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Commercial Manager

Our client is a global professional services company is working exclusively with Langley Search & Interim to find a number of Commercial Managers.  In this role, you will support their bidding and post-contract management process in the Public Sector, Infrastructure (building & construction, transport and business services), TMT & Corporate service market sectors.   This role will be responsible for:

  • Leading/supporting negotiations with clients in the Public Sector, Infrastructure Sectors, and TMT Sectors & Corporate Services Sectors.
  • Influencing and upskilling key stakeholders on how to approach negotiations and bid processes
  • Identifying opportunities to improve commercial frameworks on current contracts and pitches
  • Undertaking market pricing reviews and guidance on fee escalation methodologies
  • Guiding on participation in competitive tendering/framework processes, including framing responses and value/pricing methodologies


You should have the following:

  • Deep commercial domain experience of the Government/Public Sector/Infrastructure Sector/TMT & Corporate Services. You will have the knowledge & understanding of  the way procurement operates in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses (including OJEU processes)
  • Experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Services Category/Sector may be advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal/influencing skills at the ‘C’ level both internally and externally with clients.
  • A commercial sales and entrepreneurial orientation – a team player who is not interested in the glory
  • Be a proven strong negotiator who can improve profitability/margin whilst increasing repeat business and reputation for our client
  • Have worked successfully on projects with multi-million-pound value and criticality
  • Experience in shaping operating models to create a sustainable legacy that allows bids to be effectively challenged internally prior to submission
  • An understanding of complex contracts including multi-entity/multi-country or global contracts may be advantageous.
  • Of degree calibre, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable

This role is based in London, however, some travel may be involved.

For further information please email or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7860.

Langley Search & Interim 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.

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Procurement Head

My Client a Start-Up organisation is currently looking for a specialist Procurement Manager. The Procurement Manager will report to the CFO helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio. This is a great Greenfield opportunity to put policies & systems in place. You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in Indirect & Direct categories.

You will work closely with the business 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. 

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Indirect & Direct
  • 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
  • Create strategies that give the company an advantage during procurement negotiations. Monitor and reduce procurement costs while improving operating efficiency.


Experience Required:

  • Experience working across indirect & direct procurement.
  • Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company.
  • 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 quoting MB/7835.

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

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

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