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Procurement Operations Manager

Our client is a Global Law Firm, that is looking for an experienced Procurement Operations Manager. Leading a team, The Procurement Operations Manager will have in-depth experience across Procurement Systems, Contract Management, E-sourcing, analysing data & presenting findings to C- stakeholders globally.

The suitable candidate will lead own the Sustainable Procurement agenda. They will be the contact point between the Sourcing team, Data teams & the wider business

Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • Maintain and develop procurement data systems, policies, and processes across the Firm.
  • Design, implement, and manage supplier risk initiatives across the Firm’s global supply base.
  • Evolve and enhance the procurement processes to help minimize risk and maximise value for money.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the communications between technical stakeholders, Procurement & Data & Insights Team;
  • Take the lead in preparing reports to the Procurement team and our wider stakeholders on Modern Slavery, Supplier Risk, Policy Compliance and Savings.
  • Liaising with the internal Systems Development team regarding the implementation of user requirements, agreed workflow, and reporting functions
  • Supporting users in accessing information

 

The Candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in Procurement Operations
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Experience in successfully implementing or having hands-on experience with Procurement systems including Purchase-to-Pay, e-Sourcing, and Contract Management.
  • Highly skilled and significant experience in the use of Microsoft Office and other software associated with the manipulation of data and extraction of reports
  • Experience in gathering user requirements for IT systems under development
  • Experience in liaising with internal and external Information Systems teams to establish required processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • Experience in managing contracts and suppliers

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7917.

 

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.

Take a look at our website  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.

 

 

Interim Manufacturing Manager

An Interim Manufacturing Manager is urgently required to join our client, a technology manufacturing company in West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds. 8 month fixed term contract, site based role, paying up to £90K p/a on a pro rata basis. 

Leading a high value, low volume, complex manufacturing site the main objective of the contract is to cover long-term illness. The ongoing absence of the permanent jobholder, along with the impacts of global inflation and Brexit is resulting in increased lead times, rising material costs and a lack of onsite leadership.

Responsible for the manufacture of premium, technically advanced products with full accountability for H&S, environmental, customer, quality, cost and delivery. Initially steadying the operation, your efforts will then develop and foster an environment of Continuous Improvement and implement Lean Manufacturing methodologies whilst offering the team increased support and personal development through inspirational leadership.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that products are manufactured in a cost effective, timely manner meeting specifications and quality requirements
  • Deliver manufacturing production plans
  • Set Manufacturing and Production KPI’s, review and assess ongoing performance. 
  • Manage Production and Manufacturing departments.
  • Maintain the high focus on Health & Safety via ongoing reviews of accidents/near misses
  • Responsible for the manufacturing budget, forecasts and Cap Ex proposals
  • Lead the team in contributing ESG initiatives, ensure environmental considerations, improvements and targets are included in all operations
  • Ensure a continuous improvement culture is embedded, develop and train methodologies
  • Ensure excellent communication between departments to resolve manufacturing issues effectively and promptly
  • Recruit, develop and coach a high performing manufacturing team
  • Create an environment of trust and transparency where everyone is working to their optimal level and has opportunities to grow
  • Communicate and maintain good relationships with Union to ensure ongoing respectful collaboration

 

Whom we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment within a similar high value, low volume, complex manufacturing environment. The ability to start ASAP and commit to a period of 8 months is essential.

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree, or HND Btec Professional level 5 Award
  • Extensive manufacturing / plant management experience
  • Ideally, your career success has been gained within sectors to include: Electronics, Electrical, Electro-Mechanical, IT hardware, Consumer electronics etc.
  • Expert Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen etc. continuous improvement methodologies
  • Proficiency in managing financial budgets and forecasting
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP, or Sales Force systems experience is beneficial
  • Understanding of relevant IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO standards
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills
  • Proven problem solving, team building, planning and decision making success
  • Commercial and Financial acumen.
  • Located locally / within a commutable distance – this is a site based role
  • Able to work 2 nights per month
  • Able to start work at short notice
  • Eligible to work and remain in the UK for at least 8 months

 

What is on offer?

