Category Manager, Marketing

Checkout.com

  • Full Time

We’re Checkout.com 

Checkout.com is one of the most exciting fintechs in the world. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Binance, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it’s not just what we build that makes us different. It’s how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re number 9 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and on Glassdoor’s list of Top 10 fintechs to work for. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. So, join us to build tomorrow, today.

Category Manager, Marketing at Checkout.com:

Checkout.com is seeking a dedicated Category Manager, Marketing to join our Procurement team to support the business growth and expansion.

The role will plan, implement, and finalise purchasing and procurement strategies for marketing spend across the company globally. This includes acquiring resources within budget, facilitating communication between team members, suppliers, and key business partners, and proactively planning and sourcing the appropriate goods and services to help Checkout.com grow and meet its strategic objectives.

The Category Manager will be responsible for vendor performance, ensuring quality control throughout the contracting and performance lifecycle. You’ll also ensure Procurement guidelines, processes, principles, ethics, and sustainability objectives are all accounted for and constantly strive to deliver the lowest TCO for solutions.

Reporting into the Head of Procurement, this is a key role with significant opportunity to have impact and build trust as an SME. You’ll have the autonomy and freedom to deliver innovative solutions and category plans!

 

What you’ll be doing

 

  • Monitor and analyse trends in Marketing spend in order to make recommendations for the future, and to identify areas for possible savings or operational improvement.
  • Develop, establish, implement, and carry out supplier and out-sourcer guidelines, obligations, and service level agreements
  • Comply with all purchasing policies and procedures, including those for goods and services, in conjunction with department leads and department-specific requirements.
  • Constantly source, identify, and qualify potential new vendors or suppliers in order to secure more cost-effective sources of products and services.
  • Develop and deliver purchasing and inventory reports, bid proposals, requirements, documentation, and tender documents.
  • Negotiate pricing, terms and conditions of sale, and warranties of goods and products with key suppliers and vendors.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and ensure regular communication and reporting as appropriate.
  • Effectively communicate procurement strategies to team members and partners in a timely and clear way.
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    About you

     

  • Solid understanding of Procurement processes, policies, and legislation.
  • Project / Programme Management experience.
  • Experience of implementing full-scale category management plans.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed; ability to prioritise and implement while under pressure.
  • A sophisticated ability to build tight-knit collaborations with partners and colleagues, act as a subject matter expert, internal consultant and trusted adviser.
  • Compassionate with strong interpersonal skills; able to influence, negotiate and resolve.
  • Highly adaptable and flexible; able to adjust quickly to new situations and changing priorities.
  • Comfortable in a varied role and growing team, able to take initiative even under unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances.
  • Pragmatic with the ability to navigate complexity in a dynamic and innovative environment.
  • MCIPS is desirable.
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    If you don’t meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We’re always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.
    What we stand for
    At Checkout.com, everything starts with our values, including the experience we offer our people.
     
    #Aspire
    We supercharge your professional growth with career development programs and leadership training. You can learn your way, with tailored pathways and online platforms. And be inspired at relevant conferences.
     
    #Excel
    We don’t stop at ‘good’ here. We strive for excellence amongst our teams every day and recognize colleagues who take it to the next level through our quarterly peer-nominated Hero awards.
     
    #Unite
    We’re proud of our global connections and inclusive environment. So we champion this through our colleague-led community groups and celebrate many cultural events together.
     
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    More about Checkout.com
    Our technology makes payments seamless. We provide the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting, through one API. And we can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. Checkout.com launched in 2012, and we now have a team of 1800 people across 19 international offices.
     
    We believe in equal opportunities
    We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use. 
    Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.
    When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us. 
    We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.
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