AECOM Global Category Manager – Real Estate in Dallas, Texas
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We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
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Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
Key responsibilities of the role:
Lead, develop and deliver the procurement strategy for real estate to achieve goals on costs and GHG emissions while increasing employee engagement. The global strategy will include financial models including buy, lease and insurance; brokerage, fit out and facilities management, strategic and tactical sourcing and contract management
Develop strategic partnerships with key stakeholder groups across AECOM’s global business, establishing Strategic Sourcing as a trusted advisor
Document, present and socialise the global strategy to regional leaders and country-based teams to gain buy-in
Execute category-specific global sourcing projects as part of a defined category strategy roadmap (direct delivery and overseeing others in the team) to deliver tangible commercial benefits and direct cost savings in alignment with team targets
Implement and lead supplier relationship management (SRM) with strategic suppliers
Lead negotiations and contracting for existing and new suppliers
Develop partnerships with internal stakeholders to ensure changes are delivered and savings realised. This will include developing performance metrics and working with internal stakeholders and suppliers to achieve the financial and operational targets
Support the development and capability of the Global Strategic Sourcing team by demonstrating high standard of delivery and sharing best practice
Review end to end processes to improve management of supplier base, channel management, contract management, enable and improve purchase order compliance and adoption, workflow and approvals, payment processes and data and analytics
Utilise procurement technology and data to improve efficiency and achieve high levels of compliance to the procurement policy and processes, for example, through the implementation of the no PO no pay policy and the use of catalogues
Develop change and project management plans to support new ways of working
BA/BS plus 8 years of Category Management, Strategic Sourcing experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Good experience of indirect procurement, ideally, in employee benefits and rewards and financial services such as insurance products & services
Extensive experience of change and project management tools and techniques including interpersonal and influencing skills
Good experience of strategic sourcing tools and techniques
Good experience of tender and contract drafting
Excellent negotiation skills
Excellent contractual and commercial expertise
Excellent supplier performance improvement tools & techniques
Excellent tactical cost reduction expertise
Experience of exploiting procurement technology including procurement to pay systems, eCatalogues, eSourcing platforms and spend analytics tools
Highly numerate with excellent analytical skills including advanced MS Excel skills
Strong appreciation of financial models including buying, leasing, savings forecasting and recording
Knowledge of Coupa and PowerBI would be an advantage
Experience of working in the services sectors, specifically, professional services, financial services and/or transportation
Degree in engineering, science, or business
Nationally recognized professional certification (eg Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or Certified Purchasing Manager or equivalent professional procurement and supply chain qualification)
Sponsorship for US Employment Authorization, now or in the future, is not being offered for this position
Relocation assistance is not being offered for this role
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
Business Line: Geography OH
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: AME Support
Career Area: Procurement & Supply Chain
Work Location Model: Hybrid