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Head of Category Management

Our client is currently recruiting for a Head of Category Management to lead a team and be responsible for the strategic commercial direction for the Corporate, HR and Professional Services spend areas. This is a greenfield / brownfield opportunity that would suit procurement / commercial professionals who can work across the full category lifecycle and have a track record in developing category strategies (including make or buy), market engagement, senior stakeholder engagement and team leadership. With a significant spend, these roles offer the opportunity to deliver flexible, creative, innovative a leading edge solutions.

Key deliverables include:-

  • Team leadership and management, including coaching and capability development.
  • Deliver ‘best in class’ category management, through developing innovative category strategies that demonstrate a clear focus on delivering value with consideration to either make vs buy
  • Work collaboratively across a wide senior stakeholder community to develop category strategies that deliver value and are sustainable
  • Possess excellent communication and consultative skills to build strong relationships with stakeholders / suppliers.

About you

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

  • Strategic category management experience, ideally within either HR / People Services, Corporate or Professional Services spend
  • Ability to understand / map business processes and requirements, including looking at route cause analysis with a view to leading in-sourcing or out-sourcing category strategies
  • Outstanding stakeholder management skills, including ability to engage, influence and positively challenge in highly complex environments
  • Experience in leading, managing and developing the capability of commercial teams
  • A track record of thought leadership and transformation

This role attracts a salary of up to c£95k + bonus and can be contractually based out of either London, Bristol, Hampshire, Gloucestershire or Lanarkshire with the flexibility of home / office working.

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 info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7936NR.

Procurement Manager, Indirect Categories

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Category Manager or Senior Category Buyer to join this growing procurement team on the outskirts of London. 

Within your role as Category Manager, you’ll have responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the procurement cycle are planned and managed to meet the programme delivery timelines. 

About you

  • Experience managing end-to-end procurement across a broad range of indirect categories (e.g. Professional Services, HR, Marketing, Estates, FM) and you’ll have a commitment to Continuing Professional Development and Procurement Best Practice. 
  • A strong track record of successfully developing meaningful stakeholder engagement at all levels and across different business areas to implement and embed new ways of working.
  • You'll be familiar with competitive negotiation, and you’ll have excellent communication skills combined with the ability to work closely with your peers in delivering concurrent projects to tight deadlines. 
  • Previous experience in working in a regulated environment is desirable but not essential. 

The organisation operates a hybrid working model offering a minimum of 2 days working from home and a maximum of 3 days in the office per week and the opportunity to join a very professional and friendly public sector team where personal growth is actively encouraged.  

Please apply now for more details. 

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, FM & Property

We have a terrific opportunity available for a Procurement Manager, Category Manager or Procurement Specialist with FM & Property experience from within a public sector environment.

You will be responsible for providing commercial procurement services across a wide spectrum of FM & Property related activities. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain 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.

The organisation operates a hybrid working model offering a minimum of 3 days working from home and a maximum of 2 days in the office per week.

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 these specific category areas of spend.
  • You'll have the ability to influence and engage with stakeholders at varying degrees of seniority.
  • You'll have a solid understanding of your assigned category areas of spend (FM & Property), and you'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You’ll have knowledge and experience of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills.

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

Procurement Manager, Indirect Categories

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Category Manager or Senior Category Buyer to join this growing procurement team in East London. This is a permanent position which offers the hybrid working option of 2 days in the office per week.

Within your role as Category Manager, you’ll have responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the procurement cycle are planned and managed to meet the programme delivery timelines. 

About you

  • Experience managing end-to-end procurement across a broad range of indirect categories (e.g. IT, Professional Services, HR, Marketing, Estates, FM) and you’ll have a commitment to Continuing Professional Development and Procurement Best Practice. 
  • A strong track record of successfully developing meaningful stakeholder engagement at all levels and across different business areas to implement and embed new ways of working.
  • You'll be familiar with competitive negotiation, and you’ll have excellent communication skills combined with the ability to work closely with your peers in delivering concurrent projects to tight deadlines. 
  • Previous experience in working in a regulated environment is desirable but not essential. 

