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Sourcing & Category Management Associate Manager – Property & Facilities Management

Job Location: Prague

Regional Description: Czech Republic

Job Number: 00677871


- Job description

The Position:

We are seeking a collaborative and results-oriented Sourcing & Category Specialist with expertise in a wide range of Facilities categories to work with blue-chip clients to develop and execute sourcing strategies that support each company’s business goals while achieving optimal pricing, quality and service levels. Located in Prague, you will:

• Identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in Facilities Services spending across a wide array of leading companies

• Lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution

• Design and implement cost savings projects across multiple Facilities sub-categories, including: Real Estate Services, Catering, Cleaning, Security, Repair and Maintenance, Mechanical and Electrical Services, Office Supplies, and Building Refurbishment and Fit-out.

• Establish, engage and manage client relationships (both functional and procurement) to drive strategic initiatives; support account stakeholder relationship plans

• Actively monitor and communicate category insights, tends and conduct market research for designated clients

• Mentor more junior members in the sourcing team on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, continuous improvement, negotiations and contracting

• Represent Facilities Sourcing & Category Management team as a Subject Matter Expert in at least one of those sub-categories above for the current and prospective customers

The Opportunity:

In this role, you will have the opportunity to become a true value creator by:


• Demonstrating leadership on client engagements and internal opportunities

• Leading the development and execution of EMEA-wide sourcing strategies

• Growing category knowledge to expert levels, creating growth opportunities for team and company

• Leading all associated delivery team members to achieve target results and customer satisfaction

• Expanding business development skills to identify and propose account growth opportunities for additional sourcing of facilities management services

• Coaching team members in the art of Negotiation and Contracting


The Ideal Candidate Will Have:



• A degree in a quantitative discipline (business/finance/economics/engineering/ mathematics) from a top tier university


• Experience 5+ years supply chain, procurement, sourcing


• Experience in Sourcing and Category Management of Property and Facilities services


• Excellent Project Management skills


• Advanced written and verbal English; proficiency in an additional European language is a plus




• Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts within Property and Facilities Management categories


• Post-graduate degree preferred


• Ability to interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills


• Demonstrated ability to design and coordinate implementation of cost savings projects across multiple PFM sub-categories including: Facilities Services: Repair

and Maintenance, M&E, HVAC, Janitorial & Landscaping, Security, Catering, Building Fabric Maintenance; Project Management: Refurbishment and Fit-outs, Move Management;

Corporate Real Estate: Rents, Lease Administration and Brokerage Services, Furniture, Workplace Management; Office Services: Stationary, Mail, Courier services, etc.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Formal training and/or 5+ years’ experience in strategic sourcing

• Proficiency in spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel) and presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint)



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