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about 2 months ago
Position: Sr European Strategic Buyer Marketing
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Salary: EUR 70,000 – EUR 80,000 + 10% Bonus
Pod Talent are currently working with a Global FMCG Organisation in Netherlands on a Sr European Strategic Buyer Marketing position. With this position, you will be responsible to leverage Top Line sourcing and process at European level in the full value chain. You will play a key role in the company efficiency program, by adapting the global program plan and generate Europe regional efficiency ideas and implement them to generate savings.
A leading FMCG organisation with over $25BN revenue with more than 100,000 employees worldwide. It is an exciting time to join the business following a large transformation that has fully redesigned the structure of the organisation, this has created opportunities for candidates coming in to make a big impact in the organisation by build new processes within their commodities and leading large transformation projects. They offer a great environment for candidates that enjoy stakeholder management and relationship driven procurement.
Work across all the marketing categories for all CBUs. The key categories are: Advertising, Shopper (incl. POS, Design and Graphic Chain), Strategy & Insights.
Accountable for creation of initiatives and validation with Finance for European projects
Lead Local tender processes and fee negotiation
Build and share market analysis at local / regional level taking into account global / regional category guidance and business context
Implement and manage Europe framework agreements and scope of work related to global frame contracts
Continuously review marketing spend to identify future sourcing opportunities in close collaboration with the regional Europe Top Line Procurement Director
Maintain active knowledge of best-in-class agencies, market rates, and spend profile for the marketing categories and benchmark with other organizations
Build and ensure strong working relationships with local, regional and global stakeholders
Monitor quality service and performance of suppliers, including management of service evaluations, and serve as a resource to resolve issues
Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Marketing, Supply Management.
5+ years exp. working in Marketing procurement
Ideally have a few years exp. working in Marketing, Brand Management OR Account management within Marketing Agency
Teamwork & Motivating Others
Creative open minded
Dealing with ambiguity
Drive for results
Strong networking capabilities in particular with other functions
Strong Commercial Acumen