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Procurement Operations Manager

Our client is a Global Law Firm, that is looking for an experienced Procurement Operations Manager. Leading a team, The Procurement Operations Manager will have in-depth experience across Procurement Systems, Contract Management, E-sourcing, analysing data & presenting findings to C- stakeholders globally.

The suitable candidate will lead own the Sustainable Procurement agenda. They will be the contact point between the Sourcing team, Data teams & the wider business

Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • Maintain and develop procurement data systems, policies, and processes across the Firm.
  • Design, implement, and manage supplier risk initiatives across the Firm’s global supply base.
  • Evolve and enhance the procurement processes to help minimize risk and maximise value for money.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the communications between technical stakeholders, Procurement & Data & Insights Team;
  • Take the lead in preparing reports to the Procurement team and our wider stakeholders on Modern Slavery, Supplier Risk, Policy Compliance and Savings.
  • Liaising with the internal Systems Development team regarding the implementation of user requirements, agreed workflow, and reporting functions
  • Supporting users in accessing information

 

The Candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in Procurement Operations
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Experience in successfully implementing or having hands-on experience with Procurement systems including Purchase-to-Pay, e-Sourcing, and Contract Management.
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • Experience in managing contracts and suppliers

 

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7917.

 

Langley Search & Interim 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.

Take a look at our website  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.

 

 

Interim Manufacturing Manager

An Interim Manufacturing Manager is urgently required to join our client, a technology manufacturing company in West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds. 8 month fixed term contract, site based role, paying up to £90K p/a on a pro rata basis. 

Leading a high value, low volume, complex manufacturing site the main objective of the contract is to cover long-term illness. The ongoing absence of the permanent jobholder, along with the impacts of global inflation and Brexit is resulting in increased lead times, rising material costs and a lack of onsite leadership.

Responsible for the manufacture of premium, technically advanced products with full accountability for H&S, environmental, customer, quality, cost and delivery. Initially steadying the operation, your efforts will then develop and foster an environment of Continuous Improvement and implement Lean Manufacturing methodologies whilst offering the team increased support and personal development through inspirational leadership.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that products are manufactured in a cost effective, timely manner meeting specifications and quality requirements
  • Deliver manufacturing production plans
  • Set Manufacturing and Production KPI’s, review and assess ongoing performance. 
  • Manage Production and Manufacturing departments.
  • Maintain the high focus on Health & Safety via ongoing reviews of accidents/near misses
  • Responsible for the manufacturing budget, forecasts and Cap Ex proposals
  • Lead the team in contributing ESG initiatives, ensure environmental considerations, improvements and targets are included in all operations
  • Ensure a continuous improvement culture is embedded, develop and train methodologies
  • Ensure excellent communication between departments to resolve manufacturing issues effectively and promptly
  • Recruit, develop and coach a high performing manufacturing team
  • Create an environment of trust and transparency where everyone is working to their optimal level and has opportunities to grow
  • Communicate and maintain good relationships with Union to ensure ongoing respectful collaboration

 

Whom we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment within a similar high value, low volume, complex manufacturing environment. The ability to start ASAP and commit to a period of 8 months is essential.

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree, or HND Btec Professional level 5 Award
  • Extensive manufacturing / plant management experience
  • Ideally, your career success has been gained within sectors to include: Electronics, Electrical, Electro-Mechanical, IT hardware, Consumer electronics etc.
  • Expert Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen etc. continuous improvement methodologies
  • Proficiency in managing financial budgets and forecasting
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP, or Sales Force systems experience is beneficial
  • Understanding of relevant IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO standards
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills
  • Proven problem solving, team building, planning and decision making success
  • Commercial and Financial acumen.
  • Located locally / within a commutable distance – this is a site based role
  • Able to work 2 nights per month
  • Able to start work at short notice
  • Eligible to work and remain in the UK for at least 8 months

 

What is on offer?

8 month, fixed term contract

Pro rata salary up to £90K, £7500 per month, £60K for 8 months. Bonus on completion, Medical Insurance, Pension

Applications from Interim Experts may be considered. Day rate in the region of £375 - £450 p/d

Procurement Category Specialist

We are seeking an experienced Category Buyer or Category Manager to join this expanding public sector procurement team in North London. 

