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Commercial/Procurement Director

Langley Search & Interim has been retained by a global professional services company to find a Commercial/ Procurement Director.

You should have the following:

  1. A deep understanding of how Financial Services operates including regulatory issues, remediation/customer claims, auditing, M&A, etc.
  2. Senior procurement experience in Financial Services. You will have the knowledge & understanding of A the way procurement/commercial teams operate in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses.
  3. Deep experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Professional Services  or Services Category areas may be advantageous
  4. 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
  5. The skills to develop and lead a small team reporting to you and act as an appropriate role model.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Of degree calibre, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable.

 

Ideally this role will be based out of London although other locations will be considered. Considerable flexibility around working location is offered although part of the week will be London based.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7655/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Commercial Director, Procurement Directors, CPO, Chief Procurement Officers, SVP Procurement, VP Procurement, Chief Supply Officers in London & Other locations in the UK and internationally.

 Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Financial Services, Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to 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.

IT Category Manager - France

My client a leading Technology company based in Paris, France. They are currently looking for a specialist IT Sourcing Manager to join their team. Reporting into the CPO, you would be helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their IT contract portfolio. You will help the team with delivering strategic and tactical IT procurement projects in IT categories with an emphasis on cloud & digital.

You will work closely with the CTO to run tendering processes, IT contract negotiations and with ongoing vendor management. You will immediately be 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!

Key Skills:

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Software, Cloud & Digital
  • 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
  • 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 immediately to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7629.

Langley Search & Selection (www.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 Buyer - Indirects

Category Buyer – Indirects

My client is a leading Technology company, based in Paris, France. They are looking for an experienced and influential procurement professional to improve and drive best practice across their indirect portfolio: which includes Real Estate, Facilities Management, Travel & Fleet, Training & Professional Services.

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

The successful candidate will experience of working within a developed procurement function. You would also be able to rapidly source information, engage with key stakeholders, analyse spend, create workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions, and more strategic procurement with a focus on a number of different indirect spends.

You will also have 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:

  • Indirect Procurement experience
  • Experience analysing and reporting data
  • Experienced in creating formal strategic procurement plans for complex and established function
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in French & English
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to and experience of 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 immediately to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7628.

Langley Search & Interim (www.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

IT Category Buyer - Paris

IT Category Buyer

My client a leading Technology company based in Paris, France. They are looking for an experienced and influential procurement professional to improve and drive best practice across their IT subcontracting portfolio: which includes IT services & managed services.

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

You will have experience of 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 spend.

 You will also have 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:

  • IT & Technology Procurement experience
  • Experience analysing and reporting data
  • Experienced in creating formal strategic procurement plans for complex and established function
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in French & English
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to and experience of 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 immediately to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7627.

Langley Search & Interim (www.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

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