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Procurement Manager

My Client a leading Brand is currently looking for a specialist Category Manager. The Category Manager will report to the Director of 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 Technology, Corporate Services, Events & Travel categories.

You will work closely with the various department 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 brand.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Technology, Professional Services & Travel & Events
  • 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/7727.

 

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

Head of Supplier & Account Managment

My Client a Private Equity owned energy platform business, are currently looking for a Head of Supplier & Account Manager The Head of Supplier & Account Manager will report to the CFO and be accountable for maintaining and improving the existing Supplier relationships. This includes ensuring on-time delivery across the supply base ensuring prices remain competitive and coverage is extensive across the UK.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to work with a leading organisation that they can really have a hand on shaping and developing.  The role will be based remotely, with travel to suppliers.

 

In this role, you will…

  • Be a member of the management team, leading the Supply team and shaping the Supply strategy. 
  • Build strong working relationships with both suppliers across the UK and colleagues across the business; understand their priorities and help them understand yours. 
  • Build, lead, manage and mentor a Supply team encompassing Account Management, Supply Operations and Resolutions (dealing with Supply issues impartially and resolving them to the satisfaction of both client and the supplier).
  • Refine & improve the clients offering to customers & contractual relationships with suppliers.
  • Ensure the right supply KPIs are in place and are managed effectively. 
  • Work with the Operations Team to make sure that the clients get the right balance between supply and Operations, and processes are clear between both departments.
  • Ensure that the Supply roadmap is well communicated and understood across the wider team.  Improve the level of Supply and process understanding across the business.

 

Experience Required:

  • Great commercial ability, communication, and relationship management. Comfortable working and negotiating with people from national businesses down to sole suppliers
  • Curiosity and a love of process and optimisation. You can always see a better way to do things and get excited about the opportunity to create new processes and experiment with existing ones.
  • Passion for leading teams and at least 5 years experience in a Supply Chain role, ideally in a business that uses technology and data. You know that delivering high-quality service depends on having a great team in place and skilful leadership and management of them.
  • A data-driven and analytical mindset. You know how to ask the right questions to get to actionable outcomes, how to design processes and use KPIs to measure their effectiveness.
  • Good judgement and the ability to stay calm under pressure. You have superb organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks.

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/7724.

 

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

Senior Advisory Consultant

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently looking for a Senior Advisory Consultant.  The Senior Advisory Consultant will help clients on a range of advisory projects. The sectors you will have exposure to and be advising clients on will be Water, Road, Rail & Energy.

You will work closely with the Delivery Teams and provide Advise to clients. 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 projects to tight deadlines. 

You will help deliver and shape services and product offerings by applying our unique mix of capabilities, technical and non-technical, to focus on outcomes that will contribute to the clients’ success.    

Skills required:

  • Extensive experience in Procurement, Contract Management & Supply Chain Management in Built Environment
  • Experience in drafting procurement strategies and tender evaluation reports for construction projects
  • Experience of working with contracts to manage suppliers, including an understanding of supplier performance management
  • 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/7706.

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

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

Category Lead - IT (Application Development & Management)

Langley is currently working with a high profile organization with a £multi-billion spend.

We are looking for a Category Lead – IT.  As a senior role, you would have full accountability for developing the Application Development & Management market, which will require a level of flair and innovation to support supplier and customers in all procurements resulting in compliant, ‘best value’ buying, ultimately producing continuous savings, benefitting the department.

The role will challenge your leadership skills and require you to bring consistency, direction and performance across your team, with detailed focus on stakeholder engagement, market analysis, driving market strategies and category growth.

As this is a senior opportunity within the department, successful candidates will need to have proven ability in Strategy Development, Operational Delivery or Customer Engagement.

The role can be based in either London or Norwich.

They are looking to pay up to £74k + 15% bonus.

For further information, please email Michael at Michael.Babatunde@langleysearch.com or call 07970714444.

Langley Search & Interim is the specialist search firm and interim provider of end-to-end Supply Chain roles, including Procurement and Operational Excellence positions across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior level interim and permanent positions across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services Sectors.

Visit our website at www.langleysearch.com, join our LinkedIn community at http://bit.ly/1MzkDeV for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities.

As the leading niche recruiter of end-to-end Supply Chain, Procurement and Operational Excellence jobs, we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates. For more assistance with your job search, please refer to our job-hunting guide: http://www.langleysearch.com/resources

Demand Planning Manager

Demand Planning Manager required to join an FMCG business in the East Midlands Derby/ Nottingham area. Permanent role paying circa £37 - £44K P/A + benefits and offers hybrid, home / office flexibility

 

The Demand Planning Manager leads a team of Demand Planners to help generate collaborative sales and operations (S&OP) forecasts by compiling comprehensive demand plans taking into capacity and inventory plans

The primary responsibility is ensuring that forecast accuracy is driven and optimized. Demand plans will factor in customer, seasonal and promotional activity, identify capacity constraints and develop subsequent supply chain solutions that support S&OP & financial forecasts.

