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  • Job Reference:956303CR_1530717037

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Media/Advertising/Publishing

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: London

  • Job Title: EMEA, Senior Procurement Manager - Professional Services

  • Job Salary: £80000 - £90000 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

This is an amazing senior-management level procurement opportunity working for a truly global media and entertainment company. This sits within the leadership team, reporting directly into the Global Procurement Director in a joint effort to define and build the category procurement structure across UK & EMEA in a forward thinking a strategic way.

Sitting in a centralised group global team, managing a small team with ownership of the relevant categories designated this will cover all professional services and corporate spend for each arm of the brand. This requires someone that has worked at senior, regional level and managing some significant 3rd party spends. You will have defined, designed and implemented key strategies into a business, working on complex projects that have made significant commercial improvement.

Role and responsibilities:

* Manage a small team that look after specific spend areas under you and maintain continuous development
* Lead key sourcing projects and initiatives across EMEA
* Continuously build strategies in a forward thinking longer term, and proactive approach
* Use group and global leverage on projects and support local teams too
* Provide guidance and advice to the wider team, local teams and the team below this role
* Put in place future roadmaps for each sub-category
* Due to business critical size spend, stakeholders will be executive level locally and across region
* Although cost savings in category areas are highly important, the best service and suppliers for this company is key

Experience and requirements:

* Significant strategic procurement achievements within professional services, or corporate spend
* Working at leadership level, managing people and being able to complete high level projects
* Previous exposure to board level, CxO stakeholder engagement
* Worked in a blue chip, FTSE listed or global scale company
* Be able to also put in place supplier relationship management strategies to executive sponsors
* Have all rounded experience from sourcing projects, large spend contracts, SRM, strategy implementation and leadership
* Degree, MBA or hold a relevant qualification

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