Head of Global Procurement Marketing Activation & Intelligence (f/m/d)

At Beiersdorf, we want to help people feel good about their skin – and our commitment goes far beyond caring for skin. For 140 years, we have developed innovative skin and body care products for well-known brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, Hansaplast, and Labello. We act according to our purpose, WE CARE BEYOND SKIN, and take responsibility for our consumers, our employees, the environment and society.

Behind every brand, every product and every accomplishment are our more than 20,000 employees. It is for them that we live an inclusive culture of respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values – CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We also embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all.

Your Tasks

Our Global Procurement Marketing department is a very cosmopolitan and diverse team of more than 30 people, with colleagues from 16 nations, speaking over 18 different languages. We are passionate in what we do, approach projects from a very entrepreneurial angle and are therefore seen as business partners on eye-level by our internal stakeholders. Our teams are globally as well as strategically responsible for diverse marketing categories, like Media, Digital, Creative, Market Research and Brand Identity.

As part of our Global Procurement Marketing leadership team and in close collaboration with our local, regional and global media & procurement functions, you will be responsible for the strategic purchasing of marketing services as well as for the professional and disciplinary lead of a team of several global and regional procurement category managers, partly located in Hamburg, partly in other locations globally.

Together with your team, you will work closely with global, regional and local marketing functions, being responsible for sourcing and negotiating marketing services like market research, packaging design, artworks & call centers on a global, regional and partly also local scale. Shaping and steering the collaboration with our main suppliers is also a key task.

In your role you will be also responsible to constantly improve procurement processes, methods, systems, performance & risk measurement as well as to create or further develop global sourcing strategies for the area of your responsibility

We have made it our aim to actively consult our key stakeholders at eye level and to identify continuously additional costs and processes improvements in the collaboration with our agency partners.

A strong focus in your leadership role lies on the further development of the organization within the area of your responsibility as well as to train, develop and promote motivated and efficient employees with integrity.

Your Profile

  • A university degree in a field you’re passionate about and setting you up for any fast-changing, international industry environment
  • You have gained many years of work experience, preferably in an international environment in the strategic procurement of marketing services, in other marketing functions or on agency side
  • Experience in leading a well experienced team is a plus
  • Capabilities and experience in account/project management and in leading cross-functional (international) teams
  • Entrepreneurial person of action with strong capabilities in analytical as well as creative strategic thinking
  • Strong result orientation and performance focus
  • High-level of communicational and people’s management skills (cross-hierarchy and cross-functional)
  • Intercultural / International / D&I (Diversity & Inclusion) mindset
  • Confident in Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams)

Additional information

At Beiersdorf, we embrace Diversity and aim to provide equal opportunities to all of our applicants – regardless of e.g. gender, sexual identity, nationality, ethnicity, religion or ideology, disability or age. We would therefore kindly ask you to include only information and data in your documents which are relevant for the assessment of your application (e.g. curriculum vitae with relevant references and certificates). For instance, please feel free to upload your CV without a picture. If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter Indra Jonuscheit every Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM am via the telephone number: +49 40 4909 3245. 



Job Details

Contract Type:
Unlimited / Full-Time
Country / City:
Germany / Hamburg
Beiersdorf AG
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