Global Strategic Category Buyer - #Global #Strategic #Category #Buyer

Global Strategic Category Buyer - #Global #Strategic #Category #Buyer

Job Title: Global Strategic Category Buyer - #Global #Strategic #Category #Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: asap
Reference: EDL138953A_1642424896
Contact Name: Evie Darroux
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2022 13:08

Job Description

Our client a leading global retailer have a rare opportuntity for a Strategic Global Category Buyer to join their marketing team. Offices are based in London and they are offering some flexi remote working. This position is a fixed term contact for 12 months.

Purpose of role:

  • A Global Category Buyer for Market Research, Partnerships and Digital Marketing Services
  • Implement the strategy in the markets, push innovation and efficiencies as well as cost savings for the Market P&L's. reporting to the Head of Global Market Services
  • To deliver detailed spend analysis, appropriate sourcing solutions within both Ethical and Internal Control guidelines with alignment to procurement best practices in order to deliver cost savings and value add for the Region.
  • To identify and leverage best practises across the Companies and Markets, and share with peers in global sourcing team.
  • Manage the relationship between Key Suppliers in Region, to include managing contracts, capacity management, supplier performance and ethical framework for supplier management.

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for (with stakeholders) defining individual country /category strategy in line and to compliment the overall Marketing Services Strategy
  • Responsible for working cross functionally across the business and Region for timely delivery of identified cost saving and process improvement projects
  • Deliver Cost Savings, Innovation and Efficiency in operations:
  • Develop and Agree yearly savings Budget with Region Management
  • Regular reporting on performance.
  • Manage spend ensuring all procurement and ethical protocols are documented
  • Supplier Reviews and Supplier Scorecard for designated suppliers.
  • Manage New Vendor approval process.


  • Extensive experience in Sourcing - Category Management - Strategy Sourcing Methodolody
  • Experience of Supplier Management and Innovative business solutions desirable.
  • Knowledge of the Health and Beauty industry desirable.
  • Budgetary development, control and reporting.
  • Supplier performance evaluation and supplier selection.
  • Strong Stakeholder Management
  • Experience of dealing with Senior Level Management

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