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Quality Manager

A Quality Manager is sought for a site-based, permanent role in West Suffolk. Salary on application, + Bonus, pension, life & health Insurance.

Joining a successful and financially stable manufacturing organisation within the engineering division, the Quality Manager is responsible for leading and managing the quality function to achieve the required standards and controls in the production process to ensure all products meet customer needs and legislation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining compliance, driving process improvements, and promoting a quality-first culture.


  • Align the Quality Team objectives with the wider business strategy
  • Develop and maintain all quality documentation, standards, tools, and training to enable production staff to effectively control processes.
  • Ensure that quality problems are effectively managed.
  • Respond to changes or variances in quality to fulfil customer´s SLAs and KPIs
  • Collaborate with suppliers to ensure raw materials and finished goods meet standards
  • Manage, monitor, and respond to changes in supplier quality that do not meet agreed specifications.
  • Control returned products, faults, replacements etc to ensure cost-effective decision making
  • Manage and maintain the (QMS) Quality Management System

Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will be existing Quality Management professionals
  • Career success to date will have been gained in an engineering led business that manufactures and supply complex products.
  • Engineering degree or equivalent industry-specific qualification
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001
  • Awareness of mechanical and electronic products
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Certified Quality Management is beneficial
  • Six Sigma is desirable
  • You will be based in the UK and are eligible to work on a permanent (indefinite) basis. Overseas applicants, and/or those who require sponsorship will not be successful.


What’s on offer?

Competitive salary, bonus, pension, life & health insurance.

Project Procurement Manager

I am working with an FTSE 100 organisation. Their procurement function is entering a growth phase, and it is a great time to join them.

I am seeking a highly qualified and experienced professional to join the team as a Project Procurement Manager for an initial 6-month contract. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing procurement activities for large-scale EPC projects in the energy, oil and gas, or infrastructure sectors.

As the Project Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the procurement process from start to finish. This includes identifying potential suppliers, evaluating bids and proposals, negotiating contracts, and ensuring that all procurement activities are conducted in compliance with company policies and procedures.

To be considered for this role, you should possess the following qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in procurement management for EPC projects
  • Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale procurement projects
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to build strong relationships with suppliers and contractors
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills!

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to quoting MB/8102.

Langley Search & Selection ( 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

Senior Contracts Manager - EPC/ Construction

Reporting to the Capex Director, this is an excellent opportunity to develop, shape, implement and monitor projects for a portfolio of Capital Projects. The Senior Contracts Manager will be responsible for negotiating contracts and lead on procurement activities.

The senior Contract manager will have the ability to develop relationships. They will have experience in driving change and implementing new commercial strategies. They will have recent experience working with 3rd party EPCM contractors ensuring contractual agreements are suitable whilst putting performance measures in place to track delivery.


The key elements of the role:

  • Optimisation and implementation of the project contracting strategy ensuring all capital projects are defined
  •  Leading, and  supporting contract negotiations
  • Supplier management, focusing on performance management of EPC consultants and executing procurement to contract close out.
  • Coaching / Training of internal staff & external suppliers in SRM and Contract Management best practice
  • Deliver regular reporting on Procurement performance to the leadership and project teams

Ideal Experience Required:

  • Extensive experience in procurement, especially capital project procurement, supply chain or similar experience is required
  • Experience with EPCM contract strategy framing and management
  • Ability to successfully manage and demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge and high-level understanding of category, capital, and services projects
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills, particularly in stakeholder engagement
  • Project Management skills


For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to quoting MB/8089.

Langley Search & Selection ( 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 Engineering

A Head of Engineering is sought for a technology manufacturing company. Permanent role, to be based on-site, in West Suffolk, on a full-time basis. Competitive salary with excellent benefits including car allowance, pension, bonus + more

The Head of Engineering Leads Hardware and Software engineering teams to deliver the group NPD (new product development) strategy, develop their capability to meet key deliverables, and act as a change agent for innovation, bringing a commercial and customer-centric mindset to the function.

