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Procurement Manager - Marketing Agencies

City:  Schiphol

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.


Our supply chain is the backbone of our business. It's how we get our trusted products to people all over the world, safely and efficiently. And it's our talented and passionate teams that make this happen.


If you're looking for a career in supply chain, there's no better place to be than Reckitt. We offer a variety of exciting opportunities in all areas of the supply chain, from planning and procurement to manufacturing and logistics. You could join our Global Supply Planning team to develop and implement our global supply strategy, or work with our Procurement Centre of Excellence team to negotiate and manage our supplier relationships.


Our Manufacturing Excellence team help us improve the efficiency, quality and safety of our manufacturing operations, and our Logistics Excellence team develop new and innovative ways to distribute our products to customers.

About the role

Join Reckitt, a global leader in consumer health and hygiene, as Procurement Category Manager for Marketing spend. Lead the charge to drive innovative procurement solutions that will streamline our operations and contribute to our sustainability efforts. In this forward-thinking role, you'll be pivotal in crafting procurement strategies that support our company's ambitions, while optimising costs and nurturing solid supplier partnerships. This is an opportunity that combines strategic vision with tangible achievements – a role where your influence extends beyond procurement, touching every facet of our business.


Lead the procurement of a subsection of a global category under the supervision of the Global Category Lead. The planned sub-section for this role is under review, but likely to be working alongside the Category Lead on AOR projects as well as working with some of our other sub-categories such as Public Relations/Corporate Affairs and Medical Marketing. 

Your responsibilities

In summary, you'll:
- Craft procurement strategies that integrate seamlessly with our company's goals, balancing efficiency with quality.
- Cultivate robust supplier relationships, negotiate contracts, and secure favourable terms and pricing.
- Guide and nurture the procurement team to excel in their roles and achieve their best performance.
- Manage the procurement life cycle, ensuring smooth sourcing, purchasing, and contract management activities.
- Unlock cost savings and supply chain enhancements that raise the bar for how we do business.
- Work in unison with various internal teams to ensure procurement plans align with broader business objectives.

The experience we're looking for

- Seasoned expertise in procurement or marketing, preferably in the fast-moving consumer goods sector.
- A keen eye for negotiations and a proven track record of managing supplier relations and cost savings.
- Inspirational leadership with a flair for steering teams towards success.

The skills for success

 Business Partnership, Collaboration and partnership building, Relationship Management, Business Accumen, Productivity management, Vendor Negotiation, Contract Negotiation, Category Management Expertise, Supply Management, Procurement.

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.


We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

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