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Interim Category Manager - Social Care

The Opportunity:-

My client is currently recruiting for an interim Social Care Category Manager to deliver strategic and hands-on procurement activities across the Adults, Childrens and Public Health spend areas. The contract is anticipated to be initially for up to 6 months and attracts a rate of £500 - £550 per day (inside IR35) 

Working for a London based client, the expectation is a mix of home working (3 days) / office (2 days).

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • Procurement / sourcing / category management experience gained from within a Local Authority / Council environment is desirable
  • Knowledge of the social care category spend areas (Adults, Childrens or Public Health)
  • Experience of contracting utilising the Public Sector procurement rules PCR 2015 / OJEU
  • Great stakeholder relationship engagement skills / 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 8060NR

Procurement Manager

My Client a leading Technology organisation is currently looking for a specialist Category Manager across Professional Services, Subcontracts & Indirect services. The Category Manager will report to the Head of indirect Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in Subcontract, Professional Services & indirect categories.

You will work closely with the business 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. 

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of subcontracts, professional services & indirects
  • 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/8057.

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

Category Manager

The Opportunity:-

My client is currently recruiting for an interim Construction Category Manager level role to deliver the commercial strategy / implementation of a framework solution that will cover areas such as new build, repairs and maintenance, capital works etc.

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

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • Housing / construction / environment / repairs and maintenance related procurement / category management experience, ideally gained from within a Local Authority / Council environment is desirable
  • Experience of contracting utilising the Public Sector procurement rules PCR2015 / OJEU
  • Experience in the strategy formation, procurement and delivery of a framework solution
  • 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 8041NR

Procurement & Contracts Manager

We have a terrific opportunity available for an ambitious procurement professional who has experience working within the UK Public Sector. You will ideally be on your CIPS journey already and be looking to achieve full MCIPS accreditation.  Full CIPS sponsorship is available as part of the package, along with an annual performance and loyalty bonus, contributory pension (LGPS) + wellbeing cash plan and an assortment of other benefits.

This is a position within an expanding procurement function. You will be responsible for providing pre- and post-contract commercial procurement services a number of key areas of the FM spend portfolio, to include Maintenance, Cleaning, Lettings, Goods & Services, Fire Equipment, First Aid Supplies etc. In doing so, you will ensure that the procurement 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 a number of 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 a solid understanding of indirect procurement, in areas such as FM and Professional Services and you'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You’ll have good knowledge and experience of working within the Public Contract Regulations 2015 guidelines and using the Find a Tender service
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills, who can build good relationships internally with your stakeholders.

The role will require the successful applicant to be in the office for 3 days per week, with two designated work-from home days.  The office is located in central Croydon with excellent transport links.

Please get in touch for more details.  All applications and enquiries 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.

Senior Category Manager - FM & Engineering

My Client is a leading organisation in the Transport sector. They are currently looking for a Senior Category Lead. Leading a team of up to nine Procurement Managers. The Senior Category Lead will have experience in Capex, FM, Engineering, Utilities & fuels, The Senior Category Lead will report to the Head of Procurement Ops, helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic projects.

You will work closely with the rest of the team to run tendering processes, utilities & energy 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. 

 

Skills required:

 

  • Capex, Engineering, FM & Utilities experience sourcing and procurement experience, across the subcategories of water, fit-outs, fire, civils and more
  • 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
  • Strong stakeholder management expertise, the ability to build relationships with stakeholders up to c-suite.

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Excellent leadership. Team management experience. 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.
  • Technical understanding of utilities markets
  • 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/7959.

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 Category Manager - Marketing

Is finding strategic value in Marketing & Martech spend a passion of yours? Then bring your experience with you to Global Technology Firm!

My client a leading FTSE 100 Tech Firm is currently looking for a Global Category Lead - Marketing.  The Category Lead - Marketing will report to the Head of Procurement – Corporate Services helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their Marketing contract portfolio. 

You will work closely with senior marketing stakeholders & their leadership team 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 an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience marketing, sourcing and procurement in an exciting sector.

Skills required:

  • Marketing sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of ATL, BTL, Digital, Media and Print
  • Negotiate and draft contract agreements to achieve the delivery of significant annual cost reduction and cost avoidance benefit
  • 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 developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Demonstrable experience across procurement and supplier management,  
  • Martech & Marketing sourcing knowledge and experience.
  • 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/8044.

