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Indirect (Marketing) Procurement Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 12-06-17
  • Sector: Category Management, Procurement Operations, Procurement, Procurement Processes, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 06/12/2017
My client, a Global Consumer Goods/Retail/Sports Apparel organization, is looking to place an Indirect Procurement Manager in their Boston, MA office. The main categories of this role focus on indirect services, including Marketing (primarily), Professional Services, Logistics, and IT. Although this is a Manager level role, there are no direct reports associated.


  • Support and manage the development and execution of Non-Trade procurement categories (Marketing, Prof Services, IT, Logistics).
  • Build business relationships and effectively partner with the relevant stakeholders and the related supplier base
  • Drive and support the creation and implementation of sourcing and supplier strategies and ensure compliance with procurement policies, standards and guidelines
  • Development and management of the Non-Trade supplier roster in collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Lead agency selection/pitch processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate up to final authorization of contracts and purchase orders within the organization and Brand signature policy
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams in defined procurement and general development projects as well as pro-actively supporting other team members in their tasks and activities
  • Drive, lead and support supplier selection (tender) processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate contracts up to final authorization including dispute resolution, approving and qualifying vendors, financial terms etc.
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts, such as TCO and life cycle of products/services, business partnering
  • Knowledge of supply base within the Non-Trade Services landscape and availability of products/services, bottleneck criteria (market and pricing), cost levers, new technologies and procedural best practices
  • Knowledge of brand strategy and application in marketing
  • Proven ability to drive category strategy and setup agency selection and management
  • Ability to support and develop sourcing strategies in order to face market trends
  • Knowledge and experience in stakeholders and supplier relationship management, Employment Contracts, Work-Labor Contracts, Claim Management, Liability, Warranty and (inter)national procurement related legislation
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the organization
  • Project management knowledge and experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited college or university with an emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, MBA is a plus.
  • Minimum 3-5 years working experience within a procurement environment, preferably with project or supplier management exposure
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