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Category Manager

The Opportunity:-

My client is currently recruiting for two interim Category Managers posts to cover the following spend areas:-

  • Construction / FM – including areas such as housing, capital maintenance, regeneration, infrastructure and highways
  • Social Care – including Adults, Children’s and Public Health

These roles are working for a London based client with the expectation of significant home / remote working with occasional office visits.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • In depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function
  • Experience of contracting utilising the Public Sector procurement rules PCR2015 / OJEU
  • Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to deliver across multiple projects
  • Experience in Relationship Management, including supplier management, customer/stakeholder management, KPIs and continuous improvement.

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.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839  quoting 7846NR

 

ICT Procurement Manager - 9 month FTC

We have a new opportunity available with one of our clients in the North West.  The focus of the role will be to plan and deliver a collaborative transformation programme which has the potential to drive system integration, improvement through standardisation and deliver multi-million pound savings opportunities.

Initially for a fixed term of 9 months, the position is with a large public sector organisation with office locations throughout Lancashire but with the option for the successful applicant to be home based for the assignment duration.  Whilst the opportunity does sit within the public sector we are looking at skills across the market meaning that experience of Public Contract Regulations (2015) is not a mandated requirement for this role. You will be working with public sector specialists to ensure that the chosen strategies can be delivered within the public procurement framework.

The role specifics will include a mix of hardware procurement, telecoms and projects such as the digitalisation of paper records.  The vast majority of stakeholder engagement will be via Microsoft Teams and there will be an expectation of some on site working but this will be limited and by prior agreement.

Above all, we are looking for a dynamic and commercially focused ICT procurement specialist who is able to shape strategy, drive transformation and improve value through cashable savings.  If this sounds like you please get in touch today.

Langley Search & Selection Ltd is 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.

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

Senior Procurement Manager (IT and Estates / FM)

Salary up to c£55k + bens including excellent holiday allowance and pension. Thse opportunities also offer a very flexible home / office split and an output based culture for work / life balance.

My client is looking to recruit two procurement professionals to be responsible for category management across IT and Facilities Management (FM) / Estates. If you have procurement experience gained from within either the public or private sector, and would like to work for an organisation that offers a great package and work flexibility, then these roles could be for you. These vacancies also offer the opportunity to develop into a staff management role.

The successful candidate will ideally bring the following:-

  • Procurement / sourcing experience, ideally gained within a project delivery focussed environment.
  • Category management experience, ideally within either ICT or Estates / FM, but can from any service related spend areas such as HR, professional services, corporate, construction, marketing, travel, social care etc.
  • Experience of engaging and collaborating with internal stakeholders to deliver the strategic programmes and drive value.

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.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839  quoting 7839NR

Procurement Lead (Competitive Dialogue)

Location: Andover or Bristol

An opportunity to join a leading public sector organisation at a very exciting transformative phase in its growth.  With responsibility for managing and leading the competitive dialogue process from a commercial perspective, we’re looking for someone with experience negotiating high value and complex commercial programmes/contracts, managing the commercial and operational risk. 

You will have the ability to manage and influence key internal and external stakeholders effectively in a complex environment and you’ll have experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in a medium to large scale commercial function.

Ideal experience required:

  • Excellent stakeholder relationship skills within complex commercial relationships.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Procurement Regulations on major outsourcing programmes in excess of £100m.
  • Experience working collaboratively with Industry to deliver innovation.
  • Team management expertise and the proven ability to develop the skills and competencies of your team to ensure the outputs are commercially sound.

.Langley Search & Interim is 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.

For further information please email simon.burr@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the vacancy reference number.

Procurement Business Partner

Location: Flexible

With responsibility for leading a significant portfolio of commercial spend, and developing and owning a complex stakeholder relationship map, this is a role best suited to an established procurement leader who is in search of a new transformational opportunity.  We’re specifically seeking applicants with good experience/knowledge of public sector procurement mixed with an advanced understanding of large-scale vehicle engineering such as naval or aerospace.

As someone used to driving development and innovation to deliver outstanding commercial outcomes, you will be adept at navigating complex governance and working alongside a variety of strategic internal and external stakeholders.  You will be responsible for guiding your cohorts through a significant step-change, leading business and category strategies to drive best in class commercial outcomes.

Ideal experience required:

  • Team leadership experience in large-scale complex organisations, leading and delivering transformational change.
  • Experience of designing and delivering comprehensive end-to-end category plans and commercial strategies.
  • Significant strategic procurement experience across the full procurement lifecycle, particularly in the maritime industry.
  • Experience of influencing key stakeholders, colleagues and suppliers at a senior level within a fast moving, commercially focused environment.

Langley Search & Interim is 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.

For further information please email simon.burr@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the vacancy reference number.

Take a look at our website at www.langleysearch.com and join our LinkedIn community at www.linkedin.com/company/langley-search-&-selection/ for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities. As the leading niche recruiter of Procurement, Commercial and end-to-end Supply Chain jobs we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates.

Estates & FM Procurement Category Manager, North London

We have a terrific opportunity available for a Category Buyer or Category Manager with Estates & FM experience.  

This is a brand-new role within an expanding public sector procurement function. Located in a very pleasant suburb North of the River, the team operate out of offices which are both vibrant and modern mirroring the unique nature of the work they are involved in. Currently this role will only require the successful applicant to be in the office for a maximum of 1 day per week.

You will be responsible for providing commercial procurement services across a wide spectrum of Estates & FM related activities. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain objectives of the department are achieved consistently and in support of the strategic plan and vision. You will also be tasked with developing and managing a number of key supplier relationships to ensure value for money, and provide technical expertise in executing end-to-end procurement processes.

Your profile and background

  • You'll have experience of the full end-end-end tendering process and you'll be able to provide examples where you have achieved significant savings across specific category areas of spend.
  • You'll have the ability to influence and engage with stakeholders at varying degrees of seniority. 
  • You'll have a solid understanding of your assigned category areas of spend (Estates & FM), and you'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You’ll have some knowledge and experience of Public Contract Regulations 2015. 
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills. 

If you’re interested and would like to set up a call to discuss these opportunities in some more detail please get in touch today with your CV.

All applications meeting the above criteria will be carefully considered.

Langley Search & Selection Ltd is 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.

Procurement Manager - Soft FM / Indirects

My client, a progressive Public Sector linked organisation, are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager to lead and influence projects from a commercial, category and sourcing perspective. Working in a greenfield / brownfield environment this role offers the successful candidate the real opportunity to really influence and shape the direction of the procurement function.

Reporting into the Head of Procurement, the successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Hands-on procurement / category management experience within Soft FM (cleaning / catering etc.) and general indirect related (including HR / recruitment) spend areas.
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders at a senior level to drive progressive change and deliver strategic priorities.
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 is essential.
  • The ability to build and manage a contracts register / procurement pipeline.
  • CIPS / MCIPS qualifications are desirable although not essential.

This role will be a mix of home / office based

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.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)333 366 0839 quoting 7816NR

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.

Interim Strategic Infrastructure / Construction Category Manager

Outside IR35 Interim Strategic procurement / category manager opportunity, up to £550 per day, 9-12 month assignment.

If you experience of developing commercial strategies for major large scale infrastructure / construction projects (NEC / JCT) coupled with Public Sector (OJEU / PCR2015) procurement then this interim consultant opportunity could be of interest to you.

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.

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 3660839 quoting 7774SB.

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