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Interim Procurement Manager

Our client seeks the following:

  • Construction/NEC3 procurement background
  • Based in Scotland (Glasgow) or Cambridgeshire
  • In IR35, 6 month contract
  • SC cleared
  • Up to £400/day

For further information please email your CV, availability and day rate to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7631/INTERIM/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Interim 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, Construction Procurement,  NEC3, JCT, 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.

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

Procurement and Commercial Manager

The opportunity

Working for a Local Authority the successful candidate will be part of the senior management team and have overall responsibility for commercial procurement activity across a number of diverse spend areas including HR, ICT, Fleet and Transport. This is an excellent opportunity to lead a developing team who are focussed on driving a culture of delivering value for money and social value.

Key deliverables include:-

  • Lead and develop a dynamic commercial procurement team through inspirational leadership and playing an active role in the creation and monitoring of bespoke staff development plans.
  • Provide expert advice on procurement strategies, business plans, tender processes and contract management practices.
  • Lead engagement with internal and external stakeholders to drive collaboration, best practice sharing and value for money outcomes.
  • Oversee contract management assurance reviews to ensure appropriate procurements and contracts from across all tiers are meeting business plans and agreed strategic outcomes. Lead assurance of complex and high value procurements and contracts.
  • Establish key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to all aspects of commercial procurement including measuring actual performance against targets and presenting results to Senior Management.

About you:-

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of:-

  • Extensive experience and successful track record leading a commercial procurement area operating in a diverse range of categories covering high risk, high value and complex spend. 
  • Strong commercial leadership and judgement with a well-developed ability to identify and achieve efficiencies.
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sector.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to be collaborative and nurture a team-working spirit.

 

For further information please submit your details in a Microsoft Word format to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7625NR

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.

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

 

Interim Procurement Manager

Langley Search & Interim is retained by a leading client in the hospitality sector that is seeking to review their category plans to support their offering to VIP clients including their offerings on food, drink, disposables, media (newspapers/magazines and on-line), equipment and other areas. They seek a procurement interim to assist them for a period of 3-6 months due to several people in their team being seconded to other projects.

You will have the following:

  • Hospitality/food procurement experience including understanding the importance of supply chain aspects and standardisation across sites
  • Knowledge of the supply base in this area to enable consolidation of supply base
  • Commercial approach – can negotiate and draft contracts (including SLA’s) and ensure value for money
  • A team player – not interested in the glory!
  • Excellent communications skills – can deal with people at all levels
  • Immediate availability
  • Able to visit multiple sites around the UK (c. 1 day/week off site) – based in Central London

There is a possibility that this role will turn into a permanent position.

Interested? Please email your CV, availability and day rate/ last package to Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7624/Interim/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Interim Procurement  Managers to hospitality, travel, restaurant chains and other companies in the hospitality sector 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, food buying, drink buying, Contract managers, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing, buying

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.

Luton Council - Corporate Procurement Service opportunities

Luton Council – Corporate Procurement Service opportunities

Procurement Manager X 2 - £38,813 - £41,675 + £2500 market supplement + £3203 car allowance

The Procurement Manager opportunities come with an excellent benefits package including a Local Authority pension scheme, attractive holiday allowance and the potential for flexible / home working. You will also benefit from investment in training and development, and the opportunity to shape your career in an environment where procurement is front and centre in shaping and delivering the commercial strategies that will drive a positive impact for the local economy and community.

The Opportunity:-

We are working exclusively with our client, Luton Council, to recruit into two Procurement Managers roles that have been created as part of a key council 5 year strategy to deliver “Prosperity thorough Procurement”. This is an exciting time to join Luton Council’s procurement function, who are on a journey to deliver real and tangible positive benefits to the residents of Luton.

Lead by the Service Manager Procurement, the teams’ deliverables include:-

  • Driving a commercial approach to contracting across the Council, in line with PCR2015  and internal governance
  • Working collaboratively with other local public sector “anchor” institutions to maximise the impact that procurement activity can have on the communities of Luton and surrounding areas
  • Development of a robust Social Value framework that aligns economic development, inclusive growth and our priority to eradicate poverty.
  • Developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrating a robust strategic, commercial and collaborative approach.

Key Candidate Criteria:-

Hands-on experience / demonstrable understanding and working experience of PCR2015 / OJEU ideally gained from working across a number of category spend areas/directorates.

In conjunction with this, core competencies include:-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sectors.
  • Experience of identifying / delivering cashable savings and value opportunities through creative and effective commercial practices
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work across a number of different spend areas.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to be collaborative and nurture a team-working spirit.
  • Proven line management skills (direct or matrix management) with the ability to develop individual team members
  • MCIPS certification or working towards MCIPS or relevant experience working within a professional / commercial procurement environment.

For further information on these opportunities please submit your CV to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336. All direct applications will be forwarded on to Nathan Ramsay, Director of Public Sector Practice at Langley Search & Interim.

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.

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

Global Director of Procurement

Langley Search & Interim is working with an unusual global organisation that is looking for a Global Director of Procurement based out of Manchester/London managing a team based in 5 locations globally. 

You will lead a professional procurement function that has been built over the last 3 years providing leadership, governance and strategic guidance on a global scale, continuing to embed category management and ‘best practice’ processes.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Experience of successful delivery in a complex matrix environment working globally and cross-culturally
  • Able to provide the vision and leadership toa diverse and large procurement team
  • A deep understanding of Category Management processes and methodology
  • Evidence of delivery of savings and added value benefits to previous employers
  • Ability to travel freely

In return for your expertise a salary of up to c. £80 - 90k is offered plus excellent benefits

For further information please email your CV, availability and full package details to us quoting 7618/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Directors of Procurement, Global Directors of Procurement, CPOs, Head of Procurements in the London/Manchester/UK area   Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent procurement 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 words:  Head of Procurement, CPO, Global Procurement Director, Procurement Director

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.

 

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

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