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Commercial Manager

Langley Search & Interim are working exclusively with a global professional services company to find a number of Commercial Managers with experience across Alliances. 

You should have the following:

  • A deep understanding of how Professional Services Services operates including regulatory issues, remediation/customer claims, auditing, M&A, etc.
  • Procurement experience in Professional Services. You will have the knowledge & understanding of the way procurement/commercial teams operate in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses.
  • Deep experience working in procurement in senior roles in the Professional Services  or Services Category areas may be advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal/influencing & communication skills at ‘C’ level both internally and externally. Assertive and articulate and can ‘pace & lead’ senior stakeholders with confidence leading to successful commercial outcomes
  • The skills to develop and lead a small team reporting to you and acting as an appropriate role model.
  • A team player who is not interested in the glory.  Able to cope with ambiguity and balance conflicting priorities balancing workload to get the optimum outcomes.
  • Be a proven strong strategic negotiator who can show you have developed new successful strategies and commercial models.  You will have delivered successful contracts with multi-million-pound value and criticality. An understanding of complex contracts including multi-entity/multi-country or global contracts may be advantageous.
  • Of degree calibre, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable.

 

This role will be based out of Leeds. Considerable flexibility around working location is offered. However, a minimum of one day a week in the office is required

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Michael.Babatunde@langleysearch.com quoting MB//8014.

 

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

My client is a Leading Law Firm with offices all over the UK.  They are looking for a Procurement Manager with indirect sourcing expertise. This is a very exciting opportunity for the right individual to join them, and manage the corporate services spend in a leading organisation.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement the role involves:

  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns with the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value to their business culture

You should have the following knowledge & experience:

  • Knowledge of relevant supply markets will be advantageous.  Personally managed a wide range of Corporate Services areas of spend (e.g, HR, Professional Services, Travel, Legal, Tax and Operations)
  • Excellent business knowledge and awareness
  • Evidence of working in a non-mandated environment and penetrating difficult areas of spend where there may have been significant initial stakeholder resistance
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Ideally, you should have the following skills:

  • 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
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills. 
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//8007.

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.

Head of Supply Chain Sustainability

Do you have experience setting the strategy and executing sustainability plans for your organisation?

Bring your experience to one of the market leaders in this space!

 

I am working with a leading Consultancy Firm on a Head of Supply Chain Sustainability position within the Firm.  In this newly created role, you will be working with the Procurement Leaders on driving the sustainability agenda across their various categories, advising & challenging them to be more sustainable in their approach to their respective categories. There will be the opportunity for autonomy to drive sustainable decisions across the entire supply chain.

The Firm has invested heavily in this area. To drive the sustainability plan, they have provided an abundance of resources to develop this area, and they see it as their firm's future.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, deliver, and maintain a leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy across the overall Supply Chain and procurement processes
  • Ensure provision of appropriate governance in order to measure and report on ESG initiatives, including but not limited to, Environmental targets, Diversity & Inclusion as well as CSR sourcing
  • Continuous engagement with all relevant teams to help shape the ESG approach and enable it to become standardized across the Supply Chain and end-to-end procurement function through upskilling the procurement team and supplier base
  • Manage a range of projects within the ESG supply chain space through understanding business needs/objectives facilitated through excellent stakeholder relationship management

Requirements:

  • Experience in Responsible Procurement, Sustainable Procurement Supply Chain sustainability & ESG delivery
  • Gravitas & strong stakeholder experience and ability to deal with Partner level stakeholders
  • Desire to work within a fast-paced environment

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/8003.

Langley Search & Selection (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

Commercial Contract Manager

Do you have a passion for Managing the commercial and contractual aspects of complex engagements? If so bring your talents to one of the leading global professional services Firms!

Langley Search & Interim is working exclusively with a global professional services company to find two Commercial Contract Managers.

