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Interim Manufacturing Manager

An Interim Manufacturing Manager is urgently required to join our client, a technology manufacturing company in West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds. 8 month fixed term contract, site based role, paying up to £90K p/a on a pro rata basis. 

Leading a high value, low volume, complex manufacturing site the main objective of the contract is to cover long-term illness. The ongoing absence of the permanent jobholder, along with the impacts of global inflation and Brexit is resulting in increased lead times, rising material costs and a lack of onsite leadership.

Responsible for the manufacture of premium, technically advanced products with full accountability for H&S, environmental, customer, quality, cost and delivery. Initially steadying the operation, your efforts will then develop and foster an environment of Continuous Improvement and implement Lean Manufacturing methodologies whilst offering the team increased support and personal development through inspirational leadership.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that products are manufactured in a cost effective, timely manner meeting specifications and quality requirements
  • Deliver manufacturing production plans
  • Set Manufacturing and Production KPI’s, review and assess ongoing performance. 
  • Manage Production and Manufacturing departments.
  • Maintain the high focus on Health & Safety via ongoing reviews of accidents/near misses
  • Responsible for the manufacturing budget, forecasts and Cap Ex proposals
  • Lead the team in contributing ESG initiatives, ensure environmental considerations, improvements and targets are included in all operations
  • Ensure a continuous improvement culture is embedded, develop and train methodologies
  • Ensure excellent communication between departments to resolve manufacturing issues effectively and promptly
  • Recruit, develop and coach a high performing manufacturing team
  • Create an environment of trust and transparency where everyone is working to their optimal level and has opportunities to grow
  • Communicate and maintain good relationships with Union to ensure ongoing respectful collaboration

 

Whom we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment within a similar high value, low volume, complex manufacturing environment. The ability to start ASAP and commit to a period of 8 months is essential.

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree, or HND Btec Professional level 5 Award
  • Extensive manufacturing / plant management experience
  • Ideally, your career success has been gained within sectors to include: Electronics, Electrical, Electro-Mechanical, IT hardware, Consumer electronics etc.
  • Expert Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen etc. continuous improvement methodologies
  • Proficiency in managing financial budgets and forecasting
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP, or Sales Force systems experience is beneficial
  • Understanding of relevant IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO standards
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills
  • Proven problem solving, team building, planning and decision making success
  • Commercial and Financial acumen.
  • Located locally / within a commutable distance – this is a site based role
  • Able to work 2 nights per month
  • Able to start work at short notice
  • Eligible to work and remain in the UK for at least 8 months

 

What is on offer?

8 month, fixed term contract

Pro rata salary up to £90K, £7500 per month, £60K for 8 months. Bonus on completion, Medical Insurance, Pension

Applications from Interim Experts may be considered. Day rate in the region of £375 - £450 p/d

Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager required to join a FMCG manufacturing company in Sevenoaks / Kent. Permanent role paying circa £45K-£55k (scope to go to £60K) with great benefits and hybrid 3 / 2 work pattern

The Logistics Manager joins a respected FMCG manufacturing organisation and is responsible for the commercial management of 3PL Logistics providers, stock, inventory and the leadership of a small team.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Head Office Logistics function
  • Main point of contact for multiple 3PL partners
  • Lead Logistics team meetings
  • Chair meetings with Customer Services and Stock Control colleagues
  • Build and develop Operating KPIs and SLAs for Stock, Inventory, and Logistics etc.
  • Identify and implement new processes and procedures to support growing sales volumes
  • Proactively resolve supply issues in a proactive manner
  • Budget management for 3Pl partners
  • Daily management of the Third Party, 3PL, Logistics Provider
  • Responsible for the accuracy of Master Data and Product information

Who we are looking for:

Based within an office environment this role is ideally suited to ambitious Logistics professionals who have a proven track record of managing 3Pl providers and offsite inventory across multiple countries within the EU / EMEA region.

Suitable applicants will possess existing Logistics skills gained within the FMCG or similar fast moving, high volume / low value sectors.

