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Procurement Manager - FM & General Indirects

Procurement Manager - FM & General Indirects

  • Location

    Surrey

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60000 - £75000 per annum + 20% bonus, car allowance & package

  • Contact:

    Geoff Hunt

  • Contact email:

    geoff.hunt@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J690439_1717081512

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-06-29

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

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Role: Global Procurement Category Manager - FM & General Indirects

Salary: £60-75k + 20% bonus + car allowance + package

Location: North Surrey/SW London, cracking office with good transport links (train and bus), plus onsite parking

Hybrid Working: 2-3 days office, 2-3 days WFH

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This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the leading global companies, with a turnover in the tens of £billions, as a Category Manager for FM & General Indirects.

This role is perfect for procurement professionals with indirect procurement experience of Facility Management (FM), as well as broader categories such as HR, Professional Services, Insurance etc. As the Category Manager, you'll manage a range of categories with a European remit, driving European-wide sourcing strategies and centralisation while strengthening relationships with the relevant stakeholders and departments such as soft and hard Facilities, HR, Professional Services etc.

You will report to a fantastic, supportive and very likeable line manager and lead vast spend categories - both locally and internationally. It's within a fantastic team, with a supportive culture and within the expanding Centre of Excellence which will create fantastic progression opportunities going forward. The company prides itself on its entrepreneurial philosophy and is looking for candidates who think innovatively, pitch ideas and drive these concepts forward.

Fantastic, modern office.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior stakeholders to understand & define business requirements
  • Lead the implementation of European-wide sourcing strategies
  • Identify, lead and collaborate with in-country teams for local sourcing projects
  • Manage strategic suppliers by monitoring performance, SLA's and continuous improvement activities where required across your portfolio
  • Own contract information, KPI indicator data and approvals for your categories, providing updates annually and monthly
  • Develop and own a long-range category strategy
  • Negotiate and lead the commercial elements of category contracts
  • Support central initiatives, such as our sustainability goals, for improving the efficiency of procurement activities in Europe
  • Develop and maintain a relationship with other category teams and sister companies, where applicable, in order to find opportunities for joined procurement activities

Your qualifications and experience:

  • Indirect procurement, such as FM, HR, Travel, Marketing, Legal etc
  • Experienced in developing, supporting, and implementing procurement strategies and leading project teams at a European/multi-country level within a Matrix Organisation
  • A successful negotiator with excellent stakeholder and supplier management skills, equally focused on value for money, service quality, and positive strategic outcomes
  • Highly influential and credible at the highest levels
  • Numerate and logical - able to make and rationalize data-driven decisions
*If interested, please apply ASAP