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FM Category Manager

My client is a leading global business that offer a number of different services solutions to a range of end clients from private and public sectors.

The FM Category Manager will be joining an ambitious and driven procurement team that is increasing it's influence across the group. They are an acquisitive business that are always offering a new challenge, with plenty of opportunity for procurement to make an impact.


The key responsibilities of FM Category Manager are:-

  • Accountable for developing and maintaining high quality category strategy plans
  • Regular meetings with key stakeholders to agree initiatives & priorities
  • Drive initiatives, from the procurement point of view, to achieve on time and in full delivery
  • Managing Strategic Sourcing projects (in line with Procurement Governance) from strategy development through to sourcing, negotiation and contract award.
  • Recognise synergies with other areas of spend and incorporate where appropriate
  • Is able to create and manage large complex sourcing events and negotiation activities with key suppliers, in line with the FM Category strategies, ensuring supply chain solutions meet the business requirements and deliver in-year P&L impacting savings and efficiencies.
  • Builds a clear and creditable opportunities pipeline (3 year vision) ensuring integration into the Global benefits tracker and demand calendar
  • Ensure the UK&I Region fully optimises its procurement leverage through structured supplier rationalisation and consolidation programs
  • Ensure full contractual and legal compliance ensuring suppliers perform strictly in line with contractual conditions and legislative requirements; including risk assessments
  • Show a clear understanding of the business plans/strategies that might impact the category.
  • Able to deputise for the Head of FM Category


The successful FM Category Manager will demonstrate:-

  • Sourcing, procurement and contract management skills and experience across multiple categories with at least 3-5 years procurement experience.
  • Personal credibility with good knowledge and understanding of commercial and operational requirements and able to present these with authority and conviction
  • Experience in the development and delivery of business strategy and a track record of ensuring that such strategies deliver sustainable commercial benefit and are fit for operational delivery.
  • Strong organisational skills, with experience of project management and program management, and a track record of successful deployment of major change.
  • Good technical Procurement skills - i.e. ability to write and run full and compliant tenders, negotiate and develop contracts for high profile Procurement projects.

Job Offer

On offer to the successful FM Category Manager is an excellent opportunity to join an exciting procurement team and business that offers a great deal of opportunity to make an impact and personal development. There is strong base salary and package, you will be joining a thriving procurement function.

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Job Type
Industry Sector
Salary and benefits
car, bonus
£60000 to £75000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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