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Commercial Manager

Langley Search & Interim has been retained by a Global Professional Services Companyto find a Commercial Manager.  In this role you will support their bidding and post contract management process in the Public Sector including Infrastructure, Government  & Health Market Sectors and you will report to the Commercial Director.

This role will be responsible for:

  1. Leading/supporting negotiations with clients in the Public Sector in Infrastructure, Government and Health Sectors
  2. Influencing and up skilling key stakeholders  up to ‘C’ Level on how to approach negotiations and bid processes including running training programmes and producing thought leadership to shape the approach
  3. Identifying opportunities to improve commercial frameworks on current contracts and pitches

You should have the following:

  1. Deep commercial domain experience of the Government/Public Sector/Infrastructure or Health Sectors. You will have the knowledge & understanding of  the way procurement/commercial teams operate in these sectors, their constraints, metrics, processes, mindsets & commercial strengths & weaknesses (including regulated and PSR processes)
  2. Experience of working in procurement in senior roles in the Professional Services  or Services Category areas may be advantageous
  3. Strong interpersonal/influencing & communication skills at ‘C’ level both internally and externally.
  4. A commercial sales and entrepreneurial orientation – a team player who is not interested in the glory.  Able to cope with ambiguity and balance conflicting priorities balancing workload to get the optimum outcomes.
  5. Be a proven strong negotiator who can improve profitability/margin whilst winning new business, increasing repeat business and the reputation of our client. Develop strategies for new bids that are critical for the business. Have worked successfully on projects with multi-million pound value and criticality
  6. Experience of shaping operating models to create a sustainable legacy that allows bids to be effectively challenged internally prior to submission
  7. An understanding of complex contracts including multi-entity/multi-country or global contracts may be advantageous.
  8. Of degree calibre, MBA and/or CIPS is desirable

Ideally this role will be based out of London although other key locations will be considered including Leeds and Birmingham. Considerable flexibility around working location is offered.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7644/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Commercial Managers & Senior Category Managers in London, Birmingham & Leeds in the UK.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain 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 procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: Commercial Manager, Commercial Director, Category Managers, Procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, HR Procurement, Professional Services Procurement, Legal Services Procurement, Consultancy, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

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.

Category Manager - Indirects

Langley Search & Interim is searching for a Category Manager/Buyer – Indirects for a large manufacturing client, based in Leicestershire, with multiple locations across the UK. 

You will work on indirect procurement projects which involve multiple sites across the Group and the categories involved may include corporate services, FM, HR – indeed any category on the indirects side - versatility & flexibility being the key!  In return you will gain significant exposure to key stakeholders and work with an experienced team to develop yourself even further. Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated and you will be able to evidence that you deliver.  Procurement is established internally and there is a huge opportunity to deliver value for money (above and beyond just savings).  Key to success will be your ability to build strong relationships across multiple sites and functional areas with credibility, good communication skills will be essential.

In return for your experience and expertise a salary of £30-40k is offered plus car, small bonus & pension.  Assistance with obtaining CIPS qualifications will be provided.

For further information please submit your CV & full package details to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7640/Perm/CL

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

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, buyer, senior buyer, HR Procurement, IT procurement, Professional Services Procurement, FM Procurement,  Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

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.

 

Senior Category Manager/Category Manager

Langley Search & Interim is searching for a Senior Category Manager/Category Manager - Directs for a large manufacturing client, based in Leicestershire, with multiple locations across the UK.  This role sits within Group Procurement.

You will work on direct procurement projects & areas which involve multiple sites across the Group. Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated and you will be able to evidence that you deliver.  Procurement is established internally and there is a huge opportunity to deliver value for money (above and beyond just savings) including supporting innovation and risk management.  Key to success will be your ability to build strong relationships across multiple sites and functional areas with credibility - building strong relationships with the supply base and customers will also be essential.

Ideally you will have CIPS or be studying for this qualification and be of graduate calibre.  You should be mobile to travel across the UK.

In return for your experience and expertise a salary of up to £65k is offered plus car, bonus & pension. 

For further information please submit your CV & full package details to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7641/Perm/CL

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

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, buyer, senior buyer, ingredients Procurement,  contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

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.

 

Category Lead - IT (Application Development & Management)

Langley is currently working with a high profile organization with a £multi-billion spend.

We are looking for a Category Lead – IT.  As a senior role, you would have full accountability for developing the Application Development & Management market, which will require a level of flair and innovation to support supplier and customers in all procurements resulting in compliant, ‘best value’ buying, ultimately producing continuous savings, benefitting the department.

The role will challenge your leadership skills and require you to bring consistency, direction and performance across your team, with detailed focus on stakeholder engagement, market analysis, driving market strategies and category growth.

As this is a senior opportunity within the department, successful candidates will need to have proven ability in Strategy Development, Operational Delivery or Customer Engagement.

The role can be based in either London or Norwich.

They are looking to pay up to £74k + 15% bonus.

For further information, please email Michael at Michael.Babatunde@langleysearch.com or call 07970714444.

Langley Search & Interim is the specialist search firm and interim provider of end-to-end Supply Chain roles, including Procurement and Operational Excellence positions across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior level interim and permanent positions across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services Sectors.

Visit our website at www.langleysearch.com, join our LinkedIn community at http://bit.ly/1MzkDeV for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities.

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Procurement and Commercial Manager

The opportunity

Working for a Local Authority the successful candidate will be part of the senior management team and have overall responsibility for commercial procurement activity across a number of diverse spend areas including HR, ICT, Fleet and Transport. This is an excellent opportunity to lead a developing team who are focussed on driving a culture of delivering value for money and social value.

