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Category Manager, Advertising Agencies

Company: Driven Brands, Inc.
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Category Manager, Advertising Agencies page is loaded Category Manager, Advertising Agencies Apply locations United States of America - Charlotte NC time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id JR116595 Company:Driven Brands We invite you to join us at Driven Brands! Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Driven Brands (NASDAQ: DRVN) is the largest automotive services company in North America, providing a range of consumer and commercial automotive needs, including paint, collision, glass, vehicle repair, oil change, maintenance and car wash. With over 4,500 centers in 15 countries, Driven Brands is the parent company of some of North America's leading automotive service brands including Take 5 Oil Change, Take 5 Car Wash, Driven Glass, Meineke, Maaco, CARSTAR, and more.Our network services over 50 million vehicles annually and generates more than $5 billion in system-wide sales each year. Our culture inspires high performance and innovation, enabling our employees to go further, faster in their careers. With amazing people and great brands, we confidently look forward to exciting growth ahead, and believe in following the values that support this vision. JOB DESCRIPTION:The opportunity: your role at Driven BrandsThe Category Manager, Corporate Services will be a member of the Driven Advantage team, the procurement shared services function of Driven Brands. In this role, you will be responsible for executing strategic projects for the Driven Advantage team including, but not limited to, developing spend category strategies, building internal reporting, developing corporate service processes case for change and building newly designed processes into the business, negotiating contracts, monitoring supplier performance levels, and conducting spend analysis - while partnering with internal stakeholders across business segments and organizational functions. The role will manage a breadth of Corporate Services related categories such as: Finance & Risk Management, Professional Services, Human Resources, IT Services, Legal, and Marketing/Advertising. What we look for:

  • You are curious and have a drive to continually learn - We are looking for people that opportunities instead of challenges and question the "why" behind everything we do
  • You have an agile, growth-oriented mindset - What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We're looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world.
  • You measure success and take accountability - You're a person that believes in following things through to their conclusion and takes responsibility for results - positive or negative Your key responsibilities:
    • Growing lasting relationships with internal business partners from various departments including finance, legal, human resources, marketing, risk management, and more to understand their unique requirements and needs
    • Developing category strategies and RFP templates in corporate services related categories
    • Determining service needs and researching potential suppliers
    • Acting as a liaison and communicating pricing and performance needs to vendors and suppliers
    • Perform spend analysis to establish a detailed view of the current spend segmentation
    • Conducting and managing supplier bidding events including RFP's, etc.
    • Negotiating favorable procurement contracts with selected vendors and suppliers while ensuring business continuity - focusing on pricing and business terms
    • Understanding and documenting business processes and requirements, performing root cause analyses, developing business cases, and gathering information
    • Monitoring and managing project progress and risks, and ensuring key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes
    • Accountable for producing reports to measure results against strategies and goals as well as manage risk
    • Have a strong focus on building a reputation as an authoritative expert in your area by constantly updating your understanding of current business and industry trends
    • Taking full responsibility for tasks including consistent self-review of work to identify and improve an approach for producing high quality deliverables without supervision
    • Constantly considering, sharing, and implementing new ways to improve our processes and collaboration methods
    • Represents Company and the Supply Chain Function to both clients and the vendor community in a fair, ethical, and professional manner Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor degree in Business, Supply Chain, Economics, Finance, etc.
      • 5+ years of strategic sourcing/procurement experience, 2+ years of experience managing at least 1 or 2 corporate services categories
      • Advanced analytical skills including mastery of Microsoft Excel including knowledge of how to create pivot tables, use flash fill, use mathematical and lookup formulas (VLOOKUP, XLOOKUP, INDEX MATCH)
      • Ability to assimilate data from disparate sources into a comprehensive and objective analysis
      • Understanding of key corporate services operational KPI's
      • Exceptional negotiation skills and ability to manage contracts through the supplier lifecycle
      • Strong research skills including supply market, macroeconomic, and pricing research
      • Vendor management/relationship skills that develop a network in multiple geographic regions and multiple organizational units
      • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization
      • Sense of urgency and independent initiative toward accomplishing objectives
      • Ability to rapidly assimilate information and solve complex problems
      • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office products, especially PPT and Word Preferred Qualifications:
        • 2+ years' experience sourcing marketing/advertising services
        • Pricing strategy or sales experience for a professional services firm or advertising agency
        • Master's degree in supply chain, business, finance, or economics What's in it for you:
          • Accelerate your technical capabilities and transformative leadership skills with on-the-job coaching and performance feedback procedures from experienced management team
          • Broaden your horizons by working across business segments and organizational functions to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds - both professionally and culturally.
          • Bring out the best in yourself with continuous investment in your personal well-being and career development.
          • Join a team that likes to have fun
          • A competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our benefits package includes medical and dental coverage, and 401(k) plans. You'll also be granted time off for designated Paid Holidays, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.#LI-KD1#LI-hybrid#DBCORP

Keywords: Driven Brands, Inc., Charlotte , Category Manager, Advertising Agencies, Executive , Charlotte, North Carolina

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