Philips Market Procurement Specialist in Guildford, United Kingdom
MME prcoreument specialist
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.
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
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.
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?
Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.
To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .