Marketing Procurement Manager
We're looking for a Procurement Manager to focus on and own our marketing categories here at tails.com.Changing the world of pet food for good
We're tails.com, a dog food subscription company with a big difference. We create truly tailored food for each and every dog we serve. We start by asking people a few simple questions about their dog. Then we use that information to create their dog's unique tails.com recipe - so their dog gets exactly the nutrition they need, in the taste they love, delivered to their door every month. It's clever stuff.
We've got ambitious plans. Having created an entirely new category in pet food, we're now scaling fast in the UK and Europe - backed by Purina, one of the world's largest pet food companies. You'll join a bunch of smart people working towards the same goals - and a bunch of smart-ish dogs, all working on their own thing.
Together, we'll change the world of pet food for good.People. Process. Planning.
That's what sourcing and procurement at tails.com is all about. People first - because it takes good people to build the kind of long-term, trusted partnerships with suppliers that we do, and it takes great people to create and deliver an exceptional product.
Process, because we can only do what we do by being able to see how the whole system - physical product, digital product, and personal service - fits together. Then we make these complex processes as simple and streamlined as possible. So our team are pattern-spotters, insight-hunters, and change-makers; people ready to be flexible, adaptable, and help us improve in everything we do.
And planning, because we're here to see as much of the future as we can - to make sure we have enough food for the dogs we serve. We've been data-driven from day one, finding new and better ways to draw the insights that help us plan for next week, next year, or five years from now.
Sound like a team you want to join? Here's how you'll make a difference:The role
This Marketing Procurement Manager will play an integral part in partnering across all marketing teams within tails.com; you will truly take ownership of the category, following a robust yet nimble procurement process, playing a crucial role creating value, delivering improved performance through our agency spend and being an influential member at tails.com.
To assess risks and opportunities in spending our marketing money wisely, you will develop a global category management plan, and work through this to make sure we have the best partnerships for tails.com now and in the future. People trust and respond well to you - you bring the experience of working in a high growth business, lean team with a passion for delivering in a fast paced environment.
In order to thrive in this role, we are looking for someone who will embed themselves within our business and be as excited, if not more, about the global opportunity that comes with this position!The things you'll do
- Lead process for sourcing new services
- Category management
- Negotiate terms
- Draft and review contracts and supply agreements
- Conduct supplier performance and contract reviews
- Support ongoing supplier relationship management
- Support and develop sustainability, inclusion and diversity initiatives
- Commercial smarts and outstanding numerical analysis
- The ability to build trusting relationships with our suppliers and your stakeholders
- Good knowledge and insight of the marketing agency landscape to develop strong category plans and management
- Advanced negotiation skills
- Professional procurement certification e.g. CIPS, preferred but not essential
- Experience from SME or start up/scale up environment
- Excellent communication and presentation skills in English - written, verbal and listening
- A supportive and collaborative leadership style to promote and support a best procurement practice
- Drive, enthusiasm and energy
We're proud to be an active equal opportunity employer.
We want to give everyone a fair chance to join us in changing the world of pet food for good. We do this by conducting a structured recruitment process for all candidates, as well as actively promoting our roles to communities that are under-represented at tails.com.
During your interview process you'll meet some of our team with varying levels of responsibility and experience. We want to give every candidate a fair interview process and if you need any reasonable adjustments made, please let us know.What's in it for you?
You'll get a competitive salary, reviewed annually, and from day one will be a shareholder in tails.com.
We're proud to be on a high growth trajectory and offer the chance to work in an environment and with a team that will constantly challenge, support and develop you.
You'll start on 25 days of holiday which will increase in the time you're with us. On top of this, we offer optional unpaid leave and a paid volunteer day each year.
For expectant parents, we have extended maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption pay.
We have shed loads of other great benefits, visit our careers page for more info.
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