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Senior Procurement Manager - Policy and Contracts

450 per day (inside IR35)

We are currently recruiting for an Interim Procurement Policy, Governance and Best Practice opportunity to work for our London based client.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop sustainable procurement policies, with a focus on the strengthening social value benefit though commercial contracting.

The successful candidate will ideally have a broad knowledge of Public Sector (OJEU / PCR2015) procurement regulations from within a Local Authority environment.

The assignment is initially for 3 months and will be 100% home working to start with.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7700NR.

IT Services Buyer

My Client a Multinational Technology firm is currently looking for a specialist IT Services Buyer. The IT Services Buyer 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 IT Services & Subcontracting categories.

You will work closely with the in-country & global teams 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. 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience technology, sourcing and procurement with an amazing organisation.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of IT Services & Subcontracting.
  • 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:

  • Experience working in blue-chip organisations.
  • 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.
  • Master’s Degree in Purchasing & Supply

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/7699.

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 - Indirect

My Client a Multinational Technology firm is currently looking for a specialist Indirect Category Manager. 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 Travel & Fleet, Real Estate, FM, HR & Professional Services categories.

 

You will work closely with the in-country & global teams 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. 

 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience technology, sourcing and procurement with an amazing organisation.

 

Skills required:

 

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Real Estate, Professional Services & Travel
  • 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:

  • Experience working in blue-chip organisations.
  • 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.
  • Master’s Degree in Purchasing & Supply
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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/7698.

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

Procurement Category Manager

My client is looking to recruit a Procurement Category Manager to lead and influence commercial projects from a category strategy, sourcing and a supplier relationship management perspective. This is an opportunity to work for a growing organisation that has a dynamic and positive culture.

The successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Hands-on procurement / category management experience, ideally within the ICT / Professional Services spends areas. General indirects experience may also be considered
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders at a senior level to build strategic relationships to enable best practice procurement
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 is desirable (not essential)

Post-pandemic this role is likely to be a 50/50 mix of home / office based.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7697NR

Head of Commercial

Up to £58k plus benefits

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a public sector organization to find them a Head of Commercial/Procurement reporting to their Associate Commercial Director based in the South West or other flexible locations.  Leading a team of c. 12 you will manage and deliver sound & effective commercial contracts for a wide range of category areas.

Ideally you will have the following:

  1. Ability to recruit, lead, manage and develop a team – excellent coaching skills. Acts as a role model to support and energise the team
  2. Able to develop an effective commercial pipeline with the identification of timelines, risks, mitigations and deliverables in liaison with key stakeholders.   Implementation of the plan to schedule while maximizing benefits and minimising and mitigating risks. Excellent programme management skills to track delivery.
  3. Can demonstrate management of large, complex commercial negotiations to ensure business requirements are met especially where complex & unusual contracts are being negotiated
  4. Knowledge of the PCR2015 and its use to ensure compliant processes are known and followed.  Public Sector procurement experience is preferred but not essential.
  5. Able to manage the commercial lifecycle including providing adequate and appropriate challenge on contracts and implementing best practice SRM practices.  Evidence of introducing innovation and lateral thinking – not afraid to challenge traditional ways of working.
  6. Provide optimum liaison with other governmental bodies to ensure that best practice is learned and developed
  7. Ideally CIPS qualified (or equivalent) & of graduate calibre.  MBA or equivalent an advantage
  8. Excellent communication and influencing skills – able to build excellent professional relationships with key stakeholders whilst remaining resilient

Do you wish to live & work in the West Country?  If you are considering a move to a different environment to live in the country or by the sea then this may be for you.  Alternatively other offices around the country may be used as a base.   Flexibility on some home working  and flexibility of working pattern is also offered.

In return for your skills & experience a package of up to c. £58k plus benefits is offered.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7673/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Public Sector Commercial Managers,  Indirect Procurement Managers, Procurement Managers Commercial Manager, Senrior Procurement Managers, Senior Category Managers in the South West, 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.

 

Interim Head of Indirect Procurement

Competitive day rate

Our client is a very successful FMCG manufacturing business producing well-known brands.  They have retained Langley to find an Interim Head of Indirect Procurement  to lead a small team.  The role will be home based initially with some travelling to sites (including London) & around the UK as Covid restrictions are eased.  The role reports to the CPO and will have particular emphasis on the following category areas:  HR, Professional Services and Travel & Expenses categories. 

