Indirect Category Manager

Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
about 1 month ago

Indirects Category Manager - UK & Ireland

Holborn, London (Hybrid Working)

6 months

£550-600 per day - Umbrella only

With one of the largest Real Estate portfolios within the Group, the role will focus on optimising the Real Estate footprint and costs. The right person will have strong stakeholder management skills due to the executive colleagues leading in these areas and be the first point of contact for any Procurement queries from across the business. They will be working across CRES (Corporate Real Estate Services), Finance, Risk and Legal. This is a complex and fast paced role, that will be incredibly rewarding for the right person!

What you'll do:

  • Drive, implement and operationalise Global Procurement strategies for Real Estate and Facilities within UK&I, with contribution to regional and global initiatives.
  • Work across senior stakeholders, in collaboration with CRES to proactively understand internal business needs and identify opportunities to drive innovation and value.
  • Build and strengthen intimacy and collaboration with internal stakeholders (mainly Corporate Real Estate Services team) in UK & Ireland
  • Ensure all high value procurement is managed strategically from RFx utilisation, supplier selection, contract negotiation and solution optimisation in line with global and regional frameworks
  • Enforce compliance across sourcing activities and subsequently the supply chain, with a focus on ESG, Ethics, Data Protection and Cyber Security
  • Identify cost savings opportunities, obtain buy in and report them in line with our savings methodology.
  • Develop a clear and regular pattern of supplier relationship management to drive day to day business efficiency and a culture of continuous improvement (e.g.: Real Estate Brokers, Facilities Management)
  • Ensure a clear and fit for purpose PSL ("Preferred Supplier List") through optimisation, management and proactive evaluation.
  • Ensure the business understand the value you and the procurement function bring by being a true specialist in your category

What you'll bring:

  • Professional experience (6 years minimum) in Procurement, preferably in Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management with extensive knowledge of the market and key players
  • Strong stakeholder management, analytical and procurement project management skills
  • Solid background in large complex matrix multi-national companies
  • Sound knowledge of key contractual terms and proven negotiation skills

All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply!

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