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  • Job Reference:956302CR_1525861400

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Media/Advertising/Publishing

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: London

  • Job Title: EMEA Sourcing Category Manager - IT Software/Media Technology

  • Job Salary: £ - £ Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

A rare opportunity to work truly global media and entertainment company that has an envious brand. This reports directly into the Senior Category Lead – Technology 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, ownership of the relevant IT (Software, Media Technology, Broadcast Technology, Digital) . This requires someone that has worked at regional level and managing some significant 3rd party spends with their technology. 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:

* Focus on EMEA Technology, Broadcast, Media, Software, Digital spend
* 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 IT / Software / Media Technology category
* Working at leadership level, managing people and being able to complete high level projects
* 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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