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Strategic Sourcing Consultant (Marketing)

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: IT, New Media, Other
  • Date posted: 28/09/2017
  • Job reference: J374846A

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Strategic Sourcing Consultant (Marketing) - London - 3 Month Contract

My client are looking for a Strategic Sourcing Consultant for a 3 month initial contract role based in London. My client are looking to fill the role as soon as possible and can offer a competitive daily rate and the role has the potential to extend for a further 3 months.

Role Information:

  • To act as a consultant and commercial specialist to business partners during all aspects of the vendor sourcing process.
  • Partner with business owners during the end to end sourcing process; define service requirements, assist with identifying vendors, drive and manage RFx process, conduct evaluations, conduct contract negotiation and execution.
  • Understand and perform category management; identify data and research resources for the industry, track competitive landscape, identify internal opportunities.
  • Develop, communicate and execute sourcing project work plans against tight timelines; identify supporting efforts, identify dependencies or barriers, identify and track any sourcing issues, track and report progress.
  • Lead vendor contract negotiations, conduct analysis, facilitate key partner participation (Legal, Tax, Information Security, Finance, etc.) and execute supporting administrative processes.
  • Draft and redline commercial components of moderate to complex marketing services and SaaS contracts and statements of work.
  • Project management of initiatives involving multiple markets / brands / teams.
  • Perform risk analysis to identify issues (financial, operational and/or regulatory) and develop risk mitigation strategy.
  • Communicate risks and alternative mitigation strategies to key partners.
  • Provide guidance to and mentor Sourcing Mangers within the team.
  • Manage administrative processes and activity reporting as needed to support projects.
  • Support other business related activities as directed by management.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent all-round interpersonal skills.
  • Strong overall business insight, and must be analytical with a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Exceptional negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple high value / complex / cross-brand projects at one time.
  • Work well within short time constraints; validated experience of delivering results in an environment where there can be high levels of ambiguity.
  • Ability to engage and influence at all levels (including executive level) both internally and externally.
  • An outstanding teammate, also able to operate independently prioritizing own work and resources.
  • Ability to identify, manipulate and use data to drive and influence decisions and strategies.

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