Beaumont Select

Senior Category Manager - Property and Real Estate

Location
Surrey
Salary
£60-75k + bonus + pension
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
19 Jun 2019
Ref
JO-04542
Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with an established, Global financial services organisation ? If so, this could be the opportunity for you…

Over the last 40 years, our client has had growing success and their long term vision places customer experience and talent development at its heart.

Procurement is a team of dedicated sourcing and procurement specialists whose vision is: To be a trusted, informed and commercial business partner delivering effective and efficient procurement services to maximise value and minimise risk from third party suppliers.

Purpose of your role:

To deliver commercial sourcing and procurement initiatives and on-going supply governance/risk management support for the organisations Corporate Property and Real Estate requirements across the business functions. The Sourcing Specialist seeks to achieve value for money services, maximise operational efficiency, and provide effective risk mitigation and operational controls across the range of supply arrangements entered into.

Your key accountabilities:

This role requires a set of skills that encompasses the full spectrum of souring and procurement activities, excellent relationship management and communication skills are required to enable the individual to become a trusted adviser to the business.

Primary duties include:

  • Taking responsibility for leading contract and service level agreement (SLA) negotiations
  • Assisting and mentoring service owners in managing external supplier relationships in particular the performance management, service delivery, SLA monitoring and reporting
  • Proactively managing new suppliers, services and service extensions in conjunction with business sponsors and other stakeholders to maximise the benefits sought, e.g. financial, operational, risk mitigation etc.
  • Undertaking supplier and contract management activities, including: facilitating the setup and engaging in / providing oversight of supplier governance arrangements; managing contractual processes & formal contract changes; supplier benchmarking & financial/risk assessment reviews
  • Ensuring accurate and up to date contracts and supplier records are maintained,
  • Maintaining awareness and leveraging commercial opportunities for and with other commercial teams globally
  • Keeping internal stakeholders informed of commercial activities and progress through collaborative working and pro-active communication.
  • Maintaining awareness of industry developments and best practises.Keeping abreast of potential new supply arrangements, latest products/services from a commercial perspective to prompt and promote innovation

Your skills and experience:

  • Experience of supplier selection via formal Rfx processes
  • Experience of using a variety of tools to support the sourcing and contract management process (eg eRFx)
  • Experience of resolving disputes and English contract law concepts and contract term constructs
  • Strong team working skills, and ability to operate across teams, cultural and organisational boundaries
  • Experience of working in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise workload
  • Strong analysis skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal, with the ability to present ideas and concepts succinctly
  • Business aware and customer focused
  • Good negotiation, facilitation and commercial leadership skills
  • CIPS or equivalent qualification/experience

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Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue-chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business
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