Sales & Marketing Services Buyer
Originally formed in 1911, our client is a global market leading FMCG Company that has been present in all GCC countries, North Africa & the Levant regions since 1993.
Due to continued progress in the region they are now looking to recruit a Commercial Services Buyer to provide day-to-day management of sales & marketing services to ensure excellent execution of the Global sourcing strategies. This includes managing vendor base and building sound business relationships with vendors, but also cost savings initiatives and new supplier developments.
Reporting to the Commercial Services Manager, responsibilities will include:
Gain alignment on the relevant categories strategy with global and regional stakeholders.
Provide local expertise and market intelligence for the Global Category teams.
Ensure that the global contracts with key suppliers are cascaded down appropriately to the regional and local levels. Negotiate and sign the regional/local agreements.
Determine internal client needs and communicate to the relevant global buyer for the category (if appropriate).
Drive actions to implement sourcing strategies for the designated categories and deliver against cost savings activities.
Provide commercial expertise in introducing and approving new suppliers.
Drive efficiencies in maximizing the use of the right suppliers at a regional level where appropriate.
Accountability for setting up and running the key suppliers performance review on an on-going basis.
Act as point of escalation in cases of conflicting situation between the internal client and the suppliers.
Partner with internal clients to ensure compliance to company policy and governance processes in place.
The categories covered by the Sales & Marketing Services buyer are:
Media Planning and Buying
Above the Line creative activities and developing categories brands
Below the Line activities
Market Research (Retail Audit, consumer insight, etc.)
3-5 Years experience in a similar role in an FMCG environment or in a Media Agency dealing with FMCG Accounts
Educated to Degree level
Good understanding of Supplier Management
Fluent in English + 1 other language
Presentation & communication skills
Planning & priority setting
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