business
  • Knowledge of P2P processes
  • SAP / ERP knowledge
  • MS office

What's on Offer

The Multi-National pharmaceutical company is offering the Berkshire based Senior Sourcing Manager for Marketing Services up to £65,000 + a great package

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