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Strategic Procurement Manager

My client, a progressive Public Sector organisation, is looking to recruit a Strategic Procurement Manager to lead projects from a commercial, category and sourcing perspective.

The successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Hands-on category management of ‘services’ spend areas, for example, either HR, professional services, corporate, FM, social care etc.
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders at a senior level to drive and manage change and deliver the strategic priorities.
  • Experience of leading, coaching, mentoring and development of staff would be desirable
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 is essential.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7652NR

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.

Senior Commercial Category Manager

Langley Search & Interim are delighted to be working on an exclusive basis with the DVSA to recruit three new Senior Commercial Category Managers to work out of either of their Bristol, Nottingham or Swansea offices.

Are you looking for a chance to develop and expand your commercial skillset?

Would you like to be an influential member of a new and exciting team that is focused on delivering end to end category management within the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

We have an exciting opportunity for three Senior Commercial Category Managers to join the DVSA's expanding category teams which oversees commercial categories such as Goods & Services, Fleet & Travel, Digital Services & Technology, Estates and Professional Services.

These opportunities have been created this year as part of the DVSA's continued transformation to a Category Management approach and the successful candidates will be responsible for delivery within at least one commercial category with a value of up to £100m.

Supported by the Head of Category Management, you can be based in either of the Bristol, Nottingham or Swansea offices and will be influential in creating positive working relationships across the whole of the DVSA.

Roles Responsibilities include:-

• Supporting the leadership team in the embedding of the DVSA commercial strategy and category management approach.
• Development, planning, delivery management and continuous improvement of at least one commercial category (Initially Goods & Services or Digital Service & Technology)
• Building close stakeholder relationships though providing commercial guidance and advice to the business in relation to a category management approach.

We are looking for commercial professionals with experience of procurement, contract management and perhaps some exposure to a category management environment. You will be working across the full procurement lifecycle including pre-competitive supplier engagement, supplier selection, tender evaluations, contract award and ongoing contract management.

You will also ideally bring excellent stakeholder management and communication skills, with a track record of develop excellent working relationships, and ideally be experienced in public sector procurement (PCR2015 / OJEU). 

Recruitment campaign dates 

Advert close - 31st August 

Client shortlisting - from 1st September

Interviews / assessments - from 14th September 

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7648NR.

 

Workforce Category Lead

My Client a leading are currently looking for a specialist Category Lead with experience in Workforce/Contingent Labour. The Category Lead will report into the Deputy Director helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their Contingent Labour, Workforce, and temporary labour, contract portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic projects.

 

You will work closely with the rest of the team to run tendering processes, contingent labour & workforce 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.

 

Skills required:

 

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of recruitment, contingent labour and temporary labour
  • Experience drafting complex category strategies.
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • 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, contract implementations and life in HR departments
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • 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.
  • 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 7647/MB.

Langley Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment agency for Permanent HR Procurement roles in London

Take a look at our website; follow Langley on LinkedIn and Twitter @LangleySearch for more exciting procurement, purchasing and supply chain opportunities. 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 and provide valued career advice for candidates who seek new jobs.

Commercial Manager

Langley Search & Interim has been retained by a Global Professional Services Companyto find a Commercial Manager.  In this role you will support their bidding and post contract management process in the Public Sector including Infrastructure, Government  & Health Market Sectors and you will report to the Commercial Director.

This role will be responsible for:

  1. Leading/supporting negotiations with clients in the Public Sector in Infrastructure, Government and Health Sectors
  2. Influencing and up skilling key stakeholders  up to ‘C’ Level on how to approach negotiations and bid processes including running training programmes and producing thought leadership to shape the approach
  3. Identifying opportunities to improve commercial frameworks on current contracts and pitches

You should have the following:

  1. Deep commercial domain experience of the Government/Public Sector/Infrastructure or Health Sectors. You will have the knowledge & understanding of  the way procurement/commercial teams operate in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses (including regulated and PSR processes)
  2. Experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Professional Services  or Services Category areas may be advantageous
  3. Strong interpersonal/influencing & communication skills at ‘C’ level both internally and externally.
  4. A commercial sales and entrepreneurial orientation – 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.
  5. Be a proven strong negotiator who can improve profitability/margin whilst winning new business, increasing repeat business and the reputation of our client. Develop strategies for new bids that are critical for the business. Have worked successfully on projects with multi-million pound value and criticality
  6. Experience of shaping operating models to create a sustainable legacy that allows bids to be effectively challenged internally prior to submission
  7. 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 key locations will be considered including Leeds and Birmingham. Considerable flexibility around working location is offered.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7644/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Commercial Managers & Senior Category Managers in London, Birmingham & Leeds 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: Commercial Manager, Commercial Director, Category Managers, 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.

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.

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

Head of Telecommunications & Networks Procurement

My Client a leading Organisation are currently looking for a Head of Telecommunications and Networks Procurement. This role will report into the Director of Technology Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their telecommunications & network spend.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects. 

 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting exposure to high levels of spend and a diverse set of projects.

 

Skills required:

 

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Telecommunications & Network
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • 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 or equivalent and MCIPS
  • 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.
  • 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/7613.

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 Business Partner

Langley are looking for Procurement experts who have experience providing guidance, advice, and programme management for procurement activities and strategies.

We are looking for a candidate who can help support a team, in the effective delivery of the strategic sourcing plan for the department that they are responsible for, which will contribute to an overall savings plan.

For further information, please email info@langleysearch.com with your most recent CV.

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

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