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Strategic Construction Procurement, Contract Management and SRM opportunties

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, are currently recruiting for 2 strategic construction commercial / procurement professionals to be responsible for areas including strategy, innovation and supplier relationship management across programmes that have a positive and high profile social value impact.

The successful candidates will have construction procurement and/or contract management experience and a clear track record of building excellent internal and external senior stakeholder relationships (up to board level).

If you have a background of delivering strategic procurement / contract management / supplier relationship management innovation and transformation, working across strategically important construction / major building programmes, then this opportunity could be for you.

These opportunities attracts a salary of up to c96k + bonus and can be contractually based out of a number of offices across England with a blend of office / remote working. My client also offers excellent personal and career development pathways.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7804NR.

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 4 working days.

Director of Operations

Role:                Director of Operations

Location:         UK (Preference would be South East)

Salary:             £120-150K BASE plus Exec Package

About Our Client

My client who are a leading Logistics/Shipping business and they are currently looking to attract the very best Director of Operations for this newly created role, which is due to continued expansion and recent acquisitions.

Job Description

You will have responsibility for all the operational processes across all the transport modes and contract logistics. You will be looking to increase both productivity and efficiencies across the operation whilst also looking to increase service quality.  
You will have responsibility for a large team therefore your leadership and communication skills need to come to the fore.

  • Overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of an operations team of around 120 employees.
  • Responsible for the up-skilling of the current team through an active attitude towards coaching, mentoring and development.
  • Develop and grow relationships with 3rd party suppliers (air, road and sea) in order to secure the most cost effective rates for our business..
  • Offer strategic business direction through the collection and analysis of business statistics.
  • Ensure that a quality service is provided to our customers in line with our SLA's.
  • Generate new business relationships through active promotion of our brand.
  • Direct responsibility for six Senior Managers on a daily basis.
  • The role can essentially be based anywhere in the UK, there is a preference for a South East base. The role does potentially have some European travel involved.

 

The Successful Applicant

My client is actively looking to engage a dynamic leader, mentor and coach who can impart their passion and knowledge onto the wider business. Either currently working as a Operations Director or an established Senior Manager with strong leadership and mentoring skills would be perfect for this position.

The successful Operations Director will have many of the following attributes:

  • Strong airfreight forwarding experience is essential for this role.
  • Previous experience of remotely managing numerous teams.
  • Commercially minded, with a desire to drive profitability whilst still providing outstanding customer service.
  • Experience developing and lead teams through periods of change.
  • Ideally educated to degree level (BSc, BA, or BEng) although not a prerequisite.
  • Previous experience at a similar level within other Blue Chip or SME Logistics businesses.

For further information please email christian.smith@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting CS//7783.

Langley Search & Interim is a specialist search firm and interim provider of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain roles across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior level interim and permanent positions from global multinationals to SMEs, across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services.

Take a look at our website at www.langleysearch.com, join our LinkedIn community at http://bit.ly/1MzkDeV and follow us on Twitter @LangleySearch for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities. As the leading niche recruiter of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain jobs we also provide valued career advice and support services for 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 3 working days.

Customer Service

Customer Service Coordinator required to join the supply chain function of a manufacturing company in Croydon / South London. Permanent role paying circa £25 - £30K with benefits.

The Customer Service Coordinator joins a growing organisation within the Supply Chain Team and will work with key customers to meet or exceed agreed SLA’s and KPIs to maximise customer satisfaction at the lowest possible costs to serve.

This represents an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing company. Typically the customer service team is a springboard for progression into supply chain planning or logistics and as such is ideally suited to a career-minded individual who wants to develop within their career.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage orders through the supply chain to maximise customer satisfaction
  • Lead a key business to business, B2B, client relationship
  • Ensure orders are delivered on time and in full ( OTIF) at the lowest cost to serve
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning and Logistics to maximise sales and identify win-win solutions
  • Manage sales bookings to ensure orders are raised and issued within agreed service levels
  • Highlight potential supply issues and proactively drive improvements
  • Build and maintain client relationships, attend client meetings and drive the relationship
  • Monitor SLA’s and KPI’s, track performance against target and supply reports to all parties

 

Who we are looking for:

Ideally, you will be a Supply Chain, Logistics or Procurement graduate in the early stages of their career.

Suitable applicants must possess supply chain knowledge and some hands-on career experience

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your ability to work directly with key clients to drive sales and reduce costs

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

Speakers of a second, European Language, have an advantage

Ideally also possess an Industry-specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing ERP / SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £25-£30K

Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension

Office-based role typically offering 1 to 2 days of flexibility to work on a remote basis.

Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Planner required to join a manufacturing company in Croydon / South London. Permanent role paying circa £35 - £40K with benefits.

