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Category Manager - Indirects & IT

Category Manager – Indirect & IT Related Services.

Full time

Southern Germany

I am working with a global medical devices company. Their healthcare products and solutions make an impact in millions of people’s lives around the world on a daily basis – in hospitals, in clinics, and at home. They are a growing company with over 200 years of company history and span across over 30 countries.

They believe that health can empower people to make a positive difference in the world, and that it is something worth going further for!

I am looking for a Category Manager for Indirect & IT Related Services, reporting into the VP of Indirects within a motivated and helpful team.

You would be responsible for:

  • Manage the end to end strategic sourcing process of IT procurement, with a primary focus on Software, IT Professional & Managed Services, Infrastructure, Telecoms
  • Identify and deliver business benefits aligned to assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation
  • Engage and build strategic relationships with key senior stakeholders and business partners
  • Understand the business requirements of key stakeholders and business partners and position the Procurement value proposition and deliver on the needs of key stakeholders and business partners through creation and execution of global sourcing strategies
  • Ensure financial benefit delivered is recognized by affected stakeholder communities and Finance groups to allow benefit capture and transparent decision making on how benefits are allocated by the business units, in line with the Spend Management Framework
  • Creation of the contracts with selected providers
  • Building and leading effective strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Driving sustainable value for the business from key supplier relationships


They are looking to pay up to 75k in Euros plus package.

For further information on this opportunity please submit your CV to Barbie.Rogers@langleysearch.com and I'd be happy to provide more information!

 

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 - Technical Services

Category Manager – Technical Services

Full time

Southern Germany

I am working with a global medical devices company. Their healthcare products and solutions make an impact in millions of people’s lives around the world on a daily basis – in hospitals, in clinics, and at home. They are a growing company with over 200 years of company history and span across over 30 countries.

They believe that health can empower people to make a positive difference in the world, and that it is something worth going further for!

I am looking for a Category Manager for Technical Services reporting into the VP of Directs within a motivated and helpful team.

You would be responsible for:
 

  • Managing the Category of Technical Services with related direct material

  • Managing and collaborating closely with supplier

  • Generating the portfolio analysis and deriving the key figures

  • Creating procurement strategies per department and/or commodity

  • Conducting of supplier search, evaluation and selection in cooperation with the demand carrier

  • Participating in pre-auditing of suppliers regarding technical possibilities as well as quality standards

  • Running tender, obtaining and evaluating quotation

  • Benchmarking quotation on TCO basis

  • Cost negotiate and concluding supplier contracts

  • Monitoring of shipment date

  • Tracking supplier performance

  • Complaint analysis, supplier evaluation and supplier development

They are looking to pay up to 75k in Euros plus package.

For further information on this opportunity please submit your CV to Barbie.Rogers@langleysearch.com and I'd be happy to provide more information!

 

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

Global Director of Procurement

£80 - £90k plus excellent benefits

Langley Search & Interim is working with an unusual global organisation that is looking for a Global Director of Procurement based out of Manchester/London managing a team based in 5 locations globally. 

You will lead a professional procurement function that has been built over the last 3 years providing leadership, governance and strategic guidance on a global scale, continuing to embed category management and ‘best practice’ processes.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Experience of successful delivery in a complex matrix environment working globally and cross-culturally
  • Able to provide the vision and leadership toa diverse and large procurement team
  • A deep understanding of Category Management processes and methodology
  • Evidence of delivery of savings and added value benefits to previous employers
  • Ability to travel freely

In return for your expertise a salary of up to c. £80 - 90k is offered plus excellent benefits

For further information please email your CV, availability and full package details to us quoting 7618/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Directors of Procurement, Global Directors of Procurement, CPOs, Head of Procurements in the London/Manchester/UK area   Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent procurement 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 words:  Head of Procurement, CPO, Global Procurement Director, Procurement Director

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.

 

Assistant Head of Commercial - Contract Management

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, is currently recruiting for an Assistant Head of Commercial – Contract Management to lead a dedicated team that is responsible for providing contract management and supplier relationship management through creative commercial leadership, advice and support as well as developing effective relationships across a senior stakeholder community.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence across an influential power base, that will suit candidates that have a background in high value / high complexity contract management as well as proven leadership and team development experience in conjunction with excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7617NR.

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.

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Assistant Head of Commercial

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multi-billion spend, is currently recruiting for an Assistant Head of Commercial to work within a dedicated function that is responsible for providing front-end strategic and creative commercial / procurement leadership, advice, support and delivery on a leading edge £multi-billion programme.

Working on a complex major transformation programme the successful candidate will establish and grow positive partnerships across board-level stakeholder communities.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence across an influential power base, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert commercial judgement and a strong track record of developed and implemented strategies for high value/risk/critical/complex service procurements as well excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7616NR.

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.

Travel Procurement Manager

A forward-thinking technology company is currently looking for an experienced procurement professional to join their exciting business.

Reporting into the Purchasing Director, you will be responsible for managing an extensive budget and complex supplier network. You will need to be a motivated procurement professional with experience in travel procurement within a corporate environment. Crucial to the success of this role will be the ability to influence internally and take ownership of this category. It is a Greenfield category with the opportunity to grow substantially.

 The role involves managing a range of procurement projects across a broad range of travel services specifically and assisting with the implementation of the new procurement strategy.

To be successful you will have:

- Travel procurement experience

- Strong track record of achieving cost reductions

- Excellent negotiation skills

- Experience of managing strategic change and implementing best practice

- Hands-on approach to procurement project management

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/7615.

