Global Category Manager - Media
The Global Strategic Sourcing Category Manager Media will report into the Sales & Marketing Senior Category Manager within Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS). Responsible for the development and implementation of sourcing and category management strategies for the Sales & Marketing Services category that includes in particular Media (traditional and digital, including social media). In addition, responsible for managing/overseeing the sourcing process.
Drives the global roadmap for Media service sourcing in identifying, evaluating, negotiating and implementing within Amgens Commercial ecosystem
Acts as a trusted business advisor providing thought leadership and consistent customer service whilst delivering qualitative and quantitative value to the organization
Provides subject matter advise to internal and external stakeholder groups addressing current/future business needs demonstrating marketplace knowledge, to include knowledge of broader Marketing agency solutions
Leads and influences stakeholder groups with sound and articulate business case recommendations (i.e. build vs buy strategy) with quantifiable financial benefits
Delivering Value for Customers
Acts as an ambassador for the GSS function and the key point of contact for the category
Demonstrates connected thinking and strategy beyond the category with pull through in understanding how Media enables business outcomes
Effectively drives cross-category collaboration where overlapping stakeholder groups, geographic regions and / or where requirements exist (i.e. Stakeholders outside the US)
Responsive and adaptable to the evolving and complex business needs, innovation and supply markets
Manages, minimizes and mitigates supply/contractual/regulatory risk leveraging key functions where appropriate (Legal, Compliance, Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, Audit etc.)
Oversee complex RFP strategy including strong commercial negotiations, supporting the team with data analytics, leading supplier evaluations and contractual negotiations in collaboration with stakeholders and business partners (Legal, Compliance, Audit etc.)
Developing Category Strategies
Designs and develops multi-year category sourcing strategy for Media in alignment with your stakeholder annual / multi-year plans, with working knowledge in broader Marketing Agency services
Leads with oversight to the overall sourcing process to SRM for your category across multiple functional groups including ex-US regions
Builds a pipeline of category projects as the global lead in collaboration with relevant GSS regional / category peers and key stakeholders
Brings and grow industry/business function-specific knowledge and experience
Initiates/builds industry/functional peer relationships bringing back best practice/innovation for the category
Masters degree and 2 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience
Bachelors degree and 4 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience
Associates degree and 10 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience
High School Diploma/GED and 12 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience
Solid understanding of procurement/sourcing/category management methodology and able to drive value for customers leveraging the right sourcing levers
Excellent and disciplined project management and prioritization skills with ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
Can conform to shifting priorities and have ability to drive multiple simultaneous project implementations
Strong commercial acumen in order to drive sourcing and demand management strategies and supply negotiations across the data sciences category
Proven ability to deliver complex multi-regional and/or global projects in a matrixed and global environment
Track record in establishing strong SOW/SLAs and ensuring supplier performance
Broad knowledge of the market forces shaping a customers business context (e.g. supplier base, legal & regulatory environment, sources of competitive advantage)
Ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerations
Ability to provide thought leadership, ability to influence and actively shape strategy
A sourcing expert with strong financial acumen and problem solving skills
Independent self-starter and able to motivate others to accomplish ambiguous tasks
Clear thinker, disciplined, logical and organized with the ability to prioritize
Strong oral and written communication / presentation / collaboration skills
Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving complex organizational needs
Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal skills
Analytical & Technical
Proven technical knowledge and business ability related to Media portfolio (TV vs Non-TV/Digital), service / fee structures, market segmentation, Supplier segmentation
Knowledge of sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier management
Ability to analyze spend data and present insights based on the needs of the audience
Understands the Source to Pay processes including managing sourcing projects in Ariba, including the execution of online RFx and e-Auctions
Proficiency in MS Office tools, ERP systems etc.
CPM qualification (US) or CIPS qualification (UK) is desirable
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