CBRE Category Procurement Manager in Dallas, Texas

Category Procurement Manager


Charlotte, North Carolina, United States at

2 additional locations

Dallas, Texas, United States Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Purchasing/Procurement at

5 days agoPost Date

19001227Requisition #

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The purpose of this position is to manage the strategic sourcing, procurement, and management of suppliers and vendors in support of the delivery of project management services.


Develops, communicates, and implements procurement strategy for assigned category.

  • Maintains subject matter expert level of knowledge for commercial construction categories of spend.

  • Sets sourcing strategy based on overall procurement objectives, customer needs, supply market dynamics, technological changes in the marketplace, and other relevant factors.

  • Sets strategic sourcing work plan and creates solicitation team.

  • Effectively communicates category strategy to procurement management and strategic sourcing team.

  • Must develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and manage category and supplier/ partner performance

Identifies and finalizes target savings for assigned category.

  • Validates addressable spend from spend analysis report.

  • Benchmarks spend baseline against market to identify target savings.

  • Revises target savings as necessary due to scope and information changes.

Supervises the development of Request for Quotes (RFQs), Request for Proposals (RFPs), and other solicitation documents based on specified sourcing strategies.

  • Ensures solicitation documents are developed in accordance with established procedures, formats, and deadlines.

  • Oversees the technical writing of solicitation documents.

  • Resolves issues with technical writing such as clarity of specification and grammatical errors.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.

Oversees strategic sourcing teams in the development of financial and technical evaluation criteria for more complex solicitations.

  • Selects key financial and technical criteria for vendor evaluation.

  • Manages evaluation process and category team to identify vendor for negotiation and/or intent to award.

Develops negotiation strategies based on vendor response and market analysis to identify possible outcomes.

  • Leads negotiation with selected vendors.

  • Negotiates with vendors in a tactful, respectful, and ethical manner.

  • Guides the strategic sourcing team to award the contract to the most qualified vendor.

Serves as central point of contact for category customers and vendors.

  • Establishes and maintains effective channels of communication and working relationships with customers and vendors.

  • Ensures that communication of solicitations is conducted in accordance with established formats and timeframes.

  • Ensures all documents related to solicitation are captured and retained.

  • Answers vendor questions for specific solicitations in accordance with established timeframes.

  • Ensures that customer service standards are met in all procurement activities for category.

Manages category and contracts on an on-going basis in accordance with the overall category procurement strategy and priority targets.

  • Addresses consistent buying activities outside of established MSA’s

  • Populates category departmental dashboards to report and track category performance.

  • Monitors the life of contract to anticipate expiration dates and determine applicable strategies.

  • Monitors vendor market to identify appropriate opportunities resulting from new product offerings and/or market shifts.

  • Maintains understanding of the technical and commercial impacts of products/services on the customers.

  • Understands the limitations of pre-developed templates and protocol.

  • Monitors performance of vendors against contract obligations and serves as a resource to resolve issues/problems.

  • Sets strategy for vendor performance management and oversees vendor performance scorecard.

  • Manages and facilitates the resolution of customer complaints.

Supervises analysts, consultants, and/or managers in performing procurement responsibilities for procurement category.

  • Recruits and hires staff with appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve established goals.

  • Provides staff with clear performance expectations and objectives.

  • Tracks and reviews established metrics to evaluate the performance of assigned staff.

  • Performs accurate and timely performance evaluations of assigned staff.

  • Provides ongoing, constructive, and timely performance feedback and coaching to staff to encourage achievement of expectations.

  • Identifies appropriate and cost-effective professional development opportunities for assigned staff.

Utilizes computer skills to create, manage, analyze, and document sizable datasets and /or research information.

  • Demonstrates strong computer skills in the utilization of appropriate software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

  • Utilizes appropriate software to perform assigned responsibilities.

  • Understands and applies data management and basic data manipulation.

  • Participates in the identification, adoption, and implementation of best practices in the field of procurement.

Reviews day-to-day practices to identify possible areas for improved effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Maximizes the utilization of resources and the achievement of cost savings in all activities.

  • Demonstrates drive and motivation in achieving established goals.

  • Ensures the delivery of consistent messages and direction for category team activities.

  • Assists with procurement application projects as needed.

Demonstrates a desire to learn and adopt new software, programs, and methodologies.

  • Participates in pilot projects and provides input as requested.

  • Develops and maintains professional knowledge of the procurement field and assigned category(s).

Understands legal implications and possible complications.

  • Identifies and attends appropriate training related to procurement field.

  • Maintains current, broad knowledge of field and assigned categories by conducting appropriate research of trade journals, internet resources, and communications with peers and other experts as appropriate.


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field from four-year College and/or University. Minimum of two years of related experience and/or training. Minimum five years experience in procurement of real estate or facility management services and supplies.


C.P.M., C.P.S.M. or N.A.C.M. certifications or eligibility preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of database reporting and platform manipulation. Familiarity with use of contracts management tools and platforms.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

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