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Manager, Category Management Marketing & Advertising

Company: Td Ameritrade
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

The Manager, Category Management Marketing & Advertising is a management position responsible for strategic development and execution of a sourcing plan for the categories of Marketing, Advertising and Print. This candidate will work closely with the Directors and Senior Managers to ensure the category strategy is in line with the broader Supply Management vision and executional on the department's financial & business goals. They will provide key input and insight into the analysis and execution of strategic opportunities and challenges with supply management in collaboration with Managing Directors and Directors across the Supply Management organization. He/she will manage 2 direct reports (e.g. senior analysts). The candidate will collaborate with counterparts across all categories, Legal, Technology and Risk business units to ensure strategic alignment and risk mitigation with an holistic view of sourcing and supplier activity.


  • Conduct large scale direction negotiations or RFX to source services as needed for spend up to $10M. Support team with enterprise- wide strategic projects.
  • Lead & perform required legal & risk due diligence for large scale negotiations.
  • Consider internal dependencies, processes & vendor requirements and educate business to ensure successful engagement.
  • Manage large- scale supplier service implementations within given categories by creating & executing on a project plan.
  • Manage category portfolio up to $300M
  • Serve as an expert for respective categories by utilizing internal analysis and industry research to make recommendations for program improvement, innovation or service needs to fulfill business goals.
  • Support formulation of strategic sourcing options, model/analyze each option and provide recommendations that will secure differential value from the supply market.
  • Leverage knowledge sources (industry, business goals, analysis) to develop an annual category plan and work with team to execute on said plan.
  • Serve as the main strategist for assigned categories and work with supporting teammates to fully understand scope of suppliers, services and sub categories.
  • Set plan and cadence for vendor management activities within designated categories and manage overall category plan dependencies (such as service needs, expirations, budgets, etc.).
  • Lead, train, develop and evaluate direct and indirect reports as required to create a high performing category team.
  • Assign and monitor workload for direct reports as required.
  • Manage multiple, simultaneous strategic sourcing initiatives on an on-going basis.
  • Enable cost savings in-line with category targets
  • Keep up to date with industry trends to initiate new project ideas.
  • Build relationships & serve as a trusted advisor at MD and director level for respective categories in order to understand business needs and goals.
  • Work with finance partners to have a concrete understanding of category budget and participate in annual budgeting process.
  • Attend periodic strategy sessions to understand large scale business goals and needs.
  • Leverage category strategy & other knowledge to influence stakeholders on cost and category optimization opportunities.
  • Experience in delivering on cost reducing and cost optimization targets.
  • Work with Source- to- Pay team members to ensure all areas within the category are covered, coded and paid properly. Identify and execute on opportunities to improve process.
  • Create executive presentations and briefings for senior management in order to educate and influence on category initiatives and achievements.
  • Educate category team on executed strategy & plan and outline action plans for each member of the team.
  • Support Supply Management Leadership on department, risk and organization improvement projects and work streams.


    • Bachelor's degree in related field of equivalent work experience
    • 7-8 years related experience
    • 8-12 years total experience
    • Knowledge of the advertising industry, major players , new trends, compensation structure, etc.
    • Highly organized, detail-oriented, energetic, positive, resourceful, and proactive
    • Excellent thought leadership skills with an ability to question assumptions
    • Strategic planning and critical thinking capabilities
    • Strong sense of integrity with ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain complete confidentiality
    • Ability to see the big picture / growth mindset oriented
    • Exercise excellent judgment to make smart decisions and independently problem solve, while escalating to a leader when appropriate
    • Excellent demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, with attention to details & accuracy
    • Ability to work under pressure on a variety of projects simultaneously
    • The ability to independently manage the details of multiple projects, to track activities, and to meet deadlines
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills and self-starting skills
    • Ability to show flexibility in response to change and to adapt
    • Ability to take initiative, make independent judgments/decisions
    • Well-developed research skills, excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to identify and resolve problems
    • Ability to communicate clearly to avoid confusion and misunderstanding with others
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
    • Military education or experience may be considered in lieu of civilian requirements listed

Keywords: Td Ameritrade, Jersey City , Manager, Category Management Marketing & Advertising, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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