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Category Manager

The Opportunity:-

My client is currently recruiting for a Construction Category Manager level role to deliver commercial strategies and tendering / sourcing activities for major housing construction, repairs and maintenance programmes.

Working for a London based client, the expectation is a mix of home working with office visits one / possibly two days per week.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • Housing / construction / environment / repairs and maintenance related procurement / category management experience gained from within a Local Authority / Council environment is desirable
  • Experience of contracting utilising the Public Sector procurement rules PCR2015 / OJEU
  • Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to deliver across multiple projects
  • Great stakeholder relationship engagement skill / business partnering approach

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.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839  quoting 7999NR

Senior IT Category Manager

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

You will work closely with the Technology department to run tender processes, contract negotiations and ongoing vendor management.  You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. 

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

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of IT, Software & Hardware
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience working in blue chip organisations.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.

 

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/7991.

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

 

Global Professional Services Sourcing Manager

My Client an FTSE 100 Technology organisation is currently looking for a Global Professional Services Category Manager. The Global Professional Services Category Manager will report to the Procurement Director helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their professional services, & HR portfolio.  

The Category Lead will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. It is an exciting time to join the business.

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:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of consultancy, legal, tax, HR and Audit
  • 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, contract implementations.
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to MBA or equivalent and MCIPS
  • 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 and 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/7994.

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

Global Marketing Sourcing Manager

My client, an FTSE 100 Technology organisation is currently looking for a specialist Global Marketing Sourcing Manager.  The Global Marketing Sourcing Manager will report to the Procurement Director, helping internal stakeholders gain the best value from their Marketing contract portfolio. 

 

You will work closely with a number of global CMOs across the organisation and run tendering processes, marketing 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 marketing, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • Marketing sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of ATL, BTL, Digital, Media and Print
  • 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 in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • 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.

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/7993.

Langley Search & Selection (langleysearch.com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing fields.  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 Analyst

Procurement Operations Analyst sought for a Central London based, hybrid role

Our client a market-leading financial services organisation is hiring a Procurement Operations Analyst to join the Group Procurement function in a growing business

Responsible for providing support to the EMEA business with matters relating to supplier invoicing and payments, employee expenses and supporting the Sourcing team with analysis of sourcing projects

Furthermore, you will be delivering value from supplier selection and manage/or support projects and stakeholders across the region. Suitable applicants will speak French or German

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaison between the business and Accounts Payable for urgent invoicing and payment matters
  • Managing escalations related to Group Procurement
  • Contract administration and reporting
  • Analysis of purchasing spend across categories, tender analysis and governance
  • Support the broader Group Procurement team
  • Providing training on best practices relating to supplier invoicing and employee expenses

Whom we are looking for?

  • Proven knowledge of procurement including contracts and invoicing
  • Ideally, you will have accounts payable knowledge in addition to purchasing
  • It is essential you speak French or German
  • A strong multi-tasker who can prioritise competing tasks and stakeholders
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and data analysis skills
  • Willing able to work in Central/Z1 London 3 days p/w
  • Able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite basis

What’s on offer?

Salary from £50-£65K, strong benefits package and hybrid work policy – 3 days onsite, 2 remote. The opportunity to join a growing procurement team offering long-term career prospects within a global business

Procurement Manger - Bristol (Capex, FM)

This FTSE 100 is currently going through an incredibly exciting transformative period. The business is looking for a Procurement Specialist to join its Commercial team on a permanent basis. They operate a hybrid working model which is flexible and tailored to individual’s needs. 

The business is currently in a very sharp period of growth, and this is a critical position within the team with full responsibility for the procurement strategy, activity, and delivery across the Hard Facilities Management category. This will include Capital Expenditure as well as certain areas of Construction such as painting and refurbishment, plumbing, heating, general building works and materials, fire, access systems, statutory compliance, energy & environment initiatives.

The role: 

  • Sourcing, selecting, and negotiating industry leading supply solutions that deliver real value to the business, and its suppliers, customers, and shareholders
  • Leading and managing sourcing processes (including tenders, RFQs, vendor presentations, negotiations)
  • Managing risk and sustainable procurement in the supply chain
  • Formulating category strategy and plans in conjunction with stakeholders
  • Conducting opportunity analysis to identify where and how benefit could best be delivered
  • Drafting supply contracts and negotiating terms that maximise value and limit risk
  • Forming recommendations to contract that demonstrate robust procurement practices through the unlocking of value and mitigation of risk, and presenting these to internal customers at all levels in the business as required
  • Acting as a change agent - positively challenging the status quo where it leads to value
  • Maintaining contractual agreements and updating contracts databases
  • Providing expert contractual and commercial advice to stakeholders across the business
  • Demonstrating best practice supplier relationship management across accountable categories, acting as the escalation point for supplier performance management
  • Demonstrating influence and commercial acumen, being an active contributor to the success of the team

You will have relevant expertise as a Procurement Category Manager, Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Specialist or Senior Buyer across categories such as Hard FM, Construction, Capex etc.  You will also have substantial strategic procurement experience within fast-paced environments coupled with a can-do approach to work.

