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Sourcing Manager

Sourcing Manager required to join a global business. Permanent role, remote / home-based, offering a salary in the region of £50 - £70K p/a with benefits.

The Sourcing Manager joins a FORTUNE 250 company, a leading provider of business- distribution, logistics and supply chain solutions for Electrical and Electronic products and services to the Communications, Utility and Broadband sectors.

Joining a new and rapidly expanding Global division offers the successful applicant the opportunity to build the business unit's Procurement function from the ground up.

Responsible for the management of direct and indirect purchasing spend the appointed Sourcing Manager will in time, build a team of staff. Largely working with a UK Vendor base you will ensure that all procurement strategies meet the needs of the global client base.

Within this highly autonomous role you will work with stakeholders, vendors and clients on a global basis. With dotted lines to C & D suite stakeholders, you will act as the internal Lead on all matters relating to procurement.

Job Description

  • Lead and plan sourcing events, vendor engagement, evaluation and selection
  • Ensure product cost competitiveness and high service levels within purchasing categories
  • Manage Direct spend for Finished Goods, Components, Materials etc
  • General Indirect spend management for the business unit
  • Implement efficient sourcing strategies and processes for transactional and strategic buying ensuring supplies and services are available at the lowest total cost
  • Spend in the region of £25m-£30M p/a
  • Category Management: Take lead and own cost savings initiatives
  • Build relationships with key Vendors to better understand suppliers’ business models to improve the quality and pricing of products and services,
  • Build relationships with business leaders up to the Board
  • Manages and leads functional teams involved in sourcing initiatives
  • Implement KPIs: Cost savings, quality, reliability and working capital.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proven best practice category management and strategic sourcing processes
  • Demonstrable history of improving the quality and service level of direct and indirect goods and services
  • Able to manage medium to large global transformation procurement projects
  • Able to design and implement a strategic sourcing function,
  • Expert knowledge of purchasing strategy, processes, and technology
  • Strong ERP and IT systems usage
  • Procure 2 Pay processes
  • Degree in Supply Chain or a Business related field is required
  • Experience to date ideally gained in an Electrical / Electronic Service Provider
  • Demonstrable track record of working in a highly complex, global business
  • Your CV will provide clear examples of cost reductions and process improvements
  • Have negotiated highly complex procurement contracts worth millions of pounds
  • Expert knowledge of key contractual international purchasing law
  • Proven usage of online sourcing platforms
  • Financial acumen: Total Cost of Ownership models is required
  • Excellent communication, leadership and presentation skills are required
  • Currently residing in and remain in the UK on an indefinite/long term basis

What’s on offer?

Salary in the region of £50-£70K, Bonus, Pension, etc. Remote based role with the option of hybrid / site based work if desired

Please apply quoting reference TB/7850

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.

Distribution Centre Operations Manager

Distribution Centre Operations Manager, 9month Fixed Term Contract, ASAP start, Based in Annesley. Pro rata Salary - £40,000-£52,000 P/A.

My client urgently needs to hire a Distribution Centre (DC) Ops Manager for 9 months, on a fixed term contract to lead smooth and efficient daily operations with a key site.

Responsible for the overall site operations, safety and team leadership you will be able to quickly respond to and adapt to changing workloads in order to meet customer demand and market conditions.

This will be achieved via the fast, efficient and effective flow of stock from receipt to dispatch whilst maintaining high levels of inventory accuracy.

You will also support an ongoing project to transfer part of the operation to a new site including people and products.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the Domestic (UK ) and Export markets
  • Leading a busy DC site across the end to end operation
  • Manage large volumes of finished goods product flows in a fast moving Logistics environment
  • Lead all onsite staff, permanent and agency
  • Anticipate, identify and plan future workloads up to a month ahead
  • Meet all customer SLA’s and KPIs across stock, inventory, OTIF etc.
  • Ensure site H&S, Security and Housekeeping documents are maintained
  • Ensure all site targets are met
  • Identify and lead improvements to stock, inventory etc. policies, processes and procedures
  • Implement, set up and manage the new Logistics 3PL provider
  • Act as the main point of internal and external contact for all activities relating to the project
  • Identify risk in a proactive manner, set up processes and procedures to eliminate / reduce problems

Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will have excellent Distribution Centre Site management career success
  • Excellent understanding of H&S and industry best practise
  • Proven history of leading Inventory, Shift and Operations Management Teams
  • Sector expertise within manufacturing, retail or physical goods operations
  • A demonstrable history of meeting and exceeding KPIs and SLA’s
  • Career success will have been gained within a day 1 for day 2 operation
  • Able to manage exceptionally high levels of varied stock lines in a dynamic, fast moving business
  • Suitable applicants will ideally have implemented an Automated Warehouse Operation
  • Ideally have existing ASRS / Automated Warehouse Systems knowledge
  • Expert understanding of an end to end logistics operation, from inbound flow to final mile delivery.
  • Be able to start work at short notice for a period of 9 months

Applicants from Couriers, Small single-site businesses or construction are not considered suitable and will be rejected. 

Overseas applicants seeking to relocate to the UK or applicants who need sponsorship will not be considered.

Materials Analyst

Materials Analyst required to join an FMCG company in Essex / East London. Permanent, site-based role. Salary £28 - £30K with a great benefits package

The Materials Analyst joins the Supply Chain function of a major FMCG manufacturing organisation and works closely with production to ensure inbound materials are aligned with production line schedules.

This represents an excellent opportunity for a materials planner to join a growing, financially stable business that offer long-term career prospects. Success within this role can result in progression into a variety of areas across the broader supply chain and operations function.


What you will do:

  • Manage inbound materials to ensure production line output is maximised and aligned to customers order dates.
  • Raise and track Purchase Orders with approved suppliers
  • Ensure all MRP and BOM data is up to date and accurate
  • Minimise overstocking, stock-outs, obsolescence etc.
  • Work with the Procurement function to support tender management and general sourcing
  • Support strategic sourcing, executing and managing agreements with suppliers
  • Partner with marketing and suppliers for new packaging changes, special promotions packs etc.
  • Ensure all materials information: Prices, Suppliers, Lead times, Items codes are maintained
  • Provide Cover to the production team on an ad-hoc basis


Whom we are looking for:

Demonstrable history of materials planning, purchasing, supply chain

Strong understanding of the end to end supply chain including Production, Logistics and Planning

Your buying career to date will ideally have been within the FMCG or similar fast moving sectors

Excel: Applicants must be able to analyse and manipulate data to a high standard.

Knowledge of JD Edwards, MRP / BOM is advantageous.

Excellent communication skills, able to collaborate with suppliers and work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders

Due to the volume of suitable local, UK based, job seekers overseas applicants will not be considered

Applicants MUST be able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions


What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £25 - £30K, Site based role


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