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Interim Data Centre Category Manager - HOME BASED

My Client a leading Technology company are currently looking for a specialist Interim IT Sourcing Manager. The IT Sourcing Manager will report into the Head of IT 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 Infrastructure & Datacentre Spends.

You will work closely with the CTO & Head of IT Procurement 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.

The role will be based from home, working GMT+1 hours.

 

Skills required:

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Infrastructure & Datacentre
  • 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
  • Fluent in English and French.

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the technology 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 more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7670.

 

 

 

Procurement Manager

My client, a progressive Public Sector organisation with collaboration at the heart of everything they do, is looking to recruit a Procurement Manager to lead and influence projects from a commercial, category and sourcing perspective.

The successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Hands-on procurement / category management ideally within construction, environment or housing related spend areas.
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders at a senior level to drive and manage change and deliver the strategic priorities.
  • Previous experience in Public Sector procurement / OJEU / PCR2015 is essential.
  • CIPS / MCIPS qualifications are desirable although not essential.

This role will be a mix of home / office based with some SE England travel.

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 7659NR

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.

Head of IT Inlife Commercial Services

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multi-billion spend, is currently recruiting for a Head of IT  Inlife Services. These roles would suit procurement professionals who have great stakeholder relationship skills and have operated at a strategic level across ICT products and/or ICT services.

The roles

Key deliverables include:-

  • Develop and lead the contract / supplier relationship management (SRM) of established frameworks / Dynamic Purchasing Systems.
  • Work collaboratively across internal stakeholders, suppliers and customers
  • Management of effective operational processes to ensure customer satisfaction, from initial engagement to solution delivery.
  • Promotion of a level playing field for supplier to be able to bid effectively
  • Team leadership and management, including capability development.

About you

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

  • Experience in IT Products / Hardware or IT Services with a track record of delivering savings and experience of budget and resource management
  • Deep knowledge of the IT Hardware and/or IT Services market from a commercial / procurement / contract management strategy perspective
  • 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

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7669MB.

Head of IT Products and Services Commercial opportunities

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multi-billion spend, is currently recruiting for two commercial professionals for Head of IT Products & Head of IT Services opportunities. These roles would suit procurement professionals who have great stakeholder relationship skills and have operated at a strategic level across ICT products and/or ICT services (specifically in SIAM)

The roles

Key deliverables 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 / suppliers.
  • Delivering strategic supplier management that enhances category and supplier performance
  • Team leadership and management, including capability development.

About you

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

  • Experience in IT Products / Hardware or IT Services (specifically SIAM) with a track record of delivering savings and experience of budget and resource management
  • Deep knowledge of the IT Hardware and/or IT Services (SIAM) market from a commercial / procurement strategy perspective
  • 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

For further information please email info@langleysearch.com or call +44(0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7668MB.

Procurement Manager

My client, a progressive Public Sector organisation, is looking to recruit a Procurement Manager to lead on commercial / procurement projects across a wide range of goods and services spend areas. This role would suit candidates that like working across a diverse range of categories and also have a passion for driving social value through their procurement activities.

The successful candidate will have the following skill and experience:

  • Hands-on end to end procurement project experience – strategy development, options appraisals, evaluation/moderation through to contract award.
  • Experience of procuring services, goods & works across a wide range of categories eg. HR, FM, Construction, Professional Services, ICT, Social Care etc 
  • Excellent stakeholders engagement skills
  • Proven Public Sector procurement / knowledge of PCR 2015 and experience of above threshold procurements (open/restricted/framework/LTR)
  • Experience of leading, coaching, mentoring and development of staff would be desirable (not essential)

The team are currently working remotely full time and are anticipated to move to a 25% office 75% home working model when appropriate and safe in the future

For further information please submit your details to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7667NR

 

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 5 working days.

 

Category Manager

Our client is a leading brand that is  currently looking for a specialist Category Manager - HR & Consultancy & Travel. The Category Manager will report into the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in HR, Professional Services & Travel categories.

You will work closely with the HR department to run tendering processes, 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 with an amazing brand.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of HR, Professional Services & Travel
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience working in blue chip organisations.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • 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.
  • MCIPS qualified is mandatory

 

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details and current/last package without delay to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7665/CL

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

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, HR Procurement, Professional Services Procurement, Legal Services Procurement, Consultancy, 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.

