Category Manager – Marketing

Procurement Heads' Industrial practice is working on a retained campaign for a Marketing Procurement Category Manager with a FTSE 100 global company.

Procurement Heads’ Industrial practice is working on a retained campaign with a FTSE 100 global products and technologies company.

They lead the market in wound care, ostomy, care, continence care and infusion care.

Their products provide a range of clinical and economic benefits including improved patient outcomes and reduced total cost of care.

This role is within the indirect procurement team focusing specifically on software and service contracts within the Global Marketing Category.

You will be responsible for the long-term strategic plans for the category that aligns with current and future needs.

You must have a passion for Procurement, contributing to the success of the team and managing stakeholder engagement to ensure that Procurement is seen as a go-to function for support within the business.

Key areas of spend will be:

  • Media and creative
  • Printing
  • Market research
  • Events
  • PR

You’ll be working across each of the franchises and have the opportunity to develop a major rationalisation programme.

As Category Manager your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop a fully integrated and business-aligned category strategy engaging with key stakeholders
  • Manage critical relationships to ensure that category strategies are aligned and that the supply base can support these.
  • Accountable for delivering the contracts, agreements, and sourcing strategies for the supply of materials/products and services.
  • Accountable for the source to contract strategy
  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of suppliers to ensure contracted expectations continue to be improved throughout

Experience and qualifications:

  • Strategic procurement/sourcing environment experience with MCIPS
  • Understand category management principles with the ability to define and deliver a strategy.
  • Autonomous self-starter
  • The ability to work outside of their comfort zone.

Benefits of the role include:

  • Salary up to £65-75,000 per annum depending on experience
  • 25 days annual leave (excluding public holidays)
  • Flexible benefits
  • Private medical (family)
  • Hybrid working