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Indirect Category Manager

My client is a Fortune 500 Global Retail organisation based in Hertfordshire.  I am assisting them with an Indirect Category Manager. They are looking for someone to develop and assist with the Indirect categories.

Reporting to the Category Manager the role involves:

  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns with the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value to their business culture

You should have the following knowledge & experience:

  • Knowledge of relevant supply markets will be advantageous.  Personally, managed a wide range of areas of spend (e.g., Utilities, Energy, Logistics & Ticketing)
  • Excellent business knowledge and awareness
  • Evidence of working in a non-mandated environment and penetrating difficult areas of spend where there may have been significant initial stakeholder resistance
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Ideally, you should have the following skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills. 
  • The ability to coach.
  • 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
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills. 
  • Be of degree calibre and have MCIPS
  • 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/8059.

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 - IT

My client is a Fortune 500 Global Retail organisation based in Hertfordshire.  I am assisting them with an IT Category. They are looking for someone to develop and assist with the IT category.

Reporting to the Category Manager the role involves:

  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns with the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value to their business culture

You should have the following knowledge & experience:

  • Knowledge of relevant supply markets will be advantageous.  Personally, managed a wide range of IT areas of spend (e.g., Data, AI, Software, Infrastructure & Hardware)
  • Excellent business knowledge and awareness
  • Evidence of working in a non-mandated environment and penetrating difficult areas of spend where there may have been significant initial stakeholder resistance
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Ideally, you should have the following skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills. 
  • The ability to coach.
  • 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
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills. 
  • Ideally, be of degree calibre 
  • 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/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

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

Procurement Lead - Utilises & Energy

My Client is a leading organisation in their field. They are currently looking for a specialist Category Lead – Utilities/Energy with experience in the Coal, Electricity, NG, and liquid fuels, Solar PV, Wind, AD, and EfW categories. The Category Lead will report to the Procurement Director helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their Utilities & Energy 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. 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • Utilities & Energy sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Coal, Electricity, NG, and liquid fuels, Solar PV, Wind, AD, and EfW
  • 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 that protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Excellent leadership.  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 utility markets
  • 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/7956.

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

 

 

Buyer - Components

My Client, a leading Technology company is for a Buyer with experience in sourcing electrical components and sourcing in Asia and the Far East.

You’ll be expected to:          
 

  • Lead in the purchase and supply of procured goods and services
  • Use good procurement practises and commercial experience to achieve best commercial terms and product quality
  • Manage and build relationships with far east supply base
  • Co-ordinate international shipping from overseas suppliers
  • Manage and develop strong working relationships with supply base and internal stakeholders
  • Deal with post PO issues such as invoice and booking in queries
  • Own and manage technical query process between supplier and Kane engineers
  • Identify and assess new supply options for current and upcoming purchasing requirements
  • Where required provide support on strategic sourcing projects
  • Assist in supplier quality monitoring and KPI reporting
  • Effectively and efficiently manage MRP suggestions ensuring part availability and correct stock level

Please only apply if you have proven experience of:

  • Purchasing components, mouldings and other specified materials from far east sources
  • Using MRP software
  • Implementing best procurement methods and processes
  • Cost reduction experience using benchmarking, negotiation & or process improvement
  • Ability to think laterally to overcome short term supply issues
  • Excellent planning, communication & organisation skills
  • A good understanding of MRP and potential issues arising from its use
  • High level of PC literacy with familiarity of ERP systems

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7866.

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