FM Category Manager

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Job Sector:
North West
£50,000 to £65,800 per annum
Salary Description:
Competitive salary, annual bonus and excellent benefits package
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Join us as an FM Category Manager at Sodexo, where your expertise and vision meet our dedication to a meaningful and purpose-driven work environment. Working remotely, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our procurement and category management strategies, underpinned by our unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation. At Sodexo, each day presents opportunities to contribute to our global team, influence strategic sourcing decisions, and make a tangible impact on our organisation and the communities we serve.You'll oversee and optimise assigned categories, ensuring they align with our goals of efficiency, commercial competitiveness, and international expansion. Your key responsibilities will include crafting bespoke category management sourcing strategies for the UK & I region, and closely collaborating with global supply management teams to seamlessly integrate global categories. What you’ll do:Develop and lead facilities management category sourcing strategies across the UK & I, ensuring technical and quality performance aligns with Sodexo’s service lines.Collaborate with global supply management teams to implement facilities management global categories in the UK & I, focusing on efficiency and commercial competitiveness.Manage assigned FM categories, driving international coverage and aligning acquisitions to leverage total group spend.Challenge and enhance the current state of responsible sourcing within facilities management, steering Sodexo towards being market leaders in sustainability.Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders within Supply Management and Service Operations platforms, focusing on FM goods and services procurement.Ensure alignment of the sourcing strategies with the unique requirements and business needs of both the UK and ROI.Oversee a project pipeline within the FM category areas, focusing on business needs and opportunity analysis. What you bring:Sodexo is particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following roles: Hard Services Specialist, Soft Services Specialist, or FM Product Specialist. A broad range of experience is welcome, and expertise in all categories is not required. process in the handling and maintenance of a diverse range of facilities management products and services.Proven track record in contract negotiation and working in a multicultural, matrix environment. Skill in forecasting and strategy development, ensuring the FM category is ahead of trends, responsive to market changes, and aligned with organisational goals.Proven ability to negotiate effectively with manufacturers, securing advantageous terms and fostering strong, beneficial relationships in the FM sector.DesirableProficient in managing, setting, and locking product catalogues, ensuring a streamlined, efficient, and secureExtensive knowledge in a range of FM products including cleaning consumables, chemicals, food disposables, janitorial products, and MRO, ensuring quality and cost-effectiveness. What we offer: Competitive Salary + Annual Bonus + Excellent benefits packageWorking with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:Flexible and dynamic work environmentCompetitive compensationAccess to ongoing training and development programsCountless opportunities to grow within the company

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Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: John Parker

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