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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 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, join our LinkedIn community at 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.

Indirect Category Buyer

A leading and profitable organisation is currently looking for an Indirect Procurement Buyer to join their exciting business.

Reporting to the Indirect Procurement Manager, 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 general indirect procurement within a corporate environment. Crucial to the success of this role will be the ability to influence internally and raise the profile of procurement within the business.

The role involves managing a range of procurement projects across a broad range of indirect services including but not limited to Facilities, stationery, IT, packaging, utilities & HR as well as assisting with the implementation of the new procurement strategy.


To be successful you will have:


- Indirect services procurement experience

- Strong track record of achieving cost reductions

- Excellent negotiation skills

- Experience in 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 quoting MB/7757.


Langley Search & Selection ( 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

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

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.

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