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Buyer ( 12mth Contract )

Our client a rapidly growing wholesaler is seeking to hire multiple Buyers on a 12 month fixed term contract basis. Salary £28k – £38K with great benefits. Nottingham office with hybrid home working on a 2/3 split

The primary focus of the buyer is to identify and maximise opportunities with suppliers, ensure quality product availability, develop supplier relationships and create new supplier partnerships to meet and exceed our customer expectations. 

The Buyer is a key member within the procurement team and is responsible for maintaining and improving supplier performance and negotiating competitive terms from Global suppliers within your category.

By identifying cost reduction opportunities, you will use your procurement experience to realise monetary savings without compromising on quality or delivery.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead performance and spend for your global suppliers based both in the UK and internationally
  • Negotiation of pricing, rebates, supply chain agreements and supplier contracts
  • Deliver cost reduction initiatives through negotiation
  • Sourcing of new suppliers both ensuring conformance to quality standards and certification
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and speedy resolution of purchasing issues
  • Analyse and identify risk throughout the supply base, mitigate their impact and improve performance

 

Whom we are looking for:

  • A demonstrable history of buying/purchasing/procurement within a fast-moving sector
  • Proven track record of sourcing finished goods and products from a global supply base
  • Knowledge and experience of commercial buying and understanding of supply chain techniques
  • Experience in successfully managing multiple supplier accounts both in the UK and globally
  • Strong commercial and financial awareness
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to work closely and influence others
  • Ideally, be working towards a CIPs qualification
  • Degree education is desirable
  • Advance or intermediate Excel user
  • Applicants must be able to work and remain in the UK for at least 12months
  • Overseas applicants / those who need sponsorship will not be considered

 

What’s on offer?

12 month fixed term contract, Salary in the region of £28 - £38K. Hybrid work location. Typically 3 days per week at home / 2 in the Nottingham office. 

Langley Search & Interim is a leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and logistics 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

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately, we are unable to personally 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.

Procurement Manager

My Client is a leading Professional Services organisation are currently looking for a Procurement Manager. This is an exciting Greenfield role. The Procurement Manager will report to the Operations Director and will establish a procurement function from scratch helping internal stakeholders & the wider gain best value from their spend portfolio.

You will establish procurement processes &| policies and must be able to build relationships with stakeholders of all levels, educating them on the benefits of procurement beyond a cost-saving mechanism.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to build a Greenfield function and really put their own stamp on a growing and exciting Firm.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across indirect & direct categories
  • 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 in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • 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.

 

Langley is 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.

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7772.

 

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

 

Take a look at our website at www.langleysearch.com, join our LinkedIn community at http://bit.ly/1MzkDeV and follow us on Twitter @LangleySearch for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities. As the leading niche recruiter of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain jobs, we also provide valued career advice and support services for 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 3 working days.

Head of Logistics

Head of Logistics required to join an FMCG business in the East Midlands Nottingham/ Derby area. Permanent role paying circa £60 - £70K P/A + benefits and offers hybrid, home / office flexibility

The Head of Logistics drives customer service and low distribution cost through the leadership of the Logistics department including outbound UK distribution, inbound logistics, 3PL contract management, warehousing and customer services.

You will manage and develop the logistics team, optimise the function and maintain effective supplier and customer relationships both internally and externally.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Continually analyse all inbound and outbound transport activities, monitor and manage all 3Pls against SLA and KPI’s, implementing corrective action where required.
  • Management and operation of all warehouse activities (in house and 3PL) to ensure they meet internal, customer and external accreditation standards.
  • Continually optimise all distribution processes to deliver excellence for our customers whilst ensuring costs are minimised
  • Manage the Customer services team,
  • Ensure that agreed minimum order quantities/delivery profiles are adhered to and ensuring that all logistics activities are included in product costings.
  • Identify, develop, evaluate and implement new ways of working to improve the operational cost / service of the business.
  • Identify, develop, evaluate and propose new projects to improve the operational cost of the business through capital investment.
  • Provide analysis, input and recommendations on supply chain processes, costs, performance and service metrics
  • To communicate with, manage and develop relationships with key supply chain service providers / vendors.
  • Promote a positive culture towards H&S. Review all Logistics related accidents and incidents, develop and implement improvements.
  • Lead / take part in contract negotiations.
  • Lead the discussion with retailers on determining best practice.

