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Procurement Category Manager

My client is looking to recruit a Procurement Category Manager to lead and influence commercial projects from a category strategy, sourcing and a supplier relationship management perspective. This is an opportunity to work for a growing organisation that has a dynamic and positive culture.

The successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Hands-on procurement / category management experience, ideally within the ICT / Professional Services spends areas. General indirects experience may also be considered
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders at a senior level to build strategic relationships to enable best practice procurement
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 is desirable (not essential)

Post-pandemic this role is likely to be a 50/50 mix of home / office based.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7697NR

Procurement Governance, Policy, Assurance and Best Practice Manager

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, are currently recruiting into a Procurement Governance, Policy, Assurance and Best Practice opportunity which will reach across a number of organisations and provide commercial support. 

Through cross functional working across a wide senior stakeholder community the successful candidate will provide strategic commercial assurance and business case advice for high value / risk, critical / complex projects.  

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert strategic commercial judgement and who like operate across a senior and high profile stakeholder community.

If you have experience of procurement / contract management within high value / complex programmes (infrastructure or construction experience is desirable) then this opportunity could be for you. A background of working with the Public Sector or within a regulated environment would also be beneficial.

This role attracts a salary of up to £74k + bonus and can be contractually based out of a number of offices across England with the flexibility of some home working.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7691NR.

 

Procurement / Commercial Policy, Governance and Best Practice Manager

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, are currently recruiting into a Procurement Policy, Governance and Best Practice opportunity which will reach across a number of commercial / procurement projects to provide commercial support. 

Through cross functional working across a wide senior stakeholder community the successful candidate will provide strategic procurement and commercial advice for high value / risk, critical / complex projects.  

Operating within a ‘Centre of Excellence’ style model, the successful candidate will establish and grow positive partnerships and advise across the full procurement lifecycle on matters such as strategy, commercial innovation, risk, assurance and ongoing contract management.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert commercial judgement as well excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

If you have experience of procurement / contract management within high value / complex programmes then this opportunity could be for you. A background of working with the Public Sector or within a regulated environment would also be beneficial.

This role attracts a salary of between £30 - £49k (depending on office location and qualifications) and can be contractually based out of a number of offices across England and Wales. This role will also allow for a significant amount of home working.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7690NR.

 

Project Manager - Spend Analytics

Job type: Project Manager – Spend Analytics

Location:  London

Our client is an FTSE 100 Media organisation, is looking for an experienced Project Manager – Spend analytics with in-depth experience collecting data, analysing data & presenting findings to C-suite stakeholders globally.

The suitable candidate will lead and coordinate the overall running of the project on a day-to-day basis. You will be the contact point between Procurement, Data teams & the wider business

Key Responsibilities of the Role

 

  • Work closely with the Procurement to roll out the project in a timely and organised manner;
  • Facilitate and coordinate the communications between technical stakeholders, Procurement & Data & Insights Team;
  • Manage and escalate issues, risks and queries as and when required;
  • Liaising with the internal Systems Development team regarding the implementation of user requirements, agreed workflow and reporting functions
  • Coordinating agreed processes
  • Providing regular reports
  • Supporting users in accessing information

 

The Candidate will have:

  • Previous experience as a Project Management on a Data Project
  • Experience working with users to further improve existing electronic data management processes and reporting
  • Highly skilled and significant experience in the use of Microsoft Office and other software associated with the manipulation of data and extraction of reports
  • Experience in gathering user requirements for IT systems under development
  • Experience liaising with internal and external Information Systems teams to establish the required processes.
  • Ideally has worked in a project-based environment and understands project management disciplines
  • Personal Qualities
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • An eye for detail
  • High standards of quality

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/7688.

Langley Search & Interm (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

Estates Category Manager

Our client, a prestigeous and well known organsiation, are seeking to recruit an Estates Procurement Category Manager –  based in Central London reporting to the Director of Procurement.

Ideally you will have procurement experience in the FM / Construction / Estates or related categories although other category backgrounds will be considered. Additionally private sector backgrounds will be considered.

You should have the following:

  • Experience of developing and implementing category plans for FM/Construction categories is preferred but not essential.
  • Knowledge of PCR15 regulations/OJEU or the ability to learn about these regulations to ensure good process
  • Excellent stakeholder development and relationship management skills
  • Ideally CIPS qualified (or studying for CIPS, which will be supported)
  • Articulate and a good communicator
  • Excellent technical skills including an understanding of contact law, good negotiation skills
  • Organised and has good planning skills

In return for your skills & experience a salary of £45k – £55k is offered for this role (including London weighting) plus benefits.

Interested? For further information please email your CV and current full last package/day rate to Christina.langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7687/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Category Managers in London and the rest of the UK & 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 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 skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, FM Procurement, ,Construction Procurement, Category Management, Services Procurement, , Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing, sourcing

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.

 

 

Interim Data Centre Category Manager - HOME BASED

My Client a leading Technology company are currently looking for a specialist Interim IT Sourcing Manager. The IT Sourcing Manager will report into the Head of IT 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 Infrastructure & Datacentre Spends.

You will work closely with the CTO & Head of IT Procurement to run tendering processes, IT contract negotiations and with 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.

The role will be based from home, working GMT+1 hours.

 

Skills required:

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Infrastructure & Datacentre
  • 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
  • Fluent in English and French.

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 without delay to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7670.

 

 

 

Procurement Manager

My client, a progressive Public Sector organisation with collaboration at the heart of everything they do, is looking to recruit a Procurement Manager to lead and influence projects from a commercial, category and sourcing perspective.

The successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Hands-on procurement / category management ideally within construction, environment or housing related spend areas.
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders at a senior level to drive and manage change and deliver the strategic priorities.
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 is essential.
  • CIPS / MCIPS qualifications are desirable although not essential.

This role will be a mix of home / office based with some SE England travel.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7659NR

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 7 working days.

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.

Category Lead - IT (Application Development & Management)

Langley is currently working with a high profile organization with a £multi-billion spend.

We are looking for a Category Lead – IT.  As a senior role, you would have full accountability for developing the Application Development & Management market, which will require a level of flair and innovation to support supplier and customers in all procurements resulting in compliant, ‘best value’ buying, ultimately producing continuous savings, benefitting the department.

The role will challenge your leadership skills and require you to bring consistency, direction and performance across your team, with detailed focus on stakeholder engagement, market analysis, driving market strategies and category growth.

As this is a senior opportunity within the department, successful candidates will need to have proven ability in Strategy Development, Operational Delivery or Customer Engagement.

The role can be based in either London or Norwich.

They are looking to pay up to £74k + 15% bonus.

For further information, please email Michael at Michael.Babatunde@langleysearch.com or call 07970714444.

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.

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