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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.

Procurement Category Manager - Indirects

Want to add strategic value to a world-renowned luxury retail business? This is your chance, come and join them as a Procurement Category Manager!

My Client a world-renowned Luxury Retail organisation is currently looking for a specialist Procurement Category Manager. The Procurement Category Manager will report to the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio. This is a great opportunity to add value to an iconic organisation. You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in Indirect & Direct 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 Indirect, security, travel & finance
  • 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
  • Create strategies that give the company an advantage during procurement negotiations. Monitor and reduce procurement costs while improving operating efficiency.


Experience Required:

  • Experience working in across indirect Indirect, security, travel & finance. 
  • Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company.
  • 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 @ quoting MB/9720.

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

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