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Procurement Operations Manager

Our client is a Global Law Firm, that is looking for an experienced Procurement Operations Manager. Leading a team, The Procurement Operations Manager will have in-depth experience across Procurement Systems, Contract Management, E-sourcing, analysing data & presenting findings to C- stakeholders globally.

The suitable candidate will lead own the Sustainable Procurement agenda. They will be the contact point between the Sourcing team, Data teams & the wider business

Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • Maintain and develop procurement data systems, policies, and processes across the Firm.
  • Design, implement, and manage supplier risk initiatives across the Firm’s global supply base.
  • Evolve and enhance the procurement processes to help minimize risk and maximise value for money.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the communications between technical stakeholders, Procurement & Data & Insights Team;
  • Take the lead in preparing reports to the Procurement team and our wider stakeholders on Modern Slavery, Supplier Risk, Policy Compliance and Savings.
  • Liaising with the internal Systems Development team regarding the implementation of user requirements, agreed workflow, and reporting functions
  • Supporting users in accessing information

 

The Candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in Procurement Operations
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Experience in successfully implementing or having hands-on experience with Procurement systems including Purchase-to-Pay, e-Sourcing, and Contract Management.
  • Highly skilled and significant experience in the use of Microsoft Office and other software associated with the manipulation of data and extraction of reports
  • Experience in gathering user requirements for IT systems under development
  • Experience in liaising with internal and external Information Systems teams to establish required processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • Experience in managing contracts and suppliers

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7917.

 

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.

Take a look at our website  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.

 

 

Procurement Category Specialist

We are seeking an experienced Category Buyer or Category Manager to join this expanding public sector procurement team in North London. 

This is an opportunity for an ambitious procurement professional to join an expanding team at an incredibly exciting point in its journey.  The organisation is in a very strong position with some big projects on the horizon.  The procurement team is expanding to move from being a smaller more generalist function to embedding a category managed approach and focusing more strategically on delivering value for money through high quality supplier arrangements. 

The role: 

  • To support the Procurement Managers on a variety of strategic projects, developing clear and detailed sourcing plans within your assigned categories. 
  • To draft, negotiate and agree clear, concise, and complete contractual documentation.
  • To inform and support the development of category strategies through extensive internal and external research and analysis to support the wider organisational strategy. 
  • To ensure market developments and innovation are monitored and considered to continually align and update sourcing and category strategies, identifying opportunities which can create a competitive advantage for the organisation. 
  • To work with cross functional project teams to deliver projects on time and with the best outcome for the organisation. 
  • To establish an effective network and influence internal stakeholders, to support procurement objectives and decision making. 
  • To maintain full compliance with all contract governance activities within agreed processes and timescales, ensuring all appropriate parties are consulted and informed. 

 

About you: 

  • An organised and efficient purchasing specialist who can demonstrate credible, trusted stakeholder engagement at all levels. 
  • An analytical thinker with the proven ability to navigate and interpret multiple data sources to inform commercial, legal / contracting and supply decisions. 
  • An individual with strong, professional, and refined negotiation skills coupled with sound commercial acumen and understanding of complex organisational issues. 
  • An excellent project manager committed to providing high levels of service. 
  • Ability to spot opportunities from an existing client base. 

 

You will have relevant experience as an indirect Category Buyer, Category Specialist or Procurement Category Manager with a practical knowledge of the end-to-end tendering process covering any of the following category areas of spend: 

Facilities Management, Estates, Professional Services, HR, Staffing & Consultancy, Pathology, Social Care, Patient Services. 

The position is initially available on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

Langley Search & Selection Ltd 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.

Procurement Manager, 12 month FTC

We have a terrific opportunity available with one of our public sector clients in London.  This is a brand-new hybrid role within an expanding procurement function requiring the successful applicant to be in the office for a maximum of 2 days per week.  The position is initially available on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.

You will be responsible for providing commercial procurement services across a wide spectrum of indirect categories. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain objectives of the department are achieved consistently and in support of the strategic plan and vision. You will also be tasked with developing and managing a number of key supplier relationships to ensure value for money, and provide technical expertise in executing end-to-end procurement processes.

Your profile and background

  • You'll have experience of the full end-end-end tendering process and you'll be able to provide examples where you have achieved significant savings across specific category areas of spend.
  • You'll have the ability to influence and engage with stakeholders at varying degrees of seniority and complexity. 
  • You'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You’ll have some knowledge and experience of Public Contract Regulations 2015. 
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills. 