Ultimately, you will help increase order fulfilment, customer service rating and financial performance by minimising costs and maximising product availability at the lowest cost to serve.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Leadership, development and management of a team of Demand Planners and Forecasters
  • Management of Demand Planning and Forecasting processes
  • Continually optimising all Supply Chain Planning processes
  • Demand data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.
  • Responsible for driving forecast accuracy, performance and capability
  • Develop collaborative relationships with key customers, understand help to deliver best in class service levels
  • Work with supply chain colleagues to ensure balance between demand and supply plans
  • Manage the team, living the ‘Big 4’ leadership styles & the values. Develop the team through a coaching style

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess strong Demand Planning career success

Your technical mastery of Demand Planning and Forecasting is complimented with a demonstrable history of leading and developing supply chain teams

Expert Supply Chain Planning Knowledge of: S&OP, Demand Planning, Forecasting

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance

Applicants from FMCG Food / Drink / Cosmetics companies are of high appeal. Similar high volume, low value, fast moving, promotionally driven sector experience may be considered suitable

Ideally be educated to degree level or hold an Industry specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess strong Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer:

Salary in the region of £37K to £44K

Bonus, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy: Typically 3 days In the office / 2 days remote / Home based

 

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to everyone.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Head of Supply Chain Planning

Head of Supply Chain Manufacturing Planning required to join an FMCG business in the East Midlands Nottingham/ Derby area. Permanent role paying circa £60 - £70K P/A + benefits and offers hybrid, home / office flexibility

The Head of Supply Chain Planning drives customer service levels and achieves lowest cost of manufacture through leadership of Supply Chain Planning including: Materials, MRP, Production Planning and Manufacturing customer support

As a key Supply Chain key stakeholder, you will play a highly visible and active role in the success of the business by continually optimising supply chain planning and maintaining effective relationships, internally and externally with customers and suppliers

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensure finished goods stock holding is aligned with:  working capital targets whilst reducing obsolescence and write-off
  • Align Demand and Supply Planning Forecasts with order book sales, stock and inventory levels and materials lead times to maximise OTIF performance at the lowest possible costs to serve
  • Produce annual master production schedules  and short term production plans
  • Compile MRP Plans and manage ordering of raw materials and packaging
  • Ensuring that Co-Pack customer requirements are communicated and captured
  • Ensuring training and procedures are in place for the efficient and effective running of the Supply Chain Planning team
  • Continual analysis of production scheduling rules to minimise waste and improve efficiency
  • Ensuring full department compliance with agreed S&OP processes, practices and communication flows
  • Planning stream lead within the S&OP / IBP process, supporting the monthly S&OP review
  • Training and development of staff to optimise the Supply Chain Planning departments performance
  • Ensure stock availability within the warehouse network achieves service levels
  • Responsible for MRP planning for multiple sites
  • Manage New Product Innovations to ensure customers launches run to schedule
  • Implement and Manage Inventory Working Capital projects to drive for improvements in Operating Cash Flow targets

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess a mix of end-to-end supply chain planning career success with a demonstrable history of leading and developing teams

Expert Supply Chain knowledge of: S&OP, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Production Planning, MRP, MPS, Materials Management and Customer Services

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance

Proven track record of leading and developing teams of staff

Existing responsibility for multiple sites, either domestically or on a global basis

Applicants from FMCG Food / Drink / Cosmetics companies are of high appeal. Similar high volume, low value, fast moving, promotionally driven sector experience may be considered suitable

Ideally be educated to degree level or hold an Industry specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs etc.

Existing SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess strong Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer:

Salary in the region of £60 - £70K, some scope to go higher for candidates that meet or exceed all criteria

Bonus, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy: Typically 3 days In the office / 2 days remote / Home based

 

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to everyone.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Demand Planner

Demand Planner to be based in SW London, salary from £30K to £40K.

A Demand Planner is required to join a rapidly growing business to help them implement and develop supply chain forecasting to support their increasing sales volumes

Manufacturing and supplying a range of unique products to major high street retail customers the company are now expanding into new global markets

With further significant sales growth expected in the coming years this offers the successful applicant the chance to use their existing Demand Planning experience to make a significant impact on the success of the overall organisation

You will work with sales forecasts and colleagues in the commercial functions to analyse order book and planned sales, consider trends / seasonality, ensure supply is aligned and that stock and inventory levels satisfy demand

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

Use supply chain, sales, marketing and financial data to make informed demand planning decisions.