 

Whom we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will possess strong Multi site Logistics career success and a demonstrable history of leading and developing teams
  • Logistics Manager or Supply Chain Manager level individual with a proven track record of contributing towards business success.
  • Strong understanding of warehousing and distribution within multi-site manufacturing operations
  • Excellent understanding of UK logistics within the FMCG and Retail sectors
  • Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate the success of reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF
  • Applicants from FMCG Food / Drink etc. companies are of high appeal.
  • Ideally be educated to degree level or hold a qualification such as APICs, CIPs etc.
  • Existing SAP systems usage is advantageous
  • Applicants must be based in the UK and be eligible to work and remain on a permanent basis

 

What is on offer:

Circa £60 - £70K, Bonus, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy: Typically 3 days In the office / 2 days remote / Home based

Head of Supply Chain Planning

Head of Supply Chain Planning required to join an FMCG business in the East Midlands Nottingham/ Derby area. Permanent role paying circa £60 - £70K P/A + benefits and offers hybrid, home / office flexibility

The Head of Supply Chain Planning drives customer service levels and achieves the lowest cost of manufacture through the leadership of Supply Chain Planning including: Materials, MRP, Production Planning and Manufacturing customer support

As a key Supply Chain key stakeholder, you will play a highly visible and active role in the success of the business by continually optimising supply chain planning and maintaining effective relationships, internally and externally with customers and suppliers

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensure finished goods stock holding is aligned with: Working capital targets whilst reducing obsolescence and write-off
  • Align Demand and Supply Planning Forecasts with order book sales, stock and inventory levels and materials lead times to maximise OTIF performance at the lowest possible costs to serve
  • Produce annual master production schedules  and short term production plans
  • Compile MRP Plans and manage the ordering of raw materials and packaging
  • Ensuring training and procedures are in place for the efficient and effective running of the Supply Chain Planning team
  • Continual analysis of production scheduling rules to minimise waste and improve efficiency
  • Ensuring full department compliance with agreed S&OP processes, practices and communication flows
  • Planning stream lead within the S&OP / IBP process, supporting the monthly S&OP review
  • Training and development of staff to optimise the Supply Chain Planning departments performance
  • Ensure stock availability within the warehouse network achieves service levels
  • Responsible for MRP planning for multiple sites
  • Manage New Product Innovations to ensure customers launches run to schedule
  • Implement and Manage Inventory Working Capital projects to drive improvements in Operating Cash Flow targets

 

Whom we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will possess a mix of end-to-end supply chain planning ca with a demonstrable history of leading and developing teams
  • Expert Supply Chain knowledge of: S&OP, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Production Planning, MRP, MPS, Materials Management and Customer Services
  • Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate success of reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF
  • Existing responsibility for multiple sites, either domestically or on a global basis
  • Applicants from FMCG Food / Drink / Cosmetics companies are of high appeal.
  • Ideally be educated to degree level or hold a qualification such as APICs, CIPs etc.
  • Existing SAP systems usage is advantageous
  • Possess strong Excel skills
  • Applicants must be based in the UK and be eligible to work and remain on a permanent basis

 

What is on offer:

£60,000 to £70,000 + Bonus, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy: Typically 3 days In the office / 2 days remote

Supply Chain Analyst Manager

Supply Chain Analyst Manager required to join our client, a global company, on a permanent basis. Fully remote role with offices in multiple UK locations. Salary in the region of £45 - £55K with benefits

The Supply Chain Analyst Manager joins the Supply Chain team of a Global Business and is responsible for developing and managing supply chain analytics for the function, including inventory and purchasing. You will lead the team responsible for complex supply chain data analysis and advise internal stakeholders to how to improve operating results.

