Richard Milligan

Richard Milligan

Regional Category Lead - Marketing

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About Me

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

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)

CATEGORY: Marketing

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Senior

PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: SAP



Work experience

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

Education

Nottingham Trent University

BA of Criminology

1999 - 2001