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Head of Sourcing, London

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Last update 10.05.2024

The role

BNP Paribas Real Estate is seeking a new Head of Sourcing, to lead the sourcing activity for BNP Paribas Real Estate UK and Property Management. 

The role will report to the Head of Procurement working closely with the Head of Supplier Risk management and the senior operations director from the Property management division. The role will have 3 direct reports. 

As the Head of Sourcing you will work with the head of procurement setting and leading the overall sourcing strategy. You must be able to illustrate experience and knowledge to give the executive teams the confidence and assurance to support the initiatives. 

The spend is approximately £260m.  The successful candidate will need to illustrate experience developing a sourcing approach for all FM categories and utilities. The role also requires an understanding of other indirect categories: Technology, Communication, Professional Service and HR, which combined represents approximately £30m spend.


The role requires expert knowledge of strategic sourcing, supply chain risk management, supplier relationship management and change management. The Head of Sourcing will need to adapt processes to meet the commercial demands of our clients however ensure the supply chain risk obligations of the BNP Paribas group are met without exception. Engagement with all areas of the business is essential to set the appropriate sourcing strategy based on a wide range of stakeholder needs. An ability to coach and lead stakeholders to the best commercial outcomes, always with the client in mind. 

As head of supplier risk management you will engage with Stakeholders at all levels, including executive leadership, coaching and supporting them with the adoption of the supplier risk processes. The role will require an ability to listen to operational challenges to align processes to ensure compliance, but recognising the commercial environment of the real estate industries. Flexibility to adapt and target key areas of risk, working on specific projects as required. 

Person specification

Qualifications/Key Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or industry-relevant equivalent
  • In-depth understanding of the industry and the workings of different departments of a company, including Procurement.
  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills


Expert sourcing strategy experience, including successful delivery

Client facing procurement experience including FM and utilities

Change management and stakeholder management at all levels including executive leadership

Business process adoption including sourcing tools (experience of Proactis ideal) 

Supplier risk management including:

·       know your supplier

·       fraud prevention

·       ABC

·       Health & safety

·       ESG

Management of supplier databases

Compliance reporting and control testing methodologies

Stakeholder engagement and coaching experience 

Attention to detail and data integrity

An appreciation of the commercial environment

Highly numerate

Excellent English language skills – both written and spoken

IT literate – MS Office

27 days annual leave (with the option of purchasing up to 5 additional days via flex benefits), Car Allowance of £6,500, life assurance at 8 x basic salary, long term Disability Insurance, interest free season ticket loan, Private GP Service, Group Income Protection, Eye Care Voucher, Bonus Scheme - you will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Bonus Scheme, Pension and Private medical cover for self and family.

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.

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