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Supply Chain Manager

My client is a leading technology business based in London are growing and are recruiting a Supply Chain Manager

Job Description

Main role and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a successful international supply chain strategy
  • Experience in developing supply chains around components, electronic assemblies & metal fabrication
  • Implement and drive a robust cost reduction programme that increases profitability year on year.
  • Ensure supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards
  • Previous experience as a supply chain manager and team leadership experience
  • Experience of planning people and machines
  • Budget planning, business plan development and close involvement with finance
  • Experience of dealing with material handling fleet, managing 3rd party relationships
  • Good understanding of external suppliers indirect and direct
  • Development of employees and teams

 

Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Develop and deploy creative/original solutions to complex problems
  • Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Experience in information technology, supply chain logistics, global purchasing, operations.

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7786.

 

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.

 

Director of Operations

Role:                Director of Operations

Location:         UK (Preference would be South East)

Salary:             £120-150K BASE plus Exec Package

About Our Client

My client who are a leading Logistics/Shipping business and they are currently looking to attract the very best Director of Operations for this newly created role, which is due to continued expansion and recent acquisitions.

Job Description

You will have responsibility for all the operational processes across all the transport modes and contract logistics. You will be looking to increase both productivity and efficiencies across the operation whilst also looking to increase service quality.  
You will have responsibility for a large team therefore your leadership and communication skills need to come to the fore.

  • Overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of an operations team of around 120 employees.
  • Responsible for the up-skilling of the current team through an active attitude towards coaching, mentoring and development.
  • Develop and grow relationships with 3rd party suppliers (air, road and sea) in order to secure the most cost effective rates for our business..
  • Offer strategic business direction through the collection and analysis of business statistics.
  • Ensure that a quality service is provided to our customers in line with our SLA's.
  • Generate new business relationships through active promotion of our brand.
  • Direct responsibility for six Senior Managers on a daily basis.
  • The role can essentially be based anywhere in the UK, there is a preference for a South East base. The role does potentially have some European travel involved.

 

The Successful Applicant

My client is actively looking to engage a dynamic leader, mentor and coach who can impart their passion and knowledge onto the wider business. Either currently working as a Operations Director or an established Senior Manager with strong leadership and mentoring skills would be perfect for this position.

The successful Operations Director will have many of the following attributes:

  • Strong airfreight forwarding experience is essential for this role.
  • Previous experience of remotely managing numerous teams.
  • Commercially minded, with a desire to drive profitability whilst still providing outstanding customer service.
  • Experience developing and lead teams through periods of change.
  • Ideally educated to degree level (BSc, BA, or BEng) although not a prerequisite.
  • Previous experience at a similar level within other Blue Chip or SME Logistics businesses.

For further information please email christian.smith@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting CS//7783.

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.

Head of Strategic Supplier Relationship Management

This is an excellent opportunity to develop, shape and drive Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) / Contract Management excellence within a high profile £multi-billion capital programme. The successful candidate will deliver innovative supplier relationship and contract management strategies which will include elements such as new market entrant engagement, stakeholder and supplier collaboration, risk management, category management and supply chain market improvement initiatives etc.

Ideal experience required:

  • Strong understanding of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) / Contract Management methodologies
  • Experience of working on major capital programmes
  • Excellent interpersonal / influencing skill, particularly within cross-organisational stakeholder engagement
  • Project Management skills

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 nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting 7784NR.

IT Procurement Specialist 12 month FTC

 

 

IT Category Manager

My Client a leading Professional Services Firm is currently looking for a specialist IT Sourcing Manager. The IT Sourcing Manager will report to the Head of IT Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain the 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 cloud & digital.

You will work closely with the CTO & CIO to run tendering processes, IT 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 in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of software, Cloud & Digital
  • 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

 

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the professional services 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 further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7781

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.

 

 

Customer Service

Customer Service Coordinator required to join the supply chain function of a manufacturing company in Croydon / South London. Permanent role paying circa £25 - £30K with benefits.

The Customer Service Coordinator joins a growing organisation within the Supply Chain Team and will work with key customers to meet or exceed agreed SLA’s and KPIs to maximise customer satisfaction at the lowest possible costs to serve.

