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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.

IT Vendor Manager

My client within the Professional Services sector is currently recruiting for a Vendor  Manager. The aim of this role is to:

  • Maximise value for external clients by optimising the engagement with the external supply market.
  • To lead and manage a team of Supplier Relationship Managers.
  • Manage BAU contracts, support contract management. 
  • To develop senior working relationships across the organisation that allow the: early involvement of Procurement in any external third party spend for the relevant categories
  • Manage a collaborative supply chain procurement hub, covering all areas of spend to influence and control  the extended supply chain
  • To drive collaborative working across Category Teams ensuring Supplier Relationship
  • To achieve Cost Savings

The Candidate will have:

Experience as a Contract Manager, Vendor Manager or Supplier Relationship Manager Professional with demonstrated evidence of maximising contracts and value.

Proven knowledge of defining, implementing and developing a Supplier Relationship Management function within a Strategic Procurement department management

Experience of defining, setting up and managing a Procurement hub involving multiple stakeholders both across an organisation and externally with suppliers to drive maximum benefits

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7845.

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.

ICT Procurement Manager - 9 month FTC

We have a new opportunity available with one of our clients in the North West.  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.

Initially for a fixed term of 9 months, the position is with a large public sector organisation with office locations throughout Lancashire but with the option for the successful applicant to be home based for the assignment duration.  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, telecoms and projects such as the digitalisation of paper records.  The vast majority of stakeholder engagement will be via Microsoft Teams and there will be an expectation of some on site working but this will be limited and by prior agreement.

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.  If this sounds like you please get in touch today.

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.

Procurement Manager

My Client is a leading Professional Services organisation are currently looking for a Procurement Manager. This is an exciting Greenfield role. The Procurement Manager will report to the Operations Director and will establish a procurement function from scratch helping internal stakeholders & the wider gain best value from their spend portfolio.

You will establish procurement processes &| policies and must be able to build relationships with stakeholders of all levels, educating them on the benefits of procurement beyond a cost-saving mechanism.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to build a Greenfield function and really put their own stamp on a growing and exciting Firm.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across indirect & direct categories
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of the project lifecycle, contract implementations.
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team.

 

Langley is a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7772.

 

Langley Search & Interim is a specialist search firm and interim provider of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain roles across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior-level interim and permanent positions from global multinationals to SMEs, across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services.

 

Take a look at our website at 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.

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