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Senior Procurement Manager IT/Digital

My Client, a leading Broadcast Media organisation is currently looking for a specialist Senior IT/Digital Category Manager. The Senior IT/Digital Category Manager will report to the Head of Technology Procurement. You will be helping the business gain the best value from its Digital contract portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical Digital procurement projects in IT/Digital categories.

 

You will work closely with the Technology/Digital teams 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 in a very interesting sector.

 

Skills required:

 

  • IT/Digital sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of software & Digital
  • 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 Media 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 further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7811.

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.

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.

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

Procurement Manager

My Client a leading Brand is currently looking for a specialist Category Manager. The Category Manager will report to the Director 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 Technology, Corporate Services, Events & Travel categories.

You will work closely with the various 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 Technology, Professional Services & Travel & Events
  • 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.

 

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/7727.

 

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 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

Supply Chain Analyst

Supply Chain Analyst required to join our client, a global company, on a permanent basis. Fully remote role with offices in multiple UK locations. Salary in the region of £30 - 40K with benefits including a bonus.

The Supply Chain Analyst joins the Thames Valley Based Centre of Excellence Function, within the Inventory Team to support global Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement projects. Within this complex role you will provide Inventory support to multiple countries for a large portfolio of SKUs.

Responsible for managing Inbound Inventory and maximising On Time In Full (OTIF) the Supply Chain Analyst will ensure supplier performance by: Managing exceptions, supplier scorecards and PO’s for business critical customer orders.

What you will do:

  • Working in a highly cross function manner you will interact with Suppliers, Demand Planners, Procurement, Operations, Logistics, Sales and Marketing. Utilising your strong supply chain knowledge, advanced IT systems usage and general business acumen to drive the supply chain performance and success of the overall business. 
  • Identify, solve and reduce supply chain issues using data mining
  • Prepare Power BI supply chain reports for the board of directors
  • Support multiple, global supply chain projects across the end to end function
  • Reduce manual low / non value added forecasting by automating data scrapes and exception reporting
  • Analyse Logistics performance, identify ways to improve OTIF performance and increase CS ratings
  • Support business units to solve stock issues, implement new inventory management processes and procedures
  • Drive automation through CI and workstream planning
  • Generally seek to reduce outdated, manual ways of working and help to modernise the overall supply chain

 

Who we are looking for:

  • Strong Supply Chain Knowledge and Advanced Excel and IT skills are essential
  • Ideally suited to jobseekers with industry Specific Supply Chain, Logistics or Purchasing Degrees
  • Qualifications such as APICs or CIPS is advantageous
  • Demonstrable understanding of: Demand Planning, Logistics, Imports, Stock, Inventory etc.
  • Highly IT literate: Advanced Excel, Power BI, ERP systems etc
  • Excellent analytical skills: Big Data, Mining of Data Pools
  • Able to take historical data and turn it into supply chain presentations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You MUST be able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions
  • Be currently residing in the UK, overseas applicants will not be considered

What’s on offer:

A generous benefits package including bonus

Full remote / Hybrid work policy. Offices in London, Thames Valley, Derby

Distribution Centre Operations Manager

Distribution Centre Operations Manager, 9month Fixed Term Contract, ASAP start, Based in Annesley. Pro rata Salary - £40,000-£52,000 P/A.

My client urgently needs to hire a Distribution Centre (DC) Ops Manager for 9 months, on a fixed term contract to lead smooth and efficient daily operations with a key site.

Responsible for the overall site operations, safety and team leadership you will be able to quickly respond to and adapt to changing workloads in order to meet customer demand and market conditions.

This will be achieved via the fast, efficient and effective flow of stock from receipt to dispatch whilst maintaining high levels of inventory accuracy.

You will also support an ongoing project to transfer part of the operation to a new site including people and products.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the Domestic (UK ) and Export markets
  • Leading a busy DC site across the end to end operation
  • Manage large volumes of finished goods product flows in a fast moving Logistics environment
  • Lead all onsite staff, permanent and agency
  • Anticipate, identify and plan future workloads up to a month ahead
  • Meet all customer SLA’s and KPIs across stock, inventory, OTIF etc.
  • Ensure site H&S, Security and Housekeeping documents are maintained
  • Ensure all site targets are met
  • Identify and lead improvements to stock, inventory etc. policies, processes and procedures
  • Implement, set up and manage the new Logistics 3PL provider
  • Act as the main point of internal and external contact for all activities relating to the project
  • Identify risk in a proactive manner, set up processes and procedures to eliminate / reduce problems

Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will have excellent Distribution Centre Site management career success
  • Excellent understanding of H&S and industry best practise
  • Proven history of leading Inventory, Shift and Operations Management Teams
  • Sector expertise within manufacturing, retail or physical goods operations
  • A demonstrable history of meeting and exceeding KPIs and SLA’s
  • Career success will have been gained within a day 1 for day 2 operation
  • Able to manage exceptionally high levels of varied stock lines in a dynamic, fast moving business
  • Suitable applicants will ideally have implemented an Automated Warehouse Operation
  • Ideally have existing ASRS / Automated Warehouse Systems knowledge
  • Expert understanding of an end to end logistics operation, from inbound flow to final mile delivery.
  • Be able to start work at short notice for a period of 9 months

Applicants from Couriers, Small single-site businesses or construction are not considered suitable and will be rejected. 

Overseas applicants seeking to relocate to the UK or applicants who need sponsorship will not be considered.

Materials Analyst

Materials Analyst required to join an FMCG company in Essex / East London. Permanent, site-based role. Salary £28 - £30K with a great benefits package

The Materials Analyst joins the Supply Chain function of a major FMCG manufacturing organisation and works closely with production to ensure inbound materials are aligned with production line schedules.

This represents an excellent opportunity for a materials planner to join a growing, financially stable business that offer long-term career prospects. Success within this role can result in progression into a variety of areas across the broader supply chain and operations function.

 

What you will do:

  • Manage inbound materials to ensure production line output is maximised and aligned to customers order dates.
  • Raise and track Purchase Orders with approved suppliers
  • Ensure all MRP and BOM data is up to date and accurate
  • Minimise overstocking, stock-outs, obsolescence etc.
  • Work with the Procurement function to support tender management and general sourcing
  • Support strategic sourcing, executing and managing agreements with suppliers
  • Partner with marketing and suppliers for new packaging changes, special promotions packs etc.
  • Ensure all materials information: Prices, Suppliers, Lead times, Items codes are maintained
  • Provide Cover to the production team on an ad-hoc basis

 

Whom we are looking for:

Demonstrable history of materials planning, purchasing, supply chain

Strong understanding of the end to end supply chain including Production, Logistics and Planning

Your buying career to date will ideally have been within the FMCG or similar fast moving sectors

Excel: Applicants must be able to analyse and manipulate data to a high standard.

Knowledge of JD Edwards, MRP / BOM is advantageous.

Excellent communication skills, able to collaborate with suppliers and work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders

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

Applicants MUST be able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £25 - £30K, Site based role

 

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