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Senior Category Specialist - Marketing

  • Job reference: 925890
  • Location: Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Purchasing
  • Date posted: 07/06/2019

Role Synopsis

The Senior Category Specialist provides dedicated specialist category strategy development and implementation support to the Category Manager, and will be accountable for large or complex category or subcategory scope. Working with colleagues in the business interface they are responsible for engaging business stakeholders to understand business priorities and requirements, and ensure category strategies and implementation aligns with those needs.

The primary focus of the Senior Category Specialist role is to work with the Marketing Category Manager & key marketing stakeholders to define category strategies by performing analysis, identifying opportunities and co-ordinating key inputs e.g. supply market analysis, cost modelling and benchmarking.

Ultimately they are responsible for the execution of all of these activities to deliver the objective of providing the business with a supply base that supports safe, reliable and compliant operations, and that also delivers the innovation and business benefits agreed in the category strategy.

Essential Education

* University degree in a technical or related equivalent business discipline or a comparable degree program.

Essential experience and job requirements

  • * Extensive marketing procurement experience
  • * Skilled Application in category strategy development and execution
  • * Skilled Application in sourcing, contracting and contract management
  • * Skilled Application in supplier management
  • * Knowledge of P2P processes, and SAP system
  • * Demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant category

Desirable criteria and qualifications

  • Experience in developing and executing category strategies in Marketing Services.
  • Skilled application in Influencing and stakeholder management.
  • MCIPS/ISM qualification, or at stage of pre-qualification, desirable.
  • Experience in Ariba e-sourcing or other e-procurement tools is desirable.
  • Skilled application in Commercial negotiation
  • Skilled application in Organisational and project management skills
  • Skilled application in Financial and market analysis.
  • Very good written and oral English language skills

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.