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Global Media Sourcing Manager

United Kingdom
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A fantastic opportunity is available for a Global Media Sourcing Manager to join our Procurement team.


Communications and media management are critical growth drivers for RB. Media represents the third largest single global investment for RB behind HR & Production Material Spend. Effective deployment and efficient execution of media investment and the optimisation of ‘media ROI’ are key to building RB’s brands’ credentials and hence drive the growth agenda.


RB regularly conducts global reviews of its media agency partners, in planning, buying and responsibility for digital activation. Reviews often result in revised agency rosters.


The global reviews are used to further leverage RB’s overall media procurement capabilities by leveraging the NPS function. This will ensure that the media pricing improvements and other commercial benefits achieved during global reviews are fully realised on a sustained basis and further enhanced over time.




The NPS Media Team is responsible and accountable for delivery in the core areas of value for money and media agency management. It is a fundamental requirement that it possesses staff who are able to ensure BIC delivery in these areas largely facilitated by successful management of the external supplier base (typically media agencies) with ancillary support suppliers (e.g. external auditors) and this role seeks to fulfil this requirement.




  • Involvement in: Selection, negotiation, key terms & KPI setting for Media Agencies, MSA execution & monitoring, Auditor contracting, Performance Management and subsequent annual global media pricing exercises
  • Where required, develop alternative negotiation approaches and engage with media vendors to effect superior delivery conditions.
  • Establishment of and subsequent management of smooth and effective processes and protocols to ensure RB has the necessary infrastructure to enable its effective and value-driving operations
  • Work with internal RB constituencies – e.g. Finance, Legal, Tax, Area & country operational elements  as appropriate to ensure the required protocols and processes are in place. 
  • Management of savings delivery in collaboration with the country media teams as follows:
    • Resolution of discrepancies in relation to pricing commitment  and the implementation of make-good plans
    • Media Agency fixed and variable fee compliance and monitoring on a Global basis.
    • Actively managing agency performance against agreed KPI’s (including detailed quarterly reviews  - Q Reviews)
    • Set and communicate guidance for plan price prediction
    • Authorising and monitoring any media agreements and evaluating mix and allocation of budgets across category/brand
    • Management of regular and ad-hoc media pricing exercises e.g. annual pricing exercise and/or individual country re-reviews as appropriate



Key Challenges:


  • Deliver best value for money for all participants to price exercises
  • Ensuring delivery of pricing and fee commitments and effecting recovery of payback in the event of shortfall
  • Managing the relationship between Area/Imex & Global with regard to media ‘savings’ realisation
  • Managing the differing internal reporting systems
  • Handling relations and ensuring confidentiality remains uncompromised across RB’s multi agency supplier base




Is this You?

  • Strong media background in agencies or client side, possibly as media vendor 
  • Proven track record in media buying/negotiation.
  • Experience of transactional media buying at a global level within agencies and/or media vendors
  • Understanding of corporate/Company financial and accounting operations
  • Experience of multi-country media dealings
  • Deep knowledge of practical, transactional related elements of the media process


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly Global organisation.


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