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Commercial Manager

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a Public Sector organisation that are looking to recruit a Commercial Manager to lead a team who are setting the strategy, procuring and implementing a high profile multi £bn contract.

Reporting to the Commercial Director you will oversee a commercial team, made up of financial advisors and professional service firms, who are delivering complex and high-value contract evaluations. Post contract award the role will evolve into managing the implementation and management phase.

The successful candidate ideally bring the following experience:-

  • A procurement background, including experience of working on complex and/or high-value contract evaluations
  • Contract management experience / the ability to manage third party providers
  • Supplier negotiation experience
  • Experience of working to PCR2015 / OJEU in an EU procurement compliant environment
  • Demonstrating a strong people / project management focus

 

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 7606NR.

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.

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.

 

Interim Category Manager

Interim Category Manager role, initial 5 month contract based in Central London, c£400 per day (inside IR35).

The successful candidate will have Public Sector / OJEU / PCR2015 experience and ideally be MCIPS qualified, or working towards. In conjunction with this a category background across either HR, professional services or ICT is desirable.

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 7603NR.

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.

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.

 

Procurement Category Manager (Construction or Corporate) opportunities

These roles come with an excellent benefits package including a Local Authority pension scheme, attractive holiday allowance and the potential for flexible / home working. You will also benefit from investment in CIPS training and development.

The Opportunity:-

This is an opportunity to work for a Local Authority who are driving a CSR agenda, including a focus a sustainable procurement. Also as recognition of the excellent work the procurement function is delivering the team is CIPS Corporate Certified and received the accolade of ‘Team of the Year’ in the councils’ internal awards.

These opportunities report into the Head of Procurement and will have management responsibility for Procurement Category Officers.

The key deliverables for the role are:-

  • Managing a number of category projects at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models
  • Leading commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with EU requirements
  • Proactively seeking new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in new and more efficient ways
  • Demonstrating a strong people/project management focus

Specific Category Criteria:-

Construction Procurement Category Manager – Experience of Construction and FM works and services procurement. A working knowledge of JCT and NEC forms of contract would be advantageous as well as a background of working in or with the Public Sector / Local Authorities, Housing Association or ALMOs.

Corporate Procurement Category Manager – Experience of working across general indirect category spend areas such as ICT, Professional Services or Public Realm as well as a background in Public Sector procurement.

In conjunction with this, core competencies include:-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function.
  • Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to challenge the ethos, influence and deliver best value
  • Experience of working to PCR2015 / OJEU in an EU procurement compliant environment.
  • Experience in Relationship Management, including supplier management, customer/stakeholder management, KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Degree qualified, CIPS qualified or equivalent

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 7601NR.

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.

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

The Opportunity:-

Working for a Local Authority within an established team and reporting into the Head of Procurement, you will be a key player with a focus on the commercial delivery of the Councils projects across a wide variety of spend areas including highways, waste. The key deliverables for the role are:-

  • Managing a number of category projects at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models
  • Leading commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with EU requirements
  • Proactively seeking new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in new and more efficient ways
  • Demonstrating a strong people/project management focus

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function.
  • Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to challenge the ethos, influence and deliver best value
  • Experience of working to PCR2015 / OJEU in an EU procurement compliant environment.
  • Experience in Relationship Management, including supplier management, customer/stakeholder management, KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Degree qualified, CIPS qualified or equivalent

    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 7562NR. All direct applications will be forwarded on to Nathan Ramsay, Senior Consultant at Langley Search & Interim.

    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.

    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.

     

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

IT Procurement Manager

My Client a leading organisation is currently looking for a specialist  IT Procurement Manager. The IT Procurement Manager will report into the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their IT contract portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical IT procurement projects in IT categories with an emphasis on software as a service.

You will work closely with the CTO 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 software, Cloud & Digital
  • 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.

