Manager, Indirect Procurement - Marketing

Shelton, CT, US

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The Manager, Indirect Procurement – Marketing, Market Research, & MarTech coordinates the procurement strategies related to the Marketing category in the North American region. Supports goals achievement by securing supply, providing significant year-on-year cost improvements while meeting financial and budget targets. Implement demand, productivity and innovative improvements while maintaining product quality and managing vendor service levels. Interact with internal and external key stakeholders to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. Manage effective interaction and collaboration with Business Partners, Sustainable Procurement, Center of Excellence and Operational Procurement teams.


Location: Shelton, CT (hybrid in the office 2 days per week and 3 days per week working from home)


What You’ll Do:

  • Support/Coordinate the development and deployment of procurement strategies related to Marketing in the region. Follow alignment to priorities and performance goals, executes the strategy and implement strategic procurement efforts and innovation in specific categories as necessary and appropriate. Deploy sourcing best practices and ensure they are widely adopted.

  • Follow strategy implementation. Track and trace forecasted performance vs. actual savings for the categories. Assist in finding solutions to mitigate any supply risk.

  • Represent sourcing categories with regional stakeholders. Communicate sourcing market trends/results for categories to key stakeholders. Work with finance stakeholders to ensure savings are built and measurable into budgets and the annual operating plan. Support the sourcing team to be actively engaged in core business processes. Provide regional/local budget input on market effect, standards and productivity initiatives impacting costs.

  • Participate in the process to select and monitor suppliers. Coordinate the supplier selection and negotiation process for key sourcing teams and overall management of the strategic suppliers to the group.

  • Lead regional/ local sourcing strategies in alignment with the global category strategy and oversee sourcing events.

  • Maintain expertise in the category. Remain current with market trends through relationships with other Supply Managers, suppliers and market experts, and ensure that we have a process to gain access/familiarity with emerging supplier capabilities.

  • Execute the Group Sustainability Targets and the sourcing strategies include Sustainable Engineering

  • Ensure compliance with internal and external policies, regulations, contracts management and laws, as well as monitoring suppliers' quality, risk, and compliance

  • Coordinate the Category Strategy Planning: Mobilize teams, collect category insights (with analytics) & create profiles, identify opportunities & prioritize projects (with Business Partner) and create the category and buying channel strategy


Internal Stakeholders:

  • Marketing, IBP, R&D, Finance, Insights & Innovation, Commercial, Sustainability, Legal


What We’re Looking for in You:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is a must

  • A minimum of 3 years of Marketing Procurement or 5 years of related Marketing experience is required

  • Good knowledge in IP is a strong plus

  • Strong negotiation skills, ability to push-back when needed, proactive, solutions oriented approach





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Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury