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HR Commercial Lead (People Services/ Workforce)

Langley is currently working with a high profile organization with a £multi-billion spend. We are looking for a Category Manager – Workforce / People Services.

This role would suit a commercially minded Procurement professional who has great stakeholder relationship skills, and has operated at a strategic level across any areas of the HR Category, such as recruitment or contingent labor, apprenticeship training, occupational health or L&D.

Key deliverables for the role include:

  • Deliver ‘best in class’ category management through developed innovative category, product and sourcing strategies that demonstrate a clear focus on customer service and deep market insight
  • Work collaboratively to develop products and services that deliver value to stakeholders and are sustainable
  • Possess excellent communication and consultative skills to build strong relationships with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Delivered strategic supplier management that enhanced category and supplier performance

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of the following:

  • In- depth category management / procurement knowledge that has delivered outstanding value for money and strong commercial outcomes.
  • The ability to demonstrate the implementation of the latest category management methodology and a clear demonstration of staying abreast of latest category management market trends.
  • Proven experience in influencing senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Evidence of the ability to identify process improvements and successfully manage changes that deliver great commercial outcomes.
  • Strong leadership capability, being able to illustrate how to successfully lead a team or manage a project.

For further information, please email Barbie at Barbie.Rogers@langleysearch.com or call 07970794794.

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

 

Category Manager - Construction / Estates

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £billion spend, is currently recruiting for a Category Manager (Estates). This role would suit candidates who are excited by the opportunity to deliver c£100m high profile construction projects globally, without the need for extensive travel.

The role

Key deliverables for the role include:-

  • Provide leadership to the category team, managing talent to ensure the team has an extremely high level of category expertise and procurement capability
  • Responsible for delivery of a wide range of construction projects around the globe.
  • Provide guidance to regional procurement teams on category specific projects
  • Own and drive Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) within the category

About you

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of the following:-

  • Extensive Commercial/Procurement experience in Estates / Construction category, ideally with NEC experience.
  • The ability to demonstrate the implementation of the latest Category Management methodology and a clear demonstration of staying abreast of latest Category Management market trends
  • Proven experience in influencing and negotiating with Senior Internal and External stakeholders
  • Strong leadership capability, being able to illustrate how to successfully lead a team or manage a project.

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7626NR.

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.

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

Procurement and Commercial Manager

The opportunity

Working for a Local Authority the successful candidate will be part of the senior management team and have overall responsibility for commercial procurement activity across a number of diverse spend areas including HR, ICT, Fleet and Transport. This is an excellent opportunity to lead a developing team who are focussed on driving a culture of delivering value for money and social value.

Key deliverables include:-

  • Lead and develop a dynamic commercial procurement team through inspirational leadership and playing an active role in the creation and monitoring of bespoke staff development plans.
  • Provide expert advice on procurement strategies, business plans, tender processes and contract management practices.
  • Lead engagement with internal and external stakeholders to drive collaboration, best practice sharing and value for money outcomes.
  • Oversee contract management assurance reviews to ensure appropriate procurements and contracts from across all tiers are meeting business plans and agreed strategic outcomes. Lead assurance of complex and high value procurements and contracts.
  • Establish key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to all aspects of commercial procurement including measuring actual performance against targets and presenting results to Senior Management.

About you:-

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of:-

  • Extensive experience and successful track record leading a commercial procurement area operating in a diverse range of categories covering high risk, high value and complex spend. 
  • Strong commercial leadership and judgement with a well-developed ability to identify and achieve efficiencies.
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sector.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to be collaborative and nurture a team-working spirit.

 

For further information please submit your details in a Microsoft Word format to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7625NR

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.

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

 

Luton Council - Corporate Procurement Service opportunities

Luton Council – Corporate Procurement Service opportunities

Procurement Manager X 2 - £38,813 - £41,675 + £2500 market supplement + £3203 car allowance

The Procurement Manager opportunities come with an excellent benefits package including a Local Authority pension scheme, attractive holiday allowance and the potential for flexible / home working. You will also benefit from investment in training and development, and the opportunity to shape your career in an environment where procurement is front and centre in shaping and delivering the commercial strategies that will drive a positive impact for the local economy and community.

The Opportunity:-

We are working exclusively with our client, Luton Council, to recruit into two Procurement Managers roles that have been created as part of a key council 5 year strategy to deliver “Prosperity thorough Procurement”. This is an exciting time to join Luton Council’s procurement function, who are on a journey to deliver real and tangible positive benefits to the residents of Luton.

Lead by the Service Manager Procurement, the teams’ deliverables include:-

  • Driving a commercial approach to contracting across the Council, in line with PCR2015  and internal governance
  • Working collaboratively with other local public sector “anchor” institutions to maximise the impact that procurement activity can have on the communities of Luton and surrounding areas
  • Development of a robust Social Value framework that aligns economic development, inclusive growth and our priority to eradicate poverty.
  • Developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrating a robust strategic, commercial and collaborative approach.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

Hands-on experience / demonstrable understanding and working experience of PCR2015 / OJEU ideally gained from working across a number of category spend areas/directorates.

