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Senior Category Manager - Marketing

KP Snacks
Slough, Berkshire
Highly competitive base + bonus, pension & lots more great benefits
Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Buying, Category Management, Marketing
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Senior Category Manager Procurement – Marketing Services



As our Senior Category Manager, primarily responsible for our new media agency partnership with Publicis, you’ll play a crucial role in delivering our Group media strategy alongside the Intersnack Group International Media Manager. This is a high-profile role, working closely with our Group Marketing Director and Director of Business Development.


Job Purpose

  • To act as a senior leader within Intersnack marketing community and Intersnack Procurement
  • To drive and implement best in class marketing sourcing strategies across the Group and within Management Units to deliver costs saving and increased marketing effectiveness across our brands
  • To lead negotiations within a negotiation team, especially Media and Financial Audit results across all markets
  • To run tender in various areas of Marketing
  • To lead commercial discussions internal and external and being the link to Legal Advisors
  • To give advice to internal stakeholders in terms of interpretation of contractual rights and obligations
  • To be the commercial relationship owner for Publicis Group who manage our media spend, driving their strategic performance and measuring their effectiveness in close co-operation with the International Media Manager of the Intersnack Group
  • To develop and implement a marketing procurement excellence toolkit (how to pitch, evaluation of agency performance etc.), to provide a standardised approach of marketing operations
  • To build and maintain strong agency relationships that drive additional value for Intersnack


The ideal individual

  • Passion for marketing and creativity
  • Ability to jump into different roles for tactical negotiation situations
  • Proven track record in marketing procurement
  • Confident, articulate and a proactive thinker
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Team player
  • Commercially minded
  • Intrinsically motivated with the ability to generate ideas and solutions


Essential skills and experience

  • Demonstrate excellence in the ability to deliver the Group media strategy including value and cost savings through our media partnership
  • Proven strong stakeholder management throughout all levels of an organisation
  • Significant experience in Marketing Performance, Agency Management & Commercial Excellence
  • Detailed working knowledge of ‘Marketing operations’ and the processes to support this
  • Proven ability to professionally deal with unexpected issues arising throughout the delivery of complex projects
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Reading and understanding of contractual langue
  • Commercial understanding of complex internal deals
  • Gravitas to be able to act as a strategic or tactical Lead in front of senior stakeholders
  • Clear articulation of the strategy and ability to summarise succinctly often complex marketing principles and logic
  • Degree level educated
  • Experience of working in a European/global environment.
  • Marketing procurement position held


If you’re looking for a performing and growing business that can offer you a positive challenge, working with great people and brands, we want to hear from you.

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