The Walt Disney Company Senior Category Manager - Sourcing and Procurement, EMEA in London, United Kingdom

The Walt Disney Company is looking for a Senior Category Manager - Sourcing and Procurement EMEA to join our team based in Hammersmith on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities : The Senior Category Manager – Sourcing & Procurement, will be responsible for managing the company’s third party spend in the general/professional services category.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing the long term category strategy and category plans for EMEA cross-LOB/cross-country spend.

  • Partnering with the Category Board and LOBs to establish the EMEA LOB cost efficiency Strat- plan and AOPs

  • Accountability for the savings delivery of the category plans

  • Developing the proposed plan and governance for implementation of the cross-country/cross-LOB projects

  • Nurturing and developing relationships with key senior stakeholders, as well as build /establish strategic relationships with key suppliers

  • Leading the key sourcing initiatives for the Category, supervising Category Specialists and providing guidance to any category related project executed by Local Sourcing teams

  • Leveraging global scalability and adhering to global categories where applicable

  • Providing rigorous cost and market analysis following the models established by Strategic Sourcing focusing on the total value of ownership

  • Facilitating relationships with key suppliers in partnership with Senior Executives Sponsors

Basic Qualifications :

  • University graduate

  • CIPS Qualification

  • Experience of Category management in a similar regional position

  • Proven experience in sourcing General Services / Professional Services Category related products and services in a large corporation

  • Experience as Category Manager in a multinational / multi LOB environment

  • Experience in Media, Entertainment, FMCG Multinational Companies

  • Experience in managing a virtual team and cross territory collaboration

Preferred Qualifications :

  • MBA

  • A second European language is advantageous

Additional Information :

Suitable candidates must be able to undertake up to 10% international travel.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • Excellent benefits

Right to work in the UK:

Please note that all of our UK based roles require you to have the existing right to work in the UK

Job ID: 525718BR

Location: London,United Kingdom

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International