Category Manager - Soft Facilities Management

GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum +
19 Jul 2021
18 Aug 2021
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Category Manager - Soft Facilities Management - Global Defence Company

Location: Surrey (Flexible working)

Salary: £50k - £55k


This British defence and aerospace major seeks a high-achieving Soft FM Category Manager to join their best-in-class procurement function. Entering a position with broad responsibilities the successful individual will be overseeing the end-to-end management of the soft FM category and the procurement of FM, construction and property projects.

This permanent position offers flexibility with the opportunity to work from home a few days a week and is an excellent opportunity for fast-track career progression within one of the industry leaders.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the supply chain team to identify opportunities and develop plans with stakeholders to ensure alignment of targets
  • Develop and enhance systems and processes to achieve the best results
  • Accountable for providing the best-in-class procurement service to employees for the delivery of projects across the full spend
  • Execute cost effective and timely delivery of procurement projects

Required Experience / Background:

  • Strong experience in procurement and category management is essential, with specific knowledge in Soft FM services
  • Highly customer focused and the ability to meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Strong knowledge in defence, FM, Construction and property, to develop new supplier relationships
  • Ability to lead a team and manage the end-to-end procurement process
  • Degree and CIPS qualified is desirable

This FTSE 250 firm offers clear opportunities for career progression, as well as flexibility with working from home. If you have the necessary experience and are excited by this new opportunity, then apply now by sending your CV to

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