Category Manager- Facilities Management-£80,000- London

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 by Annapurna HR

London, London United Kingdom
Accountancy
Immediate Start
£80k - £80k Annual
Full-Time

Category Manager- Facilities Management-£80,000- London

Main Purpose of the role

The Principal Category Manager - Facilities Management will have accountability for the definition and execution of their category strategy and annual expenditure of c. €250m, across all 5 divisions, 14 countries and 200+ operating businesses. They operate nearly 20,000 vehicles: busses and trains in over 1,500 locations:

  • Definition and execution of category strategy in line with the overall Business Strategy and Accelerate (Waves 1 -4)
  • Internal stakeholder management up to the Board level, significant contributions to the Accelerate Steering Committee, ownership of the Facilities Management Category Committe
  • Significant value delivery as per Accelerate and non- Accelerate value delivery targets: circa ~€15m incremental savings delivery in 2018 - 2021 period
  • Ownership of relationships with third party providers
  • Line management of a category analyst, coordination of Category Managers across 14 countries to deliver common strategy and savings
  • Strong operational alignment with Engineering Directors to execute strategy within each business
  • Strong alignment with Finance Directors to ensure procurement savings are recognised and aligned to the internal budgetting process

Categories in Scope

The Business-wide annual spend of ~€250m under direct management of this role:

  • Soft services (They oparate nearly 20,000 vehicles: busses and trains in over 1,500 locations)
  • Hard services
  • Rent & Property

Knowledge and Skillset Required

  • Experienced senior procurement manager, qualified to degree level or equivalent. Advanced degrees preferred (Masters, MBA
  • Possess business acumen and demonstrably high intellectual capability balanced with a pragmatic, hands-on approach to delivery
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to establish and communicate the vision and strategic direction
  • Track record of excellent result delivery
  • Experience in complex decentralised or Matrix organisations with excellent stakeholder management skills up to the Board level
  • Ability to influence others to build consensus behind shared goals, challenge the status quo, initiate change and promote a culture of improvement
  • Very high quality communication ability, both written and orally

Success criteria and indicators

Key performance and success criteria are defined on an annual basis through the performance management review process, these include:

  • Strategy execution
  • Opex efficiencies through procurement savings
  • Supplier performance improvement
  • Internal stakeholders' satisfaction

Stakeholder relationships

  • Group, Divisional and Country Heads of Procurement, Asset Management Director
  • Group, Divisional and Country Finance Directors
  • Group, Divisional and Country Engineering Directors
  • Country MDs
  • General Council, Divisional and Country Heads of Legal

Management Board members, in particular Strategy and Development Director, CFO

This role is being represented by Annapurna on behalf of the client, please direct all CV's through to (see below)

Reference: 694337692

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