This is an opportunity for an ambitious procurement professional to join an expanding team at an incredibly exciting point in its journey.  The organisation is in a very strong position with some big projects on the horizon.  The procurement team is expanding to move from being a smaller more generalist function to embedding a category managed approach and focusing more strategically on delivering value for money through high quality supplier arrangements. 

The role: 

  • To support the Procurement Managers on a variety of strategic projects, developing clear and detailed sourcing plans within your assigned categories. 
  • To draft, negotiate and agree clear, concise, and complete contractual documentation.
  • To inform and support the development of category strategies through extensive internal and external research and analysis to support the wider organisational strategy. 
  • To ensure market developments and innovation are monitored and considered to continually align and update sourcing and category strategies, identifying opportunities which can create a competitive advantage for the organisation. 
  • To work with cross functional project teams to deliver projects on time and with the best outcome for the organisation. 
  • To establish an effective network and influence internal stakeholders, to support procurement objectives and decision making. 
  • To maintain full compliance with all contract governance activities within agreed processes and timescales, ensuring all appropriate parties are consulted and informed. 

 

About you: 

  • An organised and efficient purchasing specialist who can demonstrate credible, trusted stakeholder engagement at all levels. 
  • An analytical thinker with the proven ability to navigate and interpret multiple data sources to inform commercial, legal / contracting and supply decisions. 
  • An individual with strong, professional, and refined negotiation skills coupled with sound commercial acumen and understanding of complex organisational issues. 
  • An excellent project manager committed to providing high levels of service. 
  • Ability to spot opportunities from an existing client base. 

 

You will have relevant experience as an indirect Category Buyer, Category Specialist or Procurement Category Manager with a practical knowledge of the end-to-end tendering process covering any of the following category areas of spend: 

Facilities Management, Estates, Professional Services, HR, Staffing & Consultancy, Pathology, Social Care, Patient Services. 

The position is initially available on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

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.

Procurement Manager, 12 month FTC

We have a terrific opportunity available with one of our public sector clients in London.  This is a brand-new hybrid role within an expanding procurement function requiring the successful applicant to be in the office for a maximum of 2 days per week.  The position is initially available on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.

You will be responsible for providing commercial procurement services across a wide spectrum of indirect categories. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain objectives of the department are achieved consistently and in support of the strategic plan and vision. You will also be tasked with developing and managing a number of key supplier relationships to ensure value for money, and provide technical expertise in executing end-to-end procurement processes.

Your profile and background

  • You'll have experience of the full end-end-end tendering process and you'll be able to provide examples where you have achieved significant savings across specific category areas of spend.
  • You'll have the ability to influence and engage with stakeholders at varying degrees of seniority and complexity. 
  • You'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You’ll have some knowledge and experience of Public Contract Regulations 2015. 
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills. 

All applications meeting the above criteria will be carefully considered.

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.

Commercial Officer, Construction (Strategic Procurement)

We are looking for an ambitious individual to join this strategic procurement team in London.  You will be someone with strong project management (qualification not essential), and/or marketing, sales, business development experience ideally from within a construction, or related, environment. 

You will have some experience managing contracts and responding to tenders, and you’ll be someone seeking a developmental procurement/commercial opportunity allowing you to build on your experience within a supportive and progressive environment.  The successful applicant will have access to CIPS and Project Management training to aid their growth.

The role will frequently involve attending events and engaging with customers face-to-face so a flexible ‘can-do’ approach to work along with strong supplier relationship and presenting skills will be highly beneficial.

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.

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.

Head of Procurement

Our client are currently recruiting into a senior commercial leadership opportunity which will have responsibility for developing new capability in the areas of procurement best practice and compliance.

Leading a team, which are developing capability from greenfield, this role will drive strategic and operational level procurement legislation compliance, assurance and continuous improvement with a reach across a wide number of organisations / senior stakeholder community.

This is an exciting opportunity, with real influence, that will suit candidates that can demonstrate excellent leadership skills, programme / project management capability and can operate across a senior and high profile stakeholder community. You will also be comfortable pace, complexity and a culture of continuous improvement.

If you have experience of procurement / contract management within high value / complex programmes at a governance, policy, best practice level then this opportunity could be for you. A background of working with the Public Sector procurement regulations ( OJEU / PCR2015 ) either client of supplier side is essential.

