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Procurement Manager

My Client a leading Technology organisation is currently looking for a specialist Category Manager across Professional Services, Subcontracts & Indirect services. The Category Manager will report to the Head of indirect 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 Subcontract, Professional Services & indirect 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 subcontracts, professional services & indirects
  • 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/8057.

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

Global Category Manager - Marketing

Is finding strategic value in Marketing & Martech spend a passion of yours? Then bring your experience with you to Global Technology Firm!

My client a leading FTSE 100 Tech Firm is currently looking for a Global Category Lead - Marketing.  The Category Lead - Marketing will report to the Head of Procurement – Corporate Services helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their Marketing contract portfolio. 

You will work closely with senior marketing stakeholders & their leadership team across the organisation and run tendering processes, marketing 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 an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience marketing, sourcing and procurement in an exciting sector.

Skills required:

  • Marketing sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of ATL, BTL, Digital, Media and Print
  • Negotiate and draft contract agreements to achieve the delivery of significant annual cost reduction and cost avoidance benefit
  • 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 developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Demonstrable experience across procurement and supplier management,  
  • Martech & Marketing sourcing knowledge and experience.
  • 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.

 

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/8044.

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

Category Manager - IT

 

Our client a leading FTSE 250 Information Technology company is looking for an influential procurement professional to improve and drive best practice across their procurement portfolio. The main categories of focus will be IT/Technology Services.

The culture of the company is open, professional, and accountable. This individual will have the responsibility of evolving and implementing strategic sourcing and category management. In addition, this individual will have experience influencing and educating busy senior managers about best practice procurement.  

You will have experience working within a developed procurement function; rapidly sourcing information, engaging with key stakeholders, analysing spend, creating workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions and more strategic procurement with a focus on a number of different spends across IT & Technology.

 The ability to demonstrate the value of strategic procurement to the key stakeholders and provide evidence of cost savings via a more considered purchasing plan. 

Key Skills:

  • Manage contract performance of key suppliers, measuring performance and driving better supplier delivery in collaboration with internal stakeholders

 

  • Experience in a category management role, e.g., end-to-end sourcing and supplier management for IT & Technology spend

 

  • Ability to and evidence of rapidly coming to strong commercial conclusions

 

  • IT Procurement experience.

 

  • Experienced in creating formal strategic procurement plans for an established function.

 

  • Excellent communication skills

 

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

 

  • Skilled negotiator specifically.

 

  • Ability to and experience in influencing commercial decisions at board level

 

  • Strong Excel and IT skills are essential,

 

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/8026.

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.

 

Category Manager - Corporate Services

Our client a leading FTSE 250 Information Technology company is looking for an influential procurement professional to improve and drive best practice across their procurement portfolio. The main categories of focus will be Corporate Services.

The culture of the company is open, professional, and accountable. This individual will have the responsibility of evolving and implementing strategic sourcing and category management. In addition, this individual will have experience influencing and educating busy senior managers about best practice procurement.  

You will have experience working within a developed procurement function; rapidly sourcing information, engaging with key stakeholders, analysing spend, and creating workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions and more strategic procurement with a focus on a number of different spends across direct and indirect.

 The ability to demonstrate the value of strategic procurement to the key stakeholders and provide evidence of cost savings via a more considered purchasing plan. 

Key Skills:

  • Manage contract performance of key suppliers, measuring performance and driving better supplier delivery in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Experience in a category management role, e.g., end-to-end sourcing and /or supplier management for a specific category of indirect spend
  • Ability to and evidence of rapidly coming to firm commercial conclusions
  • Indirect/ Procurement experience.
  • Experienced in creating formal strategic procurement plans for an established function.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Skilled negotiator specifically.
  • Ability to and experience in influencing commercial decisions at the board level
  • Strong Excel and IT skills are essential,

 

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/8025.

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.

 

Manufacturing Director

A Manufacturing Director is sought for a technology manufacturing company located in West Suffolk. Salary+  benefits including car allowance, pension, bonus + more

The Director of Manufacturing oversees multiple global plants, which manufacture technically advanced products. Accountability for ensuring that health, safety, environmental, customer, quality, cost, and delivery requirements are met, you will also develop continuous improvement and technically advanced manufacturing principles

Ultimately you will maximise manufacturing output, increase company profitability and help to lead and develop the teams during a period of significant sales growth and business expansion

What you’ll be doing?