Analyse past sales, forecasted and order book sales, seasonality and trends to build and develop a robust supply chain planning process

Work with the procurement team to ensure all finished goods and stock are purchased in a timely manner

Stock allocation from Global warehouses

Work with the Warehouse manager to provide labour plans based on outbound sales and inbound deliveries

Collaborate with sales and marketing to capture future trends and promotions in a timely manner and ensure the business is able to demand and identify solutions to eliminate stock outs and lost revenue

 

About you:

Suitable applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment of recent Demand Planning experience

In addition to your demand planning excellence, you will also have strong knowledge of the end to end supply chain including: Stock, inventory, forecasting and supply planning

Proven track record of working with warehouses to have up to the minute stock level visibility, improve stock turns, reduce capital tied up in inventory, provide longer term forecasts and intelligence to enable better decision making and reduce complexity

Your supply chain career success to date will ideally have been within a FMCG, Retail or similar fast moving, high volume industry sector

Excellent Excel usage: Able to run Macro’s Pivot Table and Look-Ups etc

The confidence and maturity to build, develop and implement Demand Planning processes and procedures that meet the needs of the end to end business

Strong numerical skills, able to work with large amounts of data and turn into easy to understand, insightful reports

Ideally, you will have previously worked as a demand planner in a large manufacturing / retail organisation and have subsequently worked in a smaller, more autonomous environment

Able to work in a high growth business and meet the demands of month on month sales increases. What is implemented today could soon be outgrown; as such you will be confident working in an evolving business

A UK based job seekers who is able to work and remain in the UK without the need for sponsorship. Overseas applicants or those who need Visa assistance are not suitable due to the amount of relevant locally based job seekers

 

What is on offer:

Salary from £30 to £40K

Office based role in SW London

Chance to join a rapidly growing business

Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Performance Manager required to join a Leicester based FMCG Company. Package £45K to £56K per annum

Joining a Leicester based FMCG company the Supply Chain Performance Manager sits within the centralised purchasing function and works in a cross functional manner to implement and develop companywide supply chain processes and procedures

Procurement is well established internally and is transforming from a tactical to strategic function. To support this and speed up cost saving potential the business need to increase supply chain sophistication to eliminate: Stock outs, overstock, waste, supply issues, shortages, improve logistics flows etc

To achieve this the jobholder will be required to travel to multiple locations including Head office, factories, manufacturing sites and suppliers. This role offers a hybrid work policy, it’s expected that travel will be needed circa 3 days per week

Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated, you will be able to provide evidence of the success that you deliver based on your career success to date

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

You will be comfortable working within a complex, fast moving FMCG business and be able to view the big picture. This will be combined with an eye for detail, when dealing with more administrative elements of the day to day workload

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

Identify supply risks and threats, build contingency plans to meet rapidly changing customer demands and minimise supply risk

Support the procurement function and broader business by making informed, market leading supply chain management decisions across the business to become a key supply partner to major retailers.

Negotiate better terms and contracts with the existing supplier base

Develop standardised processes and procedures that support the manufacturing and supply chain functions in terms of quality, quantity and output whilst minimising costs and complexity

Work with stakeholders at all levels from the Board of Directors to production lines.

Help to develop and improve ethical and responsible sourcing to align environmental, price and quality factors into a best practice supply chain model

Partner with suppliers to build collaborative and integrated joint strategies and processes

 

About you:

Existing UK FMCG sector experience combined with supply chain knowledge is essential.

Possess excellent end to end supply chain knowledge: Demand Planning, Logistics, Purchasing, B2B Customer Services etc.

Proven track record of participating in and leading supply chain projects that develop functions from reactive / tactical to strategically minded

Able to lead change by inspiring colleagues at all levels with your similar career success gained in a complex FMCG organisation

Confident working in a highly autonomous manner, you must be able to drive and deliver change in partnership with colleagues, suppliers and factories.

Comfortable managing all elements of the supply chain: From analysis, identification and implementation of new processes and procedures up to leading and driving incremental change and major projects

Your CV will demonstrate your ability to reduce costs, increase OTIF, minimise stock values whilst optimising product availability.

Car owner / Driver: It is essential that candidates can travel with ease to a variety of locations on a regular basis, occasionally at short notice

Due to the high volume of suitable locally based UK jobseekers, applicants who do not reside in the UK will not be considered, nor will those requiring sponsorship

 

What’s on offer

£45K to £56K per annum

Pension & Additional Benefits

Hybrid work location, typically 3 days onsite.

Langley Search & Interim is a specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and logistics 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

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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