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Group Head of FM Procurement & Procurement Transformation Victoria, London Competitive plus car allowance + benefits

Group Head of FM Procurement & Procurement Transformation

Location: Victoria, London |
Salary: Competitive plus car allowance + benefits |
Posted: 28 Feb 2019 |
Closes: 14 Mar 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: G4S/MS/1951


Job Introduction:

  • For the Global Facilities Management Category: A global spend in the region of £250M per annum.
  • Develops and delivers procurement strategies and programmes that satisfy varied business requirements, with a key focus on reducing COGS and business overheads
  • Drives strong economic value to the business around the world as a result of leading the implementation of both Group and Regional procurement strategies that deliver measurable improvements in cost, quality and service.  Work closely with the business units and key stakeholders, ensuring alignment between the organisation needs and Procurement objectives.
  • A subject matter expert on Facilities Management (Soft Services, Hard Services and Technical Services)
  • Line management of a high performing team, requiring leadership and day to day coaching and mentoring.

Role Responsibility:

  • Develop and implement the category sourcing strategy for FM and Related Services ensuring it is aligned with the overall business objectives. These services include Technical Services, Sub-contractors, Consumables, Soft Services and other similar procurement categories.
  • Ensure all business regions fully optimise its procurement leverage through structured supplier rationalisation and consolidation programmes for both goods and services.
  • Challenge business unit/countries when spend is not optimised (specification/demand/unit price)
  • Build business cases to deliver required changes.
  • Implement Group wide supply contracts, including preparation of tender documentation, contractual terms and conditions, and mechanisms to monitor and review supply chain performance.
  • Establish key external market contacts to ensure relevant market intelligence is available to the business and factored into key decision-making processes.
  • Provide category expertise in supporting business development activity and service solution design.
  • Source, negotiate and contract with key suppliers, ensuring supply chain solutions meet the business requirements and deliver value for money.
  • Establish clear KPI’s and SLA’s, in line with business requirements, and manage supplier performance against these within a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure full contractual and legal compliance of goods and services ensuring suppliers perform strictly in line with all contractual conditions, service commitments and legislative requirements.
  • Monitor and analyse G4S performance to ensure compliance against key contractual terms and commitments.
  • Perform regular market testing and benchmarking against existing contracts to ensure they maintain market competitiveness and deliver value for money.
  • Provide commercial and contractual leadership in the negotiation of indexation and other contract variations.
  • Continuously seek opportunities to leverage the category spend to further reduce supplier costs, drive out additional savings, and improve overall efficiencies
  • Provide leadership and support as required to ensure successful mobilisation of new supply contracts.
  • Set up a Category Council for key spend areas globally.
  • Developing a multi-year savings programme/pipeline.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Demonstrable experience in a professional purchasing role, within a FTSE 100 or equivalent global business.
  • Previous experience of selecting and managing suppliers in the categories of Facilities Management and Consumables.
  • Experience of :
    • negotiating supplier contracts including complex service agreements
    • supplier rationalisation
    • supplier change management and category transformation
    • supplier development and measurement
    • team management and development
  • Previous experience in managing large outsourced services contracts essential.
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and management of tendering processes including contracts up to the value of £100M.
  • Strong commercial acumen, advanced knowledge of contract law, good financial management and proven communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Experienced in the set up and utilisation of eProcurement, eAuction and on line Catalogue Ordering Systems, such as SAP and Ariba preferable

Leadership behaviours

  • Experienced coaching and development skills, with experience of leading a team
  • Strong influencing and communication skills, using techniques to best effect. 
  • Experienced negotiator, with excellent influencing skills and ability to think on feet and make decisions under pressure.
  • Must be confident in challenging others, whilst at the same time maintaining and building a professional relationship
  • Personal resilience and drive to succeed.  Self-motivated to achieve against targets
  • A high degree of customer orientation and strategic decision making skills
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills.  Ability to present effectively to all audience levels and able to network across the business
  • An ability to work with ambiguity whilst making decisions that are commercially sound.  Able to translate proposals from models to planned activities
  • Hybrid management capabilities embracing both business and technology considerations.

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