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

Infrastructure Category Lead

My client a leading Financial Services Firm is

currently looking for a specialist Infrastructure Category Lead.

You will work closely with the Head of Infrastructure to run tendering processes, Infrastructure, 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. 

Skills required:

  • In-depth IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Datacenters Hardware, Networks & Hosting
  • Building relationships with crucial divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges, and opportunities. 
  • Experience in the project lifecycle, IT implementations and life in IT departments
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Excellent communication skills and confidence in engaging and influencing stakeholders to the C-Suite 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
  • Strong ability to develop and executive Procurement Strategy.
  • Previous experience within large, matrix organisations.
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player and a good networker who will add value to any team.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

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/8034.

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 Business Partner

Langley Search & Interim is proud to be partnering exclusively with London Metropolitan University to recruit a Procurement Business Partner to join the team as it moves into the next exciting phase of its growth.

 

About The University

Transforming lives through excellent education

London Metropolitan University is a striving and ambitious institution committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education.

We are committed to making education available to people from all walks of life, creating and advancing social justice, social mobility and access to opportunity and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute to society, culture, public service, and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.

 

About The Post

We are looking to recruit a Procurement Business Partner who will be responsible for leading, developing and delivering category management strategy across all areas of Central Services indirect spend. 

Your responsibilities:

  • To act as a Business Partner providing procurement support and guidance to LMU stakeholders ensuring continuous high standards of delivery using an agile approach.
  • To assist the Head of Procurement in developing and implementing the corporate procurement policy and strategy in support of the University’s strategic plan.
  • To provide support, advice and guidance on financial governance, procurement regulations and UK/EU legislation.
  • To influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, establishing strong relationships, using a business partner approach, through regular clear communication, training, and support.
  • To assist in the development of a suite of guidance/process documentation in line with the Head of Procurement.
  • To assist in the design and preparation of the Procurement intranet pages to facilitate access to clear procurement guidelines and documentation in line with the Head of Procurement.
  • To apply commercial knowledge to support procurement activity providing stakeholders with information and innovative/creative solutions whilst ensuring compliance and best value for money at the highest standard of delivery.
  • To undertake quotation and/or tender exercises to assist the University’s purchasing team in procuring requirements using the University’s electronic tendering system. This will include preparation of tendering and supporting documentation for complex projects/contracts ensuring successful delivery from concept to completion and contract award.
  • To support cross category activity and provide cover for the Estates/IT Procurement Business Partners as and when required
  • To work in conjunction with the Head of Procurement to deliver continuous improvement and efficiencies of the procurement processes through analytical research of best practice.
  • Work with the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) on diverse category frameworks to ensure the University’s needs are met through taking part in evaluation exercises or attending commodity group meetings.

 

About You

  • You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about best practice procurement and committed to delivering results with high precision and accuracy.
  • You will category management experience in procurement within a higher education or related public sector procurement environment. 
  • You will be a proven influencer who naturally builds rapport and is comfortable developing strong relationships at a senior level. 
  • You will have expert-level negotiation skills with experience negotiating high profile contracts. 

 

Your Benefits

  • Hybrid working
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • LPFA (London Pensions Fund Authority) pension
  • Free employee eye tests and discounted spectacles through our eye care voucher scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan (after completing probationary period)
  • Tax-efficient salary sacrifice schemes for childcare vouchers, cycles and cycling equipment
  • A broad range of formal and informal development opportunities to enhance your career

 

Permanent / Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Location: Holloway (Tower Building/Remotely)

 

This position closes for applications on Thursday 20th October at 12pm and interviews will be held the following week (w/c Monday 24th October).

 

For further information please contact:

Simon Burr, Associate Director, Public Sector Practice | Langley Search & Interim | T: 0333 366 0839 | E: simon.burr@langleysearch.com

Head of Supply Chain Sustainability

Do you have experience setting the strategy and executing sustainability plans for your organisation?

Bring your experience to one of the market leaders in this space!

 

I am working with a leading Consultancy Firm on a Head of Supply Chain Sustainability position within the Firm.  In this newly created role, you will be working with the Procurement Leaders on driving the sustainability agenda across their various categories, advising & challenging them to be more sustainable in their approach to their respective categories. There will be the opportunity for autonomy to drive sustainable decisions across the entire supply chain.

