Global Procurement Category Manager - FM, Capex & MRO

EUR50000 - EUR55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
30 Jul 2022
29 Aug 2022
Rikard Lenkler
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Procurement Category Manager - FM, Capex & MRO

Global Infrastructure and Technology Leader - Sustainability Champion

Location - Milan, IT + Flexible working

Salary - €50k-€55k + Bonus & Benefits

Contact - Rikard,

This world leading civil infrastructure and technology business is currently undergoing a period of procurement revolution and seeing unprecedented growth. In the next few months, the business plans to double the size of its strategic category management team to bring a higher level of maturity and subject matter expertise across its global indirect spend.

You will be joining a relatively new procurement organization that has grown exponentially since being brought back in-house just a few years ago and is now making a tremendous impact throughout the global operations of the business.

As the Global Category Manager for FM, Capex & MRO you will be taking on a highly challenging role with the task of bringing structure and consistency to a spend area that has historically been highly fragmented and localized. You will control a spend of over €200M split across EMEA and North America and will be supported by a Regional Category Manager based in North America. The business already has an effective Integrated FM strategy in place in North America, utilizing 1-2 key outsourced FM suppliers, and the plan is to replicate a similar strategy for Europe.

To be effective in the role of Global Procurement Category Manager for FM, Capex & MRO you must have the following skills and experience:

  • A passion for world-class procurement that not only delivers cost savings but delivers risk management, sustainability, an ethical supplier base and a faultless Environmental Health & Safety strategy
  • Subject matter expertise in the relevant categories of Facilities Management, Capex & MRO; Previous experience in FM outsourcing and delivering an Integrated FM program would be highly desirable
  • A proven ability to create, implement and execute robust category management strategies at a regional, and preferably global, level
  • Exceptional supplier management skills including supplier consolidation, creation of preferred supplier program and supplier performance tracking
  • Highly commercial and analytical mindset to negotiate optimal contract terms and provide deep-dive analysis of procurement spend data
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills to drive procurements value and reputation across the global internal network

If you are looking for a highly challenging position within a business that places a great deal of value in procurement than the next step in your career should be this position. You will be joining the business at a pivotal moment of growth for procurement and each individual will play a great role in establishing procurement's reputation as a highly strategic and value-adding business partner to the organization.

The role offers a hybrid work style as you will be part of an international team of category managers based across Europe and North America.

If you have the skills and experience in international procurement of professional services and looking to challenge yourself in your next career step then apply now. Follow the "Apply" link above or send your CV (in English) directly to Rikard at