Global Media Procurement Manager

Global Media Procurement Manager

CompanyDanone

Job locationHoofddorp, NL

Region of responsibilityGlobal

DescriptionMedia and particularly Digital Media is an everchanging landscape due to the disruptive technologies, so in the role of the Global Media Procurement Manager you must understand this fast-paced market to continuously optimize brand performance.

It is essential to ensure that we have the right balance between driving innovation and delivering ROI through effective media optimization. Effective global sourcing and supplier relationship management strategies will leverage scale and maximize agency performance. This will be achieved through ensuring that the agencies, acting for Danone across the world, are delivering Danone’s business needs, striving for continuous improvement and developing new ad tech capabilities.

About The Role
- You will drive this change through
- Fostering efficiency and effectiveness of the media spend. Constantly reassessing traditional and digital media buying, introducing new ways of managing technology stacks
- Deploying and leading commercial relationships with digital/media/data sourcing solutions partners
- Capturing supplier led innovation from Tech Houses, Media Publishers and agencies
- Forging strong relationships with the business to understand market pressures, transformation challenges and opportunities and accelerate growth across all divisions
- Developing new innovative sourcing strategies identifying opportunities based on business needs
- Ensure compliance to Danone’s business principles, policies and standards

Given the pace of change of the media industry you will need to have a strong commitment to continuous learning and skill development.

About You
- 5-8 year professional media industry specific experience (eg Media procurement combined with Media Marketing and/or media agency/media auditing)
- experience in either a global or regional media role, within a large organization
- you master both the media planning and buying and have a strong understanding of digital media and ad tech. Experience with the e-commerce space and/or retail media is a plus
- experience of working within a complex environment. You are collaborative and well-versed in forging strong alliances in order to support business growth
- strategic vision combined with the ability to be hands on/entrepreneurial, you are comfortable dealing with ambiguity and are able to bring clarity and structure
- excellent negotiation skills and work and act in a fact-based manner
- analytical mindset and a high level of financial acumen
- fluent in English, French would be an asset

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