This represents an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing company. Typically the customer service team is a springboard for progression into supply chain planning or logistics and as such is ideally suited to a career-minded individual who wants to develop within their career.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage orders through the supply chain to maximise customer satisfaction
  • Lead a key business to business, B2B, client relationship
  • Ensure orders are delivered on time and in full ( OTIF) at the lowest cost to serve
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning and Logistics to maximise sales and identify win-win solutions
  • Manage sales bookings to ensure orders are raised and issued within agreed service levels
  • Highlight potential supply issues and proactively drive improvements
  • Build and maintain client relationships, attend client meetings and drive the relationship
  • Monitor SLA’s and KPI’s, track performance against target and supply reports to all parties

 

Who we are looking for:

Ideally, you will be a Supply Chain, Logistics or Procurement graduate in the early stages of their career.

Suitable applicants must possess supply chain knowledge and some hands-on career experience

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your ability to work directly with key clients to drive sales and reduce costs

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

Speakers of a second, European Language, have an advantage

Ideally also possess an Industry-specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing ERP / SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £25-£30K

Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension

Office-based role typically offering 1 to 2 days of flexibility to work on a remote basis.

Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Planner required to join a manufacturing company in Croydon / South London. Permanent role paying circa £35 - £40K with benefits.

The Supply Chain planner joins a growing organisation and manages one of their most important client accounts. This represents an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing company that can offer long-term career prospects.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage end-to-end supply chain activities for a key client account.
  • Supply Planning: Create supply plans ensuring raw materials, stock and inventory are aligned.
  • Partner with key manufacturers to provide rolling forecasts for raw materials and capacity plans
  • Demand Planning data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.
  • S&OP: Create short, medium and long term (up to 24mth) forecasts.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to agree and sign off the S&OP plan.
  • Partner closely with the client to support NPD, NPI, define product lifecycles and margins.
  • Manage and coordinate third-party manufacturing relationships to maximise material requirements, order statuses.
  • Support the sales and supply chain teams to drive and maximise profit margins while minimising costs.
  • Continually optimise Supply Chain processes and procedures
  • Demand data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess strong functional supply chain understanding

Demonstrable success in Demand Planning, Forecasting, Supply Planning and S&OP

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success in working directly with key clients to drive sales and reduce costs

Applicants will ideally have high volume, low value, fast-moving, promotionally driven sector experience

Educated to degree level

Ideally also possess an Industry-specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing ERP / SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer:

Salary in the region of £35 - £40K p/a

Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension

Office-based role typically offering 1 to 2 days of flexibility to work on a remote basis

Supply Chain Buyer

My client is seeking to hire a Supply Chain Buyer. 9-month fixed term contract, pro-rata salary in the region of £25 – £29K with great benefits. Nottingham based with hybrid home working

 

The primary focus of the supply chain buyers is to ensure all orders are delivered on time in full to warehouses whilst maximising product and stock availability levels. Working with the UK and globally based suppliers you will align orders with demand plans, order book sales and lead times.

Partnering with purchasing, demand planners and suppliers you will resolve issues in a proactive manner and implement new supply chain processes and procedures to increase the performance of your product category.

This is a hybrid, home and office-based role, typically on a 2/3 split per week.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for ordering and delivery of finished goods and products within a specific product category
  • Manage Purchase orders (PO) taking into account lead times, forecasts and market trends
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning and Supply Planning colleagues to review and agree on short and medium-term forecasts
  • Minimise out of stocks, shortages and supply issues
  • Day to day supplier relationship management
  • Develop resolutions for supply chain, delivery, supplier performance and product quality issues
  • Optimise MOQ’s, MOV’s, EOQ’s taking into account lead times and demand forecasts

 

Whom we are looking for:

A demonstrable history of buying/ purchasing / procurement/supply chain career success

Proven track record of sourcing finished goods from a global supply base

Able to align your purchasing responsibilities with the broader supply chain & business needs

Knowledge of forecasting, demand planning, supply planning, stock, inventory

Comfortable working with a range of stakeholders, able to influence suppliers and colleagues

Awareness of Air, Sea and Road-based shipping and their impact on costs and availability

Advance or intermediate Excel user

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Applicants must be able to work and remain in the UK for at least 12months

Overseas applicants / those who need sponsorship will not be considered

 

What’s on offer?