Key deliverables include:-

  • Lead and develop a dynamic commercial procurement team through inspirational leadership and playing an active role in the creation and monitoring of bespoke staff development plans.
  • Provide expert advice on procurement strategies, business plans, tender processes and contract management practices.
  • Lead engagement with internal and external stakeholders to drive collaboration, best practice sharing and value for money outcomes.
  • Oversee contract management assurance reviews to ensure appropriate procurements and contracts from across all tiers are meeting business plans and agreed strategic outcomes. Lead assurance of complex and high value procurements and contracts.
  • Establish key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to all aspects of commercial procurement including measuring actual performance against targets and presenting results to Senior Management.

About you:-

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of:-

  • Extensive experience and successful track record leading a commercial procurement area operating in a diverse range of categories covering high risk, high value and complex spend. 
  • Strong commercial leadership and judgement with a well-developed ability to identify and achieve efficiencies.
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sector.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to be collaborative and nurture a team-working spirit.

 

For further information please submit your details in a Microsoft Word format to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7625NR

Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain 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 procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Unfortunately due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application. If you are suitable for the role for which you have applied or another role, we will contact you within 5 working days

 

IT Category Manager - France

My client a leading Technology company based in Paris, France. They are currently looking for a specialist IT Sourcing Manager to join their team. Reporting into the CPO, you would be helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their IT contract portfolio. You will help the team with delivering strategic and tactical IT procurement projects in IT categories with an emphasis on cloud & digital.

You will work closely with the CTO to run tendering processes, IT contract negotiations and with ongoing vendor management. You will immediately be 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!

Key Skills:

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Software, Cloud & Digital
  • 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
  • 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.

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details immediately to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7629.

Langley Search & Selection (www.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 Buyer - Indirects

Category Buyer – Indirects

My client is a leading Technology company, based in Paris, France. They are looking for an experienced and influential procurement professional to improve and drive best practice across their indirect portfolio: which includes Real Estate, Facilities Management, Travel & Fleet, Training & Professional Services.

The culture of the company is professional and accountable. This individual will have the responsibility of evolving and implementing strategic sourcing, category management, supplier management & business partnering. In addition, this individual will have experience influencing and educating busy senior managers about best practice procurement.  

The successful candidate will experience of working within a developed procurement function. You would also be able to rapidly source information, engage with key stakeholders, analyse spend, create workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions, and more strategic procurement with a focus on a number of different indirect spends.

You will also have 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:

  • Indirect Procurement experience
  • Experience analysing and reporting data
  • Experienced in creating formal strategic procurement plans for complex and established function
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in French & English
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to and experience of 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 immediately to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7628.

Langley Search & Interim (www.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 Buyer - Paris

IT Category Buyer

My client a leading Technology company based in Paris, France. They are looking for an experienced and influential procurement professional to improve and drive best practice across their IT subcontracting portfolio: which includes IT services & managed services.

The culture of the company is professional and accountable. This individual will have the responsibility of evolving and implementing strategic sourcing, category management, supplier management & business partnering. In addition, this individual will have experience influencing and educating busy senior managers about best practice procurement.  

You will have experience of working within a developed procurement function; rapidly sourcing information, engaging with key stakeholders, analysing spend, creating workable processes and policies to result in tangible cost reductions and more strategic procurement with a focus on a number of different spends across IT & Technology spend.

 You will also have 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:

  • IT & Technology Procurement experience
  • Experience analysing and reporting data
  • Experienced in creating formal strategic procurement plans for complex and established function
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in French & English
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to and experience of 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 immediately to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7627.

Langley Search & Interim (www.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 - Indirects & IT

Category Manager – Indirect & IT Related Services.

Full time

Southern Germany

I am working with a global medical devices company. Their healthcare products and solutions make an impact in millions of people’s lives around the world on a daily basis – in hospitals, in clinics, and at home. They are a growing company with over 200 years of company history and span across over 30 countries.

They believe that health can empower people to make a positive difference in the world, and that it is something worth going further for!

I am looking for a Category Manager for Indirect & IT Related Services, reporting into the VP of Indirects within a motivated and helpful team.

You would be responsible for:

  • Manage the end to end strategic sourcing process of IT procurement, with a primary focus on Software, IT Professional & Managed Services, Infrastructure, Telecoms
  • Identify and deliver business benefits aligned to assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation
  • Engage and build strategic relationships with key senior stakeholders and business partners
  • Understand the business requirements of key stakeholders and business partners and position the Procurement value proposition and deliver on the needs of key stakeholders and business partners through creation and execution of global sourcing strategies
  • Ensure financial benefit delivered is recognized by affected stakeholder communities and Finance groups to allow benefit capture and transparent decision making on how benefits are allocated by the business units, in line with the Spend Management Framework
  • Creation of the contracts with selected providers
  • Building and leading effective strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Driving sustainable value for the business from key supplier relationships


They are looking to pay up to 75k in Euros plus package.

For further information on this opportunity please submit your CV to Barbie.Rogers@langleysearch.com and I'd be happy to provide more information!

 

Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain 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 procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Unfortunately due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application. If you are suitable for the role for which you have applied or another role, we will contact you within 5 working days

Travel Procurement Manager

A forward-thinking technology company is currently looking for an experienced procurement professional to join their exciting business.

Reporting into the Purchasing Director, you will be responsible for managing an extensive budget and complex supplier network. You will need to be a motivated procurement professional with experience in travel procurement within a corporate environment. Crucial to the success of this role will be the ability to influence internally and take ownership of this category. It is a Greenfield category with the opportunity to grow substantially.

 The role involves managing a range of procurement projects across a broad range of travel services specifically and assisting with the implementation of the new procurement strategy.

To be successful you will have:

- Travel procurement experience

- Strong track record of achieving cost reductions

- Excellent negotiation skills

- Experience of managing strategic change and implementing best practice

- Hands-on approach to procurement project management

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/7615.

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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