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Strategic Sourcing Category Lead – MRO

EMEA , United Kingdom

Ref#: 9677251559

Date published: 6-Apr-2021

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CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting a Strategic Sourcing Category Lead – MRO to join the team located in EMEA region. 

Role Summary: 

Builds a world-class category management solution inclusive of Client and Sales Solution support, existing client-account optimization, and exceptional processes specific to the achievement of overall SCM and platform goals
Responsible for leading, developing and executing regional Category Purchasing initiatives - these responsibilities include managing cross-divisional and cross-regional supply chain business and financial goals
Owns supplier portfolio management to increase operational efficiency, profitability and maximize their value contribution
Collaborates with all stakeholders to align business objectives with category strategic sourcing opportunities whilst ensuring commodity and service requirements are fully understood for the regional category spend portfolio, the specifications and requirements connected to the service category at a local/country, regional and global level and establishes long-term strategic procurement plans
Helps develop bespoke, winning category solutions for clients and prospective clients; articulate to clients and internal teams the advantages of CBRE’s approach to the category and providing a balanced solution for CBRE clients, CBRE and suppliers
Optimizes each level of solutioning initiative driving transparency, comprehensive pricing validation and optimization, establishes leading trends, leverages technology, innovations, AI/BI and identifies best practices
Establishes and builds strong relationships with key stakeholders within the region and business lines to ensure alignment between business objectives and category strategies and ensures that each are effectively articulated
Develops and implements communication mechanisms within the region to ensure that all stakeholders are informed and engaged in the delivery of procurement and category strategies
Leads finance and account-dedicated teams in the execution of category procurement process activity, including RFPs, supplier SOW processes, purchase orders management, invoicing, and payment resolution to support the goal of improving expense management, operational efficiency and spend analytics
Becomes a trusted source for market intelligence; validates supplier capabilities, financial viability and potential supply risk through supplier selection and ongoing due diligence; conducts periodic visits to key supplier work locations to evaluate vendor performance
Owns design and roll-out of purchasing reporting information consistent with responsibilities, including but not limited to supplier KPI’s, metrics and/or scorecards, monthly savings reports, and category sourcing strategy documents
Collaborates with many stakeholders and establishes common ground and objectives to act as one team; negotiates major contracts and serves as the principal commercial intermediary between suppliers, GWS CBRE, legal and risk management departments; resolves or escalates vendor disputes to facilitate their resolution
Supports, coaches, and leads other associates throughout the supply chain organization to foster the goals of creating a learning organization, encourage innovation, continuous improvement, and teamwork
Owns Strategic Supplier Program, working with the regional supply chain teams to identify the right supply partners and implementing regional Strategic and Preferred Supplier Agreements
Provides leadership support to requests for proposals (RFP), bid reviews and supplier selection with teams; owns establishment of customer satisfaction metrics with internal stakeholders for supplier performance management and to drive all continuous improvement and innovation initiatives; owns development and implementation of scalable strategies to optimize contract negotiations and contract renewals across related spend areas and geographies
Accountable for conducting the supplier market analysis and ensuring supplier qualifications for RFQ’s
Accountable to build performance-based supplier relationships that lead to optimal pricing, quality improvements, process improvements and delivery of world-class solutions
Leads Supplier Relationship Management including business performance reviews, relationship management and negotiations for a group of selected Strategic and Preferred suppliers
Reviews major and complex master services contracts in accordance with regulatory and legal department’s requirements
Performs other duties as assigned

Experience Required: 

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; C.P.M., C.P.S.M. or N.A.C.M. certifications or eligibility preferred
Minimum of six years of specific sourcing / buying experience related to MRO and facility-related support activity and administration to include facilities/production/crib store parts support
Understanding of strategic sourcing methods, category pricing and market pricing drivers
Experience in sourcing services i.e. facilities “soft” services and in large facilities management or multi-industry global organization
Experience in managing business across the globe and understanding legal & commercial aspects of the category that are unique and different outside of the U.S. for this category
Understanding and ability to manage supplier performance measures, KPIs and reporting
Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles with ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and analytical skills with ability to effectively present information
Travel up to 30%, domestic, potentially international

About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions:

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2019 revenues of $23.9 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #128 in 2020. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 19 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” for eight years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2020, for the second consecutive year. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Resourcing Team and you will be contacted if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

Taking into consideration the costs of sponsorship, the nature of the role and the financial resources of the account in question, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

No agencies please.

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