Applicants from all background will be considered so long as the above criteria is met. 

Please apply now for more details. 

Commercial Project Director - PFI / PPP

Our client, a consultancy style business in the PFI / PPP space, are currently recruiting for a Director level opportunity which will support a wide network of Public Sector organisations who have PFI / PPP contractual arrangements in place. This role offers the opportunity to be a thought leader across a number of organisations and the platform to influence and drive positive change / value for money. If you have a blend of commercial / project management / financial experience, with a deep knowledge of PFI contracts, then this role could be for you.

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of the following skills / experience: -

  • Deep knowledge of PFI contracts gained from either the Public Sector (client side), operator or consultant / contractor perspective
  • Background of delivering strategic procurement / contract management / supplier relationship management within PFI contracts
  • Good understanding of PFI project management and financial models
  • A collaborative / solution focussed stakeholder approach

These opportunity attracts a salary of up to £75k + bens and offers a home based contract with some mainland UK travel requirements.

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.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839  quoting 7989NR

 

IT Category Lead

My Client a leading Media organisation is currently looking for a specialist IT Category Lead. The IT Category Lead will report to the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their IT contract portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical IT procurement projects in IT categories with an emphasis on cloud & digital.

You will work closely with the CTO/CIO to run tendering processes, IT 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 in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of software, Cloud & Digital
  • 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 and 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/7985.

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 Manager - Professional Services

Brand new opportunity available in Bristol for a Procurement Category Manager from an indirect services background and with experience working within a fast-paced strategic environment.

This is a position within an expanding and progressive procurement function. The role will require the successful applicant to be in the office for 1-2 days per week, potentially less as things progress. The headquarters is located within a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads.

You will be responsible for providing commercial procurement services across a wide spectrum of professional services spend in addition to addressing some other indirect category areas of spend. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain objectives of the department are achieved consistently and in support of the strategic plan and vision. You will also be tasked with developing and managing several key supplier relationships to ensure value for money and provide technical expertise in executing end-to-end procurement processes.

Your profile and background

  • You'll have experience of the full end-end-end tendering process and you'll be able to provide examples where you have achieved significant savings across specific category areas of spend.
  • You'll have the ability to influence and engage with stakeholders at varying degrees of seniority. 
  • You'll have a solid understanding of your assigned category areas of spend and you'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills. 

All applications meeting the above criteria will be carefully considered.

Langley Search & Selection Ltd is 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.

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

Procurement Specialist

A procurement Specialist is needed for an FMCG manufacturing company.  Permanent role based onsite in Leicester. Salary in the region of £38-£40K + benefits.

Joining the Procurement function, you will support the Purchasing Managers in coordinating, managing, and implementing purchasing initiatives and processes. Supporting day-to-day procurement challenges, you will be the point of escalation, driving problem resolution and conducting root cause analysis.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Analyse and document current purchasing processes, and improve the efficiency of service between the Supply Chain and Procurement functions
  • Identification of procurement risk and opportunities, driving added value and improved ways of working
  • Manage Group information requests (RFIs) to support the Procurement Teams and Customers.
  • Analyse and support tender processes.
  • Management of Supplier Scorecards and KPIs
  • Support Supplier Management, and Supplier Relationship projects.
  • Ensure compliance of contractual agreements in place.
  • Day-to-day management of Suppliers
  • Support NPD by sourcing new materials when required
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain team, driving improved ways of working

 

About you:

  • Educated to A level or higher
  • Ideally, you will be studying CIPS qualified or are already qualified
  • Proven track record of purchasing success gained in FMCG or similar fast moving, low value sectors.
  • Intermediate/advanced user of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical skills, able to manipulate large and varied volumes of data.
  • Strong communication skills, able to influence suppliers and colleagues in a collaborative manner
  • Willing to work onsite, full time
  • Driver license
  • Eligible to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite basis.

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