Collaborating with Customers to understand their needs so they can be engineered into automated and manual product ranges and with Product Managers, you will ensure that the company's and customers’ objectives are aligned with, and built into the technology strategy.

As an expert in manufactured hardware and software engineering, you will help drive long-term automated manufacturing solutions that support increased sales and growing market share.


What you’ll be doing

  • Leadership and management of multi-disciplined, hardware and software Engineering teams,
  • Global new process technology development and implementation for manufacturing sites
  • Identify automated technical product improvements
  • Partner with manufacturing sites and third-party suppliers to manage new technical developments
  • Identify and resolve technical engineering problems that arise in manufacturing facilities
  • Manage Software Test as a function, ensuring high quality for all New Products
  • Management of the NPI programme in line with cost and quality targets
  • Define the annual Engineering budget, manage expenditure
  • Train employees to engage with customers and develop key client relationships
  • Assure that all safety, regulatory and ESG measures are met


Whom we are looking for:

  • Successful applicants will have a proven record of senior-level accomplishment within a similarly high-value, low-volume complex engineering and manufacturing operation.
  • Success in leading hardware and software Engineering teams
  • Proven ability to manage complex, multidisciplinary engineering projects
  • Up to date with engineering innovations including Automation, Robotics, AI etc.
  • Demonstrable history of successfully developing and motivate teams
  • Extensive NPD and NPI management, able to develop relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Ideally possess a relevant engineering degree
  • You will already be based in the UK, are eligible to remain on an indefinite basis
  • Willing to work onsite, full time.


What’s on offer? Competitive Salary, + car allowance, Bonus, Medical Insurance, Pension etc

Langley is exclusively retained to manage this process on behalf of our client, full disclosure of salary and package will be provided to those applicants who are verbally contacted during shortlisting.  

Procurement Manger - Bristol (Capex, FM)

This FTSE 100 is currently going through an incredibly exciting transformative period. The business is looking for a Procurement Specialist to join its Commercial team on a permanent basis. They operate a hybrid working model which is flexible and tailored to individual’s needs. 

The business is currently in a very sharp period of growth, and this is a critical position within the team with full responsibility for the procurement strategy, activity, and delivery across the Hard Facilities Management category. This will include Capital Expenditure as well as certain areas of Construction such as painting and refurbishment, plumbing, heating, general building works and materials, fire, access systems, statutory compliance, energy & environment initiatives.

The role: 

  • Sourcing, selecting, and negotiating industry leading supply solutions that deliver real value to the business, and its suppliers, customers, and shareholders
  • Leading and managing sourcing processes (including tenders, RFQs, vendor presentations, negotiations)
  • Managing risk and sustainable procurement in the supply chain
  • Formulating category strategy and plans in conjunction with stakeholders
  • Conducting opportunity analysis to identify where and how benefit could best be delivered
  • Drafting supply contracts and negotiating terms that maximise value and limit risk
  • Forming recommendations to contract that demonstrate robust procurement practices through the unlocking of value and mitigation of risk, and presenting these to internal customers at all levels in the business as required
  • Acting as a change agent - positively challenging the status quo where it leads to value
  • Maintaining contractual agreements and updating contracts databases
  • Providing expert contractual and commercial advice to stakeholders across the business
  • Demonstrating best practice supplier relationship management across accountable categories, acting as the escalation point for supplier performance management
  • Demonstrating influence and commercial acumen, being an active contributor to the success of the team

You will have relevant expertise as a Procurement Category Manager, Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Specialist or Senior Buyer across categories such as Hard FM, Construction, Capex etc.  You will also have substantial strategic procurement experience within fast-paced environments coupled with a can-do approach to work.

Applicants from all background will be considered so long as the above criteria is met. 

Please apply now for more details. 

