Head of Sourcing FM

Competitive salary + bonus
Posted 4 weeks ago
Job ID: 7998

Neil Cope

Director - Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

Job Description

In collaboration with our client, we are searching for a Head of Sourcing Facilities Services to be based in Zurich.

As a Facilities expert, you will operate in a senior capacity managing related services and contracts to deliver cost reduction programs across a wide region whilst taking a consultative approach to provide solutions both internally and externally.

Your key responsibilities as the Head of Sourcing FM will include:
  • Manage and lead a team of Consultants and Buyers and develop them to provide best-in-class solutions within the Facility Management area
  • Operate in a consultative manner, specifically working with external customers and suppliers to understand their needs and adapt accordingly to varying requests and demands 
  • Being a key stakeholder support in the sourcing lifecycle - including driving sourcing, RFI, RFP, evaluation, drafting, contracting, onboarding, negotiations, supplier management, etc.
  • Review, negotiation, and execution of contracts with vendors for Facility Management services contracts, both Hard and Soft Facilities related
  • Display strong Facility Management knowledge to be able to guide, advise and consultant with clients and ultimately solve their needs in the FM area
  • Display commercial awareness and business acumen to contribute to the growth of the business and the services provided

For this Head of Sourcing Facilities Services role, we are looking for high-calibre candidates with the following skill sets:
  • Bachelor's and/or master's degree in Economic Sciences or Industrial Engineering - a focus on Facility Management would be a plus
  • Ideally, 8+ years’ experience in managing/strategic procurement of Facility Management services, and expertise in the Swiss Facility Management market would be an advantage
  • A track record in operating within a Consultative or Account Management role
  • A proven leader, having previously led and developed multiple direct reports
  • Ability to utilize procurement and financial data to understand spending trends and to leverage information to identify procurement insights that result in process efficiencies and cost savings
  • Strong influencer who has the readiness to identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Fluent in both German and English

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