I have worked with Nathan Ramsay of Langley Search for several years. Langley has acted as my agent for interim roles and more recently for a senior permanent placement in a London University. Langley has also sourced permanent and temporary staff for my team. Langley are distinguished from other agencies by the care they invest in the recruitment process. As a candidate they prepare you well, provide timely support and keep in constant contact. With organisations they take time to understand their client's requirements and matching suitable candidates. Always dependable and responsive, they have consistently demonstrated a deep knowledge of procurement recruitment across a number of sectors and have a wide network of well-qualified professionals. It is a pleasure for me to provide this recommendation for Langley Search.
Nathan was in the fairly unique situation in placing me in my latest role, and also then in helping me to recruit the rest of the team. As a candidate he kept me informed throughout each stage in the process, and was always very responsive and informative. As a hiring manager, he was able to give me additional insights into the candidates to help bring the new team together and convey the structure and direction of the new team. His market knowledge was invaluable and really helped in this whole process. I would not hesitate in using Nathan again, either as a hiring manager or as a candidate, and would also highly recommend him and Langley to others.
I am delighted that we have managed to fill so many posts with high calibre candidates via retaining Langley and as you know I would not hesitate to use Langley again for external recruitment.
Nathan is an extremely helpful and committed recruitment partner and I have found working with him not only beneficial but also enjoyable. Nathan always takes time to make sure he truly understands the needs of the organisation and that any candidates he puts forward are a good match in terms of skills, experience and also bearing in mind the culture of the organisation. I always feel I am able to have honest and open conversations with Nathan and this helps to ensure that we deliver the best results together. I would recommend him to any colleagues looking for a supportive, dedicated and hardworking recruitment partner.
I've used Langley Search a number of times to quickly and successfully fill interim roles. I've not been disappointed since the team are friendly, quickly understood what I was looking for and provided a shortlist of possible candidates enabling the roles to be filled within weeks. As well as solid Procurement skills, it was really important that the candidates were versatile and had a strong cultural fit. Langley Search provided such candidates and as a result we've not hesitated to extended their contracts. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Langley Search and will use them again when I next need to fill interim Procurement roles.
Langley's consultant was spot on when he provided CVs for the shortlist. He had screened them well and were given a good idea of their skills, knowledge and what they might be like in the job prior to interview throught the consultant's briefing. We made an offer and appointed someone to the role quickly - we'd definitely use them again and put them on our PSL for the future.
I have known Christina Langley the Founder, for a number of years, firstly as a colleague at GSK, then as a client when an Interim Procurement Director and lastly as an interim myself when Langley placed me on assignment recently in a major blue-chip company. Christina is professional, knowledgeable and entrepreneurial – she has grown Langley (mainly by repeat business and recommendation) to a size where it is one of the leading supply chain search & selection consultancies. Christina also has the background in senior roles herself in procurement and the supply chain which gives Langley an edge over any competition.