Unfortunately applicants with experience gained solely within 3Pls, parcel / courier / construction companies are not suitable.

  • Demonstrable managing of outsourced 3PL Logistics providers in a fast moving manufacturing business
  • Your CV will demonstrate your success of maximising sales and reducing Logistics costs
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Industry specific qualifications such as CILT / MILT / APICs is beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of Import, Export, Customs, Inco Terms etc
  • Possess intermediate / advanced Excel and Power point skills
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis
  • Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £45k to £55K, scope to go to £60K with benefits. Bonus, Life & Medical Insurance, Pension

Hybrid work pattern: Typically 3 days in the office / 2 at home.

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.

Due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to everyone.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Buyer ( 12mth Contract )

Our client a rapidly growing wholesaler is seeking to hire multiple Buyers on a 12 month fixed term contract basis. Salary £28k – £38K with great benefits. Nottingham office with hybrid home working on a 2/3 split

The primary focus of the buyer is to identify and maximise opportunities with suppliers, ensure quality product availability, develop supplier relationships and create new supplier partnerships to meet and exceed our customer expectations. 

The Buyer is a key member within the procurement team and is responsible for maintaining and improving supplier performance and negotiating competitive terms from Global suppliers within your category.

By identifying cost reduction opportunities, you will use your procurement experience to realise monetary savings without compromising on quality or delivery.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead performance and spend for your global suppliers based both in the UK and internationally
  • Negotiation of pricing, rebates, supply chain agreements and supplier contracts
  • Deliver cost reduction initiatives through negotiation
  • Sourcing of new suppliers both ensuring conformance to quality standards and certification
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and speedy resolution of purchasing issues
  • Analyse and identify risk throughout the supply base, mitigate their impact and improve performance

 

Whom we are looking for:

  • A demonstrable history of buying/purchasing/procurement within a fast-moving sector
  • Proven track record of sourcing finished goods and products from a global supply base
  • Knowledge and experience of commercial buying and understanding of supply chain techniques
  • Experience in successfully managing multiple supplier accounts both in the UK and globally
  • Strong commercial and financial awareness
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to work closely and influence others
  • Ideally, be working towards a CIPs qualification
  • Degree education is desirable
  • Advance or intermediate Excel user
  • Applicants must be able to work and remain in the UK for at least 12months
  • Overseas applicants / those who need sponsorship will not be considered

 

What’s on offer?

12 month fixed term contract, Salary in the region of £28 - £38K. Hybrid work location. Typically 3 days per week at home / 2 in the Nottingham office. 

Langley Search & Interim is a leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and logistics 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

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately, we are unable to personally respond to each applicant. If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Sourcing Manager

Sourcing Manager required to join a global business. Permanent role, remote / home-based, offering a salary in the region of £50 - £100K p/a with benefits.

The Sourcing Manager joins a FORTUNE 250 company, a leading provider of business- distribution, logistics and supply chain solutions for Electrical and Electronic products and services to the Communications, Utility and Broadband sectors.

Joining a new and rapidly expanding Global division offers the successful applicant the opportunity to build the business unit's Procurement function from the ground up.

Responsible for the management of direct and indirect purchasing spend the appointed Sourcing Manager will in time, build a team of staff. Largely working with a UK Vendor base you will ensure that all procurement strategies meet the needs of the global client base.

Within this highly autonomous role you will work with stakeholders, vendors and clients on a global basis. With dotted lines to C & D suite stakeholders, you will act as the internal Lead on all matters relating to procurement.

