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Procurement Lead

Are you interested in assisting the CFO with building a Greenfield Procurement function, adding value to the wider business, and making savings? If so, this is your chance!

Our client a leading Retail Organisation is looking for an experienced and influential procurement professional to develop and implement a Greenfield Procurement function on a 12-month FTC with a chance for the role to go permanent.

The Procurement Lead will report to the CFO and assist in building a robust best practice procurement function.

The culture of the company is open, professional, and accountable. This individual will have the responsibility of implementing strategic sourcing and category management. In addition, this individual will have experience building a function from Greenfield influencing and educating busy senior managers about best practice procurement.  

You will have experience developing procurement functions; in addition, experience sourcing across Indirect & Direct. Rapidly sourcing information, engaging with key stakeholders, analysing spend, and creating workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions.

The ability to demonstrate the value of strategic procurement to the key stakeholders and provide evidence of cost savings via a more considered purchasing plan. 

Key Skills:

  • Ability to and evidence of rapidly coming to strong commercial conclusions.
  • Indirect Procurement experience.
  • Experienced in developing Greenfield strategic procurement plans.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong experience in making tangible savings and cost avoidance that affect the bottom line.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Skilled negotiator specifically within Indirect procurement.
  • Ability to and experience in influencing commercial decisions at board level
  • Strong Excel and IT skills are essential,

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/7919.

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

 

Commercial Manager

Our client is a global professional services company is working exclusively with Langley Search & Interim to find a number of Commercial Managers.  In this role, you will support their bidding and post-contract management process in the Public Sector, Infrastructure (building & construction, transport and business services), TMT & Corporate service market sectors.   This role will be responsible for:

  • Leading/supporting negotiations with clients in the Public Sector, Infrastructure Sectors, and TMT Sectors & Corporate Services Sectors.
  • Influencing and upskilling key stakeholders on how to approach negotiations and bid processes
  • Identifying opportunities to improve commercial frameworks on current contracts and pitches
  • Undertaking market pricing reviews and guidance on fee escalation methodologies
  • Guiding on participation in competitive tendering/framework processes, including framing responses and value/pricing methodologies

 

You should have the following:

  • Deep commercial domain experience of the Government/Public Sector/Infrastructure Sector/TMT & Corporate Services. You will have the knowledge & understanding of  the way procurement operates in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses (including OJEU processes)
  • Experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Services Category/Sector may be advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal/influencing skills at the ‘C’ level both internally and externally with clients.
  • A commercial sales and entrepreneurial orientation – a team player who is not interested in the glory
  • Be a proven strong negotiator who can improve profitability/margin whilst increasing repeat business and reputation for our client
  • Have worked successfully on projects with multi-million-pound value and criticality
  • Experience in shaping operating models to create a sustainable legacy that allows bids to be effectively challenged internally prior to submission
  • An understanding of complex contracts including multi-entity/multi-country or global contracts may be advantageous.
  • Of degree calibre, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable

This role is based in London, however, some travel may be involved.

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7860.

Langley Search & Interim 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.

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Procurement Head

My Client a Start-Up organisation is currently looking for a specialist Procurement Manager. The Procurement Manager will report to the CFO helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio. This is a great Greenfield opportunity to put policies & systems in place. 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 & Direct
  • 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
  • Create strategies that give the company an advantage during procurement negotiations. Monitor and reduce procurement costs while improving operating efficiency.

 

Experience Required:

  • Experience working across indirect & direct procurement.
  • 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@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7835.

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

Material Planner

Material Planner

Leeds, West Yorkshire

c£25K

 

Role

  • The Materials Controller is responsible for ensuring that materials are ordered and effectively managed within the required timescales meeting the demands of the Master Production Schedule.
  • The person will work with suppliers and cross functionally with Planning, Operations, Warehouse and Procurement to ensure timely delivery of incoming products.
  • To manage supplier performance on a day-to-day basis including weekly expediting and understanding of any potential risks to plans.
  • Elevation of any problems and driving through corrective actions agreed.
  • Managing Non Conformance issues in line with the Supply Chain Manager and ensuring corrective actions are firmly in place and any compensation owed, is effectively delivered.
  • Establish and ensure compliance to clear inventory policies and procedures. 
  • Playing a key role in the implementation of the Company’s investment in a new ERP System, going forwards.

 

Requirements

  • Ensuring sufficient inventory of materials and services to meet customer and business needs.
  • Maintain maximum and minimum stock levels to ensure timely material availability.
  • Work closely with Production Planner to forecast levels of demand for materials and services to meet customer and business needs adjusting as appropriate in reaction to changes
  • Analyse production demand by building systems and reports through MRP and ERP.
  • Ensure stock accuracy and transactional precision within operations and business systems data.
  • Contribute to Risk Management through close supplier relationships and market awareness.
  • Manage supplier and sub-contractor delivery schedules and ensure compliance with quality specification.
  • Assist investigating raw material variances and actions to correct data. •
  • Analyse existing processes and KPIs, supporting improvements and implement actions
  • Weekly reporting of direct and indirect Materials and order cover within the supply chain.
  • Undertake regular supplier development and vendor rating to drive service improvement and provide a measure for the quality provided
  • Purchase business related items driving cost efficiencies and general administration as required.

 

Person

  • Experience gained within a manufacturing environment
  • Material Management Experience
  • Understanding of inventory control process
  • Solid experience of MRP transactions
  • IT literate

Procurement Compliance Manager

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently recruiting a Procurement Compliance Manager.  the role can be based in either Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle or Manchester. The role reports to the Head of Procurement. The Procurement Compliance Manager will manage the procurement compliance process across the different practices of the consultancy.

You will collaborate and be supported by the Procurement, Finance & Tax teams as well as working with the Project Directors, Practice Leads, Project Managers and Procurement Managers.  

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to work for a global consultancy and actively assist in developing a procurement policy & compliance process

Key responsibilities

  • Act as the first point of contact for ‘buyers’ when they are considering supplier options
  • Identify, understand and manage risk during the procurement phase of new and existing suppliers and subcontractors, and guide appropriately as to remedial actions.
  • escalation of any risks to appropriate team – Legal, Tax, Finance, further within Procurement
  • Post procurement - actively managing the supply chain to continually assess and audit ongoing risks to intervals agreed and amended from time to time.
  • Further important areas for identification and reporting will be sustainability, ethics-diversity
  • Ensure supplier contracts are submitted as part of the compliance process - escalating any

Experiences required

  • Experience of providing a procurement/supply chain or similar compliance internal service in a complex environment
  • Knowledge of supply chain/procurement compliance processes – SRM, Business Integrity, contracts, pre-qualification, frameworks and implementation of standards - will be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, adept at working with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels and able to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution
  • Possess a positive, flexible and pragmatic approach to work

 

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/7725.

 

Langley Search & Interim (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

Sustainable Procurement Manager

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently recruiting a Sustainable Procurement Manager.  The role can be based in either Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle or Manchester. The role reports to the Head of Procurement. The Sustainable Procurement Manager will support the firm in its aim for carbon reduction.

You will collaborate with the Procurement team. The main focus will be on embedding a sustainable, social value and ethical process and supply chain across all categories of spend.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about sustainable sourcing and wants to build a sustainable programme from scratch.

Key responsibilities

  • Support procurement managers in their projects and engagements to ensure sustainability opportunities are identified and optimised in our procurements, agreed objectives continued and reported on
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of best in class sustainable procurement criteria across all key categories
  • Working alongside category procurement, sustainability and EDI specialists to establish existing baselines and opportunities for improvement projects.
  • Liaising with suppliers and functional owners as required to ensure we have meaningful and productive relationships with our key suppliers’ CSR teams.
  • Identifying risk factors, such as Modern Slavery in our supply chain, and raising accordingly with colleagues

Experience required

  • Knowledge of the corporate procurement processes and how to reflect sustainable objectives in contracts.
  • An understanding of carbon footprint reporting and how supply chains impact on an organisation’s performance
  • Passionate about organisational sustainability and corporate responsibility
  • Strong hands-on experience in implementing sustainable procurement initiatives and impacting positively on the performance of supply chains

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/7726.

 

Langley Search & Interim (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

Senior Advisory Consultant

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently looking for a Senior Advisory Consultant.  The Senior Advisory Consultant will help clients on a range of advisory projects. The sectors you will have exposure to and be advising clients on will be Water, Road, Rail & Energy.

You will work closely with the Delivery Teams and provide Advise to clients. You will help clients and 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 projects to tight deadlines. 

You will help deliver and shape services and product offerings by applying our unique mix of capabilities, technical and non-technical, to focus on outcomes that will contribute to the clients’ success.    

Skills required:

  • Extensive experience in Procurement, Contract Management & Supply Chain Management in Built Environment
  • Experience in drafting procurement strategies and tender evaluation reports for construction projects
  • Experience of working with contracts to manage suppliers, including an understanding of supplier performance management
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key clients and delivery teams to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities.
  • Ability to plan and manage a tendering process from inception to Contract Award on significant projects;
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the Construction & Built environment would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Understanding and application of contract forms such as NEC, JCT, FIDIC. Experience in other forms
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • 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/7706.

Langley Search & Interim (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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