You will have the following:

  • Deep category experience of the HR, Professional Services and T& E Categories of spend – please do not apply if you do not have this experience!
  • The ability to develop and deliver source/category plans in these areas
  • Team leader skills – leading , developing and mentoring
  • A high level of influencing and communication skills
  • Ideally you will have delivered in an FMCG manufacturing environment
  • Resilient – able to deliver and change ways of working, taking key stakeholders with you
  • Ideally CIPS qualified or equivalent, degree level
  • Act as a role model for the rest of the team – not interested in the glory

This will be an immediate start (6 month contract initially) and a competitive day rate is offered dependent on experience . 

For further information please email your CV, availability and last/current day rate to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7696/INTERIM/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Interim  Heads of Indirect Procurement, Procurement Managers in the 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, FMCG, 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, HR procurement, professional services procurement, Travel & Expenses 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 & Supply Chain Consultant

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently looking for a Procurement Consultant.  The Procurement Consultant will help clients stakeholders gain best value from their Construction & Built Environment contract portfolio. 

You will work closely with the Delivery Teams and provide Procurement & Supply Chain consultancy. You will help clients and 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. 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • Extensive experience in Procurement & Supply Chain Management in Built Environment
  • Experience in drafting procurement strategies and tender evaluation reports for construction projects
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key clients and delivery teams to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities.
  • Ability to plan and manage a tendering process from inception to Contract Award on significant projects;
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the Construction & Built environment would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Understanding and application of contract forms such as NEC, JCT, FIDIC. Experience in other forms
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • 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/7693.

Langley Search & Interim (langleysearch.com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Head of Technology & IT Procurement

Up to 120k plus good benefits

Langley Search & Interim has been retained by a global professional services company to find a Head of Technology & IT Procurement reporting to their CPO.

You should have the following:

  1. A deep understanding of procuring the technology/IT category ideally in a service based & complex business.  This to include  IT software (purchase, development, support), hardware & infrastructure (End User Services, Server/Storage, Data Centre & Cloud), services (applications development, on & off-shore managed services, support & maintenance, integration services etc.) and Network & telecoms (voice, data, mobile, networks) .
  2. Strong interpersonal/influencing & communication skills at ‘C’ level both internally and externally sometimes where there are conflicting objectives. Assertive and articulate and can ‘pace & lead’ multiple senior stakeholders with confidence leading to successful commercial  & risk amangement outcomes. Become the key trusted commercial advisor to the Technology Team and other internal teams.
  3. Ability to support the business with technology investments related to profitable revenue streams and growth/profitability.
  4. The skills to develop and lead/coach a team reporting to you and act as an excellent role model.
  5. Development, management  and execution of a comprehensive Category Plan.
  6. Of degree calibre, MBA and/or CIPS or equivalent is desirable.

Some flexibility around home working is offered although part of the week will be London based.

In return for your skills & experience a package of £100k – 120k plus excellent benefits is offered.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7692/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies IT Procurement, 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.

 

Procurement Governance, Policy, Assurance and Best Practice Manager

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, are currently recruiting into a Procurement Governance, Policy, Assurance and Best Practice opportunity which will reach across a number of organisations and provide commercial support. 

Through cross functional working across a wide senior stakeholder community the successful candidate will provide strategic commercial assurance and business case advice for high value / risk, critical / complex projects.  

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert strategic commercial judgement and who like operate across a senior and high profile stakeholder community.

If you have experience of procurement / contract management within high value / complex programmes (infrastructure or construction experience is desirable) then this opportunity could be for you. A background of working with the Public Sector or within a regulated environment would also be beneficial.

This role attracts a salary of up to £74k + bonus and can be contractually based out of a number of offices across England with the flexibility of some home working.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7691NR.

 

Procurement / Commercial Policy, Governance and Best Practice Manager

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, are currently recruiting into a Procurement Policy, Governance and Best Practice opportunity which will reach across a number of commercial / procurement projects to provide commercial support. 

Through cross functional working across a wide senior stakeholder community the successful candidate will provide strategic procurement and commercial advice for high value / risk, critical / complex projects.  

Operating within a ‘Centre of Excellence’ style model, the successful candidate will establish and grow positive partnerships and advise across the full procurement lifecycle on matters such as strategy, commercial innovation, risk, assurance and ongoing contract management.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert commercial judgement as well excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

If you have experience of procurement / contract management within high value / complex programmes then this opportunity could be for you. A background of working with the Public Sector or within a regulated environment would also be beneficial.

This role attracts a salary of between £30 - £49k (depending on office location and qualifications) and can be contractually based out of a number of offices across England and Wales. This role will also allow for a significant amount of home working.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7690NR.

 

Procurement Strategy & Systems Manager

Up to 46k plus excellent benefits

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

Up to £65,000 + package

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

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