Senior Buyer - Media & Agency Procurement

Mahwah, NJ

Posted: 03/19/2024 Job Number: 5813 Pay Rate: 110000

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Senior Buyer - Media & Agency Procurement


  • Direct hire position
  • Pay Rate: Flexible base salary DOE, plus 10% annual bonus incentive
  • Shift Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday
  • Job Location: Hybrid in Mahwah, NJ

SUMMARY: This role is part of the Americas Procurement Marketing Team, where you will lead cross-functional sourcing projects within our media and agency fee area, covering all aspects from project preparation, execution, analysis, trend and market evaluations, negotiation, supplier selection, and contract management.


  • You have deep knowledge and extensive experience in the dynamic media and marketing landscape from a procurement perspective, proficient understanding of media buying processes, negotiations, and a solid grasp of the media providers prevalent in the market.
  • You have a proven track record of consistently driving successful media spend, optimizing media investments, and cultivating strong relationships with agencies and stakeholders, playing a pivotal role to contributing to an organization's overall growth and transformation success.
  • With your professional negotiation skills, you are an expert securing favorable rates and value when establishing contracts, and forging long-lasting partnerships with agencies, publishers, and suppliers, allowing for mutually beneficial collaborations.
  • Your continuously aware of the latest trends, technologies, and shifts in the media landscape, positioning yourself as a reliable source of insights within the organization, while at the same time enabling you to make informed decisions to remain at the forefront of industry advancements.
  • Your well-informed perspective encompasses emerging media channels, audience behavior, and advancements in media planning tools and techniques, allowing you to leverage these insights to drive, establish, innovative effective media strategies.
  • Proficiency in analyzing data empowers you to extract valuable insights, enabling data-driven decision-making to optimize and consolidate future requests and overall media strategies.
  • You demonstrate exceptional skills in setting strategic direction, aligning media strategies with overarching business objectives, and collaborating closely with stakeholders to excel in meeting objectives and delivering desired outcomes to target audiences.
  • You demonstrate leadership capabilities, by your ability to influence and guide cross-functional teams, drive successful execution, and foster a collaborative and motivated work environment.
  • You possess experience with supplier management and contractual topics, excelling in driving fact-based negotiations and discussions to ensure optimal agreements.
  • Your attention to details in spend management, optimizing costs, delivering comprehensive financial analysis and forecasting for media investments showcases your exceptional capabilities to guarantee optimal efficiency and resource utilization, setting you apart as a standout professional within the field.
  • Collaborating effectively with finance departments, you align media budgets with financial parameters, incorporating them into planning and procurement decisions for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Your proficiency for collaborating efficiently in complex environments allows you to engage with stakeholders in effective tracking and cost optimizations to maximize return on investment for the business.
  • You hold a university degree or possess equivalent experience that underscores your knowledge and expertise.
  • With a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience from procurement and the media and marketing landscape, you bring a wealth of expertise and insights to the role.


  • You'll establish the media strategy and play a central role how we develop, evaluate, improve, and implement the ways we purchase media in the future.
  • Responsible to set supplier strategies and actively cultivate and maintain strong commercial relationships with suppliers.
  • Collaborate proactively with key business stakeholders to gain a deep understanding around required products and services, the market, and innovations within each area.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage existing business value, encompassing aspects like cost-efficiency, quality enhancement, and sustainability.
  • You'll conduct comprehensive market analysis, prioritize tasks, and develop optimal negotiation tactics.
  • Furthermore, you'll have the freedom to challenge the status quo, whether it's established routes or decisions, and engage with stakeholders, suppliers, and colleagues to foster a better mutual understanding and work collaboratively toward innovative and effective solutions.


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