All applications meeting the above criteria will be carefully considered.

Langley Search & Selection Ltd 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 apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

Commercial Officer, Construction (Strategic Procurement)

We are looking for an ambitious individual to join this strategic procurement team in London.  You will be someone with strong project management (qualification not essential), and/or marketing, sales, business development experience ideally from within a construction, or related, environment. 

You will have some experience managing contracts and responding to tenders, and you’ll be someone seeking a developmental procurement/commercial opportunity allowing you to build on your experience within a supportive and progressive environment.  The successful applicant will have access to CIPS and Project Management training to aid their growth.

The role will frequently involve attending events and engaging with customers face-to-face so a flexible ‘can-do’ approach to work along with strong supplier relationship and presenting skills will be highly beneficial.

Langley Search & Selection Ltd 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 apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

Senior Category Manager

Our client are currently recruiting for Senior Category Manager level opportunities which are working within the Technology, Digital, Cloud and Networks spaces. Working across the full lifecycle of strategy, procurement and contract management these roles would suit procurement / commercial professionals who have a track record in developing category strategies, supplier market engagement and senior stakeholder relationship building. With a significant spend these roles offer the opportunity to deliver flexible, creative, innovative a leading edge technology solution.

Key deliverables include:-

  • Deliver ‘best in class’ category management through developed innovative category and sourcing strategies that demonstrate a clear focus on customer service and deep market insight
  • Work collaboratively across a wide senior stakeholder community to develop category strategies that deliver value and are sustainable
  • Possess excellent communication and consultative skills to build strong relationships with stakeholders / suppliers.
  • Delivering strategic supplier relationship management (SRM) that enhances category and supplier performance
  • Team leadership / management

About you

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of the following:-

  • Strategic category management experience across either hardware or software – including technology services, digital, cloud, networks etc
  • Outstanding stakeholder management skills, including ability to engage, influence and positively challenge in complex environments
  • Team leadership / management experience

This role attracts a salary of up to c£72k + bonus and can be contractually based out of either London, West Midlands, Norfolk, Merseyside or South Wales with the flexibility of some home working.

Langley 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.

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7909NR.

Head of Category Management

Our client are currently recruiting for Strategic Head of Category Management opportunities which are working within the Technology, Digital, Cloud and Networks space. Working across the full lifecycle of strategy, procurement and contract management these roles would suit procurement / commercial professionals who have a track record in developing category strategies, market engagement, senior stakeholder engagement and team leadership. With a significant spend these roles offer the opportunity to deliver flexible, creative, innovative a leading edge technology solution.

Key deliverables include:-

  • Team leadership and management, including coaching and capability development.
  • Deliver ‘best in class’ category management through developed innovative category and sourcing strategies that demonstrate a clear focus on customer service and deep market insight
  • Work collaboratively across a wide senior stakeholder community to develop category strategies that deliver value and are sustainable
  • Possess excellent communication and consultative skills to build strong relationships with stakeholders / suppliers.
  • Delivering strategic supplier relationship management (SRM) that enhances category and supplier performance

About you

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of the following:-

  • Strategic category management experience across either hardware or software – including technology services, digital, cloud, networks etc
  • Outstanding stakeholder management skills, including ability to engage, influence and positively challenge in complex environments
  • Experience in leading, managing and developing the capability of commercial teams
  • A track record of thought leadership and transformation

This role attracts a salary of up to c£95k + bonus and can be contractually based out of either London, West Midlands, Norfolk, Merseyside or South Wales with the flexibility of some home working.

Langley 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.

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7907NR.

Interim FM Contract Manager

Interim FM Contract Manager opportunity, initially 6 months, £400 - £450 per day (inside IR35), London based client (can be 100% remote or 1 day a week in the office).
If you have either a contract management or procurement experience within the facilities management spend area then this could be the role for you.

My client has a 6 month opportunity for an interim FM Contract Manager to work in a team who will be managing the delivery of hard and soft FM services which is being provided by an outsourced partner. Experience of NEC forms of contract knowledge of the Public Sector / OJEU / PCR 2015 regulations is desirable but not essential.

 

Langley 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.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7899NR

 

 

Procurement Manager - Major Projects

We are seeking an experienced Purchasing professional with a stable background and experience delivering end-to-end high value construction and infrastructure procurements to join this public sector procurement team. 

 

A long-term permanent opportunity has become available with this highly regarded organisation for a proven self-starter with Major Projects experience and the ability to deliver large and complex public procurements.  

