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ABM Industries Inc.

Procurement Category Manager, Facilities

ABM Industries Inc. - Chicago, IL

Job Title

Procurement Category Manager, Facilities


Bachelors Degree

Career Level




Job Type/ FLSA Status

Salaried Exempt

Travel Required

20 - 30%

Shift Type

First Shift (Day)

Job Description

The Procurement Category Manager, Direct Spend will be responsible for supporting the strategy development and executing strategic sourcing of ABMs Direct Spend categories. The Direct Spend category covers approximately $200 million in spend and include a wide range of materials and services including cleaning supplies and equipment, MRO, etc... Under the direction of the Sr. Manager of Procurement, this position is charged with executing effective and efficient sourcing plans that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the business both vertically and regionally, through a consultative approach with business management and key stakeholders in ABMs Operations teams.

Serve as primary contact in spearheading a dynamic supply chain strategy directly relating to the distribution of cleaning supplies. This will involve:

- Working hand in hand with operations to understand their needs to create service level agreements (SLAs) and key performance indicators (KPIs)

- Work with distribution to document the SLAs and create tracking mechanisms for the above KPIs

Support the development of an enterprise-wide category strategy with respective internal business leads. This will involve:

- Ensuring appropriate vertical and regional stakeholder engagement

- Understanding business requirements; demand patterns, market dynamics, supplier economics, etc...

- Identifying elements of category strategy

Translate strategies into detailed category plans with a set of measurable actions and targets with focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Provide linkage to internal networks to:

- Align category targets with each business vertical and identify category challenges and manage appropriate solutions

- Measurement of results against defined targets

- Ensure common sourcing approaches across all verticals and regions for execution and implementation

- Drive execution of best practices for category

Manage key strategic supplier relationships to ensure quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness with focus on TCO. Conduct timely reviews with suppliers to measure performance against contractual standards and performance expectations.

Minimum Requirements

Relevant business/technical degree

2 plus years of relevant experience in Procurement/Strategic Sourcing role with relevant industry experience or in a similar capacity with the ability to negotiate and purchase related materials and services

Knowledge of strategic sourcing processes/methods, as well as relevant Procurement Information Technology (IT) systems

Proven advanced level competency in MS Excel & PowerPoint


Chicago, IL 60601 US (Primary)

New York City, NY 10001 US

ABM is an EOE (M/F/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation)

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14 days 10 hours ago

ABM Industries Inc.


Procurement Category Manager, Facilities ABM Industries Inc. - Chicago, IL, United States


Location: Chicago, IL

Company Profile:
With over 100 years of facility solutions experience, we continue to serve thousands of clients across the U.S. and in over 20 international locations. ABM offers: ABM is one of the largest facility management services providers in the U.S. We offer state-of-the-art, dependable building maintenance services cost effectively. Our substantial base of long-term clients demonstrates the importance that we place on building enduring relationships. As an ABM client, you have the advantage of obtaining multiple services under one contract with a single point of contact, making it easy for you to outsource these functions without administrative headaches. We provide any combination of services on a local, regional or national basis.