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Interim Head of Indirect Procurement

Our client is a very successful FMCG manufacturing business producing well-known brands.  They have retained Langley to find an Interim Head of Indirect Procurement  to lead a small team.  The role will be home based initially with some travelling to sites (including London) & around the UK as Covid restrictions are eased.  The role reports to the CPO and will have particular emphasis on the following category areas:  HR, Professional Services and Travel & Expenses categories. 

You will have the following:

  • Deep category experience of the HR, Professional Services and T& E Categories of spend – please do not apply if you do not have this experience!
  • The ability to develop and deliver source/category plans in these areas
  • Team leader skills – leading , developing and mentoring
  • A high level of influencing and communication skills
  • Ideally you will have delivered in an FMCG manufacturing environment
  • Resilient – able to deliver and change ways of working, taking key stakeholders with you
  • Ideally CIPS qualified or equivalent, degree level
  • Act as a role model for the rest of the team – not interested in the glory

This will be an immediate start (6 month contract initially) and a competitive day rate is offered dependent on experience . 

For further information please email your CV, availability and last/current day rate to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7696/INTERIM/CL.

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

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, HR procurement, professional services procurement, Travel & Expenses Procurement,  Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

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 Buyer - Packaging

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a global manufacturing business to find a Category Manager – Packaging to manage all packaging spend for the UK site.  Product areas include corrugated packaging, cellophane, sleeves and ribbons etc.  You will be capable of development in the role which initially will be systems based and will involve liaison with the warehouse, suppliers, internal stakeholders and others.

 

You will report to the UK Procurement Manager and the role may involve some travelling.  The role is based in Hertfordshire.

 

You will have the following:

  1. Ideally have some knowledge of some packaging procurement (although not essential) and used to working in a manufacturing environment
  2. Have a ‘can do’ attitude with excellent communication skills
  3. Tenacious and resilient under pressure – a completer finisher
  4. Proven ability to work well as part of a team
  5. Be able to use and learn about planning systems – computer savvy
  6. Good negotiation skills with a commercial approach
  7. Be willing to learn and develop yourself further
  8. Ideally of graduate calibre and be studying or be willing to study for CIPS qualifications

 

In return for your skills & experience a salary of up to £30-40k is offered plus benefits.

For further information please email your CV and full package details to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7660/CL

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

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Packaging Procurement, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

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 Proc Manager - manufacturing

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a global manufacturing business to find an Interim Manager to support a number of manufacturing related procurement projects including MRO, capex, IT system buying etc.  The role involves delivery of 20+ projects with the agenda of improving the contracts including costs, risk, specification delivery etc. You will  report to the Procurement Director and the role may involve some international travel.  The role is based in Hertfordshire with some home working available.

 

You will have the following:

  1. Deep knowledge and experience in a range of category areas - a good all rounder is needed.
  2. Be self standing and able to deliver without much support – gets things done!
  3. Excellent negotiation, contract drafting and delivery skills - has a clear understanding of what a good procurement process looks like and can deliver it 
  4. Excellent communication skills – able to work with internal & external stakeholders at all levels. A good influencer
  5. A team player – not interested in the glory, but who will drive to get results
  6. Ideally of graduate calibre and CIPS qualified

In return for your skills & experience a competitive day rate is offered.

Interested? Please email your CV and last/current day rate or package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7662/CL

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

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Capital equipment buying, capex, infrastructure procurement, contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

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 Proc Manager - Air Freight

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a global manufacturing business to find an Interim Manager to review their global air & sea freight spend.  This process will involve the development of a longer term category plan with detailed analysis of spend with 3rd parties, benchmarking & review of current contracts, drawing up RFI/RFQ’s if required and working down their supply chains to elicit benefits.

You will report to the Procurement Director and the role will involve some international travel.  The role is based in Hertfordshire although currently there is some home working available.

You will have the following:

  1. Deep knowledge and experience in managing the air & sea freight category with proven evidence of delivering in this category
  2. Excellent programme and project manager experience
  3. The ability to work strategically and tactically to develop and implement the category plan – not frightened to get into the detail but able to helicopter up strategically
  4. Excellent analysis skills including use of Excel spreadsheets and other tools
  5. Excellent communication skills – able to work with Board level stakeholders and senior people in key current and potential suppliers. A good influencer
  6. A team player – not interested in the glory, but who will drive to get results
  7. Excellent negotiation skills with a developed and balanced commercial approach
  8. Ideally of graduate calibre and CIPS qualified

In return for your skills & experience an appropriate day rate is offered.

Interested? Please email your CV and last/current day rate or package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7661/CL

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

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Logistics Procurement, Air Freight, Sea Freight, Procurement, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

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.

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