Procurement Category Manager - Facilities Management

Date: 5 Sep 2023

Location: Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 4TZ Solihull, GB, B90 4NA

Company: Britvic



At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.  


We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J2O, R. White’s & London Essence. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.


About the Role:
Britvic’s Procurement Team is responsible for sourcing all goods and services the business needs to operate. Our vision is to unlock our full potential and be recognised for our excellence in Procurement. Our mission is to deliver supply solutions that advance Britvic’s sustainability, competitiveness, and growth.


This role within Procurement Supply Chain Team and is responsible for the leading the development and implementation of sourcing strategies for:

  • Soft Facilities management services used at Britvic office and manufacturing locations including catering, security, waste management, cleaning, and pest control.
  • Hard Facilities management services used by our engineering colleagues at our manufacturing sites and by our Business FM’s at our office locations, covering building maintenance, HVAC, boilers, lighting and general infrastructure.


This role has a hybrid work pattern of Monday's in hemel Hemsptead and two days at either Hemel hempstead or another Britvic location or supplier location. The remaing 2 days are working from home. 


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and execute sourcing strategies for Site Services categories for all business units as required 
  2. Lead the Britvic relationship with a selection of Site Services partners.  Improve supplier performance and drive value over time using SRM tools where appropriate.
  3. Develop and deliver a robust Pipeline of Value for your categories of responsibility, including a Sustainability Roadmap.
  4. Be the Procurement Team point of contact and subject matter expert for Site Services categories.
  5. Maximise the spend under contract and conduct commercial negotiations/tenders.
  6. Manage risk and comply with procurement governance processes, including following the correct delegation of authority and segregation of duties.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  1. Strong Category Management/ Supplier Management experience, including contract management with strong experience in tender processes: RFI, RFP and e-auctions
  2. Good negotiation skills, and willing to challenge the status quo.
  3. Background within either Facilities Management, Supply Chain, Engineering Capex or MRO
  4. Good general knowledge of FMCG drinks supply chains
  5. Demonstrable cross-functional stakeholder management and influencing skills
  6. CIPS qualification is desirable.


We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive