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Head of Forecasting & Planning - £60-75k plus bens,

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a client in Wales who seeks a Head of Forecasting & Planning.   This is a new role that reports to the Director of Supply Chain working globally.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Senior experience of leading all aspects of forecasting, planning & S&OP processes
  • Demonstrable experience of leading & developing a team (10) to enable ‘best practice’ practices.  An inspiring leader who can motivate the team with a clear vision and who can coach/mentor appropriately.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills - a good communicator who work with other stakeholders at all levels to bring about effective change.  A natural team player who is not interested in the glory.
  • Accountability for delivery - a good project manager who has delivered measureable achievements
  • Lead cross functional teams in continuous improvement/lean techniques ensuring all processes are aligned to the business’s requirements
  • Degree qualified or equivalent – ideally CILT or equivalent qualified
  • Excellent analytical skills - makes decisions based on facts & data. 
  • Works with the business to maximise use of the ERP system and ensures
  • accuracy of master data
  • Experience of FMCG/Retail environments may be advantageous but not essential

In return for your skills & experience a package of £60-75k+  is offered plus benefits. For further information please email your CV and current/last package to: Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7600/PERM/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies candidates for Head of Forecasting, Head of Planning, Head of S&OP jobs in Wales, 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 Consumer & FMCG, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in supply chain & procurement 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.

Category Manager - Local Authority - up to £57.5k plus attractive package

Our client is a leading Local Authority based West of London, with an established procurement team that has a good reputation for delivery.  Reporting directly to the Head of Procurement, you will be a key player in the team with a focus on the commercial delivery of the Council’s projects across a wide variety of spend areas including highways, waste and other resident service contracts.  You will:

  • Manage a number of category projects at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models.  Able to work in cross-functional teams to enable optimum contracting
  • Lead commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with Public Sector Regulations requirements and have a good understanding of contract law
  • Proactively seek new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in innovative and more efficient ways
  • Have knowledge of the category management process and its commercial value coupled with the ability to appropriately challenge key stakeholders
  • Experience of supplier management (SRM) including managing and implementing  KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Ideally degree qualified with CIPS or equivalent

 

For further information please send an updated CV and package details through to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting reference number 7561/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Category Managers in the UK and 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 Manager, Category Manager, Procurement lead, Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Sourcing Specialist, procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, IT 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.

 

 

Commercial Contracts Manager - up to 67k plus bens

Our client is a large, well known organisation in the Public Sector that seeks a Commercial Contract Manager to manage several large, high profile, in-life multi-million pound service contracts.  The role is based in London with options on flexible working.

About this role

This role is high profile and pivotal to managing & bringing about improvement in a portfolio of in-life, long term commercial service contracts and their delivery, ensuring contractual and performance obligations are met and exceeded. You will work collaboratively with suppliers and other stakeholders on continuous improvement projects which may include developing and managing specification changes to deliver tangible improvements in service levels for years to come. 

You will be the organisation’s key interface with supplier Boards and build and develop these relationships to meet and exceed objectives. This is a challenging and rewarding role where you can make a difference!

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Experience of managing, developing and negotiating long term, high value service contracts. 
  • Be articulate, persuasive  and a good communicator at all levels – builds trust with people at all levels
  • Have the ability to manage risk effectively, managing the commercial levers and driving performance management with opportunity fulfilment.  You will be resilient, results driven and can deliver under pressure. 
  • Excellent negotiation & contract management skills – the ability to manage variations appropriately including resolutions of complex financial claims when needed
  • Excellent project management experience to enable improvement projects to be implemented effectively – a problem solver
  • Experienced relationship management skills in complex environments where there are multiple stakeholders – managed relationships at Board Level or equivalent
  • Excellent analytical skills using management information to challenge operational, project and financial performance. An interest in more than the commercials including specification development and improvement
  •  Uses facts and data to support decision making and build improvement solutions to deal with complex problems

    Please note: Our client strongly encourages applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and actively promotes a flexible approach to working.

For further information please email your CV and last/current package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7580/PERM/CL.  In return for your skills & experience a salary of up to £67.5k plus benefits is offered.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Commercial Contract Managers in the London area and in the UK.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of permanent & interim recruitment  solutions for jobs in the commercial, procurement and the supply chain functions 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 commercial,  procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: contract management, SRM, procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing, public sector

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.

EMEA Strategic Sourcing Specialist - up to £65k

Langley Search & Interim is retained by our client, a large, successful international business with operations in over 50 countries, to find them a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to be based near Heathrow in the UK.  You will join a progressive, professional procurement team based globally.  Their customers span a broad range of sectors, including manufacturing, energy & transportation, FMCG & pharmaceutical businesses.

Reporting to the Regional Sourcing Team Leader, your role will be to work witstakeholders (such as engineering, technologists & product managers) to manage the building of new plants worldwide.

You will:

  • Develop, negotiate and implement supply strategies and contract arrangements/framework agreements to improve competitiveness

  • Manage projects through to execution using world class projects execution techniques

  • Identify, develop and manage suppliers taking account of safety, commercial and capacity risks. 

