This well known financial services client is going through an exciting period of change, and are looking to recruit a Senior Category Manager with FM Category experience into their busy team...
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, Senior FM/Property Category Manager with demonstrable experience of managing Property and FM projects, to join a fast paced, dynamic, blue chip organisation which is going through an exciting period of growth.
You will be responsible for working with stakeholders across the business to ensure a robust category strategy for your designated category.
As a Senior Category Manager you’ll lead the design, build and maintenance of the category strategy. You’ll manage your category area, continually reviewing efficacy, efficiency and security of the current supply chain whilst proactively seeking out opportunities to ensure the organisation remain competitive and up to date with regulatory changes.
You’ll need to build and maintain key business and stakeholder relationships to form a true working partnership, leveraging the talent within your team to become a recognised Centre of Excellence.
As a Senior Category Manager you must be able to demonstrate excellent experience and achievements across the wider FM category.
Commercial Real Estate
Hard and Soft FM
You must have demonstrable stakeholder management ability up to Executive level with the gravitas to interact and
Strong experience of third-party contractual work is a must combined with the ability to lead and deliver initiatives to improve the quality and value of the components of our cost base within your assigned Category area.
Deep understanding of the Customer Journey and how to continually improve service as a key differentiator in the marketplace.
Strong leadership skills and behaviours
Take leadership responsibility for providing day to day line management, coaching and developing others to ensure that performance objectives are met and team feel engaged, valued and motivated.
Strong knowledge of commercial models and approach/techniques necessary to achieve best in class sourcing deals
Proven ability to lead complex sourcing projects which release substantial value for the business
Established relationship management and networking skills and experience, required for both key stakeholder and supplier engagement
Category management expertise, including the ability to develop meaningful Category Strategies and in-depth knowledge of your assigned category
Excellent negotiation skill set, demonstrable experience at successfully developing and executing negotiation strategies coupled with ability to influence outcomes.
Strong contract drafting skills with the ability to create associated Schedules of legal Agreements
Dynamic and self-motivated style with an ability to deliver at pace and drive change
Strong attention to detail and capability to assess and mitigate relationship issues and commercial risk.
Strong organisational skills with an ability to plan, prioritise and deliver work to timescales.
A high level of PC literacy across the Microsoft Office suite
There is the opportunity for flexibility and home-working e.g. 2/3 days each week subject to workload