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HR Commercial Lead (People Services/ Workforce)

Langley is currently working with a high profile organization with a £multi-billion spend. We are looking for a Category Manager – Workforce / People Services.

This role would suit a commercially minded Procurement professional who has great stakeholder relationship skills, and has operated at a strategic level across any areas of the HR Category, such as recruitment or contingent labor, apprenticeship training, occupational health or L&D.

Key deliverables for the role include:

  • Deliver ‘best in class’ category management through developed innovative category, product and sourcing strategies that demonstrate a clear focus on customer service and deep market insight
  • Work collaboratively to develop products and services that deliver value to stakeholders and are sustainable
  • Possess excellent communication and consultative skills to build strong relationships with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Delivered strategic supplier management that enhanced category and supplier performance

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

  • In- depth category management / procurement knowledge that has delivered outstanding value for money and strong commercial outcomes.
  • The ability to demonstrate the implementation of the latest category management methodology and a clear demonstration of staying abreast of latest category management market trends.
  • Proven experience in influencing senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Evidence of the ability to identify process improvements and successfully manage changes that deliver great commercial outcomes.
  • Strong leadership capability, being able to illustrate how to successfully lead a team or manage a project.

For further information, please email Barbie at Barbie.Rogers@langleysearch.com or call 07970794794.

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.

As the leading niche recruiter of end-to-end Supply Chain, Procurement and Operational Excellence jobs, we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates. For more assistance with your job search, please refer to our job-hunting guide: http://www.langleysearch.com/resources

 

Category Manager - Construction / Estates

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £billion spend, is currently recruiting for a Category Manager (Estates). This role would suit candidates who are excited by the opportunity to deliver c£100m high profile construction projects globally, without the need for extensive travel.

The role

Key deliverables for the role include:-

  • Provide leadership to the category team, managing talent to ensure the team has an extremely high level of category expertise and procurement capability
  • Responsible for delivery of a wide range of construction projects around the globe.
  • Provide guidance to regional procurement teams on category specific projects
  • Own and drive Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) within the category

About you

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

  • Extensive Commercial/Procurement experience in Estates / Construction category, ideally with NEC experience.
  • The ability to demonstrate the implementation of the latest Category Management methodology and a clear demonstration of staying abreast of latest Category Management market trends
  • Proven experience in influencing and negotiating with Senior Internal and External stakeholders
  • Strong leadership capability, being able to illustrate how to successfully lead a team or manage a project.

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7626NR.

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.

As the leading niche recruiter of end-to-end Supply Chain, Procurement and Operational Excellence jobs, we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates. For more assistance with your job search, please refer to our job hunting guide: http://www.langleysearch.com/resources

Assistant Head of Commercial - Contract Management

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, is currently recruiting for an Assistant Head of Commercial – Contract Management to lead a dedicated team that is responsible for providing contract management and supplier relationship management through creative commercial leadership, advice and support as well as developing effective relationships across a senior stakeholder community.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence across an influential power base, that will suit candidates that have a background in high value / high complexity contract management as well as proven leadership and team development experience in conjunction with excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7617NR.

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.

Take a look at 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.

As the leading niche recruiter of end-to-end Supply Chain, Procurement and Operational Excellence jobs, we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates. For more assistance with your job search, please refer to our job hunting guide: http://www.langleysearch.com/resources

Assistant Head of Commercial

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multi-billion spend, is currently recruiting for an Assistant Head of Commercial to work within a dedicated function that is responsible for providing front-end strategic and creative commercial / procurement leadership, advice, support and delivery on a leading edge £multi-billion programme.

Working on a complex major transformation programme the successful candidate will establish and grow positive partnerships across board-level stakeholder communities.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence across an influential power base, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert commercial judgement and a strong track record of developed and implemented strategies for high value/risk/critical/complex service procurements as well excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7616NR.

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.

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

Head of Telecommunications & Networks Procurement

My Client a leading Organisation are currently looking for a Head of Telecommunications and Networks Procurement. This role will report into the Director of Technology Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their telecommunications & network spend.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects. 

 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting exposure to high levels of spend and a diverse set of projects.

 

Skills required:

 

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Telecommunications & Network
  • 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.

 

 

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/7613.

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 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.

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