 

What you will do:

Working in a highly cross function manner you will interact with Suppliers, Demand Planners, Procurement, Operations, Logistics, Sales and Marketing. Utilising your strong supply chain knowledge, advanced IT systems usage and general business acumen to drive the supply chain performance and success of the overall business. 

  • Lead Supply Chain analysis across categories including purchasing, inventory and pricing
  • Leadership of the Analysis team
  • Developing strategies, policies, and procedures to optimise results.
  • Manage supply chain reporting, including key performance indicators,
  • Identify, solve and reduce supply chain issues using data mining
  • Ensure Power BI supply chain reports are available for the board of directors
  • Analyse Logistics performance, identify ways to improve OTIF performance and increase CS ratings
  • Support business units to solve stock issues, implement new inventory management processes and procedures
  • Drive automation through CI and work stream planning
  • Generally seek to reduce outdated, manual ways of working and help to modernise the overall supply chain

 

Whom we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of Supply chain management, sourcing, vendor management, inventory and warehousing and advanced IT Skills.
  • Qualifications such as APICs or CIPS is advantageous
  • Highly IT literate: Advanced Excel, Power BI, SQL, ERP systems etc
  • Excellent analytical skills: Big Data, Mining of Data Pools
  • Strong computer programing skills in multiple languages.
  • Able to take historical data and turn into supply chain presentations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience of leading a team is beneficial
  • You MUST be able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions
  • Be currently residing in the UK, overseas applicants will not be considered

 

What’s on offer:

Salary in the region of £45 - £55K, full remote / Hybrid work policy. Offices in various UK locations

The chance to join a market leading, global organisation who offer exceptional career prospects

Supply Chain Analyst

Supply Chain Analyst required to join our client, a global company, on a permanent basis. Fully remote role with offices in multiple UK locations. Salary in the region of £30 - 40K with benefits including a bonus.

The Supply Chain Analyst joins the Thames Valley Based Centre of Excellence Function, within the Inventory Team to support global Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement projects. Within this complex role you will provide Inventory support to multiple countries for a large portfolio of SKUs.

Responsible for managing Inbound Inventory and maximising On Time In Full (OTIF) the Supply Chain Analyst will ensure supplier performance by: Managing exceptions, supplier scorecards and PO’s for business critical customer orders.

What you will do:

  • Working in a highly cross function manner you will interact with Suppliers, Demand Planners, Procurement, Operations, Logistics, Sales and Marketing. Utilising your strong supply chain knowledge, advanced IT systems usage and general business acumen to drive the supply chain performance and success of the overall business. 
  • Identify, solve and reduce supply chain issues using data mining
  • Prepare Power BI supply chain reports for the board of directors
  • Support multiple, global supply chain projects across the end to end function
  • Reduce manual low / non value added forecasting by automating data scrapes and exception reporting
  • Analyse Logistics performance, identify ways to improve OTIF performance and increase CS ratings
  • Support business units to solve stock issues, implement new inventory management processes and procedures
  • Drive automation through CI and workstream planning
  • Generally seek to reduce outdated, manual ways of working and help to modernise the overall supply chain

 

Who we are looking for:

  • Strong Supply Chain Knowledge and Advanced Excel and IT skills are essential
  • Ideally suited to jobseekers with industry Specific Supply Chain, Logistics or Purchasing Degrees
  • Qualifications such as APICs or CIPS is advantageous
  • Demonstrable understanding of: Demand Planning, Logistics, Imports, Stock, Inventory etc.
  • Highly IT literate: Advanced Excel, Power BI, ERP systems etc
  • Excellent analytical skills: Big Data, Mining of Data Pools
  • Able to take historical data and turn it into supply chain presentations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You MUST be able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions
  • Be currently residing in the UK, overseas applicants will not be considered

What’s on offer:

A generous benefits package including bonus

Full remote / Hybrid work policy. Offices in London, Thames Valley, Derby

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