Soft Services Category Manager

Job Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Employer: CBRE
Full time

Work for a global market leader in commercial real estate
Deliver procurement solutions for Soft Services Categories
Sydney CBD | Land of the Gadigal people
At CBRE, our people enjoy the flexibility of working in a global real estate and property services organisation 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.
This role is an opportunity for a strategic Procurement Category Manager to join our Property Management business. To be successful in this role you will need the skills to influence and drive change, combined with the drive to deliver results in what is an incredibly exciting fast-paced environment.
Here’s a snapshot of your day;
  • Pacific supply chain strategy development and Implementation
  • 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 CBRE’s preferred supplier panels and program, this will include vendor performance and strategic management
  • Implement and drive CBRE’s sustainability strategy and supplier diversity program
  • Deploy global best practice, source to pay technologies
  • Deliver agile procurement models, operational efficiencies and high value outcomes that deliver sustainable long-term savings to our clients
  • Develop localised category playbooks, policies and governance frameworks
  • Act as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders, demonstrating subject-matter expertise, mentoring, training, influencing internal / external and operational stakeholders across the property management business.
  • 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
Here are some of the strengths you’ll possess and the background you’ll need to be successful;
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in Procurement Category / Contract management or Commercial Role
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in supply chain, law, engineering or property 
  • Sound knowledge and competent in application of Statutory Legislation imposing or affecting property operations and building including the Modern Slavery Act 2018
  • A proven track record in negotiating and delivering Procurement contracts of over $20M in annual spend 
  • An ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders and build strong working relationship
  • Demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills
So, what’s in it for you?
Joining our team means surrounding yourself with talented, driven professionals who are at the top of their field. Your journey starts here…
  • Uncapped opportunities to develop your career within Facilities Management
  • 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.

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