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CBRE East Division Strategic Sourcing Leader - Virtual Role in Charlotte, North Carolina

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works closely with clients to develop solutions that make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our proven account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach. Each enterprise client is entrusted to a globally empowered Alliance Director who is supported by regional and global resources and subject matter experts – all focused on creating value and improving business outcomes from a Total Cost of Ownership perspective.


The East Supply Chain Leader develops supply chain strategy and manages sourcing operations to meet CBRE and Client objectives for customer satisfaction, annual cost reductions, quality, and innovation.

Across the globe, CBRE’s 38,900+ facilities management and 15,800+ engineering and technical professionals help enhance workplace environments and improve efficiencies by providing global consistency of service, combined with locally tailored, customizable solutions. We achieve this by promoting a culture anchored by safe work practices, quality, talent development, and technology and analytics. Providing self-performed technical services in more countries than any other provider, CBRE ensures facilities of all kinds run as smoothly as possible - regardless of location or complexity.


Management and leadership of Division supply chain resources to meet annual objectives

Organize the Divisional supply chain resources to most efficiently and effectively meet client needs

Devise and implement programs to meet Divisional and Supply Chain Platform strategies

Participate on Division Leadership Team and contribute to Division goals

Develop strategies and implement projects to meet Client’s annual savings targets

Manage supplier performance to meet Client requirements and maintain high customer satisfaction

Identify Strategic / Preferred / Local suppliers to meet client needs and manage relationships accordingly

Manage programs to better leverage CBRE’s supply base and consolidate suppliers as needed

Serves as the team leader/motivator who seeks inputs from diverse perspectives. Operates well within a team environment. Acts as mentor to the team.

Leverage category management experts to support Divisional needs

Implement Supplier Quality & Development (SQD) practices within the Division

Implement CBRE strategic and preferred supplier programs

Oversee and manage Divisional business development activities for supply chain

Ensure successful transitions and start-up of new accounts

Oversee implementation and leverage of supply chain IT systems

Ensure successful participation of suppliers in CBRE screening program

External Desc-en

An experienced procurement professional with extensive knowledge of sourcing and supply chain management.

10 – 15 years of procurement experience

Undergraduate degree is required. Advanced degree in Supply Chain or MBA desired.

Demonstrated ability to develop sourcing strategies and lead team in implementing those strategies

Participation on a Divisional or Business Unit leadership team

Proven ability to effectively manage in a matrix organization with the ability to influence up, down, and across the organization

Demonstrated experience with supplier rationalization

Supplier development and performance measurement

Team management and development; setting annual goals that align with the business initiatives, establish employee development plans, and coaching/mentoring.

Facilities management and/or service category knowledge such as cleaning, landscaping, building repair & maintenance, MRO, waste management, office services, fire/life/safety, elevators

Strong negotiation skills

Contract law knowledge and working experience of supplier T&Cs

Client / Customer facing skills desired + experience with business development

Excellent communication skills. Ability to develop and present compelling business cases to CBRE client senior leadership.

Proven track record to execute and deliver results

Strong business acumen

Certification in APICS and/or CPM preferred or equivalent supply chain management experience.

Travel 25-50%

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans