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HR Commercial Lead (People Services/ Workforce)

Langley is currently working with a high profile organization with a £multi-billion spend. We are looking for a Category Manager – Workforce / People Services.

This role would suit a commercially minded Procurement professional who has great stakeholder relationship skills, and has operated at a strategic level across any areas of the HR Category, such as recruitment or contingent labor, apprenticeship training, occupational health or L&D.

Key deliverables for the role include:

  • Deliver ‘best in class’ category management through developed innovative category, product and sourcing strategies that demonstrate a clear focus on customer service and deep market insight
  • Work collaboratively to develop products and services that deliver value to stakeholders and are sustainable
  • Possess excellent communication and consultative skills to build strong relationships with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Delivered strategic supplier management that enhanced category and supplier performance

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

  • In- depth category management / procurement knowledge that has delivered outstanding value for money and strong commercial outcomes.
  • The ability to demonstrate the implementation of the latest category management methodology and a clear demonstration of staying abreast of latest category management market trends.
  • Proven experience in influencing senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Evidence of the ability to identify process improvements and successfully manage changes that deliver great commercial outcomes.
  • Strong leadership capability, being able to illustrate how to successfully lead a team or manage a project.

For further information, please email Barbie at Barbie.Rogers@langleysearch.com or call 07970794794.

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.

Visit our website at www.langleysearch.com, join our LinkedIn community at http://bit.ly/1MzkDeV for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities.

As the leading niche recruiter of end-to-end Supply Chain, Procurement and Operational Excellence jobs, we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates. For more assistance with your job search, please refer to our job-hunting guide: http://www.langleysearch.com/resources

 

Category Manager - Construction / Estates

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £billion spend, is currently recruiting for a Category Manager (Estates). This role would suit candidates who are excited by the opportunity to deliver c£100m high profile construction projects globally, without the need for extensive travel.

The role

Key deliverables for the role include:-

  • Provide leadership to the category team, managing talent to ensure the team has an extremely high level of category expertise and procurement capability
  • Responsible for delivery of a wide range of construction projects around the globe.
  • Provide guidance to regional procurement teams on category specific projects
  • Own and drive Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) within the category

About you

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

  • Extensive Commercial/Procurement experience in Estates / Construction category, ideally with NEC experience.
  • The ability to demonstrate the implementation of the latest Category Management methodology and a clear demonstration of staying abreast of latest Category Management market trends
  • Proven experience in influencing and negotiating with Senior Internal and External stakeholders
  • Strong leadership capability, being able to illustrate how to successfully lead a team or manage a project.

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7626NR.

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.

As the leading niche recruiter of end-to-end Supply Chain, Procurement and Operational Excellence jobs, we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates. For more assistance with your job search, please refer to our job hunting guide: http://www.langleysearch.com/resources

Procurement and Commercial Manager

The opportunity

Working for a Local Authority the successful candidate will be part of the senior management team and have overall responsibility for commercial procurement activity across a number of diverse spend areas including HR, ICT, Fleet and Transport. This is an excellent opportunity to lead a developing team who are focussed on driving a culture of delivering value for money and social value.

Key deliverables include:-

  • Lead and develop a dynamic commercial procurement team through inspirational leadership and playing an active role in the creation and monitoring of bespoke staff development plans.
  • Provide expert advice on procurement strategies, business plans, tender processes and contract management practices.
  • Lead engagement with internal and external stakeholders to drive collaboration, best practice sharing and value for money outcomes.
  • Oversee contract management assurance reviews to ensure appropriate procurements and contracts from across all tiers are meeting business plans and agreed strategic outcomes. Lead assurance of complex and high value procurements and contracts.
  • Establish key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to all aspects of commercial procurement including measuring actual performance against targets and presenting results to Senior Management.

About you:-

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of:-

  • Extensive experience and successful track record leading a commercial procurement area operating in a diverse range of categories covering high risk, high value and complex spend. 
  • Strong commercial leadership and judgement with a well-developed ability to identify and achieve efficiencies.
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sector.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to be collaborative and nurture a team-working spirit.

 

For further information please submit your details in a Microsoft Word format to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7625NR

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 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.

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 5 working days

 

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

Luton Council - Corporate Procurement Service opportunities

Luton Council – Corporate Procurement Service opportunities

Procurement Manager X 2 - £38,813 - £41,675 + £2500 market supplement + £3203 car allowance

The Procurement Manager opportunities come with an excellent benefits package including a Local Authority pension scheme, attractive holiday allowance and the potential for flexible / home working. You will also benefit from investment in training and development, and the opportunity to shape your career in an environment where procurement is front and centre in shaping and delivering the commercial strategies that will drive a positive impact for the local economy and community.

The Opportunity:-

We are working exclusively with our client, Luton Council, to recruit into two Procurement Managers roles that have been created as part of a key council 5 year strategy to deliver “Prosperity thorough Procurement”. This is an exciting time to join Luton Council’s procurement function, who are on a journey to deliver real and tangible positive benefits to the residents of Luton.

Lead by the Service Manager Procurement, the teams’ deliverables include:-

  • Driving a commercial approach to contracting across the Council, in line with PCR2015  and internal governance
  • Working collaboratively with other local public sector “anchor” institutions to maximise the impact that procurement activity can have on the communities of Luton and surrounding areas
  • Development of a robust Social Value framework that aligns economic development, inclusive growth and our priority to eradicate poverty.
  • Developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrating a robust strategic, commercial and collaborative approach.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

Hands-on experience / demonstrable understanding and working experience of PCR2015 / OJEU ideally gained from working across a number of category spend areas/directorates.

In conjunction with this, core competencies include:-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sectors.
  • Experience of identifying / delivering cashable savings and value opportunities through creative and effective commercial practices
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work across a number of different spend areas.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to be collaborative and nurture a team-working spirit.
  • Proven line management skills (direct or matrix management) with the ability to develop individual team members
  • MCIPS certification or working towards MCIPS or relevant experience working within a professional / commercial procurement environment.

For further information on these opportunities please submit your CV to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336. All direct applications will be forwarded on to Nathan Ramsay, Director of Public Sector Practice at Langley Search & Interim.

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 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.

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 5 working days

Category Manager - Indirects & IT

Category Manager – Indirect & IT Related Services.

Full time

Southern Germany

I am working with a global medical devices company. Their healthcare products and solutions make an impact in millions of people’s lives around the world on a daily basis – in hospitals, in clinics, and at home. They are a growing company with over 200 years of company history and span across over 30 countries.

They believe that health can empower people to make a positive difference in the world, and that it is something worth going further for!

I am looking for a Category Manager for Indirect & IT Related Services, reporting into the VP of Indirects within a motivated and helpful team.

You would be responsible for:

  • Manage the end to end strategic sourcing process of IT procurement, with a primary focus on Software, IT Professional & Managed Services, Infrastructure, Telecoms
  • Identify and deliver business benefits aligned to assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation
  • Engage and build strategic relationships with key senior stakeholders and business partners
  • Understand the business requirements of key stakeholders and business partners and position the Procurement value proposition and deliver on the needs of key stakeholders and business partners through creation and execution of global sourcing strategies
  • Ensure financial benefit delivered is recognized by affected stakeholder communities and Finance groups to allow benefit capture and transparent decision making on how benefits are allocated by the business units, in line with the Spend Management Framework
  • Creation of the contracts with selected providers
  • Building and leading effective strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Driving sustainable value for the business from key supplier relationships


They are looking to pay up to 75k in Euros plus package.

For further information on this opportunity please submit your CV to Barbie.Rogers@langleysearch.com and I'd be happy to provide more information!

 

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 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.

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 5 working days

Global Director of Procurement

Langley Search & Interim is working with an unusual global organisation that is looking for a Global Director of Procurement based out of Manchester/London managing a team based in 5 locations globally. 

You will lead a professional procurement function that has been built over the last 3 years providing leadership, governance and strategic guidance on a global scale, continuing to embed category management and ‘best practice’ processes.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Experience of successful delivery in a complex matrix environment working globally and cross-culturally
  • Able to provide the vision and leadership toa diverse and large procurement team
  • A deep understanding of Category Management processes and methodology
  • Evidence of delivery of savings and added value benefits to previous employers
  • Ability to travel freely

In return for your expertise a salary of up to c. £80 - 90k is offered plus excellent benefits

For further information please email your CV, availability and full package details to us quoting 7618/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Directors of Procurement, Global Directors of Procurement, CPOs, Head of Procurements in the London/Manchester/UK area   Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent procurement 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 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.

Key words:  Head of Procurement, CPO, Global Procurement Director, Procurement Director

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.

 

Assistant Head of Commercial - Contract Management

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, is currently recruiting for an Assistant Head of Commercial – Contract Management to lead a dedicated team that is responsible for providing contract management and supplier relationship management through creative commercial leadership, advice and support as well as developing effective relationships across a senior stakeholder community.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence across an influential power base, that will suit candidates that have a background in high value / high complexity contract management as well as proven leadership and team development experience in conjunction with excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7617NR.

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.

Take a look at our website at www.langleysearch.com, join our LinkedIn community at http://bit.ly/1MzkDeV for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities.

As the leading niche recruiter of end-to-end Supply Chain, Procurement and Operational Excellence jobs, we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates. For more assistance with your job search, please refer to our job hunting guide: http://www.langleysearch.com/resources

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