Pro-rata salary in the region of £25 - £29K

Initial 9 months fixed term contract assignment

Hybrid work location. Typically 2/3 days per week at home / in the office. 

Supply Chain Director

Supply Chain Director required to join a technology manufacturing company in Suffolk / West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds on a hybrid basis. Permanent role paying £75K - £100K P/A + Benefits

The Supply Chain Director is a newly created role that joins a market-leading, global manufacturing, organisation that is rapidly growing due to increased sales volumes and acquisitions.

Reporting to the overseas-based VP of Operations the Director will be responsible for the success of the End to End Supply Chain encompassing; Procurement, Logistics, Distribution, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Inventory Management, and Manufacturing.

As a key member of the leadership team, you will play a highly visible and active role in the success of the business by continually optimising supply chain performance to drive revenue growth, maximise profits, minimise costs and meet or exceed customer expectations.

In addition, you will lead and develop the global supply chain culture and structure to ensure long-term career progression and succession are maximised to support planned headcount growth.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Manage the End to End supply chain with teams in Europe the America’s and Far East
  • Responsible for Manufacturing, Demand Planning, Purchasing, Logistics, Distribution and Inventory
  • Coach, lead and support the Demand, Production, Procurement and Logistics Managers
  • Partner closely with the CFO to maximise profitability, minimise costs, increase cash flow etc.
  • Develop the procurement strategy to deliver cost improvements and increase supply continuity
  • Collaborate with 3Pls to drive performance and reduce logistics, distribution, freight and duty costs
  • Develop, lead and drive the SIOP / S&OP / IBP process
  • Improve Forecasting accuracy to best in class at aggregate and SKU level
  • Identify continuous supply chain improvements
  • Develop value stream mapping and assess lead times, identify ways to add value
  • Lead and manage multi-disciplined project teams through to delivery
  • Build and develop the business culture to foster internal career progression and succession planning
  • Integrate acquisitions into the group, merge operations and align differing cultures into the group
  • The confidence, success and self-belief to walk into a totally new role, identity how to make an impact and then deliver short, medium and long term success

 

Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will possess a global end-to-end supply chain skillset with a demonstrable history of leading and developing teams.
  • Expert Supply Chain knowledge of: SIOP, Demand Planning, Purchasing, Logistics, Production, Manufacturing and Inventory Management.  
  • Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance
  • Strategically aware you will align the needs of the supply chain to drive the organisations success
  • A successful self-starter who is comfortable working within teams and in a highly autonomous manner
  • Proven track record of leading and developing teams of staff both domestically and globally
  • Able to develop the teams and broader businesses culture
  • Existing responsibility for multiple sites, either domestically or on a global basis
  • Applicants from Technology, IT hardware, White Goods, Consumer Electronics sectors are of high appeal
  • Existing ERP, SAP, and Sales Force usage is advantageous
  • Educated to MBA / degree level and /or an Industry-specific qualification: APICs, CIPs etc.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK, due to the high volume of UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £75K - £100K, Bonus, Car, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy:

 

Interim Strategic Infrastructure / Construction Category Manager

Outside IR35 Interim Strategic procurement / category manager opportunity, up to £550 per day, 9-12 month assignment.

If you experience of developing commercial strategies for major large scale infrastructure / construction projects (NEC / JCT) coupled with Public Sector (OJEU / PCR2015) procurement then this interim consultant opportunity could be of interest to you.

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 apply or call +44 (0) 333 3660839 quoting 7774SB.

Strategic Social Value Procurement Consultant

Outside IR35 interim social value procurement opportunity, up to £550 per day, initial 6 month contract.

Our client are looking for an interim to develop the strategy for the integration of social value into their commercial contracting. If you have social value / sustainable procurement / responsible procurement experience from either the Public or Private Sector then this could be the opportunity for you. 

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 apply or call +44 (0) 333 3660839 quoting 7775SB.

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