The Firm has invested heavily in this area. To drive the sustainability plan, they have provided an abundance of resources to develop this area, and they see it as their firm's future.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, deliver, and maintain a leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy across the overall Supply Chain and procurement processes
  • Ensure provision of appropriate governance in order to measure and report on ESG initiatives, including but not limited to, Environmental targets, Diversity & Inclusion as well as CSR sourcing
  • Continuous engagement with all relevant teams to help shape the ESG approach and enable it to become standardized across the Supply Chain and end-to-end procurement function through upskilling the procurement team and supplier base
  • Manage a range of projects within the ESG supply chain space through understanding business needs/objectives facilitated through excellent stakeholder relationship management

Requirements:

  • Experience in Responsible Procurement, Sustainable Procurement Supply Chain sustainability & ESG delivery
  • Gravitas & strong stakeholder experience and ability to deal with Partner level stakeholders
  • Desire to work within a fast-paced environment

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/8003.

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 Procurement

Langley Search & Interim is proud to be partnering exclusively with London Metropolitan University to recruit a Head of Procurement to lead the team into the next exciting phase of its growth.

 

About The University

Transforming lives through excellent education

London Metropolitan University is a striving and ambitious institution committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education.

We are committed to making education available to people from all walks of life, creating and advancing social justice, social mobility and access to opportunity and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute to society, culture, public service, and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.

 

About The Post

We are looking to recruit a Head of Procurement who will be responsible for leading, developing and delivering an outstanding procurement service to support budget holders using a business partnering approach that champions and supports the achievement of best value in procurement activities.

The successful candidate will support, encourage, and nurture excellent procurement and contract management practices across their immediate team and the wider stakeholder group. Applying your procurement knowledge combined with an understanding of the University’s needs and priorities, you will be able to advise, train and coach the team and others to ensure and inspire a high level of performance and high standards in contract management approaches.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will plan and design a strategic approach to operational delivery University-wide, improving levels of service to ensure optimal and consistent delivery.
  • You will deliver value for money through procurement activity, ensuring quality and timely delivery, risk management strategies accompanied by appropriate contracts.
  • You will keep up-to-date and will advise budget holders and other colleagues on statutory and regulatory procurement requirements.
  • You will take a proactive approach in preparing for procurement changes and developing new processes following the Green Paper consultation.
  • You will ensure all members of the procurement team undertake a stakeholder relationship management approach to achieve a high standard of continuity and service delivery.
  • You will develop the procurement pages on the LMU intranet to facilitate easy access to procurement documentation, guidance, and processes.
  • You will contribute to the review, design and improvement and update of all Procure-to-Pay systems and processes to better support decision-making.
  • You will identify training needs for the team and contribute to their development including mentoring, coaching and delivery of training sessions, demonstrating on-going commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • You will be responsible for maintaining the University’s procurement framework.
  • You will monitor and develop procurement processes to seek to deliver continuous improvement and efficiencies.
  • You will champion and support supplier due diligence, ethical attributes, and objectives in line with university objectives.
  • You will work with the University’s contract administrators and contracted providers to strive for continuous improvement in contractor performance.

 

About You

  • You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about best practice procurement and committed to delivering results with high precision and accuracy.
  • You will have procurement leadership experience and/or senior category management experience in procurement within a higher education or related public sector procurement environment. 
  • You will have experience of driving transformational change. 
  • You will be a proven influencer who naturally builds rapport and is comfortable developing strong relationships at a senior level. 
  • You will have expert-level negotiation skills with experience negotiating high profile contracts. 

 

Your Benefits

  • Hybrid working
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • LPFA (London Pensions Fund Authority) pension
  • Free employee eye tests and discounted spectacles through our eye care voucher scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan (after completing probationary period)
  • Tax-efficient salary sacrifice schemes for childcare vouchers, cycles and cycling equipment
  • A broad range of formal and informal development opportunities to enhance your career

 

Permanent / Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Location: Holloway (Tower Building/Remotely)

 

This position closes for applications on Thursday 20th October at 12pm and interviews will be held the following week (w/c Monday 24th October).

For further information please contact:

Simon Burr, Associate Director, Public Sector Practice | Langley Search & Interim | T: 0333 366 0839 | E: simon.burr@langleysearch.com

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