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  • Advert Title Procurement Category Manager – Soft Services – Motherwell, ML1 1RU - Job Ref - 9339
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    Procurement Category Manager – Soft Services

    Location – Motherwell, ML1 1RU

    Hours – Monday – Friday – 08:30 – 17:00

    Some Benefits include:

    • 25 days plus BH
    • Healthcare cover
    • Life assurance 
    • Employee discounts via Perkbox
    • Dental Insurance
    • Cycle to work
    • Access to a virtual GP and a health & wellbeing app
    • Savings, loans and salary advances
    • Training & Development

    Are you dedicated to delivering great service and want to join a growing company that looks after its people? Have you got skills and experience in a similar role with a business focused mind-set? If so then we have got the role for you.

    As the Procurement Category Manager, you will lead, direct and manage category activities for your defined area of responsibility – Soft Services within Facilities Management.  This role will include developing and implementing strategies, establishing and managing contracts and cost base, managing relations, and driving continuous improvement and cost saving activities across all vendors.

    The Procurement Category Manager will develop and implement strategies to increase market competitiveness, and sustain ongoing category improvements.  You will also align defined categories to the overarching business and procurement strategy – one that focuses on partnerships and collaboration throughout the delivery chain from Clients to Apleona to Supply Chain Partner.

    Our Ideal candidate will need to have:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent leadership skills
    • A continuous development mindset
    • Experience of working in an ever changing, fast-paced environment with cultural change management
    • Committed to innovation
    • Results driven
    • Able to prioritise and ensure tasks are done efficiently in a pressurised environment
    • Able to make commercially astute business decisions
    • Relevant degree
    • Experience of procurement value maximisation
    • Strong effective procurement performance improvement
    • Experience of creating, evolving and sustaining procurement relationships
    • Knowledge of best practice procurement contract agreements and commercial mechanisms
    • Able to plan and assess risk management
    • Extensive project work experience
    • Facilities Management industry experience
    • Good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel Outlook and PowerPoint


    We’ll make sure that you have everything you need to do a great job. You will already have experience gained in a similar role in the FM industry and ideally internationally, and will already have experience managing procurement category, with a strong background in Soft Services and project work.

    This is a full time role but you will need to be flexible to ensure service delivery at the highest level.

    Apleona is an equal opportunities employer who deliver facilities management services to clients all over the UK and Ireland and with vacancies in your area this is a great time to join our teams.

    If this sounds like a job for you then click on the apply button and we’ll start the process and if you’re a good match we’ll be in touch to discuss the next steps.

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  • Reference SELECTHR-VACANCY-9339
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