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CBRE Procurement Manager - Property Management in Salt Lake City, Utah

Procurement Manager - Property Management

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Atlanta - Georgia - United States of America, Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America, Charlotte - North Carolina - United States of America, Chicago - Illinois - United States of America, Columbus - Ohio - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Detroit - Michigan - United States of America, Los Angeles - California - United States of America, Miami - Florida - United States of America, New York - New York - United States of America, Phoenix - Arizona - United States of America, Portland - Oregon - United States of America, Reno - Nevada - United States of America, Salt Lake City - Utah - United States of America, San Francisco - California - United States of America, Santa Fe - New Mexico - United States of America, Seattle - Washington - United States of America

Role Purpose:

Support CBRE’s Property Management strategy and business needs, including value for money, quality delivery, and risk management. Support the business by educating, influencing and advising key stakeholders on procurement best practice concurrent with effective supplier management and development of CBRE suppliers, resulting in exceptional standard of performance and contribution towards long-term growth and profitability.

Primary Objectives:

  • Support Market Teams to manage existing and new supply chains

  • Support mobilization of supply chain for newly managed properties – agree strategy and objectives, working with the real estate teams and clients to influence and facilitate the appropriate supply strategy.

  • Support ongoing real estate management activities; understand customer, strategy and objectives, monitor and assist in delivery.

  • Increase compliance to preferred supplier contracts through activities such as analysis of spend, rationalization of suppliers, promoting benefits of preferred suppliers and influencing Real Estate Managers and clients on supplier choice.

Supplier identification, selection and negotiation

  • Review and analyze current spend to maintain comprehensive knowledge of supply base and contract status and identify value improvement opportunities by reducing overall costs and improving service delivery.

  • Review market to identify new and alternative suppliers to meet CBRE’s needs

  • Ensure suppliers are safe, sustainable and appropriately accredited.

  • Develop contractual arrangements with suppliers that are recognized for delivering best value, including high quality service delivery to CBRE and its customers.

  • Work with preferred suppliers in order to deliver best value, cost savings and service level improvements, achieving high quality and standardisation across Property Management.

  • Conduct regular performance reviews with suppliers to maintain effective relationships and identify value improvement opportunities.

Supplier management

  • Promote performance management, innovation and continuous improvement for clients and discuss how to replicate supplier improvements success to other CBRE clients for mutual benefit.

  • Actively benchmark suppliers on price and capability to drive best value.

Category and supply chain development

  • Develop and implement category strategies for selected categories, sectors and localities; ensure strategies are fit for purpose for Property Management.

  • Identify and realize opportunities to optimize the number of suppliers and leverage high performing suppliers.

  • Work with Property Management procurement teams in other regions, as well as other CBRE teams within region, to share category expertise and drive broader alignment of efforts.

Educate and advise on procurement best practice

  • Develop procurement expertise for internal stakeholders in Property Management.

  • Advise on CBRE supply chain capabilities and participate in supplier meetings operations and market teams within the Property Management business.

  • Promote and champion the use of CBRE procurement tools to deliver benefit to each contract.

  • Support the communication of procurement strategies within Property Management, ensuring all stakeholders are informed and included in decision making, share information and best practice across properties and markets.

Collaborative Development of the business.

  • Work effectively with teams in region and across Property Management.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of CBRE procurement strategies and initiatives within Property Management. Partner with Central Procurement teams and those in other divisions to develop and share best practice and technical expertise.

  • Work with QHSE, Finance and Commercial Teams in support of customer needs.

Key Tasks:

  • Develop and implement Property Management procurement strategies and plans that result in meeting company and divisional financial objectives and growth and retention strategies

  • Ensure operational alignment with the Property Management P2P team and other groups within Business Systems Operations.

  • Manage reporting needs and requirements within Property Management and across the global CBRE Procurement organization.

  • Responsible for adherence to the overall CBRE Procurement strategies, policies and procedures

  • Build relationships with key customers to actively promote CBRE’s procurement capability and to demonstrate the wider value add of the CBRE business to drive increased new business and customer retention

  • Develop and maintain a strong network of supportive stakeholders that continuously promote procurement as a valued contributor to the success of the Property Management’s business.

  • Identify and establish the supply chain in new markets and territories to support CBRE’s growth objectives

  • Develop contractual arrangements with preferred suppliers that are recognized for delivering best value and high quality service delivery to CBRE and its customers

  • Develop and maintain relationships at appropriate levels within strategic and preferred supplier organizations

  • Ensure that the supply chain is safe, sustainable and appropriately accredited and establish the appropriate mechanisms for continual risk management and performance improvement of the supply chain

  • Develop and implement SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) strategies and plans with key suppliers that establish CBRE as a customer of choice in the market place and delivers value over and above what would normally be achieved

  • Develop and implement category strategies for elected categories leveraging the wider CBRE market position that ensure the client requirements and CBRE business needs are met

  • Develop and implement communication mechanisms within the region to ensure that all stakeholders are informed and engaged in the delivery of procurement strategies

  • Participate in new business bid process, providing procurement expertise to the bid teams to enable CBRE to tender competitively

  • Support the mobilization of new client properties, leading the procurement stream and working with the mobilization team and the client to influence and facilitate the appropriate supply strategy

  • Input to regional planning activities with horizons of typically 1 to 4 years

Education and Core Competencies:

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) required. MBA Preferred.

  • CPSM qualified, in-progress, or eligible; or equivalent with 5 + years of operational experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, and/or vendor management

  • Customer focused, with excellent influencing and communication skills.

  • The ability to work with and influence a broad range and level of stakeholders and supplier staff.

  • Collaborative approach, with the ability to maximize short term while building upon long-term productive relationships.

  • Highly accountable for own performance and delivery of outcomes

  • Thrive on working within a fast paced organization across the region, with a diverse supply base and wide geographical spread of clients.

  • Strong commercial acumen and a proven track record of identifying and delivering substantial savings.

  • Proficient analytical skills and a measured approach to decision making.

  • Specific experience in the sourcing of Facilities Management and/or Property Management-focused services will be beneficial

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)