8 month, fixed term contract

Pro rata salary up to £90K, £7500 per month, £60K for 8 months. Bonus on completion, Medical Insurance, Pension

Applications from Interim Experts may be considered. Day rate in the region of £375 - £450 p/d

Procurement Manager - UK

My client is a Global Customer Service & BPO organisation based in the West Midlands.  They are looking for a Procurement Manager in the UK with indirect sourcing expertise. This is a very exciting opportunity for the right individual to join them, and manage the corporate services spend in a leading organisation.

Reporting to the EMEA Head of Procurement the role involves:

  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Develop sourcing strategies & create a network of vendors for the country/region
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  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns to the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value within their business culture

You should have the following knowledge & experience:

  • Knowledge of relevant supply markets will be advantageous.  Personally managed a wide range of Corporate Services areas of spend (e.g, HR, Professional Services, Travel, Legal, Tax and Operations)
  • Excellent business knowledge and awareness
  • Evidence of working in a non-mandated environment and penetrating difficult areas of spend where there may have been significant initial stakeholder resistance
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Ideally, you should have the following skills:

  • 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
  • Excellent organisational and project management 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//7881.

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.

Take a look at our website  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.

 

Buyer - Components

My Client, a leading Technology company is for a Buyer with experience in sourcing electrical components and sourcing in Asia and the Far East.

You’ll be expected to:          
 

  • Lead in the purchase and supply of procured goods and services
  • Use good procurement practises and commercial experience to achieve best commercial terms and product quality
  • Manage and build relationships with far east supply base
  • Co-ordinate international shipping from overseas suppliers
  • Manage and develop strong working relationships with supply base and internal stakeholders
  • Deal with post PO issues such as invoice and booking in queries
  • Own and manage technical query process between supplier and Kane engineers
  • Identify and assess new supply options for current and upcoming purchasing requirements
  • Where required provide support on strategic sourcing projects
  • Assist in supplier quality monitoring and KPI reporting
  • Effectively and efficiently manage MRP suggestions ensuring part availability and correct stock level

Please only apply if you have proven experience of:

  • Purchasing components, mouldings and other specified materials from far east sources
  • Using MRP software
  • Implementing best procurement methods and processes
  • Cost reduction experience using benchmarking, negotiation & or process improvement
  • Ability to think laterally to overcome short term supply issues
  • Excellent planning, communication & organisation skills
  • A good understanding of MRP and potential issues arising from its use
  • High level of PC literacy with familiarity of ERP systems

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7866.

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.

Take a look at our website  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.

 

Senior Commercial Manager

Langley Search & Interim are working exclusively with a global professional services company to find a number of Senior Commercial Manager.

You should have the following:

  • A deep understanding of how Financial Services operates including regulatory issues, remediation/customer claims, auditing, M&A, etc.
  • Senior procurement experience in Financial Services. You will have the knowledge & understanding of the way procurement/commercial teams operate in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses.
  • Deep experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Professional Services  or Services Category areas may be advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal/influencing & communication skills at ‘C’ level both internally and externally. Assertive and articulate and can ‘pace & lead’ senior stakeholders with confidence leading to successful commercial outcomes
  • The skills to develop and lead a small team reporting to you and act as an appropriate role model.
  • A team player who is not interested in the glory.  Able to cope with ambiguity and balance conflicting priorities balancing workload to get the optimum outcomes.
  • Be a proven strong strategic negotiator who can show you have developed new successful strategies and commercial models.  You will have delivered successful contracts with multi-million-pound value and criticality. 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.

 

Ideally, this role will be based out of London although other locations will be considered. Considerable flexibility around working location is offered although part of the week will be London based.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Michael.Babatunde@langleysearch.com quoting MB//7861.

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.

Take a look at our website  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.

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 michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com 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.

Take a look at our website  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.

 

Sourcing Manager

Sourcing Manager required to join a global business. Permanent role, remote / home-based, offering a salary in the region of £50 - £100K p/a with benefits.

The Sourcing Manager joins a FORTUNE 250 company, a leading provider of business- distribution, logistics and supply chain solutions for Electrical and Electronic products and services to the Communications, Utility and Broadband sectors.

