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Marketing Sourcing Associate

Reference:PORM864717 Location: Cork
Qualification:DegreeExperience:3-4 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Nurse Associate, Purchasing Officer

An experienced Marketing Services Sourcing Associate is required to join a leading global pharmaceutical business in Cork. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role within a newly created strategic sourcing function. In this role you will be responsible for supporting a number of key spend categories across market data, market research, marketing agencies, print & promotional communications at an International / multi region level. This requires working closely with internal clients and external companies to evaluate opportunities, define strategies and implement innovative solutions for the selection of suppliers. The role also entails managing existing relationships to ensure maximum versus spend.
The candidate will ideally have proven experience within Procurement / Category Management or have had exposure to external third party interactions and would be useful to have had some legal or contracting background. Alternatively you could come from within the marketing industry and looking to develop a new career in strategic sourcing!

The Role;

  • Apply strategic sourcing processes, utilising project management skills and techniques to ensure timely delivery.
  • Manage supplier relationships in conjunction with business areas.
  • Act as an escalation point for contractual and performance issues.
  • Negotiate and develop contracts within area of responsibility.
  • Manage sourcing/tendering process, utilising eSourcing type tools.
  • Provide commercial advice to business areas as required.
  • Work with internal business partners to develop approved supplier strategies and listings in key areas of responsibility
  • Promote and ensure compliance with procurement processes and Financial Responsibility Authorisation Policy

The Person;

  • MBA or Degree level of education in supply chain, business administration or information technology
  • Experience of interacting with External parties as part of previous role(s)
  • Experience in the sourcing of marketing category areas. Alternatively come from within the marketing industry.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Additional languages capability would be advantageous
  • CIPS / IIPMM / ISM qualification and/or relevant Procurement experience is preferred
  • Good IT literacy with the Microsoft Office suite
  • 3-5 years Procurement, Category management or supply chain experience preferred

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Paula O'Reilly | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9265