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Senior Buyer -Marketing agencies & content production


Want to see why procurement’s a Big Deal? As a Senior Buyer -Marketing agencies & content production with Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to set the direction and lead strategic negotiations on a global basis. 


Senior Buyer -Marketing agencies & content production
AMS, Netherland or Slough, UK
Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


As part of Global Marketing Procurement team, the Senior Buyer role will oversee the strategic sourcing of a sub-section of the following areas of marketing spend for the group: Marketing Content Production or Digital. 

This role will, for the Group

  • Lead the procurement of a sub-section of the global category under the supervision of the Procurement Manager.
  • Build and accelerate sustainable Procurement strategies for Global Categories under scope (across all KPIs including total cost, NWC, quality, service & innovation) through understanding of, and supporting internal stakeholders’ needs, professional sourcing approach, building effective relationships and alignment with stakeholders, increasing spend coverage by Procurement, and the development of Procurement skills in the Indirect Procurement team.
  • Deliver year on year efficiency savings projects through a mix of strategic initiatives, ideations, mix and demand management, suppliers’ initiatives, procurement events.


Your scope and responsibilities will be as follows.......


  • Consolidate the spend and manage the spend category holistically, each with a vision and a playbook to co-author with the business partners.
  • Work closely with business partners and Procurement leadership in understanding needs, objectives and priorities to optimise total cost, NWC, quality and service.
  • Use standard category management tools to organise and structure knowledge, develop objectives and measure against agreed KPIs. 
  • Design and implement sourcing strategies for identified sub-sections of the Category in order to achieve optimal supply base that will generate competitive advantage. 
  • Identifying, selecting and developing suppliers, negotiating and contracting. Makes sure that the Reckitt business is fully leveraged with its Global scope.
  • Report in a timely manner on activities within the subsection of the Category and escalate to the right forum to gain support. 
  • Identify risks and opportunities involved in each sourcing process. Drive the organisation to mitigate identified risks using state of the art techniques. Push the organisation to move towards opportunities adopting creative solutions.
  • Identify, gain support for, and drive quality and service improvement strategies. .
  • Prepare assumptions to support business budgeting, where applicable. Over-deliver against those assumptions. 
  • Follow marketing solutions evolutions and innovation space and scout for insightsKeep a sound relationship with suppliers in scope. Motivate suppliers to treat the company as preferred customer in presenting innovation and/or cost/efficiency projects
  • Build appropriate templates and utilise various metrics to provide better insight into the subsection of the category. Leverage appropriate external sources to strengthen the viewpoint and problem solve situations.
  • Embed DEI and sustainability goals into the roadmap for the category sub-section. 



You’ll succeed because you have…


  • Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure
  • Minimum 4 years work experience  
  • Methodical and structured 
  • Commercial awareness
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills at all levels
  • Able to communicate confidently and assertively at all levels
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to a constantly changing environment or changes within a specific project or situation. Able to flex their own style to suit the situation. 
  • Ability to work on own initiative, manage own workload and take ownership to resolve issues
  • Strong attention to detail with a questioning nature to identify anomalies in data


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day. 


At Reckitt, 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. Come and join a team whose purpose is to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world.

All qualified applicants to Reckitt 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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