Joining a new and rapidly expanding Global division offers the successful applicant the opportunity to build the business unit's Procurement function from the ground up.

Responsible for the management of direct and indirect purchasing spend the appointed Sourcing Manager will in time, build a team of staff. Largely working with a UK Vendor base you will ensure that all procurement strategies meet the needs of the global client base.

Within this highly autonomous role you will work with stakeholders, vendors and clients on a global basis. With dotted lines to C & D suite stakeholders, you will act as the internal Lead on all matters relating to procurement.

Job Description

  • Lead and plan sourcing events, vendor engagement, evaluation and selection
  • Ensure product cost competitiveness and high service levels within purchasing categories
  • Manage Direct spend for Finished Goods, Components, Materials etc
  • General Indirect spend management for the business unit
  • Implement efficient sourcing strategies and processes for transactional and strategic buying ensuring supplies and services are available at the lowest total cost
  • Spend in the region of £25m-£30M p/a
  • Category Management: Take lead and own cost savings initiatives
  • Build relationships with key Vendors to better understand suppliers’ business models to improve the quality and pricing of products and services,
  • Build relationships with business leaders up to the Board
  • Manages and leads functional teams involved in sourcing initiatives
  • Implement KPIs: Cost savings, quality, reliability and working capital.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proven best practice category management and strategic sourcing processes
  • Demonstrable history of improving the quality and service level of direct and indirect goods and services
  • Able to manage medium to large global transformation procurement projects
  • Able to design and implement a strategic sourcing function,
  • Expert knowledge of purchasing strategy, processes, and technology
  • Strong ERP and IT systems usage
  • Procure 2 Pay processes
  • Degree in Supply Chain or a Business related field is required
  • Experience to date ideally gained in an Electrical / Electronic Service Provider
  • Demonstrable track record of working in a highly complex, global business
  • Your CV will provide clear examples of cost reductions and process improvements
  • Have negotiated highly complex procurement contracts worth millions of pounds
  • Expert knowledge of key contractual international purchasing law
  • Proven usage of online sourcing platforms
  • Financial acumen: Total Cost of Ownership models is required
  • Excellent communication, leadership and presentation skills are required
  • Currently residing in and remain in the UK on an indefinite/long term basis

What’s on offer?

Salary in the region of £50-£100K, Bonus, Pension, etc. Remote based role with the option of hybrid / site based work if desired

Please apply quoting reference TB/7850

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.

IT Vendor Manager

My client within the Professional Services sector is currently recruiting for a Vendor  Manager. The aim of this role is to:

  • Maximise value for external clients by optimising the engagement with the external supply market.
  • To lead and manage a team of Supplier Relationship Managers.
  • Manage BAU contracts, support contract management. 
  • To develop senior working relationships across the organisation that allow the: early involvement of Procurement in any external third party spend for the relevant categories
  • Manage a collaborative supply chain procurement hub, covering all areas of spend to influence and control  the extended supply chain
  • To drive collaborative working across Category Teams ensuring Supplier Relationship
  • To achieve Cost Savings

The Candidate will have:

Experience as a Contract Manager, Vendor Manager or Supplier Relationship Manager Professional with demonstrated evidence of maximising contracts and value.

Proven knowledge of defining, implementing and developing a Supplier Relationship Management function within a Strategic Procurement department management

Experience of defining, setting up and managing a Procurement hub involving multiple stakeholders both across an organisation and externally with suppliers to drive maximum benefits

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7845.

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.

IT Procurement Specialist

My Client a leading Professional Services Firm is currently looking for a specialist Category Manager focusing on IT. The IT Category Manager will report to the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and procurement projects in Hardware, Software, Digital, Telecoms & Professional services categories.

 

You will work closely with a number of departments to run tender 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 looking to step up within their career 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 Software, Digital, Hardware, Telecoms & Prof Services
  • 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
  • Personable & consultative, able to build relationships with internal & external stakeholders of all levels.

 

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.
  • MCIPS/CIPS Qualified

 

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7844.

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.

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 info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7835.

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

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