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Insights & Analytics (Indirect procurement - marketing spend)

Job Schiphol, NL
Posted 10 May 2021

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English (Fluent)

Work experience

1 to 3 years

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Indirect procurement is leveraging RB’s overall spend scale and its drive for global marketing excellence. With the appointment of a Marketing Excellence organisation for the whole group, and the appointment of the role of Global Procurement Director, Sales, Marketing and digital to oversee the entire spend of RB’s group in all areas of Marketing spend, the Global Category Manager role will oversee the strategic sourcing of following areas of marketing spend for the group: Insights & Analytics. 


  • Build and accelerate sustainable Procurement strategies for the Category 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. 


  • Design and implement the sourcing strategy for the category under scope, in order to achieve optimal supply base that will generate competitive advantage

  • Manage through the process of identifying, selecting and developing suppliers, negotiating and contracting. Makes sure that the RB business is fully leveraged with its Global scope

  • 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.

  • Accountable for Quality and Service from managed suppliers. Drive Quality and Service improvement strategies.

  • Accountable to over-deliver on purchasing budget assumptions

  • Closely follow marketing solutions evolutions and innovation space and scout for insights- Keep a sound relationship with suppliers in scope at top management levels. Motivate suppliers to treat the company as preferred customer in presenting innovation and/or cost/efficiency projects

  • Design, verify and amend Global contracts in conjunction with Legal Dept. Special attention is dedicated to protecting intellectual property, minimise liabilities, exclusivity period of innovation, ensure availability, business continuity, corporate responsibility, sustainability and cost improvement 


 - Strive to be recognised as indisputable source of value by marketing stakeholders, across RB’s Global Business Units (GBUs) and Central Headquarters (CHQ)

  • Promote the total cost of ownership approach within the business

  • Lead implementation of Supplier Relationship Management & suppliers evaluation processes for suppliers in scope 

  • Enforce compliance of Procurement processes with RB policies

  • Provide assumptions on key trends and projects in pipeline for budgeting and plan purposes in alignment with Finance and budget owners

  • Delivery of sustainable results, implement spend discipline and bring savings to the bottom line

  • Proper usage of global leverage and sourcing, maximising global results while keeping a good balance and distribution of results among the Areas/regions/local markets


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.

RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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Reckitt is a successful international FMCG player with a leading portfolio. Well-known brands such as Finish, Vanish or Dettol provide 'healthier lives & happier homes' with an innovative pipeline. An entrepreneurial, result-driven and can-do mindset is characteristic of Reckitt and ensures that everyone develops into a genuine #gamechanger.

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400 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 35 years