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Procurement Manager- Marketing


Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  1486
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Position Summary

EPC is looking for a dynamic and energetic marketing procurement professional to join our Global Marketing Procurement team.  Our goal is to maximize return on commercial investments through strong business partnership and strong procurement acumen.  This role will specifically lead the following categories:  Global Market Research, Customer Loyalty (Coupons/Redemptions/Promotions), Sampling/Influencers.  In addition, the role is scalable across other marketing procurement categories as support is needed.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Responsible for development, stakeholder buy-in, and execution of Global/North America Marketing sourcing strategies to deliver cost efficiencies, improving quality/service, and driving innovation across category spend; Specifically understanding full category investments and ability to see macro/micro impacts by sourcing strategy
  • Effectively managing supplier relations and performance process to drive the most value from supplier base; Being comfortable having challenging conversations; Leading supplier issue resolution process
  • Be a driving force, inspiration and coordinator for continuous process improvements; help identify opportunities to increase efficiency and alternative innovations that can bring value to our stakeholders
  • Execute both strategic and tactical responsibilities across multiple stakeholder groups with agile approach (Sourcing, Contract Management, Agency Management, Issue Resolution, Risk Management, Innovation, etc)
  • Build strong internal relationships across multiple departments and across multiple levels (Marketing, Sales, Finance, IT, Legal, etc.)
  • Understanding the supply market, costs drivers and other factors that drive cost/quality; Broad understanding of marketing/research agency landscape and evolution of technology/digital platforms
  • Delivering value beyond savings and selling the value procurement brings to our marketing colleagues
  • Interface with various members of marketing and sales team primarily at Manager/Director level, sometimes at the EPCLT level, including Heads of Marketing and some interaction with the VPs of North America, International and Latin America

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years of Marketing Procurement Experience or Marketing Experience; Market Research highly preferred
  • Expertise in marketing strategic sourcing processes specifically within role categories; Demonstrated understanding of advertising / marketing legal contracts
  • Ability to manage and influence business stakeholders without owning budget; From junior to senior stakeholders
  • Navigating through gray area – Ability to problem solve where process may not be 100% clear
  • Storytelling; balancing needs of business vs effective management of cost
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability communicate across multiple levels of layers, Ability to manage conflict
  • Change agent:  Being able to navigate through changes internally along with driving change within categories
  • Understanding of how advertising/marketing impacts consumers

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree
  • Knowledge of the procure to pay process (SAP/Ariba)
  • Ability to interface with Edgewell Personal Care Leadership Team (EPCLT) members
  • Strong consulting skills, specifically in managing change, project management and presenting
  • Knowledge of the other marketing services categories: Sales, E-commerce, Agencies, Media
  • Familiarity with outsourcing + insourcing, vendor management and service level agreements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including total cost analysis

Working Relationships

  • Reports directly to the head of Marketing Sourcing and interface regularly with the Directors, Brand Managers, Assistant Brand Managers

Travel Requirements

  • Occasional travel may be required (10%)




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