The Supply Chain planner joins a growing organisation and manages one of their most important client accounts. This represents an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing company that can offer long-term career prospects.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage end-to-end supply chain activities for a key client account.
  • Supply Planning: Create supply plans ensuring raw materials, stock and inventory are aligned.
  • Partner with key manufacturers to provide rolling forecasts for raw materials and capacity plans
  • Demand Planning data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.
  • S&OP: Create short, medium and long term (up to 24mth) forecasts.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to agree and sign off the S&OP plan.
  • Partner closely with the client to support NPD, NPI, define product lifecycles and margins.
  • Manage and coordinate third-party manufacturing relationships to maximise material requirements, order statuses.
  • Support the sales and supply chain teams to drive and maximise profit margins while minimising costs.
  • Continually optimise Supply Chain processes and procedures
  • Demand data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess strong functional supply chain understanding

Demonstrable success in Demand Planning, Forecasting, Supply Planning and S&OP

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success in working directly with key clients to drive sales and reduce costs

Applicants will ideally have high volume, low value, fast-moving, promotionally driven sector experience

Educated to degree level

Ideally also possess an Industry-specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing ERP / SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer:

Salary in the region of £35 - £40K p/a

Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension

Office-based role typically offering 1 to 2 days of flexibility to work on a remote basis

Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer required to join a successful and growing Nottingham based organisation who are expanding and investing within their Procurement & Supply Chain operation.

Permanent role: Hybrid, home & office (Nottingham) based, typically on a 2/3 split. Salary in the region of £31 - £37K with benefits.

The Senior Buyer joins a market-leading organisation who are rapidly expanding and facing increased supply chain complexity. Based within the procurement function the team identify and maximise business success by collaborating with key suppliers.

Responsible for a key product category the Senior Buyers will maximise product availability and quality, lead new product introductions and developments, maintain and improve supplier performance whilst negotiating competitive terms from a global supply base.

Overall you will closely collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maximise profit, minimise costs, build win-win relationships with key suppliers and ensure your area of category spend is performing to the highest level.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage key category purchases with a global supply base
  • Proactively deliver cost reductions and margin improvements through negotiating with existing suppliers  and identification of new / alternative supply partners
  • Negotiate pricing, rebates, supplier contracts, supply chain KPIs etc
  • Management of NPI and NPD ensuring the highest levels of quality assurance and product availability
  • Optimise MOQ’s, MOV’s, EOQ’s taking into account lead times and demand forecasts
  • Category Risk Management, analyse and identify risk throughout the supply chain, implement contingency plans to minimise / eliminate potential pitfalls
  • Continually identifying new suppliers, products and trends to remain at the forefront of industry innovation

Who we are looking for:

  • Extensive buying, purchasing, procurement etc. success gained during your career to date
  • Proven track record of sourcing from a global, European, Far East etc. supply base
  • Demonstrable history of Category Management
  • Understanding of how purchasing impacts the broader business, able to work with internal and external stakeholders to maximise category performance and minimise risk
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills are essential
  • Able to balance differing business objectives and identify suitable purchasing strategies to suit the success of the boarder organisation
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Applicants working towards CIPS or those already CIPS / MCIPS qualified are of high appeal
  • You must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite basis. Applicants requiring sponsorship or relocation assistance cannot be considered, due to the high volume of UK based jobseekers

What is on offer?

Salary from £31 to £37K P/A

Pension, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Hybrid Work offering a 3 /2 split

The chance to join a financially stable, growing organisation offering great career prospects

 

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Unfortunately, due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application.

12 month FTC Indirect Procurement Specialist

Our client is a successful FMCG business with operations around the world. Due to increased demand, they now seek an Indirect Procurement Specialist on a 12month FTC with the option to go permanent. You will be joining the team based in London.

Role synopsis

To support the HQ with business as usual, project procurement and to provide support across corporate services procurement and to ensure that all services within the category of corporate services and indirect purchasing are purchased to achieve maximum value and delivery within agreed timeframes.

  • Implement a new procurement plan. Working with Heads of functions to create a procurement policy
  • Develop a plan and list of actions to finish  the ongoing projects
  • Participate in all service level  review agreements for the existing contracts with suppliers and resolve  all commercial issues
  • Resolve any conflicts with existing suppliers related to service performance or other smaller issues such as invoice discrepancy.
  • Meet cost savings target by finding  new opportunities to reduce cost  in the corporate and indirect spend areas
  • Review terms and conditions and commercial terms for new contracts, work with legal team to ensure that all commercial and legal risks are mitigated through appropriate commercial and legal clauses
  • Develop, drive and implement procurement strategies  for newly identified opportunities
  • Engage stakeholders at all level’s to ensure  support on the recommended sourcing strategy

 

Essential Skills & Qualifications

Minimum 3 years experience in a purchasing/buyer role

Experience from a Head office/Corporate environment is desirable

Demonstrable stakeholder engagement skills

Indirect Category Experience

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/7758.

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

Indirect Category Buyer

A leading and profitable organisation is currently looking for an Indirect Procurement Buyer to join their exciting business.

Reporting to the Indirect Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for managing an extensive budget and complex supplier network. You will need to be a motivated procurement professional with experience in general indirect procurement within a corporate environment. Crucial to the success of this role will be the ability to influence internally and raise the profile of procurement within the business.

The role involves managing a range of procurement projects across a broad range of indirect services including but not limited to Facilities, stationery, IT, packaging, utilities & HR as well as assisting with the implementation of the new procurement strategy.

