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Head of Telecommunications & Networks Procurement

My Client a leading Organisation are currently looking for a Head of Telecommunications and Networks Procurement. This role will report into the Director of Technology Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their telecommunications & network spend.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects. 

 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting exposure to high levels of spend and a diverse set of projects.

 

Skills required:

 

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Telecommunications & Network
  • 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, IT implementations and life in IT departments
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the technology sector would be advantageous but not essential
  • 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.
  • 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/7613.

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

IT Category Manager

My Client a niche procurement consultancy is currently looking for a specialist IT Category Manager. The IT Category Manager will report into the Director Onsite at one of their prominent clients. You will be helping their clients gain best value from their IT portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical IT procurement projects in IT categories.

 

You will work closely with the client to run tendering processes, IT contract negotiations and with 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 technology, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

 

Skills required:

 

  • IT/ sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of hardware, software, telecoms & professional services.
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation,
  • 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, IT implementations and life in IT departments
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and CIPS, MCIPS or FCIPS qualified.
  • 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.
  • 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/7608.

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 Contracts Manager - up to 67k plus bens

Our client is a large, well known organisation in the Public Sector that seeks a Commercial Contract Manager to manage several large, high profile, in-life multi-million pound service contracts.  The role is based in London with options on flexible working.

About this role

This role is high profile and pivotal to managing & bringing about improvement in a portfolio of in-life, long term commercial service contracts and their delivery, ensuring contractual and performance obligations are met and exceeded. You will work collaboratively with suppliers and other stakeholders on continuous improvement projects which may include developing and managing specification changes to deliver tangible improvements in service levels for years to come. 

You will be the organisation’s key interface with supplier Boards and build and develop these relationships to meet and exceed objectives. This is a challenging and rewarding role where you can make a difference!

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Experience of managing, developing and negotiating long term, high value service contracts. 
  • Be articulate, persuasive  and a good communicator at all levels – builds trust with people at all levels
  • Have the ability to manage risk effectively, managing the commercial levers and driving performance management with opportunity fulfilment.  You will be resilient, results driven and can deliver under pressure. 
  • Excellent negotiation & contract management skills – the ability to manage variations appropriately including resolutions of complex financial claims when needed
  • Excellent project management experience to enable improvement projects to be implemented effectively – a problem solver
  • Experienced relationship management skills in complex environments where there are multiple stakeholders – managed relationships at Board Level or equivalent
  • Excellent analytical skills using management information to challenge operational, project and financial performance. An interest in more than the commercials including specification development and improvement
  •  Uses facts and data to support decision making and build improvement solutions to deal with complex problems

    Please note: Our client strongly encourages applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and actively promotes a flexible approach to working.

For further information please email your CV and last/current package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7580/PERM/CL.  In return for your skills & experience a salary of up to £67.5k plus benefits is offered.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Commercial Contract Managers in the London area and in the UK.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of permanent & interim recruitment  solutions for jobs in the commercial, procurement and the supply chain functions across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in commercial,  procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: contract management, SRM, procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing, public sector

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

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