You should have the following:

  • A deep understanding of how contracts work, including regulatory issues, ensuring SLAs & KPIs adhere to.
  • Senior Supplier Relationship Management/ Contract Management experience in Financial Services or Corporate Services. You will have the knowledge & understanding of the way procurement/commercial teams operate in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses.
  • Deep experience of working in SRM or Contract Management in senior roles in the Financials Services or Corporate Services sector.
  • Strong interpersonal/influencing & communication skills at ‘C’ level both internally and externally. Assertive and articulate and can ‘pace & lead’ senior stakeholders with confidence leading to successful commercial outcomes
  • A team player who is not interested in the glory.  Able to cope with ambiguity and balance conflicting priorities balancing workload to get the optimum outcomes.
  • Be a proven strong strategic negotiator who can show you have developed new successful strategies and commercial models.  You will have delivered successful contracts with multi-million-pound value and criticality. An understanding of complex contracts including multi-entity/multi-country or global contracts may be advantageous.
  • Able to have difficult conversations and get the required outcomes for the Firm.
  • Of degree caliber, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable.

 

This role will be based out of Birmingham. Considerable flexibility around working location is offered.

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/7963.

Langley Search & Selection (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

 

Procurement Operations Manager

Our client is a Global Law Firm, that is looking for an experienced Procurement Operations Manager. Leading a team, The Procurement Operations Manager will have in-depth experience across Procurement Systems, Contract Management, E-sourcing, analysing data & presenting findings to C- stakeholders globally.

The suitable candidate will lead own the Sustainable Procurement agenda. They will be the contact point between the Sourcing team, Data teams & the wider business

Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • Maintain and develop procurement data systems, policies, and processes across the Firm.
  • Design, implement, and manage supplier risk initiatives across the Firm’s global supply base.
  • Evolve and enhance the procurement processes to help minimize risk and maximise value for money.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the communications between technical stakeholders, Procurement & Data & Insights Team;
  • Take the lead in preparing reports to the Procurement team and our wider stakeholders on Modern Slavery, Supplier Risk, Policy Compliance and Savings.
  • Liaising with the internal Systems Development team regarding the implementation of user requirements, agreed workflow, and reporting functions
  • Supporting users in accessing information

 

The Candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in Procurement Operations
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Experience in successfully implementing or having hands-on experience with Procurement systems including Purchase-to-Pay, e-Sourcing, and Contract Management.
  • Highly skilled and significant experience in the use of Microsoft Office and other software associated with the manipulation of data and extraction of reports
  • Experience in gathering user requirements for IT systems under development
  • Experience in liaising with internal and external Information Systems teams to establish required processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • Experience in managing contracts and suppliers

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7917.

 

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.

 

 

Senior Commercial Manager

Langley Search & Interim are working exclusively with a global professional services company to find a number of Senior Commercial Manager.

You should have the following:

  • A deep understanding of how Financial Services operates including regulatory issues, remediation/customer claims, auditing, M&A, etc.
  • Senior procurement experience in Financial Services. You will have the knowledge & understanding of the way procurement/commercial teams operate in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses.
  • Deep experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Professional Services  or Services Category areas may be advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal/influencing & communication skills at ‘C’ level both internally and externally. Assertive and articulate and can ‘pace & lead’ senior stakeholders with confidence leading to successful commercial outcomes
  • The skills to develop and lead a small team reporting to you and act as an appropriate role model.
  • A team player who is not interested in the glory.  Able to cope with ambiguity and balance conflicting priorities balancing workload to get the optimum outcomes.
  • Be a proven strong strategic negotiator who can show you have developed new successful strategies and commercial models.  You will have delivered successful contracts with multi-million-pound value and criticality. An understanding of complex contracts including multi-entity/multi-country or global contracts may be advantageous.
  • Of degree calibre, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable.

 

Ideally, this role will be based out of London although other locations will be considered. Considerable flexibility around working location is offered although part of the week will be London based.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Michael.Babatunde@langleysearch.com quoting MB//7861.

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.

Commercial Manager

Our client is a global professional services company is working exclusively with Langley Search & Interim to find a number of Commercial Managers.  In this role, you will support their bidding and post-contract management process in the Public Sector, Infrastructure (building & construction, transport and business services), TMT & Corporate service market sectors.   This role will be responsible for:

  • Leading/supporting negotiations with clients in the Public Sector, Infrastructure Sectors, and TMT Sectors & Corporate Services Sectors.
  • Influencing and upskilling key stakeholders on how to approach negotiations and bid processes
  • Identifying opportunities to improve commercial frameworks on current contracts and pitches
  • Undertaking market pricing reviews and guidance on fee escalation methodologies
  • Guiding on participation in competitive tendering/framework processes, including framing responses and value/pricing methodologies

