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Case Study - How We Helped a Major Organisation Fill Key Procurement Roles

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28 days ago

by Wis Amarasinghe

Case Study - How We Helped a Major Organisation Fill Key Procurement Roles

How We Helped a Major Organisation Fill Key Procurement Roles

At Langley Search & Interim, we pride ourselves on our ability to match the right candidates with the right roles, ensuring success for both our clients and candidates. Our dedication to understanding the unique needs of each client and our commitment to a thorough, professional recruitment process have resulted in numerous success stories. Here, we share how we helped a major organisation fill key procurement roles, highlighting the impact of our bespoke approach to recruitment.


Understanding the Client's Needs

When this organisation approached us, they were facing a significant challenge: filling several key procurement roles that were critical to their operations. These roles included senior category managers in the rail industry and logistics and supply chain managers for a local authority consortium. The client needed experienced professionals who could step into these roles and make an immediate impact.


"We needed highly qualified senior category managers for the rail industry who not only possessed the right skills but also had the strategic vision to drive procurement initiatives forward," said the interim head of supply chain & procurement.


Tailoring the Recruitment Process

We started by conducting a detailed analysis of the organisation's requirements, ensuring we understood the specific skills, experience, and attributes needed for each role. Our consultants, all ex-practitioners with specialist knowledge, used their industry experience to refine the job descriptions and identify the key competencies required.


"Langley's team, led by its Managing Director, engaged with us at a granular level. They assessed, challenged, and improved the business brief to ensure it accurately reflected the needs of the roles. This collaborative approach ensured that our search was focused and effective," explained the client.


Leveraging Our Network and Expertise

Using our extensive network and industry expertise, we sourced candidates who matched the refined criteria. Our consultants conducted in-depth interviews and assessments to ensure each candidate not only had the right qualifications but also aligned with the organisation's culture and values.


"Through their network, Langley identified several high-calibre candidates for the senior category manager roles. Each candidate underwent rigorous screening and assessment processes to ensure they met the technical and cultural requirements of the roles. This thorough vetting process guaranteed that only the best candidates were presented to us," said the interim head of supply chain & procurement.


Providing Ongoing Support

We believe that recruitment doesn't end with the placement of a candidate. Our commitment to ongoing support ensures that both clients and candidates are satisfied with the results. We maintain close contact with both parties, providing guidance and addressing any issues that may arise during the transition period.


"After placing the candidates, Langley continued to support us by facilitating the onboarding process and ensuring a smooth transition. They regularly checked in with us and the new hires to address any challenges and provide additional support as needed," noted the client.


Achieving Success

Our bespoke approach and dedication to understanding our clients' needs have consistently resulted in successful placements. The organisation was able to fill all their key procurement roles with highly qualified professionals who have since made significant contributions to their operations.


"The senior category managers and logistics and supply chain managers sourced by Langley have exceeded our expectations. Their strategic insights and operational expertise have driven significant improvements in procurement efficiency and cost savings," remarked the interim head of supply chain & procurement.


At Langley Search & Interim, we are committed to delivering exceptional recruitment services tailored to the specific needs of our clients. Our ability to understand, refine, and execute business briefs, combined with our extensive industry experience, ensures that we consistently place the right candidates in the right roles. We are proud of our track record of success and look forward to continuing to support organisations in achieving their procurement goals.

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