 

Within your role as Procurement Manager, you’ll have responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the procurement cycle are planned and managed in consultation with the Procurement Lead to meet the programme delivery timelines. 

 

These responsibilities will include: 

  • Stakeholder engagement 
  • Market analysis 
  • Supplier selection 
  • Formulating strategy 
  • Developing and delivering high quality procurement documents 
  • Evaluation and contract award with a well-developed understanding of the bidding process 

 

You will be familiar with competitive negotiation, and you’ll have excellent communication skills combined with the ability to work closely with your peers in delivering concurrent projects to tight deadlines. 

 

Initially you will have no direct reports, but with anticipated line management responsibilities in the future you will be someone with the ability to provide practical advice and strategic direction to your peers. 

 

Additional responsibilities will include: 

  • Working closely with both the Project Delivery and Commercial Delivery Teams across a matrix management structure. 
  • Working with Senior Leaders to develop both project and company-wide continuous improvement in procurement practice. 
  • Working flexibly with an office base at one of several locations in London, Greater London, the Home Counties & the West Midlands.  You will have a great deal of work-from-home flexibility, but there will also be a requirement for you to be flexible with regular nationwide travel.

 

You will have a strong understanding of governance and legislation surrounding procurement, and knowledge of public procurement regulations is essential. 

 

Please apply now with an up-to-date copy of your CV for more information.  To ensure fair consideration is given, please include information about your involvement in any recent complex, high value public procurements within your CV. 

 

Langley Search & Selection Ltd 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.

Strategic Category Buyer

We are seeking an experienced Category Buyer or Procurement Officer with a stable background to join this public sector procurement team in East London. 

 

This is an opportunity for an ambitious procurement professional to join an expanding team at an incredibly exciting point in its journey.  The organisation is in a very strong position with some big projects on the horizon.  The procurement team is expanding to move from being a smaller more generalist function to embedding a category managed approach and focusing more strategically on delivering value for money through high quality supplier arrangements. 

 

The role: 

  • To support the Category Managers on a variety of procurement projects, developing clear and detailed sourcing plans within your assigned categories. 
  • To draft, negotiate and agree clear, concise, and complete contractual documentation.
  • To inform and support the development of category strategies through extensive internal and external research and analysis to support the wider organisational strategy. 
  • To ensure market developments and innovation are monitored and considered to continually align and update sourcing and category strategies, identifying opportunities which can create a competitive advantage for the organisation. 
  • To work with cross functional project teams to deliver projects on time and with the best outcome for the organisation. 
  • To establish an effective network and influence internal stakeholders, to support procurement objectives and decision making. 
  • To maintain full compliance with all contract governance activities within agreed processes and timescales, ensuring all appropriate parties are consulted and informed. 

 

About you: 

  • An organised and efficient purchasing specialist who can demonstrate credible, trusted stakeholder engagement at all levels. 
  • An analytical thinker with the proven ability to navigate and interpret multiple data sources to inform commercial, legal / contracting and supply decisions. 
  • An individual with strong, professional, and refined negotiation skills coupled with sound commercial acumen and understanding of complex organisational issues. 
  • An excellent project manager committed to providing high levels of service. 
  • Ability to spot opportunities from an existing client base. 

 

You will have relevant experience as an indirect Category Buyer or Procurement Officer (or equivalent) with a practical knowledge of the end-to-end tendering process covering any of the following category areas of spend: 

 

Facilities Management, Estates, Professional Services, HR, Staffing & Consultancy, Pathology, Social Care, Patient Services. 

 

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

 

Langley Search & Selection Ltd 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.

ICT Procurement Manager

We have a new opportunity available with one of our clients in London.  The focus of the role will be to plan and deliver a collaborative transformation programme which has the potential to drive system integration, improvement through standardisation and deliver multi-million pound savings opportunities.

 

The position is with a successful public sector procurement team located in a very pleasant suburb North of the River but with the option for the successful applicant to be home based for 2-3 days per week.  Whilst the opportunity does sit within the public sector we are looking at skills across the market meaning that experience of Public Contract Regulations (2015) is not a mandated requirement for this role.  You will be working with public sector specialists to ensure that the chosen strategies can be delivered within the public procurement framework.


The role specifics will include a mix of hardware procurement, software and telecoms.  Above all, we are looking for a dynamic and commercially focused ICT procurement specialist who is able to shape strategy, drive transformation and improve value through cashable savings. 

 

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

 

Langley Search & Selection Ltd 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.

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