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VP Procurement, Global GWS Enterprise Accounts at CBRE

VP Procurement, Global GWS Enterprise Accounts

CBRE Atlanta, GA (On Site) Full-Time

VP Procurement, Global GWS Enterprise Accounts

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Corporate Segment

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Areas of Interest

Executive Management, Purchasing/Procurement


Atlanta - Georgia - United States of America, Charlotte - North Carolina - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Nashville - Tennessee - United States of America, Oklahoma City - Oklahoma - United States of America


Deliver measurably superior Procurement outcomes for our clients through a world-class organization and capabilities. Manages the client-facing sourcing Procurement organization including Sector leadership, Bid-Transition-Operations personnel, and account Procurement teams. The scope of the role is global and vast, including 200+ major clients, 4+ billion sqft of facilities, and $8 billion supplier spend.

Reporting Relationship:

This role will report directly to CBRE’s Chief Procurement Officer and will serve on the GWS-EA Leadership team to deliver the strategic imperatives of the GWS Enterprise Accounts business. The role will lead a team of 500+ procurement professionals globally.

Key Accountabilities:

•Drive real Go-to-Market Procurement differentiation for Enterprise Accounts

•Organize Procurement resources to best meet client needs in an efficient manner (i.e., design ideal mix of client-dedicated, shared, and country operations resources)

•Lead Procurement business development activities and contribute heavily to CBRE Win/Keep/Grow

•Build up Procurement excellence by promoting training, consistency, & adoption of best practices

•Develop and implement strategies to meet client’s annual Procurement goals (e.g., savings, quality, employee satisfaction, speed, ESG, etc.)

•Leverage CBRE’s supplier partner program to differentiate CBRE and realize improved client benefits

•Implement Supplier Quality & Development (SQD) practices to enable Dark Green client satisfaction

•Develop and ensure compliance with supplier screening programs to mitigate CBRE supply chain risks

•Devise strategies and approaches to meet CBRE and Client’s ESG goals including responsible sourcing, supplier diversity, and carbon emissions

•Oversee implementation and improved adoption of CBRE Procurement IT systems

•Manage Procurement aspects of transitions to ensure successful start-up of new accounts

•Promote increased adoption of supply chain innovation from supplier partners

•Leverage the CBRE CPO platform to meet client needs

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.


•Strong leadership to influence clients and stakeholders

•Change management skills to drive transformation

•Coaching, mentoring, and training people

•Extreme levels of collaboration and comfort operating in a matrix environment

•Able to articulate advantages and differentiation of CBRE

•Proven ability of providing strategic direction and vision

•Adept at achieving results in a fluid, high pace, rapid growth environment.

•Must be comfortable interacting and presenting to challenging senior level audiences

•Long history of delivering industry leading Procurement capabilities that constantly meet or exceed company objectives

•15+ years of experience in Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and/or Procurement

•Very experienced managing large, global organizations

Leadership Essentials:

•Always be accountable to client outcomes first

•Define success by the effectiveness of support provided to Enterprise Account teams and divisions

•Open collaboration with CPO Procurement Platform, as well as Procurement in other business lines

•Open to direct feedback from account teams and other internal clients

•Have the highest levels of creative and solution-based thinking

•Be a starter and finisher – quickly and efficiently

•Be a trusted confidant by all people and never break that

•Be target driven and never run out of energy

•Deep and wide understanding of the business and a continual learner

Key Metrics:

•Savings ($$$)

•Leverage (% spend w/ Partners)

•Supplier Diversity (Spend $)

•Scope 3 Emissions reduction

•Sustainable Spend ($)

•Supplier Quality (SPM score)

•Screening Compliance (% suppliers)

•Monetization ($)

•IT System adoption (% spend)

•Employee Engagement (EE)

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)

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