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Procurement Strategy & Systems Manager

Our client is a public sector body that is undergoing a procurement & commercial transformation.  Based in the West Midlands the organisation is investing in its procurement team, bringing about change and improvement.  As part of this change we are working with them to recruit a Procurement Process & Systems Manager who has two direct reports.  

You will be responsible for developing the organisation's procurement strategy and procurement policies, overseeing procurement systems, producing procurement analytics and monitoring KPIs and producing dashboards on performance.  You will be the 'point person' on governance/compliance vis a vis public sector regulations. You will build strong relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally and will be a key member of the Procurement Management Team and report to the Head of Procurement. 

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Experience of working in the Public Sector managing complex procurement projects
  • The ability to lead, develop and coach a small team
  • Be CIPS qualified or equivalent - of graduate calibre
  • Be a strategic thinker - can set goals and manage progress to achieve timelines
  • Excellent project management skills - highly numerate and articulate
  • Have the ability to build long and lasting relationships with key stakeholders
  • Have the knowledge of public sector regulations, or be able to acquire this knowledge

For further information please email your CV and current package/day rate to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7689/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies  procurement  managers in  West Midlands & UK wide.  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, procurement systems, procurement processes,  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.

 

 

Project Manager - Spend Analytics

Job type: Project Manager – Spend Analytics

Location:  London

Our client is an FTSE 100 Media organisation, is looking for an experienced Project Manager – Spend analytics with in-depth experience collecting data, analysing data & presenting findings to C-suite stakeholders globally.

The suitable candidate will lead and coordinate the overall running of the project on a day-to-day basis. You will be the contact point between Procurement, Data teams & the wider business

Key Responsibilities of the Role

 

  • Work closely with the Procurement to roll out the project in a timely and organised manner;
  • Facilitate and coordinate the communications between technical stakeholders, Procurement & Data & Insights Team;
  • Manage and escalate issues, risks and queries as and when required;
  • Liaising with the internal Systems Development team regarding the implementation of user requirements, agreed workflow and reporting functions
  • Coordinating agreed processes
  • Providing regular reports
  • Supporting users in accessing information

 

The Candidate will have:

  • Previous experience as a Project Management on a Data Project
  • Experience working with users to further improve existing electronic data management processes and reporting
  • 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 liaising with internal and external Information Systems teams to establish the required processes.
  • Ideally has worked in a project-based environment and understands project management disciplines
  • Personal Qualities
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • An eye for detail
  • High standards of quality

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/7688.

Langley Search & Interm (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

Estates Category Manager

Our client, a prestigeous and well known organsiation, are seeking to recruit an Estates Procurement Category Manager –  based in Central London reporting to the Director of Procurement.

Ideally you will have procurement experience in the FM / Construction / Estates or related categories although other category backgrounds will be considered. Additionally private sector backgrounds will be considered.

You should have the following:

  • Experience of developing and implementing category plans for FM/Construction categories is preferred but not essential.
  • Knowledge of PCR15 regulations/OJEU or the ability to learn about these regulations to ensure good process
  • Excellent stakeholder development and relationship management skills
  • Ideally CIPS qualified (or studying for CIPS, which will be supported)
  • Articulate and a good communicator
  • Excellent technical skills including an understanding of contact law, good negotiation skills
  • Organised and has good planning skills

In return for your skills & experience a salary of £45k – £55k is offered for this role (including London weighting) plus benefits.

Interested? For further information please email your CV and current full last package/day rate to Christina.langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7687/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Category Managers in London and the rest of the UK & 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 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, FM Procurement, ,Construction Procurement, Category Management, Services Procurement, , Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing, sourcing

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 Construction Category Manager

We are currently recruiting for an Interim Construction Category Manager to deliver a number of procurements that could span across areas such as construction, housing and environment. This role is initially for 3 months and although likely to be 100% home working for the duration may involve occasional travel to the London area.

Requirements:

  • Construction / FM / Housing Category experience
  • Great stakeholder engagement skills
  • Adaptable, solution focussed and innovative approach
  • Public Sector / PCRR2015 / OJEU experience is essential

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7701NR.

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.

Commercial Manager

Langley Search & Interim has been retained by a  Global Professional Services Company that has to 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 proposals

You should have the following:

  1. Deep commercial and/or procurement 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. At the moment the team are home working.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7682/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.

IT Category Manager

My Client a leading Brand are currently looking for a specialist IT Category Manager. The Category Manager will report into the Senior Category Manager helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in Hardware, Software & Broadcast categories.

 

You will work closely with the Technology  department 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 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 IT, Software  & Hardware
  • 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.
  • MCIPS qualification is mandatory

 

 

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to Michael.Babatunde@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7678.

 

Langley Search & Interm (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

Procurement Team Leader

Our client is a public sector organisation based in the South West Region that is looking for a Procurement Team Leader reporting to the Procurement Director.  Ideally you will have the following:

·         Experience of coaching, leading, managing and developing a team

·         Knowledge of PCR2015/OJEU regulations is preferred but not essential

·         Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels

·         Proven negotiation experience regarding complex contracts and knowledge of contract law/drafting

·         Proven ability to liaise with other relevant bodies to optimise outcomes

·         Have the MCIPS qualification.  Degree qualified or other business qualifications preferred

·         Ability to develop sourcing strategies to improve outcomes via new and innovative approaches

In return for your skills & experience a package up to £55k plus benefits is offered.

For further information please email your CV and full/last package to Christina.langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7673/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Procurement Manager & Head of Procurement roles in the UK.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of permanent & interim recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with the public sector, blue chips, privately owned businesses, the  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: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, 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 ICT Category Manager

Interim ICT Category Manager role, c£350 per day (inside IR35), initial 3 Month contract, London based client however likely to be 100% home based for the assignment duration.

The role will involve managing and delivering a number of diverse hardware / software procurement processes. PCR2015 / OJEU experience is desirable however not essential.

For further information please call  +44(0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7675NR

 

Interim Data Centre Category Manager - HOME BASED

My Client a leading Technology company are currently looking for a specialist Interim IT Sourcing Manager. The IT Sourcing Manager will report into the Head of IT 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 Infrastructure & Datacentre Spends.

You will work closely with the CTO & Head of IT Procurement to run tendering processes, IT contract negotiations and with 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.

The role will be based from home, working GMT+1 hours.

 

Skills required:

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Infrastructure & Datacentre
  • 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
  • Fluent in English and French.

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the technology sector would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • 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/7670.

 

 

 

Procurement Manager

My client, a progressive Public Sector organisation with collaboration at the heart of everything they do, 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, environment 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.

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