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Procurement Business Partner

Langley Search & Interim is proud to be partnering exclusively with London Metropolitan University to recruit a Procurement Business Partner to join the team as it moves into the next exciting phase of its growth.

 

About The University

Transforming lives through excellent education

London Metropolitan University is a striving and ambitious institution committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education.

We are committed to making education available to people from all walks of life, creating and advancing social justice, social mobility and access to opportunity and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute to society, culture, public service, and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.

 

About The Post

We are looking to recruit a Procurement Business Partner who will be responsible for leading, developing and delivering category management strategy across all areas of Central Services indirect spend. 

Your responsibilities:

  • To act as a Business Partner providing procurement support and guidance to LMU stakeholders ensuring continuous high standards of delivery using an agile approach.
  • To assist the Head of Procurement in developing and implementing the corporate procurement policy and strategy in support of the University’s strategic plan.
  • To provide support, advice and guidance on financial governance, procurement regulations and UK/EU legislation.
  • To influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, establishing strong relationships, using a business partner approach, through regular clear communication, training, and support.
  • To assist in the development of a suite of guidance/process documentation in line with the Head of Procurement.
  • To assist in the design and preparation of the Procurement intranet pages to facilitate access to clear procurement guidelines and documentation in line with the Head of Procurement.
  • To apply commercial knowledge to support procurement activity providing stakeholders with information and innovative/creative solutions whilst ensuring compliance and best value for money at the highest standard of delivery.
  • To undertake quotation and/or tender exercises to assist the University’s purchasing team in procuring requirements using the University’s electronic tendering system. This will include preparation of tendering and supporting documentation for complex projects/contracts ensuring successful delivery from concept to completion and contract award.
  • To support cross category activity and provide cover for the Estates/IT Procurement Business Partners as and when required
  • To work in conjunction with the Head of Procurement to deliver continuous improvement and efficiencies of the procurement processes through analytical research of best practice.
  • Work with the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) on diverse category frameworks to ensure the University’s needs are met through taking part in evaluation exercises or attending commodity group meetings.

 

About You

  • You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about best practice procurement and committed to delivering results with high precision and accuracy.
  • You will category management experience in procurement within a higher education or related public sector procurement environment. 
  • You will be a proven influencer who naturally builds rapport and is comfortable developing strong relationships at a senior level. 
  • You will have expert-level negotiation skills with experience negotiating high profile contracts. 

 

Your Benefits

  • Hybrid working
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • LPFA (London Pensions Fund Authority) pension
  • Free employee eye tests and discounted spectacles through our eye care voucher scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan (after completing probationary period)
  • Tax-efficient salary sacrifice schemes for childcare vouchers, cycles and cycling equipment
  • A broad range of formal and informal development opportunities to enhance your career

 

Permanent / Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Location: Holloway (Tower Building/Remotely)

 

This position closes for applications on Thursday 20th October at 12pm and interviews will be held the following week (w/c Monday 24th October).

 

For further information please contact:

Simon Burr, Associate Director, Public Sector Practice | Langley Search & Interim | T: 0333 366 0839 | E: simon.burr@langleysearch.com

Head of Procurement

Langley Search & Interim is proud to be partnering exclusively with London Metropolitan University to recruit a Head of Procurement to lead the team into the next exciting phase of its growth.

 

About The University

Transforming lives through excellent education

London Metropolitan University is a striving and ambitious institution committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education.

We are committed to making education available to people from all walks of life, creating and advancing social justice, social mobility and access to opportunity and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute to society, culture, public service, and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.

 

About The Post

We are looking to recruit a Head of Procurement who will be responsible for leading, developing and delivering an outstanding procurement service to support budget holders using a business partnering approach that champions and supports the achievement of best value in procurement activities.

The successful candidate will support, encourage, and nurture excellent procurement and contract management practices across their immediate team and the wider stakeholder group. Applying your procurement knowledge combined with an understanding of the University’s needs and priorities, you will be able to advise, train and coach the team and others to ensure and inspire a high level of performance and high standards in contract management approaches.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will plan and design a strategic approach to operational delivery University-wide, improving levels of service to ensure optimal and consistent delivery.
  • You will deliver value for money through procurement activity, ensuring quality and timely delivery, risk management strategies accompanied by appropriate contracts.
  • You will keep up-to-date and will advise budget holders and other colleagues on statutory and regulatory procurement requirements.
  • You will take a proactive approach in preparing for procurement changes and developing new processes following the Green Paper consultation.
  • You will ensure all members of the procurement team undertake a stakeholder relationship management approach to achieve a high standard of continuity and service delivery.
  • You will develop the procurement pages on the LMU intranet to facilitate easy access to procurement documentation, guidance, and processes.
  • You will contribute to the review, design and improvement and update of all Procure-to-Pay systems and processes to better support decision-making.
  • You will identify training needs for the team and contribute to their development including mentoring, coaching and delivery of training sessions, demonstrating on-going commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • You will be responsible for maintaining the University’s procurement framework.
  • You will monitor and develop procurement processes to seek to deliver continuous improvement and efficiencies.
  • You will champion and support supplier due diligence, ethical attributes, and objectives in line with university objectives.
  • You will work with the University’s contract administrators and contracted providers to strive for continuous improvement in contractor performance.

 

About You

  • You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about best practice procurement and committed to delivering results with high precision and accuracy.
  • You will have procurement leadership experience and/or senior category management experience in procurement within a higher education or related public sector procurement environment. 
  • You will have experience of driving transformational change. 
  • You will be a proven influencer who naturally builds rapport and is comfortable developing strong relationships at a senior level. 
  • You will have expert-level negotiation skills with experience negotiating high profile contracts. 

