Procurement Manager - London, Manchester or Newbury based

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
London (Central)
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions are seeking a Procurement Manager to join the Facilities Management division based in either Newbury, Manchester or London. This role reports to the Divisional Procurement Director.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast moving and fast growing business.

Salary from £50,000 - £65,000 dependant on experience, plus benefits package including car allowance and 15% bonus.

Purpose of the role:

Provide procurement support to deliver customer annual sourcing plan and ensure the business needs of value for money, quality delivery and risk management are met. Dual approach of 'hands on’ procurement support e.g delivery of sourcing plan, supplier selection, tendering, negotiation and supplier management and 'educating, supporting and advising key stakeholders’ on procurement best practise concurrent with effective supplier management and development of CBRE suppliers, resulting in exceptional standard of performance and contribution towards long-term growth, retention and profitability for the accounts within the FM Division.


Deliver Account Sourcing Plan

  • Deliver all elements of customer endorsed annual sourcing plan.
  • Update Account director and customer monthly on progress of delivering sourcing plan.
  • Run tenders for services - identification of suppliers, run RFPs, negotiate and let contracts. Ensure collaboration with internal stakeholders and customer throughout.
  • Lead mobilisations for new services/ new customers sites, working with the mobilisation team and the client to influence and facilitate the appropriate supply strategy.
  • Undertake analysis, feasibility studies to develop initiatives for subsequent year’s plan.

Supplier management and governance

  • Implement and ensure on-going management of account specific SLAs and KPIs to manage vendor contracts to deliver benefit.
  • Oversee supplier management programme across the account.
  • Promote performance management, innovation and continuous improvement to contracts and discuss how to replicate supplier improvements, success to other customer sites and CBRE contracts for mutual benefit.
  • Act as escalation for Client, FM team and supply partners due to poor performance or contractual disputes.
  • Ensure suppliers are safe, sustainable and appropriately accredited. Oversee and ensure all suppliers working on the account are compliant to client’s requirements, background checks will all supply partners.
  • Oversee amendments to key vendor contracts e.g scope changes.

Category management and supply chain development

  • Review and analyse current spend to maintain comprehensive knowledge of supply base and contract status and identify value improvement opportunities by reducing costs or improving service delivery. Category areas include soft services, M&E supplier, project and in-direct spend.
  • Review market to identify new and alternative suppliers to meet needs - including new geographical areas and gaps in the supply chain.
  • Work with preferred suppliers in order to deliver best value, cost savings and service level improvements, achieving high quality and standardisation across regions. Conduct regular audits and performance reviews with suppliers to maintain effective relationships and identify value improvement opportunities.
  • Develop contractual arrangements with suppliers that are recognised for delivering best value, including high quality service delivery.
  • Actively benchmark suppliers on price and capability to drive best value.

Support Regions manage existing and new supply chains - using 'downstream approach’

  • Ensure visibility, understanding and ownership by operational staff on key vendor contracts.
  • Develop internal stakeholders’ procurement expertise through education, advice, coaching on 'procurement best practise’ and participate in supplier meetings with contract staff.
  • Support annual review of regional supply chain - understand customer, regional strategy and objectives, monitor and assist in delivery to maximise benefit for the customer.
  • Support M&E self deliver operational and engineering lead manage their supply chain through 'down-stream’ approach - assist in setting strategy and objectives, monitor and be point of escalation.
  • Support project team deliver projects on the account through 'down-stream’ approach - assist in supplier identification, negotiation and escalation

Required Experience:

  • CIPS qualified (or in-progress) or equivalent with experience of initiating and completing procurement projects on time e.g Tendering and supplier management with tangible and demonstrable benefits.
  • Thrive on working within a fast paced organisation.
  • Customer focused, with excellent influencing and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and proven ability to enhance the team.
  • The ability to work with and influence a broad range and level of stakeholders and supplier staff.
  • Collaborative approach, with the ability to maximise short term whilst building upon long-term productive relationships.
  • Strong commercial acumen and a proven track record of identifying and delivering substantial savings.
  • Proficient analytical skills and a measured approach to decision making.
  • The ability to develop suppliers through continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Knowledge of M&E, soft services, projects supply chain

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