 

Category Buyer - Packaging

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a global manufacturing business to find a Category Manager – Packaging to manage all packaging spend for the UK site.  Product areas include corrugated packaging, cellophane, sleeves and ribbons etc.  You will be capable of development in the role which initially will be systems based and will involve liaison with the warehouse, suppliers, internal stakeholders and others.

 

You will report to the UK Procurement Manager and the role may involve some travelling.  The role is based in Hertfordshire.

 

You will have the following:

  1. Ideally have some knowledge of some packaging procurement (although not essential) and used to working in a manufacturing environment
  2. Have a ‘can do’ attitude with excellent communication skills
  3. Tenacious and resilient under pressure – a completer finisher
  4. Proven ability to work well as part of a team
  5. Be able to use and learn about planning systems – computer savvy
  6. Good negotiation skills with a commercial approach
  7. Be willing to learn and develop yourself further
  8. Ideally of graduate calibre and be studying or be willing to study for CIPS qualifications

 

In return for your skills & experience a salary of up to £30-40k is offered plus benefits.

For further information please email your CV and full package details to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7660/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Interim IT Procurement Managers in UK.  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, strategic sourcing, category management, Packaging 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.

 

Interim Proc Manager - manufacturing

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a global manufacturing business to find an Interim Manager to support a number of manufacturing related procurement projects including MRO, capex, IT system buying etc.  The role involves delivery of 20+ projects with the agenda of improving the contracts including costs, risk, specification delivery etc. You will  report to the Procurement Director and the role may involve some international travel.  The role is based in Hertfordshire with some home working available.

 

You will have the following:

  1. Deep knowledge and experience in a range of category areas - a good all rounder is needed.
  2. Be self standing and able to deliver without much support – gets things done!
  3. Excellent negotiation, contract drafting and delivery skills - has a clear understanding of what a good procurement process looks like and can deliver it 
  4. Excellent communication skills – able to work with internal & external stakeholders at all levels. A good influencer
  5. A team player – not interested in the glory, but who will drive to get results
  6. Ideally of graduate calibre and CIPS qualified

In return for your skills & experience a competitive day rate is offered.

Interested? Please email your CV and last/current day rate or package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7662/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Interim Procurement Managers in the UK & 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, strategic sourcing, category management, Capital equipment buying, capex, infrastructure 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.

Interim Proc Manager - Air Freight

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a global manufacturing business to find an Interim Manager to review their global air & sea freight spend.  This process will involve the development of a longer term category plan with detailed analysis of spend with 3rd parties, benchmarking & review of current contracts, drawing up RFI/RFQ’s if required and working down their supply chains to elicit benefits.

You will report to the Procurement Director and the role will involve some international travel.  The role is based in Hertfordshire although currently there is some home working available.

You will have the following:

  1. Deep knowledge and experience in managing the air & sea freight category with proven evidence of delivering in this category
  2. Excellent programme and project manager experience
  3. The ability to work strategically and tactically to develop and implement the category plan – not frightened to get into the detail but able to helicopter up strategically
  4. Excellent analysis skills including use of Excel spreadsheets and other tools
  5. Excellent communication skills – able to work with Board level stakeholders and senior people in key current and potential suppliers. A good influencer
  6. A team player – not interested in the glory, but who will drive to get results
  7. Excellent negotiation skills with a developed and balanced commercial approach
  8. Ideally of graduate calibre and CIPS qualified

In return for your skills & experience an appropriate day rate is offered.

Interested? Please email your CV and last/current day rate or package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7661/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies Interims in the UK & 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, strategic sourcing, category management, Logistics Procurement, Air Freight, Sea Freight, 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.

Lead Contract Manager

Our client, a high profile organisation with a £multibillion spend, is currently recruiting for a Lead Contract Manager to be embedded within a senior stakeholder community and providing front-end strategic and creative commercial leadership, advice and support.

The successful candidate will be experienced in strategic contract management managing and exisiting contract portfolio and growing positive partnerships. They will advise on areas including commercial innovation, cost savings, supplier / market engagement and ongoing contract management.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate expert commercial judgement and a strong track record of developed and implemented strategies diverse complex contracts.

Skills required:

  • Team management, managing a large team up to 15, with various experience levels from grads up to senior practitioners.
  • Extensive commercial contract management experience gained from complex environment whether private or public sector.
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Excellent SRM experience be point of contact to resolve issues and disputes
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk.

 

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/7658.

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

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