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Senior Global Category Buyer (Hard FM)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity to join the Sodexo’s Global Supply Management team based at our Stevenage office has arisen.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Global Category Buyer with FM experience to work closely with key internal stake holders and a wide range of global suppliers, driving best practice and value from the supply chain. You’ll be responsible for identifying global business strategy within your appointed categories and negotiating best deals worldwide.

Role Responsibility

  • Design and implement category strategies which significantly improve the commercial performance at a group and regional level whilst maintaining compliance to company policy and standards and mitigating all risk
  • Engage the different regions in an active collaboration for developing categories globally
  • Build a strong network within the SM organisation in the regions
  • Lead cross functional project teams with joint accountability for technical and quality performance
  • Be able to take into account the differences between geographies and business needs, in a diverse and international context
  • Design and implement adequate strategies to achieve high performance meanwhile ensuring continuity and risk mitigation.

*please see attached job description below

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven international experience in Buying / Category Management
  • Strong knowledge of FM (Lifts, Fire and Security, Cleaning, Catering, Water treatment, electrical wholesalers, MRO, HVAC)
  • Graduate caliber and working towards CIPS/ISM or equivalent qualification
  • Proven-track record in Global contract negotiation
  • Strong presentation skills both verbally and written
  • Team player with excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Financial acumen and result orientated
  • Ability in working in a multi-cultural and matrix environment
  • Financial acumen and result orientated
  • Flexible for international travel where required

Competitive salary banding dependent upon experience, skills & qualifications plus benefits including car allowance, bonus, healthcare and flexible benefits fund to ‘buy’ additional healthcare, dental plan, critical illness and various other offers, in addition to be able to ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ holiday entitlement.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster.


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