This role attracts a salary of up to c£95k + bonus and can be contractually based out of either Lanarkshire or Yorkshire with the flexibility of some home working.

For further information please email nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7901NR.

Procurement Manager, CIPS Accredited Team

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Category Manager or Senior Category Buyer to join this award-winning public sector procurement team.  This is a 2 year fixed term contract opportunity offering hybrid working and the chance to gain some valuable experience working as part of a team which has accreditation to the CIPS Procurement Excellence Program.

 

Within your role as a Procurement Manager, you’ll have responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the procurement cycle are planned and managed to meet the programme delivery timelines. 

 

About you

  • Experience managing end-to-end procurement across a broad range of indirect categories (e.g. Professional Services, HR, IT, Estates, FM, Marketing) and you’ll have a commitment to Continuing Professional Development and Procurement Best Practice. 
  • A strong track record of successfully developing meaningful stakeholder engagement at all levels and across different business areas to implement and embed new ways of working.
  • You'll have excellent communication skills combined with the ability to work closely with your peers in delivering concurrent projects to tight deadlines. 
  • Previous experience in working in a regulated environment is desirable but not essential. 

 

This is an opportunity to join a very professional and friendly public sector team where personal growth is actively encouraged.  

 

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.

International Trade Compliance Manager

Our client ,a global market leading manufacturer of high end electrical products, is hiring for the new position of International Trade Compliance Manager.  This is a permanent role, based in Munich. Salary – up to E90,000, Car allowance, bonus etc benefits

You will bring your expertise in global trade in order to streamline operations whilst minimising the financial, logistical and legal impacts of the international supply chain operations.

We seek an individual who can build and coordinate complex international trade activity across the organisation in collaboration with multiple manufacturing sites, sales offices and 3PL partners across a global supply chain.

 

The role:

  • Primary responsibility for customs and import/export compliance into/from Germany.
  • Implement a trade compliance program adhering to local customs laws of multiple countries.
  • Ensure imports and exports comply with both country of origin and international trade regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with all customs regulations for import/export and foreign trade/foreign trade law, documentation, declarations etc.
  • Processes shipments efficiently through customs by ensuring Country of origin, Tariff codes and Part descriptions are correct
  • Review and optimise processes to minimise shipping and duty costs.
  • Investigate the use of preferential origin, inward processing relief and other mechanisms to avoid unnecessary duty costs.
  • Deal with chamber of commerce to obtain certificates of origin
  • Lead compliance Audits including evidence of supplier declarations and originating status for preference declarations.
  • Automate Certificates of Origin
  • Help the company achieve Authorised Exporter status

 

Candidate profile:

As a prerequisite you will have extensive knowledge of Customs Regulations in multiple countries within Germany the UK, EU, Far East and America’s. Including up to date knowledge of German customs and import/export compliance along with exceptional English & German language skills

  • Extensive and demonstrable experience in import/export, customs, and customs clearance
  • Detailed knowledge of preferential origin requirements, classification and commodity codes, tariff classifications, customs valuations and origin determination
  • Experience in liaising with International Transport, Imports, Exports and Freight agents to ensure adherence to compliance.
  • Educated to degree level
  • Ideally trained as a certified specialist clerk for foreign trade
  • Industry specific Supply Chain / Logistics qualifications are beneficial
  • Spanish and / or Mandarin language skills are advantageous
  • Able to work and remain in Germany on an indefinite basis.

 

Our Client

Joining a global provider of broadcast and cinematography solutions, our client designs, manufactures and distributes technically advanced products for broadcasters and production companies to enable the capture and sharing of exceptional images.

With ten sales, service and engineering locations and two manufacturing sites, products are available globally in more than 70 countries. Joining the EMEA German office, the role reports to the Global Supply Chain Director in the UK and functionally to the Global Head of Operations based in the America’s.

The division is rapidly growing leading to increased supply chain complexity, furthermore Brexit, Covid and rising manufacturing and shipping costs have now led to the creation of the new role of Global Trade and Compliance Manager.

 

What’s on offer:

Salary up to E90,000, car allowance, bonus, pension, health. Flexible work pattern, 2 / 3 split between the Munich office and remote location

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