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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 Manager

Our client is a leading brand that is  currently looking for a specialist Category Manager - HR & Consultancy & Travel. The Category Manager will report into the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in HR, Professional Services & Travel categories.

You will work closely with the HR department to run tendering processes, 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 with an amazing brand.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of HR, Professional Services & Travel
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience working in blue chip organisations.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • 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.
  • MCIPS qualified is mandatory

 

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details and current/last package without delay to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7665/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Category Managers in the London area and in the UK.  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, HR Procurement, Professional Services Procurement, Legal Services Procurement, Consultancy, 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.

 

Purchasing Category Manager

Langley Search & Interim is seeking multiple Category Buyers to manage Direct spend for a large FMCG Food manufacturing client to be based within the Group Procurement function.

These roles are initially to be offered for a period of 8 months on a fixed term contract basis. Based remotely, you will be home based with occasional UK based travel required to manufacturing sites.

You will manage direct procurement across a category within Packaging / Food / Ingredients and be involved within multiple sites across the Group.

Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated and you will be able to provide evidence of the success that you deliver.  Procurement is well established internally and there is a huge opportunity to deliver value for money (above and beyond just savings) including supporting innovation and risk management.  Key to success will be your ability to build strong relationships across multiple sites and functional areas with credibility - building strong relationships with the supply base (and customers) will also be essential.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Negotiate contract terms with the supplier base

Credibly manage, demonstrate and deliver against category source plans including packaging/food/ingredients areas.  A knowledge of the supply base in these areas may be beneficial.  

A good communicator – able to influence and work remotely with key stakeholders at all levels.

Support the procurement function and broader business to make informed and market leading decisions within the categories to become a key supply partner and gain competitive advantage

Develop and improve ethical and responsible sourcing to align environmental, price and quality factors into a best practice sourcing model

Partner with suppliers to build collaborative and integrated joint strategies and processes

Identify supply risks and threats, build contingency plans to meet rapidly changing customer demands and minimise supply risk

About you:

Ideally you will have CIPS or be studying for this qualification and be of graduate calibre

(You must be able to travel across the UK)

Strong FMCG / Food Procurement Direct spend experience within packaging or ingredients categories

Able to start work immediately or at short notice

Happy to accept and commit to an 8 month Fixed Term contract based assignment

Whats on offer:

An 8 month fixed term contract

Pro rata salary in the region of £35,000 to £50,000 per annum

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to toby.beech@langleysearch.com quoting TB/7694

Langley Search & Interim (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

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