Job Description

  • Lead and plan sourcing events, vendor engagement, evaluation and selection
  • Ensure product cost competitiveness and high service levels within purchasing categories
  • Manage Direct spend for Finished Goods, Components, Materials etc
  • General Indirect spend management for the business unit
  • Implement efficient sourcing strategies and processes for transactional and strategic buying ensuring supplies and services are available at the lowest total cost
  • Spend in the region of £25m-£30M p/a
  • Category Management: Take lead and own cost savings initiatives
  • Build relationships with key Vendors to better understand suppliers’ business models to improve the quality and pricing of products and services,
  • Build relationships with business leaders up to the Board
  • Manages and leads functional teams involved in sourcing initiatives
  • Implement KPIs: Cost savings, quality, reliability and working capital.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proven best practice category management and strategic sourcing processes
  • Demonstrable history of improving the quality and service level of direct and indirect goods and services
  • Able to manage medium to large global transformation procurement projects
  • Able to design and implement a strategic sourcing function,
  • Expert knowledge of purchasing strategy, processes, and technology
  • Strong ERP and IT systems usage
  • Procure 2 Pay processes
  • Degree in Supply Chain or a Business related field is required
  • Experience to date ideally gained in an Electrical / Electronic Service Provider
  • Demonstrable track record of working in a highly complex, global business
  • Your CV will provide clear examples of cost reductions and process improvements
  • Have negotiated highly complex procurement contracts worth millions of pounds
  • Expert knowledge of key contractual international purchasing law
  • Proven usage of online sourcing platforms
  • Financial acumen: Total Cost of Ownership models is required
  • Excellent communication, leadership and presentation skills are required
  • Currently residing in and remain in the UK on an indefinite/long term basis

What’s on offer?

Salary in the region of £50-£100K, Bonus, Pension, etc. Remote based role with the option of hybrid / site based work if desired

Please apply quoting reference TB/7850

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.

Supply Chain Analyst Manager

Supply Chain Analyst Manager required to join our client, a global company, on a permanent basis. Fully remote role with offices in multiple UK locations. Salary in the region of £45 - £55K with benefits

The Supply Chain Analyst Manager joins the Supply Chain team of a Global Business and is responsible for developing and managing supply chain analytics for the function, including inventory and purchasing. You will lead the team responsible for complex supply chain data analysis and advise internal stakeholders to how to improve operating results.

 

What you will do:

Working in a highly cross function manner you will interact with Suppliers, Demand Planners, Procurement, Operations, Logistics, Sales and Marketing. Utilising your strong supply chain knowledge, advanced IT systems usage and general business acumen to drive the supply chain performance and success of the overall business. 

  • Lead Supply Chain analysis across categories including purchasing, inventory and pricing
  • Leadership of the Analysis team
  • Developing strategies, policies, and procedures to optimise results.
  • Manage supply chain reporting, including key performance indicators,
  • Identify, solve and reduce supply chain issues using data mining
  • Ensure Power BI supply chain reports are available for the board of directors
  • Analyse Logistics performance, identify ways to improve OTIF performance and increase CS ratings
  • Support business units to solve stock issues, implement new inventory management processes and procedures
  • Drive automation through CI and work stream planning
  • Generally seek to reduce outdated, manual ways of working and help to modernise the overall supply chain

 

Whom we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of Supply chain management, sourcing, vendor management, inventory and warehousing and advanced IT Skills.
  • Qualifications such as APICs or CIPS is advantageous
  • Highly IT literate: Advanced Excel, Power BI, SQL, ERP systems etc
  • Excellent analytical skills: Big Data, Mining of Data Pools
  • Strong computer programing skills in multiple languages.
  • Able to take historical data and turn into supply chain presentations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience of leading a team is beneficial
  • You MUST be able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions
  • Be currently residing in the UK, overseas applicants will not be considered

 

What’s on offer:

Salary in the region of £45 - £55K, full remote / Hybrid work policy. Offices in various UK locations

The chance to join a market leading, global organisation who offer exceptional career prospects

Supply Chain Analyst

Supply Chain Analyst required to join our client, a global company, on a permanent basis. Fully remote role with offices in multiple UK locations. Salary in the region of £35 - 40K with benefits

The Supply Chain Analyst joins the Thames Valley located, Supply Chain function within the Inventory Team. Responsible for managing Inventory and maximising On Time In Full (OTIF) the Supply Chain Analyst will ensure supplier performance by: Managing exceptions, supplier scorecards and PO’s for business critical customer orders.

