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Role overview:

The Category Specialist is responsible for the planning and execution of sourcing Merchandise across PlayStation as well as supporting other Corporate Procurement activities. Working as part of the Procurement function, they will be encouraged to lead initiatives that contribute to the wider organisational goals. They will also manage communications with key suppliers and internal partners in order to improve both new and existing relationships.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting with the procurement and project management of Collectors Editions
  • Assist in building and implementing a Global Category Strategy for promotional merchandise
  • Supporting the Senior Category Manager with any new Marketing initiatives
  • Liaising with preferred suppliers on cost, schedule, development, and compliance
  • Managing supplier performance and implementation of any new supplier requests
  • Supporting internal business leaders with the procurement of Corporate Merchandise
  • Maintaining relevant documentation and uploading of compliance records
  • Deliver quality, whilst ensuring value for money, across all areas of spend
  • Implement purchase orders on our systems and recharging of costs where required
  • Manage projects from initial brief through to production, ensuring deadlines are met
  • Required to support the Procurement Team with other projects as capacity allows

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years’ experience working in Procurement / Project Management environment
  • Experience in sourcing Merchandise product is desirable but not essential
  • Solid understanding of Procurement processes and best practices
  • Strong organisational skills and experience in managing multiple projects
  • Proficient in both Project Management and Schedule management
  • Ability to problem solve with a focus on delivering projects to fixed deadline
  • Experience managing both new and existing suppliers
  • Good listener and collaborator across teams


  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply or studying towards MCIPS
  • Previous knowledge and experience within Marketing or Corporate Professional Services Procurement
  • Experience using SAP preferred.
  • Ability to work in an Agile environment and able to identify potential risks


  • Discretionary bonus opportunity
  • Hybrid Working (within Flexmodes)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar
  • Access to cycle garage and showers

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