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Indirect Category Manager

My client is a Fortune 500 Global Retail organisation based in Hertfordshire.  I am assisting them with an Indirect Category Manager. They are looking for someone to develop and assist with the Indirect categories.

Reporting to the Category Manager the role involves:

  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns with the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value to their business culture

You should have the following knowledge & experience:

  • Knowledge of relevant supply markets will be advantageous.  Personally, managed a wide range of areas of spend (e.g., Utilities, Energy, Logistics & Ticketing)
  • Excellent business knowledge and awareness
  • Evidence of working in a non-mandated environment and penetrating difficult areas of spend where there may have been significant initial stakeholder resistance
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Ideally, you should have the following skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills. 
  • The ability to coach.
  • 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
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills. 
  • Be of degree calibre and have MCIPS
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team

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/8059.

Langley Search & Selection (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 Manager - IT

My client is a Fortune 500 Global Retail organisation based in Hertfordshire.  I am assisting them with an IT Category. They are looking for someone to develop and assist with the IT category.

Reporting to the Category Manager the role involves:

  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns with the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value to their business culture

You should have the following knowledge & experience:

  • Knowledge of relevant supply markets will be advantageous.  Personally, managed a wide range of IT areas of spend (e.g., Data, AI, Software, Infrastructure & Hardware)
  • Excellent business knowledge and awareness
  • Evidence of working in a non-mandated environment and penetrating difficult areas of spend where there may have been significant initial stakeholder resistance
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Ideally, you should have the following skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills. 
  • The ability to coach.
  • 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
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills. 
  • Ideally, be of degree calibre 
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team

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/8057.

Langley Search & Selection (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

Procurement Lead

Are you interested in assisting the CFO with building a Greenfield Procurement function, adding value to the wider business, and making savings? If so, this is your chance!

Our client a leading Retail Organisation is looking for an experienced and influential procurement professional to develop and implement a Greenfield Procurement function on a 12-month FTC with a chance for the role to go permanent.

The Procurement Lead will report to the CFO and assist in building a robust best practice procurement function.

The culture of the company is open, professional, and accountable. This individual will have the responsibility of implementing strategic sourcing and category management. In addition, this individual will have experience building a function from Greenfield influencing and educating busy senior managers about best practice procurement.  

You will have experience developing procurement functions; in addition, experience sourcing across Indirect & Direct. Rapidly sourcing information, engaging with key stakeholders, analysing spend, and creating workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions.

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:

  • Ability to and evidence of rapidly coming to strong commercial conclusions.
  • Indirect Procurement experience.
  • Experienced in developing Greenfield strategic procurement plans.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong experience in making tangible savings and cost avoidance that affect the bottom line.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Skilled negotiator specifically within Indirect procurement.
  • Ability to and experience in 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 without delay to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7919.

Langley Search & Selection (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

 

Procurement Category Manager - Indirects

Want to add strategic value to a world-renowned luxury retail business? This is your chance, come and join them as a Procurement Category Manager!

My Client a world-renowned Luxury Retail organisation is currently looking for a specialist Procurement Category Manager. The Procurement Category Manager will report to the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio. This is a great opportunity to add value to an iconic organisation. You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in Indirect & Direct categories.

You will work closely with the business 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. 

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Indirect, security, travel & finance
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk
  • Create strategies that give the company an advantage during procurement negotiations. Monitor and reduce procurement costs while improving operating efficiency.

 

Experience Required:

  • Experience working in across indirect Indirect, security, travel & finance. 
  • Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company.
  • 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.

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/9720.

Langley Search & Selection (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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