Sourcing Manager, North America Media and Shopper Marketing

Overview & Responsibilities

POSITION OVERVIEW
The North America Media and Shopper Marketing Manager will manage all aspects of the strategic sourcing process for Media/Shopper categories and related categories within the Marketing Sourcing Platform for North America. Own North America Retailer (NAR) supplier and stakeholder relationships. Partner with stakeholders and the Global Sourcing Center to drive sourcing strategies and deliver value across all categories.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide business strategy and requirements for category strategies and lead implementation.
  • Represent category and sourcing priorities with cross-functional partners and the operating unit.
  • Develop negotiation, cost management and contracting strategies to achieve business goals.
  • Serve as point-person for financial management, including budget tolerance analysis, spend/royalty payment reporting, and total value creation and tracking.
  • Engage with Brand Experience, Operating Unit’s, Finance, Global Business Solutions (GBS), and other key stakeholder teams that have an interest/ownership in Media and or Shopper Marketing.
  • In partnership with Global Sourcing Center and stakeholders, develop and execute supplier relationship management plans for strategic suppliers.
  • Comply with corporate and regulatory policies and accounting practices.
  • Learn and leverage continuous improvement tools and processes.
  • Provide strategic direction to help lead process, commercial and governance discipline of GMI media.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report performance measure across multiple media channels.
REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Marketing or Economics preferred.
  • 7 years of Sourcing, or media domain/media agency, or consulting experience.
  • Experience leading and partnering with cross-functional teams to drive business results.
  • Strong strategy development and execution.
  • Strong executive communication and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Expertise in contract development and complex negotiations.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills as well as collaboration and influencing skills.
  • Ability to operate in ambiguous situations and drive results.
  • Excellent communication, project management and people management skills.
  • Ability to transfer market dynamics and leverage industry trends into actionable category/souring plans.
 
PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Project Management.
  • Business and functional expertise.
  • In-depth knowledge of the planning and buying of Traditional TV, Digital & Programmatic Media; and understanding of Advertising & Marketing agency operations.

 

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