Senior Procurement Manager (12 Month FTC)


Location: Hook


Salary: Competitive

Senior Category Manager (12 month FTC)

Location: Hook

This is an exciting time to join Virgin Media as a Senior Category Manager - Marketing. You will ensure the suppliers provide the best in class products/services at the right quality, time and price and deliver commercial advantage. In addition driving down the total cost of ownership and ensures compliance with best practice and legislative requirements.

So why Virgin Media? We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a huge programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to 17 million homes and businesses. We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds.
Your duties will be wide ranging, but ultimately you will be responsible for:

* Responsible for all aspects of Supplier Management for specific suppliers
* Develops business-wide strategy and objectives (cost, quality, performance, consolidation etc) for specific suppliers
* Ensures close engagement with all levels of stakeholders presenting regular updates and raising the profile of Procurement
* Identifies opportunities for continuous / performance improvement in supplier relationships
* Ensures risks, issues, and disaster recovery / business continuity management requirements are identified, managed and mitigated
* Influences Procurement Team during sourcing activities providing clear input
* Leads supplier negotiations and assesses success against desired outcomes
* Provides leadership and direction, interacting with relevant Procurement
* Team members and senior internal / external stakeholders
Everyone in our Procurement team has a proactive approach to work, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to deliver to deadlines. If you join us as a Senior Category Manager - Marketing we would want you to have:
* In depth commercial awareness and experience in a blue chip company in a marketing procurement environment
* Expert knowledge of suppliers and associated capabilities
* Excellent knowledge of relevant business issues and Procurement needs and requirements
* Demonstrable experience in and application of account / relationship management, strategic sourcing, procurement, contract management and Total Cost Management principles
* Ability to effectively manage, direct and control a virtual team of senior level internal and external stakeholders
* Excellent communication, negotiation (commercial and legal), interpersonal and influencing skills
* Excellent marketing procurement knowledge, industry awareness and an understanding of end to end marketing disciplines.
Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too! You will get a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, performance related bonus and, of course, discounts across Virgin Media products ad Virgin brands!

Come and be a part of something special. Join us!