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Commercial Officer, Construction (Strategic Procurement)

We are looking for an ambitious individual to join this strategic procurement team in London.  You will be someone with strong project management (qualification not essential), and/or marketing, sales, business development experience ideally from within a construction, or related, environment. 

You will have some experience managing contracts and responding to tenders, and you’ll be someone seeking a developmental procurement/commercial opportunity allowing you to build on your experience within a supportive and progressive environment.  The successful applicant will have access to CIPS and Project Management training to aid their growth.

The role will frequently involve attending events and engaging with customers face-to-face so a flexible ‘can-do’ approach to work along with strong supplier relationship and presenting skills will be highly beneficial.

Langley Search & Selection Ltd is a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

Procurement Manager

My Client a global Fortune 500 firm, are currently looking for a Procurement Manager. The Procurement Manager will report to the Director of Procurement for one of the business units helping internal stakeholders gain the best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in Hard & Soft FM & services.

You will work closely with the business units and clients to run tendering processes, contract negotiations and ongoing vendor management. 

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of indirects, Soft FM & Hard FM
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

 

Experience Required:

  • Experience working in blue-chip organisations.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.
  • MCIPS/CIPS qualification is ideal

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7863.

Langley Search & Interim are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Take a look at our website  www.langleysearch.com, join our LinkedIn community at http://bit.ly/1MzkDeV and follow us on Twitter @LangleySearch for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities.

 

Procurement Manager - Soft FM / Indirects

My client, a progressive Public Sector linked organisation, are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager to lead and influence projects from a commercial, category and sourcing perspective. Working in a greenfield / brownfield environment this role offers the successful candidate the real opportunity to really influence and shape the direction of the procurement function.

Reporting into the Head of Procurement, the successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Hands-on procurement / category management experience within Soft FM (cleaning / catering etc.) and general indirect related (including HR / recruitment) spend areas.
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders at a senior level to drive progressive change and deliver strategic priorities.
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 is essential.
  • The ability to build and manage a contracts register / procurement pipeline.
  • CIPS / MCIPS qualifications are desirable although not essential.

This role will be a mix of home / office based

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)333 366 0839 quoting 7816NR

Procurement Compliance Manager

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently recruiting a Procurement Compliance Manager.  the role can be based in either Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle or Manchester. The role reports to the Head of Procurement. The Procurement Compliance Manager will manage the procurement compliance process across the different practices of the consultancy.

You will collaborate and be supported by the Procurement, Finance & Tax teams as well as working with the Project Directors, Practice Leads, Project Managers and Procurement Managers.  

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to work for a global consultancy and actively assist in developing a procurement policy & compliance process

Key responsibilities

  • Act as the first point of contact for ‘buyers’ when they are considering supplier options
  • Identify, understand and manage risk during the procurement phase of new and existing suppliers and subcontractors, and guide appropriately as to remedial actions.
  • escalation of any risks to appropriate team – Legal, Tax, Finance, further within Procurement
  • Post procurement - actively managing the supply chain to continually assess and audit ongoing risks to intervals agreed and amended from time to time.
  • Further important areas for identification and reporting will be sustainability, ethics-diversity
  • Ensure supplier contracts are submitted as part of the compliance process - escalating any

Experiences required

  • Experience of providing a procurement/supply chain or similar compliance internal service in a complex environment
  • Knowledge of supply chain/procurement compliance processes – SRM, Business Integrity, contracts, pre-qualification, frameworks and implementation of standards - will be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, adept at working with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels and able to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution
  • Possess a positive, flexible and pragmatic approach to work

 

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info @langleysearch .com quoting MB/7725.

 

Langley Search & Interim (langleysearch. com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Sustainable Procurement Manager

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently recruiting a Sustainable Procurement Manager.  The role can be based in either Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle or Manchester. The role reports to the Head of Procurement. The Sustainable Procurement Manager will support the firm in its aim for carbon reduction.

You will collaborate with the Procurement team. The main focus will be on embedding a sustainable, social value and ethical process and supply chain across all categories of spend.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about sustainable sourcing and wants to build a sustainable programme from scratch.

Key responsibilities

  • Support procurement managers in their projects and engagements to ensure sustainability opportunities are identified and optimised in our procurements, agreed objectives continued and reported on
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of best in class sustainable procurement criteria across all key categories
  • Working alongside category procurement, sustainability and EDI specialists to establish existing baselines and opportunities for improvement projects.
  • Liaising with suppliers and functional owners as required to ensure we have meaningful and productive relationships with our key suppliers’ CSR teams.
  • Identifying risk factors, such as Modern Slavery in our supply chain, and raising accordingly with colleagues

Experience required

  • Knowledge of the corporate procurement processes and how to reflect sustainable objectives in contracts.
  • An understanding of carbon footprint reporting and how supply chains impact on an organisation’s performance
  • Passionate about organisational sustainability and corporate responsibility
  • Strong hands-on experience in implementing sustainable procurement initiatives and impacting positively on the performance of supply chains

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@langleysearch .com quoting MB/7726.

 

Langley Search & Interim (langleysearch . com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Senior Advisory Consultant

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently looking for a Senior Advisory Consultant.  The Senior Advisory Consultant will help clients on a range of advisory projects. The sectors you will have exposure to and be advising clients on will be Water, Road, Rail & Energy.

You will work closely with the Delivery Teams and provide Advise to clients. You will help clients and run tendering processes, contract negotiations and ongoing vendor management.  You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage projects to tight deadlines. 

You will help deliver and shape services and product offerings by applying our unique mix of capabilities, technical and non-technical, to focus on outcomes that will contribute to the clients’ success.    

Skills required:

  • Extensive experience in Procurement, Contract Management & Supply Chain Management in Built Environment
  • Experience in drafting procurement strategies and tender evaluation reports for construction projects
  • Experience of working with contracts to manage suppliers, including an understanding of supplier performance management
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key clients and delivery teams to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities.
  • Ability to plan and manage a tendering process from inception to Contract Award on significant projects;
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the Construction & Built environment would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Understanding and application of contract forms such as NEC, JCT, FIDIC. Experience in other forms
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.

 

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7706.

Langley Search & Interim (langleysearch.com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

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