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A dedicated procurement professional with over 11 years experience in procurement and category management. I have enjoyed a varied career across public sector and higher education roles in the UK to aviation and luxury beauty experience in Hong Kong.
Outside of the office I enjoy testing myself with physical challenges including long distance running and dragon boating.
JOB TITLE: Regional Category Lead - Marketing
INDUSTRY: FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Senior
PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: SAP
Regional Category Lead - Marketing
Estee Lauder Companies
December 2015 - Present | Hong Kong
Strategic Procurement Manager for Asia Pacific responsible for developing category sourcing strategies in collaboration with key business partners.
Responsible for driving and executing Global and Regional sourcing initiatives to achieve stakeholders goals effectively, unlock potential synergies and achieve year on year improvements in total cost of ownership, quality and service.
Marketing and Content Procurement Manager
Cathay Pacific Airways
April 2014 - December 2015 ( 1 year, 8 months ) | Hong Kong
Responsible for leading the Marketing & In-Flight Content Procurement Team in the strategic management of Cathay Pacific marketing and content spend
Providing supply market expertise and analysis to relevant internal customers, including the Cathay Pacific Marketing Department, Product Team and Asia Miles
Responsible for developing category strategies and category action plans, working in partnership with internal customers
Management of various RFx processes, supporting the team in key RFx/sourcing initiatives
Lead on commercial negotiations with suppliers to obtain the best possible value
Responsible for developing performance measurements and managing commercial relationships with key suppliers
Nottingham Trent University
BA of Criminology
1999 - 2001