We are: News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Unruly, a global ad tech company, and Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.
Category Manager for News UK, supporting the entities News UK, Wireless and Unruly and therefore predominately UK focused. Some programs lend themselves to global programs, so will include interaction with other regions (USA and Australia). The procurement is non-technology indirect spend.
Day to day you will:
- Manage spend categories including, marketing and editorial.
- Lifecycle management of sourcing programs, including spend analysis, tender and commercial negotiations.
- Leading on supplier review programs and commercial negotiations.
- Providing market benchmark information to support spend reviews and contract proposals
- Liaise with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) for delivery of new contracts.
- Responsible for financial analysis and Business case development to support new supplier contracts, initiatives and opportunities on an on-going basis
- Completion of governance documents as required.
- Support Head of Procurement in programs and projects to develop the procurement department
What we’re looking for from you:
A seasoned procurement professional, self-starting who can take ownership for their own programs. Ideally we are looking for someone who can work across different programs in parallel and manage their stakeholders accordingly.
What's in it for you?
Opportunity to work in a fast changing environment to help in the delivery of the procurement progammes. This is a brownfield procurement environment so the need to be open to a changing program is essential.
The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.
We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.
This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.
News UK is home to some of the biggest names in Media, Including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Wireless, and Unruly to name but a few.
Wireless itself is also the home to some of the biggest names in radio Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, talkRADIO and some of the leading Local radio stations in the UK and Ireland.
Our newspapers and associated brands are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.
News UK and Wireless is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry
If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.
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