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Head of Commercial

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a public sector organization to find them a Head of Commercial/Procurement reporting to their Associate Commercial Director based in the South West or other flexible locations.  Leading a team of c. 12 you will manage and deliver sound & effective commercial contracts for a wide range of category areas.

Ideally you will have the following:

  1. Ability to recruit, lead, manage and develop a team – excellent coaching skills. Acts as a role model to support and energise the team
  2. Able to develop an effective commercial pipeline with the identification of timelines, risks, mitigations and deliverables in liaison with key stakeholders.   Implementation of the plan to schedule while maximizing benefits and minimising and mitigating risks. Excellent programme management skills to track delivery.
  3. Can demonstrate management of large, complex commercial negotiations to ensure business requirements are met especially where complex & unusual contracts are being negotiated
  4. Knowledge of the PCR2015 and its use to ensure compliant processes are known and followed.  Public Sector procurement experience is preferred but not essential.
  5. Able to manage the commercial lifecycle including providing adequate and appropriate challenge on contracts and implementing best practice SRM practices.  Evidence of introducing innovation and lateral thinking – not afraid to challenge traditional ways of working.
  6. Provide optimum liaison with other governmental bodies to ensure that best practice is learned and developed
  7. Ideally CIPS qualified (or equivalent) & of graduate calibre.  MBA or equivalent an advantage
  8. Excellent communication and influencing skills – able to build excellent professional relationships with key stakeholders whilst remaining resilient

Do you wish to live & work in the West Country?  If you are considering a move to a different environment to live in the country or by the sea then this may be for you.  Alternatively other offices around the country may be used as a base.   Flexibility on some home working  and flexibility of working pattern is also offered.

In return for your skills & experience a package of up to c. £58k plus benefits is offered.

Interested?  Then please email your CV and full package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7673/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Public Sector Commercial Managers,  Indirect Procurement Managers, Procurement Managers Commercial Manager, Senrior Procurement Managers, Senior Category Managers in the South West, London & other locations 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 Financial Services, 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.

 

Procurement Governance, Policy, Assurance and Best Practice Manager

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, are currently recruiting into a Procurement Governance, Policy, Assurance and Best Practice opportunity which will reach across a number of organisations and provide commercial support. 

Through cross functional working across a wide senior stakeholder community the successful candidate will provide strategic commercial assurance and business case advice for high value / risk, critical / complex projects.  

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert strategic commercial judgement and who like operate across a senior and high profile stakeholder community.

If you have experience of procurement / contract management within high value / complex programmes (infrastructure or construction experience is desirable) then this opportunity could be for you. A background of working with the Public Sector or within a regulated environment would also be beneficial.

This role attracts a salary of up to £74k + bonus and can be contractually based out of a number of offices across England with the flexibility of some home working.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7691NR.

 

Procurement / Commercial Policy, Governance and Best Practice Manager

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, are currently recruiting into a Procurement Policy, Governance and Best Practice opportunity which will reach across a number of commercial / procurement projects to provide commercial support. 

Through cross functional working across a wide senior stakeholder community the successful candidate will provide strategic procurement and commercial advice for high value / risk, critical / complex projects.  

Operating within a ‘Centre of Excellence’ style model, the successful candidate will establish and grow positive partnerships and advise across the full procurement lifecycle on matters such as strategy, commercial innovation, risk, assurance and ongoing contract management.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert commercial judgement as well excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

If you have experience of procurement / contract management within high value / complex programmes then this opportunity could be for you. A background of working with the Public Sector or within a regulated environment would also be beneficial.

This role attracts a salary of between £30 - £49k (depending on office location and qualifications) and can be contractually based out of a number of offices across England and Wales. This role will also allow for a significant amount of home working.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7690NR.