Category Manager - Local Authority - up to £57.5k plus attractive package

Our client is a leading Local Authority based West of London, with an established procurement team that has a good reputation for delivery.  Reporting directly to the Head of Procurement, you will be a key player in the team with a focus on the commercial delivery of the Council’s projects across a wide variety of spend areas including highways, waste and other resident service contracts.  You will:

  • Manage a number of category projects at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models.  Able to work in cross-functional teams to enable optimum contracting
  • Lead commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with Public Sector Regulations requirements and have a good understanding of contract law
  • Proactively seek new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in innovative and more efficient ways
  • Have knowledge of the category management process and its commercial value coupled with the ability to appropriately challenge key stakeholders
  • Experience of supplier management (SRM) including managing and implementing  KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Ideally degree qualified with CIPS or equivalent

 

For further information please send an updated CV and package details through to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting reference number 7561/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Category Managers in the UK and internationally.

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

Key skills and areas: Procurement Manager, Category Manager, Procurement lead, Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Sourcing Specialist, procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, IT 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.

 

 

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.

EMEA Strategic Sourcing Specialist - up to £65k

Langley Search & Interim is retained by our client, a large, successful international business with operations in over 50 countries, to find them a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to be based near Heathrow in the UK.  You will join a progressive, professional procurement team based globally.  Their customers span a broad range of sectors, including manufacturing, energy & transportation, FMCG & pharmaceutical businesses.

Reporting to the Regional Sourcing Team Leader, your role will be to work witstakeholders (such as engineering, technologists & product managers) to manage the building of new plants worldwide.

You will:

  • Develop, negotiate and implement supply strategies and contract arrangements/framework agreements to improve competitiveness

  • Manage projects through to execution using world class projects execution techniques

  • Identify, develop and manage suppliers taking account of safety, commercial and capacity risks. 

  • Develop and qualify new suppliers to meet requirements

Ideally you will have:

  • Ideally have a technical degree (chemical engineering preferred although other technical/engineering degrees will be considered)

  • Excellent commercial skills including knowledge of all aspects of procurement, including, but not limited to:  Strategic sourcing & selection, price/cost/modelling analysis, negotiation & contract law knowledge. You will have the ability to bring about conditions for success with stakeholders and have demonstrable experience of excellent supplier relationship management enabling the meeting of goals

  • Strong influencing skills, including across different cultures, geographies and functions. Able to influence stakeholders and lead commercially on the design of new plants. Able to modify style of communication to take account of cultural differences.

  • Experience in the EPC, chemical, petro or manufacturing sector would be advantageous. 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) –fluent English - good business French would be a plus.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment – a natural team player

  • Able to travel  across EMEA frequently

In return, our client will offer you a salary of up to £65k plus excellent benefits package, the chance to excel in an international environment & compelling culture, with excellent opportunities for growth and development.

For further information please submit your details to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com or call on +44(0)7958 258258 quoting 6475/PERM/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Global Capex & Construction Procurement, Category & Sourcing Managers in procurement in the UK & globally.  

Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in international commercial, procurement and supply chain roles across the UK, Europe, Far East and the US.  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

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 - Estates & FM

Langley Search & Interim is currently searching for a Category Manager – Estates, FM & Professional Services for their client, a Collaborative Procurement Organisation.  As part of the Estates & FM Category Team you will manage category projects including property, hard & soft FM areas and other built environment areas.    This organisation is undertaking a major transformation of their procurement, consulting & customer facing areas and you will be part of the category teams leading the change.

Ideally you will have:

  • Experience of managing the FM/Estates category areas including construction, hard & soft FM, & other corporate services areas

  • Experience of managing preferred supplier lists and associated systems and on-boarding processes. Good with Excel and computer savvy

  • Good analytical skills - able to sift and make sense of data  

  • A team player – able to work effectively with the Customer Director and Account teams, new & existing clients, and other collaborative bodies to meet client needs both now and into the future

  • Ideally you will be MCIPS qualified (or equivalent) . 

  • You will be an excellent communicator & influencer with the presence and political astuteness to build successful stakeholder and client relationships both with existing & potential clients.

  • Have an excellent service orientation when helping others

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

  • Knowledge of the Public Sector regulations will be preferred but not essential.

  • Target orientated – a completer finisher who always delivers.

In return for your skills & experience a salary of up to £57k plus bens is offered

Key skills and areas: FM, Estates, Professional Services, Hard FM, Soft FM, procurement, Sourcing, Contracts

For further information please email your CV and full current package/day rate and availability to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7525/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Senior Category FM managers who manage Estates, FM & Professional Services spend in the UK and internationally.  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.

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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