 

You should have the following:

  • Deep commercial domain experience of the Government/Public Sector/Infrastructure Sector/TMT & Corporate Services. You will have the knowledge & understanding of  the way procurement operates in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses (including OJEU processes)
  • Experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Services Category/Sector may be advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal/influencing skills at the ‘C’ level both internally and externally with clients.
  • A commercial sales and entrepreneurial orientation – a team player who is not interested in the glory
  • Be a proven strong negotiator who can improve profitability/margin whilst increasing repeat business and reputation for our client
  • Have worked successfully on projects with multi-million-pound value and criticality
  • Experience in shaping operating models to create a sustainable legacy that allows bids to be effectively challenged internally prior to submission
  • An understanding of complex contracts including multi-entity/multi-country or global contracts may be advantageous.
  • Of degree calibre, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable

This role is based in London, however, some travel may be involved.

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7860.

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.

 

IT Vendor Manager

My client within the Professional Services sector is currently recruiting for a Vendor  Manager. The aim of this role is to:

  • Maximise value for external clients by optimising the engagement with the external supply market.
  • To lead and manage a team of Supplier Relationship Managers.
  • Manage BAU contracts, support contract management. 
  • To develop senior working relationships across the organisation that allow the: early involvement of Procurement in any external third party spend for the relevant categories
  • Manage a collaborative supply chain procurement hub, covering all areas of spend to influence and control  the extended supply chain
  • To drive collaborative working across Category Teams ensuring Supplier Relationship
  • To achieve Cost Savings

The Candidate will have:

Experience as a Contract Manager, Vendor Manager or Supplier Relationship Manager Professional with demonstrated evidence of maximising contracts and value.

Proven knowledge of defining, implementing and developing a Supplier Relationship Management function within a Strategic Procurement department management

Experience of defining, setting up and managing a Procurement hub involving multiple stakeholders both across an organisation and externally with suppliers to drive maximum benefits

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7845.

Langley Search & Interim is a specialist search firm and interim provider of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain roles across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior-level interim and permanent positions from global multinationals to SMEs, across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services.

Take a look at our website at 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. As the leading niche recruiter of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain jobs we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates.

Unfortunately due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application. If you are suitable for the role for which you have applied or another role, we will contact you within 3 working days.

IT Procurement Specialist

My Client a leading Professional Services Firm is currently looking for a specialist Category Manager focusing on IT. The IT Category Manager will report to the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and procurement projects in Hardware, Software, Digital, Telecoms & Professional services categories.

 

You will work closely with a number of departments to run tender processes, contract negotiations and ongoing vendor management.  You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. 

 

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to step up within their career wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience technology, sourcing and procurement with an amazing brand.

 

Skills required:

 

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Software, Digital, Hardware, Telecoms & Prof Services
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk
  • Personable & consultative, able to build relationships with internal & external stakeholders of all levels.

 

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 Qualified

 

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7844.

Langley Search & Interim is a specialist search firm and interim provider of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain roles across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior level interim and permanent positions from global multinationals to SMEs, across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services.

Take a look at our website at 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. As the leading niche recruiter of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain jobs we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates.

Unfortunately due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application. If you are suitable for the role for which you have applied or another role, we will contact you within 3 working days.

IT Category Manager

My Client a leading Professional Services Firm is currently looking for a specialist Category Manager focusing on IT. The IT Category Manager will report to the Head of IT Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and procurement projects in Hardware, Software & Professional services categories.

You will work closely with the Technology department to run tender processes, contract negotiations and ongoing vendor management.  You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. 

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to step up within their career wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience technology, sourcing and procurement with an amazing brand.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of IT, Software & Hardware
  • 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
  • Personable & consultative, able to build relationships with internal & external stakeholders of all levels.

 

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.

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7823.

Langley Search & Interim is a specialist search firm and interim provider of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain roles across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior-level interim and permanent positions from global multinationals to SMEs, across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services.

Take a look at our website at 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. As the leading niche recruiter of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain jobs we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates.

Unfortunately due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application. If you are suitable for the role for which you have applied or another role, we will contact you within 3 working days.

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