 

What you will do:

Working in a highly cross function manner you will interact with Suppliers, Demand Planners, Procurement, Operations, Logistics, Sales and Marketing. Utilising your strong supply chain knowledge, advanced IT systems usage and general business acumen to drive the supply chain performance and success of the overall business. 

  • Identify, solve and reduce supply chain issues using data mining
  • Prepare Power BI supply chain reports for the board of directors
  • Support multiple, global supply chain projects across the end to end function
  • Reduce manual low / non value added forecasting by automating data scrapes and exception reporting
  • Analyse Logistics performance, identify ways to improve OTIF performance and increase CS ratings
  • Support business units to solve stock issues, implement new inventory management processes and procedures
  • Drive automation through CI and work stream planning
  • Generally seek to reduce outdated, manual ways of working and help to modernise the overall supply chain

 

Whom we are looking for:

  • Strong Supply Chain Knowledge and Advanced Excel and IT skills are essential
  • Ideally suited to jobseekers with industry Specific Supply Chain, Logistics or Purchasing Degrees
  • Qualifications such as APICs or CIPS is advantageous
  • Demonstrable understanding of: Demand Planning, Logistics, Imports, Stock, Inventory etc.
  • Highly IT literate: Advanced Excel, Power BI, SQL, ERP systems etc
  • Excellent analytical skills: Big Data, Mining of Data Pools
  • Able to take historical data and turn it into supply chain presentations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You MUST be able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions
  • Be currently residing in the UK, overseas applicants will not be considered

 

What’s on offer:

Salary in the region of £35 - £40K, full remote/hybrid work policy. Offices in various UK locations

The chance to join a market leading, global organisation who offer exceptional career prospects

Supply Chain Analyst

Supply Chain Analyst required to join our client, a global company, on a permanent basis. Fully remote role with offices in multiple UK locations. Salary in the region of £30 - 40K with benefits including a bonus.

The Supply Chain Analyst joins the Thames Valley Based Centre of Excellence Function, within the Inventory Team to support global Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement projects. Within this complex role you will provide Inventory support to multiple countries for a large portfolio of SKUs.

Responsible for managing Inbound Inventory and maximising On Time In Full (OTIF) the Supply Chain Analyst will ensure supplier performance by: Managing exceptions, supplier scorecards and PO’s for business critical customer orders.

What you will do:

  • Working in a highly cross function manner you will interact with Suppliers, Demand Planners, Procurement, Operations, Logistics, Sales and Marketing. Utilising your strong supply chain knowledge, advanced IT systems usage and general business acumen to drive the supply chain performance and success of the overall business. 
  • Identify, solve and reduce supply chain issues using data mining
  • Prepare Power BI supply chain reports for the board of directors
  • Support multiple, global supply chain projects across the end to end function
  • Reduce manual low / non value added forecasting by automating data scrapes and exception reporting
  • Analyse Logistics performance, identify ways to improve OTIF performance and increase CS ratings
  • Support business units to solve stock issues, implement new inventory management processes and procedures
  • Drive automation through CI and workstream planning
  • Generally seek to reduce outdated, manual ways of working and help to modernise the overall supply chain

 

Who we are looking for:

  • Strong Supply Chain Knowledge and Advanced Excel and IT skills are essential
  • Ideally suited to jobseekers with industry Specific Supply Chain, Logistics or Purchasing Degrees
  • Qualifications such as APICs or CIPS is advantageous
  • Demonstrable understanding of: Demand Planning, Logistics, Imports, Stock, Inventory etc.
  • Highly IT literate: Advanced Excel, Power BI, ERP systems etc
  • Excellent analytical skills: Big Data, Mining of Data Pools
  • Able to take historical data and turn it into supply chain presentations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You MUST be able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions
  • Be currently residing in the UK, overseas applicants will not be considered

What’s on offer:

A generous benefits package including bonus

Full remote / Hybrid work policy. Offices in London, Thames Valley, Derby

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