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Category Officer

The Opportunity:-

Oxfordshire based client - one day a month in office (with flexibility for other days)

My client is currently recruiting for three Category Officer level roles to deliver tendering / sourcing / procurement activities across the FM, HR & professional services and Social Care spend areas.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • Experience of sourcing / tendering / contracting utilising the Public Sector procurement rules PCR2015 / OJEU
  • Experience of either FM, corporate services, consultancy, adult & childrens social care spend areas is desirable (not essential)
  • 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 8096NR

 

Contract Manager

Oxfordshire – 2 days per week in office

My client are currently looking to recruit into a newly created Contract Manager post which will be responsible for a number of key high risk / value / complexity contracts. The successful candidate will develop strategic contract management policies and procedures which will drive efficiencies, value for money and savings.

The successful candidate will ideally have the following experience:-

  • A background in contract management, gained within the social care arena (adults / childrens / public heath). This can be either from a client or supplier perspective.
  • A strategic and commercial outlook with the ability to challenge the ethos and continually seek service improvements. This experience could be gained from either a procurement, commissioning or contract management or supplier angle.
  • The ability to build strong stakeholder and supplier relationships

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)333 366 0839 quoting 8095NR.

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.

Category Manager

The Opportunity:-

My client is currently recruiting for an interim Construction Category Manager level role to deliver the commercial strategy / implementation of a framework solution that will cover areas such as new build, repairs and maintenance, capital works etc.

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

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • Housing / construction / environment / repairs and maintenance related procurement / category management experience, ideally gained from within a Local Authority / Council environment is desirable
  • Experience of contracting utilising the Public Sector procurement rules PCR2015 / OJEU
  • Experience in the strategy formation, procurement and delivery of a framework solution
  • 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 8041NR

Procurement Manager

Our client is currently recruiting for a Procurement Manager to work within category focussed team which will deliver complex, strategic & innovative commercial projects within the corporate spend area (including ICT Technology). This role will have influence across the full commercial lifecycle from strategy to sourcing and award and also post contact management, and also bring line management opportunities.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • Category Manager level experience, across either goods or services, which can be from either the public or private sector
  • A commercial approach, with the ability to challenge the ethos, influence and deliver best value
  • A pro-active business partnering / stakeholder engagement approach, across both internal clients and the supplier community.

Package

Salary banding of up to £50k, with excellent benefits. My client also offers very flexible working with 1-2 days per week in the office.

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 8050NR

 

Procurement & Contracts Manager

We have a terrific opportunity available for an ambitious procurement professional who has experience working within the UK Public Sector. You will ideally be on your CIPS journey already and be looking to achieve full MCIPS accreditation.  Full CIPS sponsorship is available as part of the package, along with an annual performance and loyalty bonus, contributory pension (LGPS) + wellbeing cash plan and an assortment of other benefits.

This is a position within an expanding procurement function. You will be responsible for providing pre- and post-contract commercial procurement services a number of key areas of the FM spend portfolio, to include Maintenance, Cleaning, Lettings, Goods & Services, Fire Equipment, First Aid Supplies etc. In doing so, you will ensure that the procurement objectives of the department are achieved consistently and in support of the strategic plan and vision. You will also be tasked with developing and managing a number of key supplier relationships to ensure value for money and provide technical expertise in executing end-to-end procurement processes.

Your profile and background

  • You'll have experience of the full end-end-end tendering process and you'll be able to provide examples where you have achieved significant savings across specific category areas of spend
  • You'll have a solid understanding of indirect procurement, in areas such as FM and Professional Services and you'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You’ll have good knowledge and experience of working within the Public Contract Regulations 2015 guidelines and using the Find a Tender service
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills, who can build good relationships internally with your stakeholders.

The role will require the successful applicant to be in the office for 3 days per week, with two designated work-from home days.  The office is located in central Croydon with excellent transport links.

Please get in touch for more details.  All applications and enquiries meeting the above criteria will be carefully considered.

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.

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

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

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