 

Procurement Team Leader

Our client is a public sector organisation based in the South West Region that is looking for a Procurement Team Leader reporting to the Procurement Director.  Ideally you will have the following:

·         Experience of coaching, leading, managing and developing a team

·         Knowledge of PCR2015/OJEU regulations is preferred but not essential

·         Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels

·         Proven negotiation experience regarding complex contracts and knowledge of contract law/drafting

·         Proven ability to liaise with other relevant bodies to optimise outcomes

·         Have the MCIPS qualification.  Degree qualified or other business qualifications preferred

·         Ability to develop sourcing strategies to improve outcomes via new and innovative approaches

In return for your skills & experience a package up to £55k plus benefits is offered.

For further information please email your CV and full/last package to Christina.langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7673/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Procurement Manager & Head of Procurement roles in the UK.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of permanent & interim recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with the public sector, blue chips, privately owned businesses, the  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.

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, 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.

 

Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Planner required to join a distribution / retail company on a permanent basis to be based in the Bristol area. Salary in the region of £35k - £45K with a generous benefits package.

The role of Supply Chain Planner represent an excellent opportunity for the successful applicant to join a financially stable and growing Bristol based organisation on a permanent basis.

My client a market-leading distributor / retailer, based in the Bristol area, are recruiting a Supply Chain Planner to join their Supply Chain and Procurement Function. Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager and joining the Planning and Operations department this represents an excellent opportunity for the successful applicant to be a highly visible employee who will work in a cross-functional manner to improve sales, reduce costs and increase the visibility of the supply chain across all business units.

Having coped extremely well during the Covid19 pandemic with sales only slightly lower than 2019, my client are now seeking to upskill their supply chain team to ensure that they are well placed to continue to grow both domestically and internationally. If you are seeking a new role, and wish to join a business who can offer you the tools and autonomy to make a positive impact on their overall success this is an excellent opportunity for you.

 

What you will do:

  • Use supply chain, sales, marketing and financial information to support the sales and operations planning, S&OP, process
  • Stock and inventory reporting
  • Warehouse capacity modelling
  • Ensure that logistics and shipping schedules meet customers’ needs in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Work with IT to implement processes and procedures to improve data capture and automate manual / slow / non-effective reporting to the highest levels of sophistication
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing to capture future trends and promotions in a timely manner and ensure the business is able to support spikes in demands and identify solutions to eliminate stock outs and lost revenue
  • Work with 3rd party Logistics, 3PL, providers to increase stock and inventory visibility, pre-empt problems or issues and ensure the highest level of on time in full, OTIF, order fulfilment

 

Who we are looking for:

  • You MUST be able to work an remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions
  • Excellent end to end Supply Chain Knowledge: Stock, Inventory, Warehouse Capacity, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Merchandising, Supply Planning, Logistics and B2B Customer Service
  • Proven track record of working with global Warehouses and Depots to have up to the minute stock level visibility, improve stock turns, reduce capital tied up in inventory, provide longer term forecasts and intelligence to enable better decision making and reduce complexity.
  • Your supply chain career success to date will ideally have been within a FMCG, Retail or similar fast moving, high volume time sensitive industry sector.
  • Excel skills: Applicants must be able to analyse and manipulate pivot tables and V Look Up's to a high standard.
  • Business Intelligence / BI tools: Knowledge of systems is desirable.
  • Applicants CV’s will need to demonstrate their ability to work in a proactive and commercially minded manner – highlighting where YOU made an impact such as: Implementing new processes, reducing costs, improving of departmental Supply Chain KPIs / SLA’s etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills: Comfortable writing reports, leading / participating in cross functional meetings and leading presentations
  • Have the confidence and desire to make an impact, suggest new ways of working, implement new processes and procedures and generally drive the team and business to achieve even greater levels of success.
  • Be able to not only work with existing processes and procedures but also have the ability and confidence to pro-actively work with a continuous improvement mind-set.

 

What is on offer:

  • Salary in the region of £35 - £45K
  • A generous benefits package
  • The chance to join a stable and growing company who promote from within and offer excellent career prospects.

 

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@langleysearch.com quoting TB/7702

Langley Search & Interim (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

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