operations manager - soft services in bristol

03 August 2018
callum thorne, randstad cpe
job type
£ 60,000 - £ 65,000 per year
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bristol, south east
construction & property
sub specialism
fm & maintenance
job type
working hours
£ 60,000 - £ 65,000 per year
reference number
callum thorne, randstad cpe
01454 6100 00
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job description

Are you an experienced Strategic Sourcing Manager within Soft Services? Looking for you next permanent position with a leading Facilities Management company? The candidate needs to be located in Bristol or Birmingham or In-between.

Our client is one the UK's leading providers in Facilities Management, working with some of the UKs most influential businesses, providing reactive and PPM.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the lead procurement in a significant category by defining and implementing the category strategy, you will be dealing with sourcing activity and managing supplier relationships across all relevant business.


* Work closely with key stakeholders across the business units to reflect and influence all business categories
* Contribute to the on-going design and implementation of new category led operating model.
* Demonstrate deep category expertise to the appropriate business
* Support all communication of the procurement strategy
* Manage all of the category responsibilities. I.E- Cleaning Supplies, Services and Equipment-Pest Control Supplies, Services and equipment- Landscpae and Grounds Maintenance Supplies, Services and Equipment- Security Supplies Services and Equipment- General Uniform/Workwear- Personal Protective Equipment- Medical Supplies.
* Understand and influence business demand.
* Maintain a strong awareness of market trends


* Minimum 5 years in a category management environment
* Have a degree level or equivalent
* Must have a track record in managing procurement spend in the defend category
* Significant commercial procurement experience
* Experience in a complex environment with a high level of interface with a diverse range of stakeholders and customers
* Must have demonstrable influencing and negotiation skills, working with senior stakeholders
* MCIPS qualification is desirable but not essential

If you want to work for a company whose key vision is to treat others how they would like to be treated.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please click apply or call Callum Thorne on 01454 610000, the client is looking to interview as soon as possible.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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