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Supply Chain Manager

My client is a leading technology business based in London are growing and are recruiting a Supply Chain Manager

Job Description

Main role and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a successful international supply chain strategy
  • Experience in developing supply chains around components, electronic assemblies & metal fabrication
  • Implement and drive a robust cost reduction programme that increases profitability year on year.
  • Ensure supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards
  • Previous experience as a supply chain manager and team leadership experience
  • Experience of planning people and machines
  • Budget planning, business plan development and close involvement with finance
  • Experience of dealing with material handling fleet, managing 3rd party relationships
  • Good understanding of external suppliers indirect and direct
  • Development of employees and teams

 

Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Develop and deploy creative/original solutions to complex problems
  • Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Experience in information technology, supply chain logistics, global purchasing, operations.

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7786.

 

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 Strategic Supplier Relationship Management

This is an excellent opportunity to develop, shape and drive Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) / Contract Management excellence within a high profile £multi-billion capital programme. The successful candidate will deliver innovative supplier relationship and contract management strategies which will include elements such as new market entrant engagement, stakeholder and supplier collaboration, risk management, category management and supply chain market improvement initiatives etc.

Ideal experience required:

  • Strong understanding of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) / Contract Management methodologies
  • Experience of working on major capital programmes
  • Excellent interpersonal / influencing skill, particularly within cross-organisational stakeholder engagement
  • Project Management skills

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 nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7784NR.

IT Procurement Specialist 12 month FTC

 

 

IT Category Manager

My Client a leading Professional Services Firm is currently looking for a specialist IT Sourcing Manager. The IT Sourcing Manager will report to the Head of IT Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain the 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 cloud & digital.

You will work closely with the CTO & CIO to run tendering processes, IT contract negotiations and 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
  • 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 professional services sector would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • 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.

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7781

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.

 

 

Customer Service

Customer Service Coordinator required to join the supply chain function of a manufacturing company in Croydon / South London. Permanent role paying circa £25 - £30K with benefits.

The Customer Service Coordinator joins a growing organisation within the Supply Chain Team and will work with key customers to meet or exceed agreed SLA’s and KPIs to maximise customer satisfaction at the lowest possible costs to serve.

This represents an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing company. Typically the customer service team is a springboard for progression into supply chain planning or logistics and as such is ideally suited to a career-minded individual who wants to develop within their career.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage orders through the supply chain to maximise customer satisfaction
  • Lead a key business to business, B2B, client relationship
  • Ensure orders are delivered on time and in full ( OTIF) at the lowest cost to serve
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning and Logistics to maximise sales and identify win-win solutions
  • Manage sales bookings to ensure orders are raised and issued within agreed service levels
  • Highlight potential supply issues and proactively drive improvements
  • Build and maintain client relationships, attend client meetings and drive the relationship
  • Monitor SLA’s and KPI’s, track performance against target and supply reports to all parties

 

Who we are looking for:

Ideally, you will be a Supply Chain, Logistics or Procurement graduate in the early stages of their career.

Suitable applicants must possess supply chain knowledge and some hands-on career experience

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your ability to work directly with key clients to drive sales and reduce costs

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

Speakers of a second, European Language, have an advantage

Ideally also possess an Industry-specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing ERP / SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £25-£30K

Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension

Office-based role typically offering 1 to 2 days of flexibility to work on a remote basis.

Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Planner required to join a manufacturing company in Croydon / South London. Permanent role paying circa £35 - £40K with benefits.

The Supply Chain planner joins a growing organisation and manages one of their most important client accounts. This represents an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing company that can offer long-term career prospects.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage end-to-end supply chain activities for a key client account.
  • Supply Planning: Create supply plans ensuring raw materials, stock and inventory are aligned.
  • Partner with key manufacturers to provide rolling forecasts for raw materials and capacity plans
  • Demand Planning data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.
  • S&OP: Create short, medium and long term (up to 24mth) forecasts.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to agree and sign off the S&OP plan.
  • Partner closely with the client to support NPD, NPI, define product lifecycles and margins.
  • Manage and coordinate third-party manufacturing relationships to maximise material requirements, order statuses.
  • Support the sales and supply chain teams to drive and maximise profit margins while minimising costs.
  • Continually optimise Supply Chain processes and procedures
  • Demand data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess strong functional supply chain understanding

Demonstrable success in Demand Planning, Forecasting, Supply Planning and S&OP

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success in working directly with key clients to drive sales and reduce costs

Applicants will ideally have high volume, low value, fast-moving, promotionally driven sector experience

Educated to degree level

Ideally also possess an Industry-specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing ERP / SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer:

Salary in the region of £35 - £40K p/a

Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension

Office-based role typically offering 1 to 2 days of flexibility to work on a remote basis

Interim IT Sourcing Manager

Interim ICT Category Manager role, c£350 per day (inside IR35), initial 3 Month contract, London based client however likely to be 100% home based for the assignment duration.