 

To be successful you will have:

 

- Indirect services procurement experience

- Strong track record of achieving cost reductions

- Excellent negotiation skills

- Experience in managing strategic change and implementing best practice

- Hands-on approach to procurement project management

 

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/7757.

 

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

Sustainable Procurement Manager

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently recruiting a Sustainable Procurement Manager.  The role can be based in either Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle or Manchester. The role reports to the Head of Procurement. The Sustainable Procurement Manager will support the firm in its aim for carbon reduction.

You will collaborate with the Procurement team. The main focus will be on embedding a sustainable, social value and ethical process and supply chain across all categories of spend.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about sustainable sourcing and wants to build a sustainable programme from scratch.

Key responsibilities

  • Support procurement managers in their projects and engagements to ensure sustainability opportunities are identified and optimised in our procurements, agreed objectives continued and reported on
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of best in class sustainable procurement criteria across all key categories
  • Working alongside category procurement, sustainability and EDI specialists to establish existing baselines and opportunities for improvement projects.
  • Liaising with suppliers and functional owners as required to ensure we have meaningful and productive relationships with our key suppliers’ CSR teams.
  • Identifying risk factors, such as Modern Slavery in our supply chain, and raising accordingly with colleagues

Experience required

  • Knowledge of the corporate procurement processes and how to reflect sustainable objectives in contracts.
  • An understanding of carbon footprint reporting and how supply chains impact on an organisation’s performance
  • Passionate about organisational sustainability and corporate responsibility
  • Strong hands-on experience in implementing sustainable procurement initiatives and impacting positively on the performance of supply chains

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/7726.

 

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

Head of Supplier & Account Managment

My Client a Private Equity owned energy platform business, are currently looking for a Head of Supplier & Account Manager The Head of Supplier & Account Manager will report to the CFO and be accountable for maintaining and improving the existing Supplier relationships. This includes ensuring on-time delivery across the supply base ensuring prices remain competitive and coverage is extensive across the UK.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to work with a leading organisation that they can really have a hand on shaping and developing.  The role will be based remotely, with travel to suppliers.

 

In this role, you will…

  • Be a member of the management team, leading the Supply team and shaping the Supply strategy. 
  • Build strong working relationships with both suppliers across the UK and colleagues across the business; understand their priorities and help them understand yours. 
  • Build, lead, manage and mentor a Supply team encompassing Account Management, Supply Operations and Resolutions (dealing with Supply issues impartially and resolving them to the satisfaction of both client and the supplier).
  • Refine & improve the clients offering to customers & contractual relationships with suppliers.
  • Ensure the right supply KPIs are in place and are managed effectively. 
  • Work with the Operations Team to make sure that the clients get the right balance between supply and Operations, and processes are clear between both departments.
  • Ensure that the Supply roadmap is well communicated and understood across the wider team.  Improve the level of Supply and process understanding across the business.

 

Experience Required:

  • Great commercial ability, communication, and relationship management. Comfortable working and negotiating with people from national businesses down to sole suppliers
  • Curiosity and a love of process and optimisation. You can always see a better way to do things and get excited about the opportunity to create new processes and experiment with existing ones.
  • Passion for leading teams and at least 5 years experience in a Supply Chain role, ideally in a business that uses technology and data. You know that delivering high-quality service depends on having a great team in place and skilful leadership and management of them.
  • A data-driven and analytical mindset. You know how to ask the right questions to get to actionable outcomes, how to design processes and use KPIs to measure their effectiveness.
  • Good judgement and the ability to stay calm under pressure. You have superb organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks.

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/7724.

 

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

Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager required to join a manufacturing company in London / South London / Croydon / Surrey. Permanent role paying circa £50 - £60K with benefits.

The Logistics Manager joins a growing organisation and is responsible for the management of Global Logistics and distribution combining In-House and 3PL solutions.

Ultimately you will manage the Logistics team to ensure goods and orders are delivered on time and in full, whilst minimising costs to serve resulting leading to increased customer service ratings and higher levels of profitability.

This represents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and career minded individual to join a successful and growing company who offer long term career prospects.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Logistics function, lead and direct the Warehouse and Logistics teams
  • Main point of contact for 3PL, Customs, Shipping partners
  • Lead weekly Logistics and Warehousing team meetings
  • Build and develop Operating KPIs and SLAs for Stock, Inventory, and Logistics etc.
  • Identify and implement new processes and procedures to support growing sales volumes
  • Proactively resolve supply issues in a proactive manner
  • Budget management for 3Pl partners
  • Daily management of the Third Party, 3PL, Logistics Provider
  • Identify and source new Logistics and Freight Partners
  • Ensure compliance with Domestic and International shipping policies. Customs, Vat, ITAR

 

Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will possess strong Logistics experience
  • Logistics experience will have been gained within a global supply chain
  • You will have managed In-House and Outsourced 3PL Logistics
  • Strong end to end supply chain knowledge gained within a manufacturing organisation
  • Your CV will demonstrate your success of maximising sales and reducing Logistics costs
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Industry specific qualifications such as CILT / MILT / APICs is beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of Import, Export, Customs, Inco Terms etc
  • Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis
  • Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £50 - £60k, Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension. Site-based role

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