Procurement Category Manager - Soft Services
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Sydney - New South Wales - Australia
Drive world class procurement solutions for CBRE for Soft Services Categories
Work for a global market leader in commercial real estate
Sydney CBD | Land of the Gadigal people

At CBRE, our people enjoy working in a global real estate and property services organization with tremendous scale. Every day you are empowered to be better and this is achieved through the platform and resources you have access to and the ability to work in an inclusive and collaborative environment where you will be challenged to grow and be your best every day.

The Opportunity

Supporting the Associate Director of Procurement, this role is an opportunity for a tactical Procurement Category Manager to join our Property Management business, developing effective category strategies, preferred and panel supplier programs for the Property Management team and clients, with a focus on Soft Facilities Management Services.

Here’s what you will focus on:

  • Deliver agile procurement models, operational efficiencies and high value outcomes that deliver sustainable long-term savings to our clients
  • Assume responsibility for category strategy development and value delivery for facilities management soft service categories, including; cleaning, security, waste / sanitary, landscaping, consumables, professional services, pest control and energy.
  • Develop and manage preferred supplier agreement tenders, and vendor and performance management
  • Implement and drive CBRE’s sustainability strategy and supplier diversity program
  • Deploy global best practice, source to pay technologies
  • Develop localised category playbooks, policies and governance frameworks
  • Focus on governance and risk management for your elected categories being able to identify and mitigate risks in areas such as - modern slavery, continuity of supply and WHS
  • Build strategic relationships, influence, engage and work in partnership with a variety of stakeholders and senior leaders across the business.

Your Background:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in supply chain, law, engineering or property 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in Procurement Category / Contract management with specialist expertise in Soft Facilities Management Services or related role.
  • Experience negotiating and delivering procurement contracts over $20M in annual spend
  • Experience in E2E Category management, particularly “SRM” Supplier Relationship Management
  • An ability to work to long term road maps with numerous projects running concurrently
  • Sound knowledge and competent in the application of Statutory Legislation including the Modern Slavery Act 2018
  • A proven track record in negotiation, delivering long-term sustainable savings.

What’s in it for you?

  • Uncapped opportunities to develop your career within our Procurement Platform as well as the wider CBRE business.
  • Structured career development to support you and explore your learning potential and career goals
  • Parental leave which is industry leading.
  • You’ll form an integral part of an enormously successful team who outperform in the market year on year.
  • Working with an organisation like ours will take your career to the next level-the sky’s the limit.

Can we inspire you to join us?

At CBRE, our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion begins with you. We are strengthening our inclusive culture, so everyone feels safe, valued and heard. Because when you belong, we all succeed.

We look forward to hearing from you.