  • Responsible for leading group manufacturing you will ensure a high focus on Health, Safety and Wellness  by promoting a culture of safety first.
  • Ensure that all products are manufactured in a cost effective, quality, profitable and timely manner, in alignment with specifications and quality requirements.
  • Manage Production and Manufacturing departments, ensuring production output is consistently delivered.
  • Ensure environmental considerations, improvements and targets are at the heart of manufacturing operations. Lead and contribute to the ESG strategy and initiatives.
  • Implementation of new and advanced technology.
  • Responsible for the manufacturing budget, annual forecast, and CAPEX proposals.
  • Supervise CAPEX purchases, plant maintenance and facilities.
  • Ensure a continuous improvement culture, develop, and train Lean methodologies
  • Through personal example promote Codes of Conduct, ensure the team follows the Code and manage non-compliance.
  • Communicate and maintain good relationships with Unions

Whom we are looking for:

  • Successful applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment ideally with a blend of high-value, low-volume, and low value high volume, manual and automated global manufacturing operation.
  • Extensive multiple site manufacturing plant management success utilising Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen and CI methodologies
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, able to define long-term strategic goals
  • Commercial and Financial acumen, proficiency in managing budgets, forecasting and metrics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems experience
  • Willing to travel overseas once per quarter.
  • Knowledge of IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO standards
  • Spanish language is a plus.
  • Management of an ESG manufacturing strategy is beneficial
  • Already based in the UK, eligible to remain on an indefinite basis and are willing to work onsite full time

Head of Engineering

A Head of Engineering is sought for a technology manufacturing company.A hybrid role, site located in West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds offering a competitive salary with benefits including car allowance, pension, bonus + more

The Head of Engineering Leads the NPD (new product development) strategy by working closely with Customers to understand their needs so they can be engineered into automated and manual product ranges. By collaborating with Product Managers, you will ensure that the company's and customers’ objectives are aligned with, and built into the technology strategy

You will lead the Robotics, mechatronic and software engineering teams, develop their capability to meet key deliverables, and act as a change agent for innovation to bring the team on the customer journey.

An expert in Robotics products engineering you will drive the long-term automated manufacturing solutions that increase sales and market share.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Management of multi-disciplined Engineering teams, including performance management, career development, and resource planning.
  • 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
  • Motivate technical teams to engage with customers and develop key client relationships
  • Assure that all safety, regulatory and ESG measures are met
  • Attend trade fairs, supplier meetings, conferences and exhibitions
  • Encourage awareness and active participation in ESG and wellness initiatives.

Whom we are looking for:

  • Successful applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment within a similarly high-value, low-volume complex engineering and manufacturing operation.
  • Experience in leading multidisciplinary Engineering teams with the proven ability to manage complex, multidisciplinary engineering projects
  • Up to date with engineering innovations including Robotics, Automation, Software, AI etc.
  • A hands-on leader  able to successfully develop and motivate employees
  • Extensive NPD and NPI management, able to develop relationships with customers and suppliers
  • A solid commitment to supporting ESG, specifically the environment, promoting diversity and operating ethically
  • Relevant engineering degree
  • You will already be based in the UK, are eligible to remain on an indefinite basis and be willing to work onsite 3 days’ per week

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.  

Global Professional Services Sourcing Manager

My Client an FTSE 100 Technology organisation is currently looking for a Global Professional Services Category Manager. The Global Professional Services Category Manager will report to the Procurement Director helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their professional services, & HR portfolio.  

The Category Lead will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. It is an exciting time to join the business.

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:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of consultancy, legal, tax, HR and Audit
  • 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, contract implementations.
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to MBA or equivalent and MCIPS
  • 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 and a good networker who will add value to any team.

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/7994.

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

Global Marketing Sourcing Manager

My client, an FTSE 100 Technology organisation is currently looking for a specialist Global Marketing Sourcing Manager.  The Global Marketing Sourcing Manager will report to the Procurement Director, helping internal stakeholders gain the best value from their Marketing contract portfolio. 

 

You will work closely with a number of global CMOs across the organisation and run tendering processes, marketing 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 marketing, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • Marketing sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of ATL, BTL, Digital, Media and Print
  • 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 in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • 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.

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/7993.

Langley Search & Selection (langleysearch.com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing fields.  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

IT Category Lead

My Client a leading Media organisation is currently looking for a specialist IT Category Lead. The IT Category Lead will report to the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their IT contract portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical IT procurement projects in IT categories with an emphasis on cloud & digital.

You will work closely with the CTO/CIO to run tendering processes, IT 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 sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of software, Cloud & 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 technology 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 and a good networker who will add value to any team.

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/7985.

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

 

 

Commercial Contract Manager

Do you have a passion for Managing the commercial and contractual aspects of complex engagements? If so bring your talents to one of the leading global professional services Firms!

Langley Search & Interim is working exclusively with a global professional services company to find two Commercial Contract Managers.

You should have the following:

  • A deep understanding of how contracts work, including regulatory issues, ensuring SLAs & KPIs adhere to.
  • Senior Supplier Relationship Management/ Contract Management experience in Financial Services or Corporate 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 SRM or Contract Management in senior roles in the Financials Services or Corporate Services sector.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Able to have difficult conversations and get the required outcomes for the Firm.
  • Of degree caliber, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable.

 

This role will be based out of Birmingham. Considerable flexibility around working location is offered.

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/7963.

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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