Philips Market Procurement Specialist in Guildford, United Kingdom

MME prcoreument specialist

Your challenge

We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Procurement Specialist to work within our UKI Procurement team covering both our Health Systems and Personal Health business units, based from our office in Guildford, Surrey.

This role will be responsible for managing our Marketing Category, looking after media, Events, PR & Creative Agencies.

We are looking for a Procurement Specialist who can develop the procurement strategy/offering for the Marketing space, to our Healthcare customers, through local and global sourcing agreements.

The role will require you to take the lead in convincing senior stakeholders that the suggested procurement route is the best for each bid Philips goes for.

Your responsibilities

You will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of goods and services within their allocated category areas across the marketing space.

You will be of key importance to the department and wider business, as it will have direct responsibility for challenging / controlling costs, identifying savings areas, whilst ensuring delivery of first class service from suppliers.

Furthermore you will:

  • Develop a category sourcing strategy for each allocated category area

  • Manage relationships with current and potential suppliers for each allocated category area

  • Develop full understanding of current cost base within allocated categories, including reviewing whole life cost/ total cost of ownership

  • Challenge current cost base, through negotiation, benchmarking and tender activity as appropriate

  • Achieve agreed savings targets

  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders across the business (in order to raise purchasing profile within the business)

  • Negotiate supply terms and contracts in line with standard terms and conditions.

  • Any other purchasing duties as required

Your team

You will enter a team of dedicated Procurement Specialists. In this role you will report to the Market Procurement Lead for France and UKI located in Guildford.

Our offer

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days a year from the start (plus bank holidays)

  • The Philips Employee Shop allows employees to buy Philips products at discounted prices

  • Subsidised Café promoting healthy eating and wellbeing

  • Learning and Development opportunities through our Philips University

  • ‘Live Well’ Program of Events – monthly activities that promote health and wellbeing, look out for on-site communications

  • Social Events - a dedicated Sports & Social committee with members in Guildford and Cambridge, promoting a host of social events throughout the year including the famous Family Sports Day at Surrey Sports Park

  • Sickness Absence provision – Our absence management provider FirstCare are there 24/7 to record your absence and support you back to health and work. Simply call 0800 7830614 on your first and last day of absence

We are looking for

To be successful in this role, you should be / have:

  • Previous relevant experience of sourcing in marketing including events, creative agencies, PR & Media

  • Evidence of excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to influence at all levels

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels, both internally and within the supply base

  • Proven ability to undertake whole life cost/ total cost of ownership analysis, summarise results and make recommendations based on results

  • Proven ability to deliver in a pressured environment against defined savings targets.

  • Good working knowledge of MS office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • CIPS qualification or equivalent degree level

  • An effective communicator, fluent in English

Why should you join Philips?

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