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Preferred Supplier Manager (Divisional – UK & I)

London , United Kingdom

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Date published: 10-Aug-2020

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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 Preferred Supplier Manager (Divisional – UK & I) to join the team located in London. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing an industry leading Supplier Relationship Management framework across the UK & I region so that CBRE is seen as customer of choice in the marketplace delivering value over and above.

Role Summary:

Establish an UK & I wide Preferred Supplier Programme, working with the regional teams to identify the right supply partners and implementing UK & I Preferred Supplier Agreements
Lead the negotiation and development of supplier contracts that meet the company’s goals and objectives and are recognised for delivering best value and high-quality service delivery to CBRE and its customers 
Work collaboratively with the business and the supply partners to drive value for both parties, resulting in lower costs, reduced risk, greater efficiency, better quality, and innovation
Manage Key Supplier relationships throughout negotiation, implementation, and conduct systematic joint value-discovery efforts
Design and implement Supplier events to enhance and embed our relationship-driven approach
Develop learning and development intervention for the business managers to understand and adopt best practice to ensure our relationship driven approach is consistent across the UK & I region
Develop the governance, policy and process of the SRM framework, ensuring efficiency and compliance with CBRE policies
Acting as ambassador for SRM, interfacing cross-functionally with other functions to ensure uptake, compliance, understanding and efficiency SRM tools and processes
Develop and implement communication mechanisms within the division to ensure that all stakeholders are informed and engaged in the delivery of procurement strategies 
Participate in new business bid process, providing procurement expertise to the bid teams to enable CBRE to tender competitively 

Experience Required:

Substantial experience of providing strategic leadership and direction within a large and complex organisation
Ambitious and driven to succeed with abundant energy and enthusiasm 
Superior influencing and communication skills
The ability to work with and influence a broad range of customers, stakeholders and supplier staff at senior levels 
Proven capability in effectively leading, organising, motivating and developing people in a matrix-managed organisation
A passion for delivering tangible and measurable results
Strong commercial acumen and a proven track record of identifying and delivering substantial savings
Proficient analytical skills and a measured approach to decision making
A collaborative approach with the ability to maximise the short term position while building long term productive relationships
Experience of the FM market and in depth knowledge of the FM supply chain
Able to plan and manage multiple work programmes effectively
Supply chain principles, procedures and methods
Supplier performance improvement tools & techniques
Financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting
Leadership techniques and staff development methods
Tender and contract procurement practice, processes
Strong negotiation skills, strong contractual and commercial competence
Develop and implement communication mechanisms within the division to ensure that all stakeholders are informed and engaged in the delivery of procurement strategies 
Participate in new business bid process, providing procurement expertise to the bid teams to enable CBRE to tender competitively 
Input to business planning activities with horizons of typically 1 to 4 years

About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions:

As one of the business units in CBRE, Global Workplace Solutions provides end-to-end services across the complete lifecycle of the workplace, helping to improve business operations and reduce cost. As a one-stop solutions provider with a broad array of long-term customers and customized services, Global Workplace Solutions has delivered US$3 billion in savings to customers over the past ten years.

CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices worldwide.

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.

No agencies please.

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