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Procurement Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Protecting our commercial future…

Our small but dedicated procurement team are tasked with supporting a complex business with a large number of strategic partners and suppliers across five categories (HR, Facilities, Sales & Marketing, Travel & Entertainment and Research).

We deal with some pretty big contracts but, as a procurement professional, you’ll come armed with the knowledge and experience to deal with multiple products and the ability to influence and challenge key stakeholders.

Role Responsibility

You’ll understand the intricacies of supplier management and negotiation in dealing with:

  • Supplier reviews
  • Contract reviews
  • Setting SLAs and KPIs
  • Tendering and tender analysis
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Market and product analysis and benchmarking

Working directly with our Procurement Director, you’ll assist with setting up policies and procedures and driving change rather than joining an established team. For the right person this will be the challenge you’ve been looking for.

The Ideal Candidate

What you’ll need:

  • Previous experience in a procurement or contract management role would be useful
  • Knowledge of the tendering process
  • Commercial nous and acumen
  • Proven influencing skills
  • Drive to affect change
  • Strong negotiating and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Media agency or similar experience would be advantageous

We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly.

If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

Package Description

We offer everything you'd expect a global corporation to provide including competitive pension plans, income protection, life assurance, critical illness cover and season ticket loan. We are committed to creating a great environment for all of our employees.

As well as the little perks such as team days out, kitchens stocked with free fruit, teas and coffee in the office, we strongly support a work-life balance and encourage agile working across the business. Our working parents are eligible for up to 20 weeks paid leave, including dads and co-parents and we also offer lifestyle benefits such as corporate-rate gym membership, childcare vouchers and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) days to use working for charitable causes each year.

You always get your birthday off and we have a great holiday allowance scheme allowing you to buy or sell holiday too!

About the Company

Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services.
With consumers more connected, through a range of devices, than ever before, the era of media convergence is presenting many opportunities as well as a new, complex media eco-system. From identifying who the consumers are, to how they make their decisions. 

Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, Dentsu media, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with over 30,000 dedicated specialists. 

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