Material Planner

Material Planner

Leeds, West Yorkshire




  • The Materials Controller is responsible for ensuring that materials are ordered and effectively managed within the required timescales meeting the demands of the Master Production Schedule.
  • The person will work with suppliers and cross functionally with Planning, Operations, Warehouse and Procurement to ensure timely delivery of incoming products.
  • To manage supplier performance on a day-to-day basis including weekly expediting and understanding of any potential risks to plans.
  • Elevation of any problems and driving through corrective actions agreed.
  • Managing Non Conformance issues in line with the Supply Chain Manager and ensuring corrective actions are firmly in place and any compensation owed, is effectively delivered.
  • Establish and ensure compliance to clear inventory policies and procedures. 
  • Playing a key role in the implementation of the Company’s investment in a new ERP System, going forwards.



  • Ensuring sufficient inventory of materials and services to meet customer and business needs.
  • Maintain maximum and minimum stock levels to ensure timely material availability.
  • Work closely with Production Planner to forecast levels of demand for materials and services to meet customer and business needs adjusting as appropriate in reaction to changes
  • Analyse production demand by building systems and reports through MRP and ERP.
  • Ensure stock accuracy and transactional precision within operations and business systems data.
  • Contribute to Risk Management through close supplier relationships and market awareness.
  • Manage supplier and sub-contractor delivery schedules and ensure compliance with quality specification.
  • Assist investigating raw material variances and actions to correct data. •
  • Analyse existing processes and KPIs, supporting improvements and implement actions
  • Weekly reporting of direct and indirect Materials and order cover within the supply chain.
  • Undertake regular supplier development and vendor rating to drive service improvement and provide a measure for the quality provided
  • Purchase business related items driving cost efficiencies and general administration as required.



  • Experience gained within a manufacturing environment
  • Material Management Experience
  • Understanding of inventory control process
  • Solid experience of MRP transactions
  • IT literate

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

Technical Buyer

A Technical Buyer is urgently needed to join a global manufacturing organisation in Manchester.  A permanent, site-based role, offering a salary of up to £50K

The Technical Buyer is responsible for the procurement of technical parts and materials required for the manufacturing and engineering departments. The buyer collaborates with new and existing suppliers, negotiates contracts, and ensures purchasing meets technical specifications.

This plays a critical role in ensuring that the organisation has the necessary technical resources to operate efficiently and effectively.

A global, award-winning business this role offers the successful applicant excellent long-term career prospects.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop sourcing strategies for technical (direct) spend
  • Identify potential new suppliers
  • Negotiate supplier contracts
  • Manage the procurement process, including purchase orders, invoices, and delivery schedules
  • Ensure that all purchases meet legal standards and technical requirements
  • Collaborate with global procurement and quality teams to minimise non-conformance
  • Identify cost savings and process improvements within the procurement process
  • Keep up to date with industry and procurement trends and advances in technology


Whom we are seeking:

  • Suitable applicants will demonstrate success purchasing technical materials and products
  • Career success will have been gained in a manufacturer of complex, technical products
  • Excellent knowledge of procurement, supplier relationships and strategic negotiating
  • Proactive and commercially minded, able to work collaboratively and to deadlines
  • Previous usage of ERP systems is essential, SAP is desirable
  • Already based in the UK, you will be eligible to work and remain on an indefinite basis
  • You must be willing to work onsite, full time, Monday to Friday

Technical Buyer

Currently recruiting for a Technical Buyer (Full Time Site Based) for a manufacturing business based in Manchester who is seeking someone who can manage the day to day procurement activity, manage Purchasing order and sourcing alternatives products inline with production demand, liaising with relevant global teams in order to meet procurement, purchasing targets across the business and more. 

Ideally looking from someone with strong procurement, purchasing background

Leadership experience and relevant experience in supporting a team

Strong negotiator and strong supplier management experience

The benefits available include;

  • 25 days holiday
  • Free parking on site
  • Health Benefits
  • Private Pension
  • Very Flexible Hours
  • And More...

Salary paying up to £45'000-£50'000K

If this looks like something of interest and you wish to find out more then then please apply.

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