FM Category Manager (£70K)
1st Executive are looking to identify a Category Manager - FM within an expanding multi-billion T/O Group; responsible for a diverse category portfolio, encompassing: Hard and Soft FM Services. Reporting directly into the Head of Purchasing you will be engaged across a financially complex and diverse category portfolio.
Development & implementation of Soft Services (cleaning, catering, PPE, pest control) and hard Services (HVAC, MNE and Maintenance) category purchasing strategies.
Management of the strategic sourcing lifecycle, from supplier selection, contract and price negotiation, management of the tender process, through to post-contract award SRM and performance assessment
Creating & implementing sourcing strategies in line with group procurement objectives
Identification of process improvement opportunities, and promoting procurement best practice
Liaising cross-functionally with a diverse internal community - e.g.: Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain
Delivering best value purchasing: cost savings, quality, flexibility, governance and strategic vendor relationships
Identification of new suppliers, delivering innovation and continuous improvement
Demonstrable Hard and Soft FM Services Category Sourcing experience
Excellent interpersonal, communication & negotiation skills
Strong commercial acumen
Solid working knowledge of e-procurement systems & processes
People management experience, whether direct or indirect / matrix is advantageous
Degree educated / equivalent and ideally MCIPS accredited, or part-CIPS qualified with drive to complete