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Assistant Manager – Strategic Client Procurement

Posted 13 Jun 2024
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Assistant Manager – Strategic Client Procurement

Job Description Summary

This role will be responsible to develop and execute sourcing and procurement strategies, cost optimization, and strategic supplier relationships management. Collaborate with internal and external partners to build and execute procurement strategies aligned to corporate objectives. You will establish, monitor and oversee performance metrics to identify and implement continual improvement opportunities. You will collaborate with partners to deliver strategic solutions and coordinate approach to cross-category suppliers and key strategic suppliers. You will maintain close interaction with suppliers and internal business partners to ensure procurement needs are addressed while fostering a customer-centric approach to solving issues.

Job Description

About the Role:

  • Procurement Strategy: Develop, implement, and optimize procurement strategies aligned with C&W’s goals and objectives.
  • Sourcing & Vendor Management: Oversee the onboarding of suppliers and to ensure the suppliers to meet C&W standard assurance onboarding program and to meet the contractual requirements of timing and varying onboarding compliance requirements.
  • Cost Control: Analyze procurement data, monitor costs, and identify opportunities for cost savings without compromising quality and service.
  • Operational Excellence: Challenge existing processes and constantly drive an innovative culture of continuous improvement within the Strategic Client Procurement team
  • Contract Management: Monitor, review and analyze bids and quotes with suppliers, including the negotiation of service agreements and contract to adherence to company policy, compliance, and legal requirements.
  • Benchmarking of outsource services: Carry out benchmarking on all types of outsource services to ensure all quotations can meet the target cost.
  • Market Knowledge: Maintain knowledge of the market, in addition to current prices and fair rates for all outsource services.
  • Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG): Ensure all current suppliers practice ESG in their businesses.
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity (DEI): Ensure all current suppliers embrace DEI in their workplace.
  • General Requirements: Stay abreast of industry trends, developments of category management and strategic sourcing. Ensure compliance with customer requirements, regulatory agencies, government regulations, contract specifications, and company policies/procedures. Lead and/or facilitate cross-functional teams to continually assess business requirements and align supply base and resources to drive savings and sustainable value for the company year on year.
  • Miscellaneous: Perform other related duties as assigned

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Engineering, Facilities Management, Quantity Surveyor, or a related field is required.
  • Proven experience as a Procurement Manager (or similar role) with at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong knowledge of procurement best practices, sourcing, and supplier management.
  • Experience in contract negotiation and management, including English language.

Why join Cushman & Wakefield?

As one of the leading global real estate services firms transforming the way people work, shop and live working at Cushman & Wakefield means you will benefit from;

  • Being part of a growing global company;
  • Career development and a promote from within culture;
  • An organisation committed to Diversity and Inclusion

We're committed to providing work-life balance for our people in an inclusive, rewarding environment.

We achieve this by providing a flexible and agile work environment by focusing on technology and autonomy to help our people achieve their career ambitions. We focus on career progression and foster a promotion from within culture, leveraging global opportunities to ensure we retain our top talent. We encourage continuous learning and development opportunities to develop personal, professional and technical capabilities, and we reward with a comprehensive employee benefits program.

We have a vision of the future, where people simply belong.

That's why we support and celebrate inclusive causes, not just on days of recognition throughout the year, but every day. We embrace diversity across race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or persons with disabilities or protected veteran status.

We ensure DEI is part of our DNA as a global community - it means we go way beyond than just talking about it - we live it. If you want to live it too, join us.


Cushman & Wakefield deliver integrated solutions to landlords, tenants and investors at each stage of the real estate & commercial property process. Our commitment to quality, our diligent attention to our client's individual needs, and the level of service we offer bring us accolades and commendations from across the globe. Vision To be the world's preferred real estate firm, providing…


Cushman & Wakefield deliver integrated solutions to landlords, tenants and investors at each stage of the real estate & commercial property process. Our commitment to quality, our diligent attention to our client's individual needs, and the level of service we offer bring us accolades and commendations from across the globe. Vision To be the world's preferred real estate firm, providing the most creative and innovative services on a consistent basis, to drive meaningful value to our clients. To be the best at what we do. Mission To mobilize and deliver our vast knowledge, resources and talent throughout the world on behalf of our clients, and to enable them to make the most informed real estate decisions.

Real Estate
Amsterdam
34,511 employees