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Category Manager - IT

 

Our client a leading FTSE 250 Information Technology company is looking for an influential procurement professional to improve and drive best practice across their procurement portfolio. The main categories of focus will be IT/Technology Services.

The culture of the company is open, professional, and accountable. This individual will have the responsibility of evolving and implementing strategic sourcing and category management. In addition, this individual will have experience influencing and educating busy senior managers about best practice procurement.  

You will have experience working within a developed procurement function; rapidly sourcing information, engaging with key stakeholders, analysing spend, creating workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions and more strategic procurement with a focus on a number of different spends across IT & Technology.

 The ability to demonstrate the value of strategic procurement to the key stakeholders and provide evidence of cost savings via a more considered purchasing plan. 

Key Skills:

  • Manage contract performance of key suppliers, measuring performance and driving better supplier delivery in collaboration with internal stakeholders

 

  • Experience in a category management role, e.g., end-to-end sourcing and supplier management for IT & Technology spend

 

  • Ability to and evidence of rapidly coming to strong commercial conclusions

 

  • IT Procurement experience.

 

  • Experienced in creating formal strategic procurement plans for an established function.

 

  • Excellent communication skills

 

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

 

  • Skilled negotiator specifically.

 

  • Ability to and experience in influencing commercial decisions at board level

 

  • Strong Excel and IT skills are essential,

 

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/8026.

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.

 

Category Manager - Corporate Services

Our client a leading FTSE 250 Information Technology company is looking for an influential procurement professional to improve and drive best practice across their procurement portfolio. The main categories of focus will be Corporate Services.

The culture of the company is open, professional, and accountable. This individual will have the responsibility of evolving and implementing strategic sourcing and category management. In addition, this individual will have experience influencing and educating busy senior managers about best practice procurement.  

You will have experience working within a developed procurement function; rapidly sourcing information, engaging with key stakeholders, analysing spend, and creating workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions and more strategic procurement with a focus on a number of different spends across direct and indirect.

 The ability to demonstrate the value of strategic procurement to the key stakeholders and provide evidence of cost savings via a more considered purchasing plan. 

Key Skills:

  • Manage contract performance of key suppliers, measuring performance and driving better supplier delivery in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Experience in a category management role, e.g., end-to-end sourcing and /or supplier management for a specific category of indirect spend
  • Ability to and evidence of rapidly coming to firm commercial conclusions
  • Indirect/ Procurement experience.
  • Experienced in creating formal strategic procurement plans for an established function.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Skilled negotiator specifically.
  • Ability to and experience in influencing commercial decisions at the board level
  • Strong Excel and IT skills are essential,

 

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/8025.

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.

 

Manufacturing Director

A Manufacturing Director is sought for a technology manufacturing company located in West Suffolk. Salary up to £100K with benefits including car allowance, pension, bonus + more

The Director of Manufacturing oversees multiple global plants, which manufacture technically advanced products. Accountability for ensuring that health, safety, environmental, customer, quality, cost, and delivery requirements are met, you will also develop continuous improvement and technically advanced manufacturing principles

Ultimately you will maximise manufacturing output, increase company profitability and help to lead and develop the teams during a period of significant sales growth and business expansion

What you’ll be doing?

  • Responsible for leading group manufacturing you will ensure a high focus on Health, Safety and Wellness  by promoting a culture of safety first.
  • Ensure that all products are manufactured in a cost effective, quality, profitable and timely manner, in alignment with specifications and quality requirements.
  • Manage Production and Manufacturing departments, ensuring production output is consistently delivered.
  • Ensure environmental considerations, improvements and targets are at the heart of manufacturing operations. Lead and contribute to the ESG strategy and initiatives.
  • Implementation of new and advanced technology.
  • Responsible for the manufacturing budget, annual forecast, and CAPEX proposals.
  • Supervise CAPEX purchases, plant maintenance and facilities.
  • Ensure a continuous improvement culture, develop, and train Lean methodologies
  • Through personal example promote Codes of Conduct, ensure the team follows the Code and manage non-compliance.
  • Communicate and maintain good relationships with Unions

Whom we are looking for:

  • Successful applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment ideally with a blend of high-value, low-volume, and low value high volume, manual and automated global manufacturing operation.
  • Extensive multiple site manufacturing plant management success utilising Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen and CI methodologies
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, able to define long-term strategic goals
  • Commercial and Financial acumen, proficiency in managing budgets, forecasting and metrics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems experience
  • Willing to travel overseas once per quarter.
  • Knowledge of IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO standards
  • Spanish language is a plus.
  • Management of an ESG manufacturing strategy is beneficial
  • Already based in the UK, eligible to remain on an indefinite basis and are willing to work onsite full time

Global Professional Services Sourcing Manager

My Client an FTSE 100 Technology organisation is currently looking for a Global Professional Services Category Manager. The Global Professional Services Category Manager will report to the Procurement Director helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their professional services, & HR portfolio.  

The Category Lead will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. It is an exciting time to join the business.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience technology, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of consultancy, legal, tax, HR and Audit
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of the project lifecycle, contract implementations.
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to MBA or equivalent and MCIPS
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player and a good networker who will add value to any team.

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/7994.

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

Global Marketing Sourcing Manager

My client, an FTSE 100 Technology organisation is currently looking for a specialist Global Marketing Sourcing Manager.  The Global Marketing Sourcing Manager will report to the Procurement Director, helping internal stakeholders gain the best value from their Marketing contract portfolio. 

 

You will work closely with a number of global CMOs across the organisation and run tendering processes, marketing 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 wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience marketing, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • Marketing sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of ATL, BTL, Digital, Media and Print
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • 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

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.  The ability to coach and develop.
  • 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 more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7993.

Langley Search & Selection (langleysearch.com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing fields.  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

IT Category Lead

My Client a leading Media organisation is currently looking for a specialist IT Category Lead. The IT Category Lead will report to the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their IT contract portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical IT procurement projects in IT categories with an emphasis on cloud & digital.

You will work closely with the CTO/CIO to run tendering processes, IT 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 wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience technology, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of software, Cloud & Digital
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of the project lifecycle, IT implementations and life in IT departments
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the technology sector would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.  The ability to coach and develop.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player and a good networker who will add value to any team.

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/7985.

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

 

Senior Procurement Manager - Germany

 

My client is a Global Customer Service & BPO organisation based in Berlin.  They are looking for a Senior Procurement Manager in Germany with indirect sourcing expertise. This is a very exciting opportunity for the right individual to join them, set up a function in the region and manage the corporate services spend in a leading organisation.

Reporting to the EMEA 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. 
  • Develop sourcing strategies & create a network of vendors for the country/region
  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns to the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value within 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, FM, 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 of 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
  • German & English speaking essential

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7882.

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 - UK

My client is a Global Customer Service & BPO organisation based in the West Midlands.  They are looking for a Procurement Manager in the UK 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 EMEA 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. 
  • Develop sourcing strategies & create a network of vendors for the country/region
  •  
  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns to the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value within 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//7881.

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.

 

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