  • Develop and qualify new suppliers to meet requirements

Ideally you will have:

  • Ideally have a technical degree (chemical engineering preferred although other technical/engineering degrees will be considered)

  • Excellent commercial skills including knowledge of all aspects of procurement, including, but not limited to:  Strategic sourcing & selection, price/cost/modelling analysis, negotiation & contract law knowledge. You will have the ability to bring about conditions for success with stakeholders and have demonstrable experience of excellent supplier relationship management enabling the meeting of goals

  • Strong influencing skills, including across different cultures, geographies and functions. Able to influence stakeholders and lead commercially on the design of new plants. Able to modify style of communication to take account of cultural differences.

  • Experience in the EPC, chemical, petro or manufacturing sector would be advantageous. 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) –fluent English - good business French would be a plus.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment – a natural team player

  • Able to travel  across EMEA frequently

In return, our client will offer you a salary of up to £65k plus excellent benefits package, the chance to excel in an international environment & compelling culture, with excellent opportunities for growth and development.

For further information please submit your details to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com or call on +44(0)7958 258258 quoting 6475/PERM/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Global Capex & Construction Procurement, Category & Sourcing Managers in procurement in the UK & globally.  

Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in international commercial, procurement and supply chain roles across the UK, Europe, Far East and the US.  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 commercial, 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.

Buyer - IT - up to £41k

Langley Search & Interim are working with a client in Hampshire who seeks a IT Buyer to join their Procurement team.

Responsibilities are:

  • To support the category in the implementation of the category strategy for a selected portfolio of spend across the clients businesses
  • To undertake sourcing activity to support delivery of category objectives
  • To provide data analysis to support the category in identifying opportunities to enhance value
  • To provide operational support for purchase order and supplier 

We are looking for a Supply Chain & Procurement professional who has:

  • A knowledge of Supply Chain and purchase order systems and processes, in particular SAP, Ariba and e-sourcing system
  • Ideally indirect category procurement experience in a centralised procurement function
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Experience working with internal and supplier stakeholders

They are looking to pay up to £41k.

For further information on this opportunity please submit your CV to Michael.Babatunde@langleysearch.com

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.

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 5 working days

Category Manager - Estates & FM

Langley Search & Interim is currently searching for a Category Manager – Estates, FM & Professional Services for their client, a Collaborative Procurement Organisation.  As part of the Estates & FM Category Team you will manage category projects including property, hard & soft FM areas and other built environment areas.    This organisation is undertaking a major transformation of their procurement, consulting & customer facing areas and you will be part of the category teams leading the change.

Ideally you will have:

  • Experience of managing the FM/Estates category areas including construction, hard & soft FM, & other corporate services areas

  • Experience of managing preferred supplier lists and associated systems and on-boarding processes. Good with Excel and computer savvy

  • Good analytical skills - able to sift and make sense of data  

  • A team player – able to work effectively with the Customer Director and Account teams, new & existing clients, and other collaborative bodies to meet client needs both now and into the future

  • Ideally you will be MCIPS qualified (or equivalent) . 

  • You will be an excellent communicator & influencer with the presence and political astuteness to build successful stakeholder and client relationships both with existing & potential clients.

  • Have an excellent service orientation when helping others

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

  • Knowledge of the Public Sector regulations will be preferred but not essential.

  • Target orientated – a completer finisher who always delivers.

In return for your skills & experience a salary of up to £57k plus bens is offered

Key skills and areas: FM, Estates, Professional Services, Hard FM, Soft FM, procurement, Sourcing, Contracts

For further information please email your CV and full current package/day rate and availability to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7525/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Senior Category FM managers who manage Estates, FM & Professional Services spend 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 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.

Director of Procurement

A highly skilled and experienced procurement professional you’ll report to the Chief Finance Officer and be an integral part of the service developing, implementing and maintaining our Procurement Strategy, building and leading our newly created centralised, collaborative and commercially focussed Procurement Services team and keeping the University at the forefront of industry thinking.

Accountable to

Chief Finance Officer

Reports

Five direct reports; Four Sourcing Managers and Procurement Operations Manager

Nine staff members in total including two Procurement Officers and two apprentices.

Internal stakeholders

  • Chief Finance Officer, Director of Finance,  Accounts Payable Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer, Director of Estates, Deputy Director of Estates, HR Director
  • Chief Information Officer, Head of Development & Application Services, Head of Infrastructure and Operations
  • Registrar, Student Services, Head of Legal Services
  • Deans, DCO’s amd all holders of significant budgets

External stakeholders

Key suppliers and commercial partners, legal advisors, external auditors, Buying Bodies (CCS, SUPC etc) and peers in other universities.

Main accountabilities:

  • The work will support the following University objectives:
  • To lead the University’s Procurement Services function, and to transform it into a leading edge and professional organisation through becoming more focused, more integrated, more disciplined through…
  • creating a centrally coordinated, highly effective procurement function with strong execution capability;
  • being highly credible through the delivery of substantial and sustainable savings,
  • being an integral strategic partner with Colleges / Support Functions and supply chain partners, and;
  • being a sustainable capability that is a strategic advantage for Brunel University London.

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