MasterCard Director, Procurement & Supplier Management - Marketing Category in London, United Kingdom

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Job Title

Director, Procurement & Supplier Management - Marketing Category


Sourcing & Supplier Management creates and maximizes shareholder value by effectively managing the MasterCard supply base globally, focusing on reducing cost & risk while improving value & supplier performance. This role is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive sourcing strategies for EMEA marketing (Agency, Media, PR, Digital, Production) annual spending across Mastercard€™s EMEA business operations.

Have you ever developed and implemented a global category strategy for media, advertising or sponsorships?

Are you able to influence others and resolve complex problems?

Are you comfortable challenging status quo and able to drive change?


Drives strategic category management for marketing categories across large cross-functional teams

The right candidate will maintain all C-Level agency relationships in the markets and will heavily influence the business unit agenda in collaboration with the global and in country and regional agency leadership teams.

The right candidate will lead a high performing team with direct reporting relationships and matrixed relationships to deliver yearly goals set by the business.

Leads the development of marketing category strategies that enable spend management, improve agency performances and mitigates risk

Provides leadership with in-depth knowledge on market conditions, industry trends, product knowledge and emerging supply options

Supports relationships with strategic suppliers and may own relationships with select suppliers

All About You:

Strong relationship-building skills and the ability to work with people at all levels in the organization

Proven ability to rely on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals in a fast-paced, changing environment

Evaluate media place dynamics, explore channel partnerships across TV and Digital and negotiate successful deals across.

Monitor cost and quality competitiveness and benchmark Mastercard€™s position in relation to ensure top tier performance.

Develop and establish strong relationships with key external media partners to garner first look opportunities

Ability to organize, manage, and work effectively to accomplish multiple tasks

Very strong analytical skills

Strong communication and interpersonal skills: Comfortable and effective communicating (verbal and written) with all stakeholders, displays a positive attitude in the workplace

Personal Attributes:

High integrity: Won€™t compromise values to get results

Strategic: Both vertical and horizontal mindset to integrate both in-depth expertise and analysis alongside horizontal strategic linkages and multiple business unit considerations.

Leadership: Eager to embrace and lead change, ability to manage in an ambiguous environment, consistently works against the right priorities

Focused on results: Perseverant and resilient in the pursuit of objectives, willing to take on new challenges, works to resolve tough issues

Global exposure: Proven ability to work across different cultures and time zones

Highly collaborative: Works well with others, including Procurement, internal stakeholders, and suppliers to deliver results; keeps others informed to avoid unnecessary surprises

Inclusive: Treats all people with respect and fairness, open to and respectful of others€™ opinions and points of view

Innovative: Takes initiative to find ways to get better results, seeks and takes advantage of ideas, best practices and solutions developed elsewhere

Experienced: Demonstrated success in a breadth of prior, challenging experiences

Travel: Approximately 40%

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.€‹

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Requisition ID: R-72236