 

Your Benefits

  • Hybrid working
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • LPFA (London Pensions Fund Authority) pension
  • Free employee eye tests and discounted spectacles through our eye care voucher scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan (after completing probationary period)
  • Tax-efficient salary sacrifice schemes for childcare vouchers, cycles and cycling equipment
  • A broad range of formal and informal development opportunities to enhance your career

 

Permanent / Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Location: Holloway (Tower Building/Remotely)

 

This position closes for applications on Thursday 20th October at 12pm and interviews will be held the following week (w/c Monday 24th October).

For further information please contact:

Simon Burr, Associate Director, Public Sector Practice | Langley Search & Interim | T: 0333 366 0839 | E: simon.burr@langleysearch.com

Procurement Officer

The Opportunity:-

My client is currently recruiting for a Procurement Officer level role to deliver tendering / sourcing activities for major housing construction, repairs and maintenance programmes.

Working for a London based client, the expectation is a mix of home working with office visits one / possibly two days per week.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • Ideally housing / construction / environment / repairs and maintenance related procurement experience gained from within a Local Authority / Council environment is desirable
  • Experience of contracting utilising the Public Sector procurement rules PCR2015 / OJEU
  • Great stakeholder relationship engagement skill / business partnering approach

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 7998NR

Category Manager

The Opportunity:-

My client is currently recruiting for a Construction Category Manager level role to deliver commercial strategies and tendering / sourcing activities for major housing construction, repairs and maintenance programmes.

Working for a London based client, the expectation is a mix of home working with office visits one / possibly two days per week.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • Housing / construction / environment / repairs and maintenance related procurement / category management experience gained from within a Local Authority / Council environment is desirable
  • Experience of contracting utilising the Public Sector procurement rules PCR2015 / OJEU
  • Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to deliver across multiple projects
  • Great stakeholder relationship engagement skill / business partnering approach

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 7999NR

Commercial Project Director - PFI / PPP

Our client, a consultancy style business in the PFI / PPP space, are currently recruiting for a Director level opportunity which will support a wide network of Public Sector organisations who have PFI / PPP contractual arrangements in place. This role offers the opportunity to be a thought leader across a number of organisations and the platform to influence and drive positive change / value for money. If you have a blend of commercial / project management / financial experience, with a deep knowledge of PFI contracts, then this role could be for you.

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of the following skills / experience: -

  • Deep knowledge of PFI contracts gained from either the Public Sector (client side), operator or consultant / contractor perspective
  • Background of delivering strategic procurement / contract management / supplier relationship management within PFI contracts
  • Good understanding of PFI project management and financial models
  • A collaborative / solution focussed stakeholder approach

These opportunity attracts a salary of up to £75k + bens and offers a home based contract with some mainland UK travel requirements.

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 7989NR

 

Commercial / Procurement / Contract Management opportunities

Commercial / Procurement / Contract Management opportunities – salary bandings between £37 - £55k + bens

My client, a logistics and supply chain transformation specialist, are looking to recruit a number of procurement professionals into their established tendering / sourcing team. The successful candidates will be responsible for running PCR2015 compliant tendering processes, across a wide variety of commodities, as well as delivering either policy / compliance / best practice or contract management.

The successful candidates will ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Hands-on end to end procurement / contract management experience
  • Experience of procuring a wide variety of goods / products which are company critical
  • eProcurement system experience
  • An appreciation of social value in contracting and sustainable procurement
  • Excellent stakeholders engagement skills
  • Proven Public Sector procurement / knowledge of PCR 2015 / OJEU with experience of above threshold procurements is desirable.
  • CIPS / MCIPS qualifications, or equivalent, are desirable.

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 7858NR

Senior Procurement Manager (IT and Estates / FM)

Salary up to c£55k + bens including excellent holiday allowance and pension. Thse opportunities also offer a very flexible home / office split and an output based culture for work / life balance.

My client is looking to recruit two procurement professionals to be responsible for category management across IT and Facilities Management (FM) / Estates. If you have procurement experience gained from within either the public or private sector, and would like to work for an organisation that offers a great package and work flexibility, then these roles could be for you. These vacancies also offer the opportunity to develop into a staff management role.

The successful candidate will ideally bring the following:-

  • Procurement / sourcing experience, ideally gained within a project delivery focussed environment.
  • Category management experience, ideally within either ICT or Estates / FM, but can from any service related spend areas such as HR, professional services, corporate, construction, marketing, travel, social care etc.
  • Experience of engaging and collaborating with internal stakeholders to deliver the strategic programmes and drive value.

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 7839NR

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

Construction / FM Procurement Manager

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 construction and/or Hard FM / Soft FM related 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.

Post-pandemic 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 email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7769NR.

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.

 

 

Category Lead - IT (Application Development & Management)

Langley is currently working with a high profile organization with a £multi-billion spend.

We are looking for a Category Lead – IT.  As a senior role, you would have full accountability for developing the Application Development & Management market, which will require a level of flair and innovation to support supplier and customers in all procurements resulting in compliant, ‘best value’ buying, ultimately producing continuous savings, benefitting the department.

The role will challenge your leadership skills and require you to bring consistency, direction and performance across your team, with detailed focus on stakeholder engagement, market analysis, driving market strategies and category growth.

As this is a senior opportunity within the department, successful candidates will need to have proven ability in Strategy Development, Operational Delivery or Customer Engagement.

The role can be based in either London or Norwich.

They are looking to pay up to £74k + 15% bonus.

For further information, please email Michael at Michael.Babatunde@langleysearch.com or call 07970714444.

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

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