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 Telecommunications & Networks Procurement

My Client a leading Organisation are currently looking for a Head of Telecommunications and Networks Procurement. This role will report into the Director of Technology Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their telecommunications & network spend.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects. 

 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting exposure to high levels of spend and a diverse set of projects.

 

Skills required:

 

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Telecommunications & Network
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • 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

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the technology sector would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team.

 

 

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/7613.

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

Commercial Manager

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a Public Sector organisation that are looking to recruit a Commercial Manager to lead a team who are setting the strategy, procuring and implementing a high profile multi £bn contract.

Reporting to the Commercial Director you will oversee a commercial team, made up of financial advisors and professional service firms, who are delivering complex and high-value contract evaluations. Post contract award the role will evolve into managing the implementation and management phase.

The successful candidate ideally bring the following experience:-

  • A procurement background, including experience of working on complex and/or high-value contract evaluations
  • Contract management experience / the ability to manage third party providers
  • Supplier negotiation experience
  • Experience of working to PCR2015 / OJEU in an EU procurement compliant environment
  • Demonstrating a strong people / project management focus

 

For further information please submit your details in a Microsoft Word format to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7606NR.

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.

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 Category Manager (Construction or Corporate) opportunities

up to c£49k + excellent bens

These roles come with an excellent benefits package including a Local Authority pension scheme, attractive holiday allowance and the potential for flexible / home working. You will also benefit from investment in CIPS training and development.

The Opportunity:-

This is an opportunity to work for a Local Authority who are driving a CSR agenda, including a focus a sustainable procurement. Also as recognition of the excellent work the procurement function is delivering the team is CIPS Corporate Certified and received the accolade of ‘Team of the Year’ in the councils’ internal awards.

These opportunities report into the Head of Procurement and will have management responsibility for Procurement Category Officers.

The key deliverables for the role are:-

  • Managing 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
  • Leading commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with EU requirements
  • Proactively seeking new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in new and more efficient ways
  • Demonstrating a strong people/project management focus

Specific Category Criteria:-

Construction Procurement Category Manager – Experience of Construction and FM works and services procurement. A working knowledge of JCT and NEC forms of contract would be advantageous as well as a background of working in or with the Public Sector / Local Authorities, Housing Association or ALMOs.

Corporate Procurement Category Manager – Experience of working across general indirect category spend areas such as ICT, Professional Services or Public Realm as well as a background in Public Sector procurement.

In conjunction with this, core competencies include:-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function.
  • Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to challenge the ethos, influence and deliver best value
  • Experience of working to PCR2015 / OJEU in an EU procurement compliant environment.
  • Experience in Relationship Management, including supplier management, customer/stakeholder management, KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Degree qualified, CIPS qualified or equivalent

For further information please submit your details in a Microsoft Word format to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7601NR.

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.

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

£53.5 - £57.5k + bens including an attractive holiday allowance

The Opportunity:-

Working for a Local Authority within an established team and reporting into the Head of Procurement, you will be a key player with a focus on the commercial delivery of the Councils projects across a wide variety of spend areas including highways, waste. The key deliverables for the role are:-

  • Managing 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
  • Leading commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with EU requirements
  • Proactively seeking new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in new and more efficient ways
  • Demonstrating a strong people/project management focus

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function.
  • Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to challenge the ethos, influence and deliver best value
  • Experience of working to PCR2015 / OJEU in an EU procurement compliant environment.
  • Experience in Relationship Management, including supplier management, customer/stakeholder management, KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Degree qualified, CIPS qualified or equivalent

    For further information please submit your details in a Microsoft Word format to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7562NR. All direct applications will be forwarded on to Nathan Ramsay, Senior Consultant at Langley Search & Interim.

    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.

    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 niche procurement consultancy is currently looking for a specialist IT Category Manager. The IT Category Manager will report into the Director Onsite at one of their prominent clients. You will be helping their clients gain best value from their IT portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical IT procurement projects in IT categories.

 

You will work closely with the client 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.

 

Skills required:

 

  • IT/ sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of hardware, software, telecoms & professional services.
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation,
  • 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

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and CIPS, MCIPS or FCIPS qualified.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team.

 

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/7608.

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 Strategic Sourcing

Langley Search & Interim is working with a client in South Wales who seeks a Head of Strategic Sourcing to lead their Procurement Team.  Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain you will have experience of building and managing Supply Chains in a growing and diversifying business.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Have led, coached and developed teams in the Category Management process
  • Have a broad knowledge of direct and indirect supply bases
  • Be an experienced practitioner who is able to maximise benefits and deliver total value for money benefits
  • Be skilled in SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) and be able to demonstrate delivery of continuous improvement through relationship management and contract development  with suppliers
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills - a good communicator who can get other functions & stakeholders 'on board' and bring about effective change. Able to establish credibility and build strong relationships with all levels in the organisation.  
  • A natural team player – not interested in the glory! Able to lead and direct cross functional improvement groups
  • Able to problem solve from the tactical to the strategic through a pragmatic and commercially sound approach
  • Demonstrable evidence of taking accountability for delivery – good project management skills
  • Substantial knowledge of and experience of working with Public Contract Regulations
  • Excellent negotiation skills and a legal understanding of contract law
  • Graduate calibre & fully CIPS qualified, MBA would be advantageous

In return for your skills & experience a package of up to £80k is offered plus benefits. For further information please email your CV and current/last package to: Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7607/PERM/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies candidates for Director of Procurement, Head of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Director, VP Procurement, SVP Procurement, Head of Category Management roles 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, 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, Purchasing, SRM, Supplier Relationship Management, Sourcing, Category Management

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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