Procurement Specialist
Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. 7 reviews - Deerfield, IL

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Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam has evolved into one of the world's leading premium spirits companies... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with a legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Position Mission

Provide ongoing support to internal procurement and marketing teams to enable optimized performance and return on investment from external agencies and their work

Collaborate in the development and implementation of a host of best practices, repeatable processes, templates, and tools for such things as RFI (request for information), RFP (request for proposal), contracting, SOWs (statements of work) and evaluation of agency partners

Support and actively participate in efficient and effective RFPs on behalf of and in support of marketing teams. Support and participate in the negotiation and contracting process for agencies, in close consultation with all relevant internal stakeholders

Develop and implement various reporting and analytics for the benefits of internal marketing teams and other internal stakeholders. Includes performing ongoing tracking and analysis of: established performance metrics, rates, hours (FTE’s), pass-through costs, etc.

What Makes this a Great Opportunity

The Procurement division at Beam is one that has undergone a solid and positive transformation over the past 2 years. It is an exciting time to be a part of a division that is tasked with changing the way we do business and driving for process improvement.

Marketing Procurement is a team that is positively defining its role and interaction with the greater Marketing organization. Through great efforts we have gained significant alignment with our business partners and look to continue our integration and growth within the team.

Outcomes/Success Criteria

Establish relationships with and acquire knowledge about existing and potential external agency partners

Foster a collaborative business model between Marketing Procurement and all cross-functional, relevant divisions to drive process and maximize efficient and effective spend. Work with teams goals against regional and local business plans. Measurement will be qualitative, defining instances of implementation of process improvement, with the goal of defining cost-savings opportunities.

Cost savings. Secure tangible cost savings by procuring services at improved rates versus actual/similar cost during same time period of year prior. Establishment of definitive baselines to allow cost savings metrics to be applied year over year.

Ensure the ongoing execution of effective agency relationship management programs to achieve optimal outcomes. Be accountable for the delivery of Marketing Procurement improvements across the spend, including: ATL, BTL, media, PR and research. Work under guidance of

Procurement Manager, Marketing Agency Services to ensure alignment with other procurement strategies and initiatives.

Manage the integrity of all data and backup related to purchase orders


Qualifications & Experience

Bachelors Degree in Marketing or a related field, prior agency experience is preferred

2-3 years previous experience with procurement, specifically marketing related

Must have experience in understanding functions of external agencies

Some previous experience in performing agency assessments is a plus

Project management skills and the ability to multi-task

Excellent communication skills

Good organizational and negotiation skills

Strong analytical skills (specifically Microsoft Excel)



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