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Category Manager

Last update 11.04.2024

The role

Working for the Head of Sourcing you will be responsible for the delivering sourcing / tendering best practice across all FM categories and indirect categories as required (IT, Professional Services, HR and Marketing). 

The role will require significant engagement with the business stakeholders to coach and support the teams in the delivery of sourcing best practice, and Supplier Relationship Management. 

The role will be based in London but will be required to travel to Birmingham approximately once or twice a month.


Part of the Sourcing team’s responsibility is to support the Supplier Risk Management team obtain all the required documentation from suppliers, and ensure that the master supplier database is accurate and reflects the current contract status with a supplier. 

The sourcing team will need to lend a hand to the Supplier Risk team when there is a high demand for supplier on boarding or award of new business.

Person specification

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Category management experience in FM and ideally experience in broader indirects (IT, Professional Services, HR and Marketing).
  • Change management and stakeholder engagement.
  • Supplier relationship management and negotiation.
  • Sourcing tools (ideally proactics) and supporting user adoption.
  • Commercial and contract awareness.

We are proud to offer award-winning benefits to support and reward our employees:

  • Heath & Leisure: Private medical cover, 27 days annual leave + public holidays (the option of purchasing up to 5 additional days via flex benefits), health screening, gym discounts, wellbeing support, volunteering opportunities, cycle to work scheme, eye care voucher, travel & retail discounts, travel insurance, concierge service, kids pass, open fairways golf card, great company culture and social events (including sports teams, charity events, art pass), perks at work
  • Financial:  Pension, life assurance at 8 x basic salary, group income protection, long term disability insurance, interest free season ticket loan, bonus scheme - you will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Bonus Scheme, share incentive plan, financial and mortgage advice

BNP Paribas Real Estate is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

BNP Paribas Real Estate is proud to be an inclusive employer, as recognised by our RICS Inclusive Employer status

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