UK Category Manager - Facilities
KPMG LLP - United Kingdom

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Department Information In Procurement our primary focus is on client service and delivery. Typically our key stakeholders reside in the Infrastructure areas of the firm where most of our work is undertaken. To ensure that maximum benefit can be derived from a leading practice approach to procurement, KPMG Europe LLP has established a strategic Procurement department, a team consisting of over 25 people, to support all functions across KPMG Europe LLP with their purchasing and contracting activities. We're committed to developing our people and providing them with the opportunities to excel in their chosen career within procurement.
Roles and Responsibilities
Development and management of Procurement's key UK internal stakeholder relationships to ensure full understanding of client drivers & requirements and the provision of appropriate support & solutions
Contribution as a UK Senior Manager to the overall strategic direction of Procurement
Leadership of and/or participation in key procurement development initiatives
Management & leadership of category team resources (in the UK)
Strategic management of the category including analysis, planning, target-setting and performance monitoring
Embedding of innovation in category management and client support activities
Execution of the UK category plan; oversight of all UK facilities sourcing & contracting activities (including support of applicable client activities & projects, contract renewals, extensions, variations, terminations etc.) and category development activities
Support of the European Category Manager (ECM) - Facilities and pan-European facilities

Qualifications and Skills
Degree qualified (or equivalent)
Preferably a fully qualified member of CIPS (ie. MCIPS)
Full accountability at all times for the performance of the UK category team, delivery of category targets and achievement of category KPI's
Proven track-record of building & maintaining high value-adding business relationships and of influencing senior stakeholders

Experience and Background
Significant experience in procurement or equivalent commercial roles, preferably with significant experience in the Facilities category
Clearly demonstrated people management skills & experience both in terms of managing direct line reports and cross-functional working groups
Ability to analyse complex issues & challenges, evaluate options and make recommendations with clear supporting rationale
Relevant industry experience; Professional Services, Financial Services etc

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