This is an opportunity to join a very professional and friendly public sector team where personal growth is actively encouraged.

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 Category Manager, Estates & FM

We have a terrific opportunity available for a Category Buyer or Category Manager with Estates & FM experience.

This is a position within an expanding public sector procurement function. The role will require the successful applicant to be in the office for 2-3 days per week, potentially less as things progress.

You will be responsible for providing commercial procurement services across a wide spectrum of Property, Estates & Facilities Management related activities, in addition to addressing some other indirect category areas of spend. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain 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 the ability to influence and engage with stakeholders at varying degrees of seniority. 
  • You'll have a solid understanding of your assigned category areas of spend and you'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You’ll have some knowledge and experience of Public Contract Regulations 2015. 
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills. 

All applications 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.

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

Procurement Business Partner

Procurement Business Partner – Central London based (mix of home / office working)

My client are looking to recruit a procurement professional to provide advice and guidance to stakeholders around procurement / contract management activities across spend areas such as Professional Services, IT, Estates etc. With a c£10m per annum influenceable spend, the Procurement Business Partner will be the go-to person for advice and guidance around effective commercial practices for both above and below threshold spend.

The successful candidate will ideally bring the following:-

  • Commercial procurement experience which could be form across any one of a number of categories / spend areas inc. HR, professional services, corporate, FM, construction, marketing, travel, social care etc.
  • Experience of working within a Public Sector procurement regulated (PCR2015 / OJEU) environment in a role such as a senior procurement officer, procurement manager or category manager
  • Great stakeholder engagement skills

Reporting in the Finance Director this is an excellent opportunity to take responsibility for developing procurement and contract management capability and attracts a salary of £45k+ bens.

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 7929NR

Procurement Business Partner

Interim Procurement Business Partner / Category Manager opportunity, likely to be up to end of March 2023, up to £570 per day (inside IR35), London based client (mix of home / office working).

If you have Public Sector procurement experience (PCR2015 / OJEU) within a Local Authority / Council environment coupled with the ability to write service scopes and specifications that can be taken to the market then this role could be for you. Areas to be re-contracted include travel, print and revenue collection.

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 7927NR

Procurement Manager, 12 month FTC

We have a terrific opportunity available with one of our public sector clients in London.  This is a brand-new hybrid role within an expanding procurement function requiring the successful applicant to be in the office for a maximum of 2 days per week.  The position is initially available on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.

You will be responsible for providing commercial procurement services across a wide spectrum of indirect categories. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain 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 the ability to influence and engage with stakeholders at varying degrees of seniority and complexity. 
  • You'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You’ll have some knowledge and experience of Public Contract Regulations 2015. 
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills. 

All applications 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.

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

Procurement Manager, CIPS Accredited Team

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Category Manager or Senior Category Buyer to join this award-winning public sector procurement team.  This is a 2 year fixed term contract opportunity offering hybrid working and the chance to gain some valuable experience working as part of a team which has accreditation to the CIPS Procurement Excellence Program.

 

Within your role as a Procurement Manager, you’ll have responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the procurement cycle are planned and managed to meet the programme delivery timelines. 

 

About you

  • Experience managing end-to-end procurement across a broad range of indirect categories (e.g. Professional Services, HR, IT, Estates, FM, Marketing) and you’ll have a commitment to Continuing Professional Development and Procurement Best Practice. 
  • A strong track record of successfully developing meaningful stakeholder engagement at all levels and across different business areas to implement and embed new ways of working.
  • You'll have excellent communication skills combined with the ability to work closely with your peers in delivering concurrent projects to tight deadlines. 
  • Previous experience in working in a regulated environment is desirable but not essential. 

 

This is an opportunity to join a very professional and friendly public sector team where personal growth is actively encouraged.  

 

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.

Senior Commercial Officer

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 ongoing 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 (jaggaer experience desirable)
  • An appreciation of social value in contracting and sustainable procurement
  • Excellent stakeholders engagement skills
  • Proven Public Sector procurement / knowledge of PCR2015 / 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 7873NR

 

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