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Category Buyer - Packaging

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a global manufacturing business to find a Category Manager – Packaging to manage all packaging spend for the UK site.  Product areas include corrugated packaging, cellophane, sleeves and ribbons etc.  You will be capable of development in the role which initially will be systems based and will involve liaison with the warehouse, suppliers, internal stakeholders and others.

 

You will report to the UK Procurement Manager and the role may involve some travelling.  The role is based in Hertfordshire.

 

You will have the following:

  1. Ideally have some knowledge of some packaging procurement (although not essential) and used to working in a manufacturing environment
  2. Have a ‘can do’ attitude with excellent communication skills
  3. Tenacious and resilient under pressure – a completer finisher
  4. Proven ability to work well as part of a team
  5. Be able to use and learn about planning systems – computer savvy
  6. Good negotiation skills with a commercial approach
  7. Be willing to learn and develop yourself further
  8. Ideally of graduate calibre and be studying or be willing to study for CIPS qualifications

 

In return for your skills & experience a salary of up to £30-40k is offered plus benefits.

For further information please email your CV and full package details to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7660/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Interim IT Procurement Managers in UK.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement, supply chain, operational excellence and transformation roles across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Consumer, Industrial & Manufacturing, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement, supply chain, operational excellence and transformation jobs Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Packaging Procurement, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

 

Interim Proc Manager - Capex

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a global manufacturing business to find an Interim Manager to support their capital equipment buying and to manage minor works contracts both in the UK and internationally. You will report to the Procurement Director and the role will involve some international travel.  The role is based in Hertfordshire with some home working available.

 

You will have the following:

  1. Deep knowledge and experience in managing the capital equipment & minor works areas both in the UK and internationally.
  2. Be self standing and able to deliver without much support – gets things done!
  3. Excellent negotiation, contract drafting and delivery skills
  4. Excellent communication skills – able to work with internal & external stakeholders at all levels. A good influencer
  5. A team player – not interested in the glory, but who will drive to get results
  6. Ideally of graduate calibre and CIPS qualified

 

In return for your skills & experience a competitive day rate is offered.

Interested? Please email your CV and last/current day rate or package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7662/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Interims in the UK & Internationally.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement, supply chain, operational excellence and transformation roles across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Consumer, Industrial & Manufacturing, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement, supply chain, operational excellence and transformation jobs Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Capital equipment buying, capex, infrastructure procurement, contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Interim Proc Manager - Air Freight

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a global manufacturing business to find an Interim Manager to review their global air & sea freight spend.  This process will involve the development of a longer term category plan with detailed analysis of spend with 3rd parties, benchmarking & review of current contracts, drawing up RFI/RFQ’s if required and working down their supply chains to elicit benefits.

You will report to the Procurement Director and the role will involve some international travel.  The role is based in Hertfordshire although currently there is some home working available.

You will have the following:

  1. Deep knowledge and experience in managing the air & sea freight category with proven evidence of delivering in this category
  2. Excellent programme and project manager experience
  3. The ability to work strategically and tactically to develop and implement the category plan – not frightened to get into the detail but able to helicopter up strategically
  4. Excellent analysis skills including use of Excel spreadsheets and other tools
  5. Excellent communication skills – able to work with Board level stakeholders and senior people in key current and potential suppliers. A good influencer
  6. A team player – not interested in the glory, but who will drive to get results
  7. Excellent negotiation skills with a developed and balanced commercial approach
  8. Ideally of graduate calibre and CIPS qualified

In return for your skills & experience an appropriate day rate is offered.

Interested? Please email your CV and last/current day rate or package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7661/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Interims in the UK & Internationally.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement, supply chain, operational excellence and transformation roles across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Consumer, Industrial & Manufacturing, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement, supply chain, operational excellence and transformation jobs Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Logistics Procurement, Air Freight, Sea Freight, Procurement, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager – salary to c£43k + car allowance and excellent benefits.

My client, a progressive Public Sector organisation, is looking to recruit a Procurement Manager to lead and influence projects from a commercial, category and sourcing perspective.

The successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Hands-on procurement / category management ideally within construction and/or housing related spend areas.
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders at a senior level to drive and manage change and deliver the strategic priorities.
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 is essential.
  • CIPS / MCIPS qualifications are desirable although not essential.

This role will be a mix of home / office based with some SE England travel.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7659NR

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 7 working days.

Luton Council - Corporate Procurement Service opportunities

Luton Council – Corporate Procurement Service opportunities

Procurement Manager X 2 - £39,880 - £42,821 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance + £2500 market supplement

The Procurement Manager opportunities come with an excellent benefits package including a Local Authority pension scheme, attractive holiday allowance and the potential for flexible / home working. You will also benefit from investment in training and development, and the opportunity to shape your career in an environment where procurement is front and centre in shaping and delivering the commercial strategies that will drive a positive impact for the local economy and community.

Note that during the current time all of the procurement team are working from home with occasional presence required in a stores setting as the service holds and issues PPE for internal and external use.

The Opportunity:-

We are working exclusively with our client, Luton Council, to recruit into two Procurement Managers roles that have been created as part of a key council 5 year strategy to deliver “Prosperity thorough Procurement”. This is an exciting time to join Luton Council’s procurement function, who are on a journey to deliver real and tangible positive benefits to the residents of Luton.

Lead by the Service Manager Procurement, the teams’ deliverables include:-

  • Driving a commercial approach to contracting across the Council, in line with PCR2015  and internal governance
  • Working collaboratively with other local public sector “anchor” institutions to maximise the impact that procurement activity can have on the communities of Luton and surrounding areas
  • Development of a robust Social Value framework that aligns economic development, inclusive growth and our priority to eradicate poverty.
  • Developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrating a robust strategic, commercial and collaborative approach.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

Hands-on experience / demonstrable understanding and working experience of PCR2015, ideally gained from working across a number of category spend areas/directorates.

In conjunction with this, core competencies include-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sectors.
  • Experience of identifying / delivering cashable savings and value opportunities through creative and effective commercial practices
  • Experience of gaining meaningful Social Value from procurement activity
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work across a number of different spend areas.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to be collaborative and nurture a team-working spirit.
  • Proven line management skills (direct or matrix management) with the ability to develop individual team members and lead project teams.
  • MCIPS certification or working towards MCIPS or relevant experience working within a professional / commercial procurement environment.

For further information on these opportunities please submit your CV to info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7657NR . All direct applications will be forwarded on to Langley Search & Interim.

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 7 working days

 

 

Lead Contract Manager

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, is currently recruiting for a Lead Contract Manager to be embedded within a senior stakeholder community and providing front-end strategic and creative commercial leadership, advice and support.

The successful candidate will be experienced in strategic contract management managing and exisiting contract portfolio and growing positive partnerships. They will advise on areas including commercial innovation, cost savings, supplier / market engagement and ongoing contract management.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert commercial judgement and a strong track record of developed and implemented strategies diverse complex contracts.

Skills required:

  • Team management, managing a large team up to 15, with various experience levels from grads up to senior practitioners.
  • Extensive commercial contract management experience gained from complex environment whether private or public sector.
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Excellent SRM experience be point of contact to resolve issues and disputes
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk.

 

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/7658.

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/Procurement Director

Langley Search & Interim has been retained by a global professional services company to find a Commercial/ Procurement Director.

You should have the following:

  1. A deep understanding of how Financial Services operates including regulatory issues, remediation/customer claims, auditing, M&A, etc.
  2. Senior procurement experience in Financial Services. You will have the knowledge & understanding of A the way procurement/commercial teams operate in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses.
  3. Deep experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Professional Services  or Services Category areas may be advantageous
  4. 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
  5. The skills to develop and lead a small team reporting to you and act as an appropriate role model.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7655/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Commercial Director, Procurement Directors, CPO, Chief Procurement Officers, SVP Procurement, VP Procurement, Chief Supply Officers in London & Other locations in the UK and internationally.

 Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Financial Services, Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Commercial Manager

Langley Search & Interim has been retained by a Global Professional Services Companyto find a Commercial Manager.  In this role you will support their bidding and post contract management process in the Public Sector including Infrastructure, Government  & Health Market Sectors and you will report to the Commercial Director.

This role will be responsible for:

  1. Leading/supporting negotiations with clients in the Public Sector in Infrastructure, Government and Health Sectors
  2. Influencing and up skilling key stakeholders  up to ‘C’ Level on how to approach negotiations and bid processes including running training programmes and producing thought leadership to shape the approach
  3. Identifying opportunities to improve commercial frameworks on current contracts and pitches

You should have the following:

  1. Deep commercial domain experience of the Government/Public Sector/Infrastructure or Health Sectors. You will have the knowledge & understanding of  the way procurement/commercial teams operate in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses (including regulated and PSR processes)
  2. Experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Professional Services  or Services Category areas may be advantageous
  3. Strong interpersonal/influencing & communication skills at ‘C’ level both internally and externally.
  4. A commercial sales and entrepreneurial orientation – 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.
  5. Be a proven strong negotiator who can improve profitability/margin whilst winning new business, increasing repeat business and the reputation of our client. Develop strategies for new bids that are critical for the business. Have worked successfully on projects with multi-million pound value and criticality
  6. Experience of shaping operating models to create a sustainable legacy that allows bids to be effectively challenged internally prior to submission
  7. An understanding of complex contracts including multi-entity/multi-country or global contracts may be advantageous.
  8. Of degree calibre, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable

Ideally this role will be based out of London although other key locations will be considered including Leeds and Birmingham. Considerable flexibility around working location is offered.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7644/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Commercial Managers & Senior Category Managers in London, Birmingham & Leeds in the UK.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: Commercial Manager, Commercial Director, Category Managers, Procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, HR Procurement, Professional Services Procurement, Legal Services Procurement, Consultancy, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Category Manager - Indirects

Langley Search & Interim is searching for a Category Manager/Buyer – Indirects for a large manufacturing client, based in Leicestershire, with multiple locations across the UK. 

You will work on indirect procurement projects which involve multiple sites across the Group and the categories involved may include corporate services, FM, HR – indeed any category on the indirects side - versatility & flexibility being the key!  In return you will gain significant exposure to key stakeholders and work with an experienced team to develop yourself even further. Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated and you will be able to evidence that you deliver.  Procurement is established internally and there is a huge opportunity to deliver value for money (above and beyond just savings).  Key to success will be your ability to build strong relationships across multiple sites and functional areas with credibility, good communication skills will be essential.

In return for your experience and expertise a salary of £30-40k is offered plus car, small bonus & pension.  Assistance with obtaining CIPS qualifications will be provided.

For further information please submit your CV & full package details to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7640/Perm/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Category Managers  & buyers in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire & the East Midlands. Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Manufacturing Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, buyer, senior buyer, HR Procurement, IT procurement, Professional Services Procurement, FM Procurement,  Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

 

Senior Category Manager/Category Manager

Langley Search & Interim is searching for a Senior Category Manager/Category Manager - Directs for a large manufacturing client, based in Leicestershire, with multiple locations across the UK.  This role sits within Group Procurement.

You will work on direct procurement projects & areas which involve multiple sites across the Group. Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated and you will be able to evidence that you deliver.  Procurement is established internally and there is a huge opportunity to deliver value for money (above and beyond just savings) including supporting innovation and risk management.  Key to success will be your ability to build strong relationships across multiple sites and functional areas with credibility - building strong relationships with the supply base and customers will also be essential.

Ideally you will have CIPS or be studying for this qualification and be of graduate calibre.  You should be mobile to travel across the UK.

In return for your experience and expertise a salary of up to £65k is offered plus car, bonus & pension. 

For further information please submit your CV & full package details to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7641/Perm/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Category Managers  & buyers in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire & the East Midlands. Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Manufacturing Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, buyer, senior buyer, ingredients Procurement,  contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

 

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