The role will involve managing and delivering a number of diverse hardware / software procurement processes. PCR2015 / OJEU experience is desirable however 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 email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7761NR.

Construction / FM Procurement Manager

My client, a progressive Public Sector linked organisation, are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager to lead and influence projects from a commercial, category and sourcing perspective. Working in a greenfield / brownfield environment this role offers the successful candidate the real opportunity to really influence and shape the direction of the procurement function.

Reporting into the Head of Procurement, the successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Hands-on procurement / category management experience within construction and/or Hard FM / Soft FM related spend areas.
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders at a senior level to drive progressive change and deliver strategic priorities.
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 is essential.
  • The ability to build and manage a contracts register / procurement pipeline.
  • CIPS / MCIPS qualifications are desirable although not essential.

Post-pandemic this role will be a mix of home / office based

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 nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7769NR.

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.

 

 

Procurement Analyst

Our client is a Global Legal Firm. They are ideally looking for an experienced Procurement Analyst with sound experience liaising with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • Providing and further developing regular reports that enable managers and buyers & Category managers to take action
  • Liaising with stakeholders and users with regard to the acceptability of MVL performance and potential improvements
  • Supporting the Project Manager/Business Analyst in the scoping, piloting and delivery of the Contracts Portfolio Reporting Tool and its associated processes.
  • Gathering user requirements
  • Liaising with stakeholders and users
  • Liaising with the internal Systems Development team regarding the implementation of user requirements, agreed workflow and reporting functions
  • Operating the Contracts Portfolio Management Reporting Tool until long term resources are established
  • Coordinating agreed processes
  • Providing regular reports
  • Supporting users in accessing information

 

The Candidate will have:

  • Experience in the use of IT systems for the manipulation of electronic data and provision of reports
  • Experience in working with users to further improve existing electronic data management processes and reporting
  • 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.
  • Ideally has worked in a project-based environment and understands project management disciplines
  • Personal Qualities
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • An eye for detail
  • High standards of quality

 

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/7760.

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

12 month FTC Indirect Procurement Specialist

Our client is a successful FMCG business with operations around the world. Due to increased demand, they now seek an Indirect Procurement Specialist on a 12month FTC with the option to go permanent. You will be joining the team based in London.

Role synopsis

To support the HQ with business as usual, project procurement and to provide support across corporate services procurement and to ensure that all services within the category of corporate services and indirect purchasing are purchased to achieve maximum value and delivery within agreed timeframes.

  • Implement a new procurement plan. Working with Heads of functions to create a procurement policy
  • Develop a plan and list of actions to finish  the ongoing projects
  • Participate in all service level  review agreements for the existing contracts with suppliers and resolve  all commercial issues
  • Resolve any conflicts with existing suppliers related to service performance or other smaller issues such as invoice discrepancy.
  • Meet cost savings target by finding  new opportunities to reduce cost  in the corporate and indirect spend areas
  • Review terms and conditions and commercial terms for new contracts, work with legal team to ensure that all commercial and legal risks are mitigated through appropriate commercial and legal clauses
  • Develop, drive and implement procurement strategies  for newly identified opportunities
  • Engage stakeholders at all level’s to ensure  support on the recommended sourcing strategy

 

Essential Skills & Qualifications

Minimum 3 years experience in a purchasing/buyer role

Experience from a Head office/Corporate environment is desirable

Demonstrable stakeholder engagement skills

Indirect Category Experience

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/7758.

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

Estates / FM Commercial Manager

My client, a high profile and complex Public Sector organisation, is looking to recruit Commercial Managers to lead on end-to-end procurement lifecycle activities including areas such as commercial strategy, category management, sourcing and contract management. The successful candidates will deliver high value / complexity procurements and/ or contract management in the Estates / Facilities Management category. The successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Commercial experience which could be from either a procurement or contract management perspective. This could be gained from working across any one of a number of categories / spend areas inc. HR, professional services, corporate, FM, construction, marketing, travel, social care etc.
  • Experience of engaging with internal stakeholders and/or suppliers at a mid to senior level to drive and manage change and deliver the strategic priorities.
  • Experience of staff management would be desirable (mentoring / development in this areas can be provided)
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 would be desirable but isn’t essential.

This opportunity offers a base salary range of £30,900 - £36,700 with a potential stretch to £52,000 (depending on contractual location and qualifications) + bens (including in year rewards). Successful candidates can be nationally based, with a requirement for occasional travel (post-pandemic)

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 7746NR

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 7 working days.

 

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