In conjunction with this, core competencies include:-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sectors.
  • Experience of identifying / delivering cashable savings and value opportunities through creative and effective commercial practices
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work across a number of different spend areas.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to be collaborative and nurture a team-working spirit.
  • Proven line management skills (direct or matrix management) with the ability to develop individual team members
  • MCIPS certification or working towards MCIPS or relevant experience working within a professional / commercial procurement environment.

For further information on these opportunities please submit your CV to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336. All direct applications will be forwarded on to Nathan Ramsay, Director of Public Sector Practice at Langley Search & Interim.

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.

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

Global Director of Procurement

Langley Search & Interim is working with an unusual global organisation that is looking for a Global Director of Procurement based out of Manchester/London managing a team based in 5 locations globally. 

You will lead a professional procurement function that has been built over the last 3 years providing leadership, governance and strategic guidance on a global scale, continuing to embed category management and ‘best practice’ processes.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Experience of successful delivery in a complex matrix environment working globally and cross-culturally
  • Able to provide the vision and leadership toa diverse and large procurement team
  • A deep understanding of Category Management processes and methodology
  • Evidence of delivery of savings and added value benefits to previous employers
  • Ability to travel freely

In return for your expertise a salary of up to c. £80 - 90k is offered plus excellent benefits

For further information please email your CV, availability and full package details to us quoting 7618/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Directors of Procurement, Global Directors of Procurement, CPOs, Head of Procurements in the London/Manchester/UK area   Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent procurement 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 words:  Head of Procurement, CPO, Global Procurement Director, Procurement Director

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.

 

Assistant Head of Commercial - Contract Management

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, is currently recruiting for an Assistant Head of Commercial – Contract Management to lead a dedicated team that is responsible for providing contract management and supplier relationship management through creative commercial leadership, advice and support as well as developing effective relationships across a senior stakeholder community.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence across an influential power base, that will suit candidates that have a background in high value / high complexity contract management as well as proven leadership and team development experience in conjunction with excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7617NR.

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.

Take a look at 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

Assistant Head of Commercial

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multi-billion spend, is currently recruiting for an Assistant Head of Commercial to work within a dedicated function that is responsible for providing front-end strategic and creative commercial / procurement leadership, advice, support and delivery on a leading edge £multi-billion programme.

Working on a complex major transformation programme the successful candidate will establish and grow positive partnerships across board-level stakeholder communities.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence across an influential power base, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert commercial judgement and a strong track record of developed and implemented strategies for high value/risk/critical/complex service procurements as well excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7616NR.

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.

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.

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

Head of Strategic Sourcing

Langley Search & Interim is working with a client in South Wales who seeks a Head of Strategic Sourcing to lead their Procurement Team.  Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain you will have experience of building and managing Supply Chains in a growing and diversifying business.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Have led, coached and developed teams in the Category Management process
  • Have a broad knowledge of direct and indirect supply bases
  • Be an experienced practitioner who is able to maximise benefits and deliver total value for money benefits
  • Be skilled in SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) and be able to demonstrate delivery of continuous improvement through relationship management and contract development  with suppliers
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills - a good communicator who can get other functions & stakeholders 'on board' and bring about effective change. Able to establish credibility and build strong relationships with all levels in the organisation.  
  • A natural team player – not interested in the glory! Able to lead and direct cross functional improvement groups
  • Able to problem solve from the tactical to the strategic through a pragmatic and commercially sound approach
  • Demonstrable evidence of taking accountability for delivery – good project management skills
  • Substantial knowledge of and experience of working with Public Contract Regulations
  • Excellent negotiation skills and a legal understanding of contract law
  • Graduate calibre & fully CIPS qualified, MBA would be advantageous

In return for your skills & experience a package of up to £80k is offered plus benefits. For further information please email your CV and current/last package to: Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7607/PERM/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies candidates for Director of Procurement, Head of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Director, VP Procurement, SVP Procurement, Head of Category Management roles in Wales, 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 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, Purchasing, SRM, Supplier Relationship Management, Sourcing, Category Management

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 - Local Authority - up to £57.5k plus attractive package

Our client is a leading Local Authority based West of London, with an established procurement team that has a good reputation for delivery.  Reporting directly to the Head of Procurement, you will be a key player in the team with a focus on the commercial delivery of the Council’s projects across a wide variety of spend areas including highways, waste and other resident service contracts.  You will:

  • Manage a number of category projects at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models.  Able to work in cross-functional teams to enable optimum contracting
  • Lead commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with Public Sector Regulations requirements and have a good understanding of contract law
  • Proactively seek new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in innovative and more efficient ways
  • Have knowledge of the category management process and its commercial value coupled with the ability to appropriately challenge key stakeholders
  • Experience of supplier management (SRM) including managing and implementing  KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Ideally degree qualified with CIPS or equivalent

 

For further information please send an updated CV and package details through to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting reference number 7561/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Category Managers in the UK and 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 Manager, Category Manager, Procurement lead, Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Sourcing Specialist, procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, IT 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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