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Procurement & Supply Chain

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Commercial Manager

London, England

My client is seeking a Commercial Manager to join a global organisation based in London. The role will work in collaboration with business stakeholders to establish and maintain the procurement process, including the management, review, negotiation and compliance elements of supplier contracts in line with business objectives to optimize costs and maximise efficiency and best practice Your main responsibilities: Manage and take ownership of the Procurement process encompassing the procurement by third party products and services, including software, technology services, marketing services and contractor services across the business in collaboration with the legal and finance teams. Work closely with the finance team at a detailed level supporting as needed supplier onboarding, invoicing, payment discussions etc and improvement of finance processes for Purchase Orders to enable better financial reporting To lead commercial negotiations with suppliers taking responsibility and ownership for drafting and negotiating suitable terms and conditions and contract documentations taking into account technical and legal Assist stakeholders, as required, with sourcing efforts, RFP generation, source evaluations IACCM certification or similar experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a background in technology with experience working within a SaaS provider or a Financial Services regulated industry

Senior Procurement Manager

London, England

My client, one of the world's leading global organisations within media is currently seeking a senior procurement manager to be responsible for soft facilities management services aswell as some experience in HR, Marketing or travel. The senior procurement manager will be responsible for the full procurement life cycle of strategic suppliers. You must have experience in market awareness, assisting different stakeholders with their requirements and running a full tender process from award, through to transition, contract management and termination. The role reports into the Director of Procurement. You must also be experience in: Building and developing effective relationships with key business stakeholders. Sound knowledge of a wide range of different product/service suppliers and markets (e.g. Technology, Facilities, Marketing etc.) covering size, growth, players, trends etc. Running the full tender processes. Achieving value for money through cost saving and quality of service A minimum of 5 years' experience in a variety of senior procurement roles within a blue-chip, commercial environment Excellent interpersonal skills, being both a team player and highly motivated self-starter MCIPS qualified of working towards

Head of Procurement

City of London, London

Head of Procurement Key requirements: - experience in the hospitality sector would be desirable - experience in a previous greenfield site would be desierable - experience in multi-site organisations would be desireable - experience within FM/Fit-out/maintence would be desireable Your role will involve developing the procurement strategy across the business in multiple categories. The key focus of the role is to commercially push the business forward by partnering with key stakeholders across the business. You will have to develop and implement the procurement strategy while building a procurement team and overseeing a team of 3 buyers. Please don't miss out on this exciting opportunity in a greenfield site! Apply now to get your application seen early.

Business Analyst

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a bright, proactive SC Cleared Senior Business Analyst (BA) (SC clearance must already be held and currently valid) to support and lead the requirements for a new cross Government IT system. You will manage a team of BA's and User Researchers to capture the business functional and non-functional process driven requirements and will take the lead in defining modular business functionality. The role will involve producing detailed process models which are fully compliant with the project standards and defining user stories, user journeys, testing criteria, facilitating workshops and engaging with stakeholders. You will lead on capturing and modelling the As-Is Activity Swimlane Process Models and defining modular To-Be BPMN process models to address threats and exploit opportunities. Having knowledge of MOD or Government workings at Secret level regarding IT Development, Records Management and Security organisations is desirable. Key tasks and responsibilities; ·At least 5 years' experience in a Lead Business Analyst/Management Consultant role leading and driving a team. ·Recent experience of working on large scale government IT transformation programmes in an agile environment (secure environment) ·Proficient in UML2 Modelling for Use Cases, Activity Swimlane models and context models. ·Proficient in BPMN modelling to support the definition of the To-Be processes. ·Proven experience in cross government stakeholder management. ·Knowledge of MOD and/or Government working at Secret, IT development, Ways of working, Records Management and Security organisations. ·Generation of User Stories, Epics, User Journeys, Features and non-functional requirements. ·Capturing and modelling the As-Is Activity Swimlane Process Models at an appropriate level of granularity to undertake SWOT analysis. ·Defining modular To-Be BPMN process models to address the threats and exploit opportunities.

Head of Procurement (Startup)

Greater London, England

The clients is a VC-backed start-up on a mission to become Earth's most forward-thinking food company. They are looking for a Head of Procurement to drive forward their business as it continues to grow at a rapid rate. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for their first 'Head of' role. The client are looking for an aspiring procurement manager whose looking to grow into the role. Key criteria: - knowledge of specific categories related to the business including food, ingrediants, packaging and indirects. - ability to implement category strategy across their business in the above mentioned categories. - ability to lead a small team of 3 junior buyers The successul individual should have a passion for their business! Everyone at their business is motivated by what they stand for - a clean, ethical way to eat/live. It is important that the successful candidate should have a similar mindset and have a passion for the business. Please don't miss out on an exciting opportunity to join one of Europe's fasting growing start-ups in what could be your first Head of Procurement role.

IT Contract Exit Manager

London, England

My client, a central government organisation are looking for an IT Contract Exit Manager to join their high profile programme. You will manage commercial responsibility for the exiting of a large scale IT outsourced contract and act as an interface with internal and external stakeholders, overseeing multiple areas simultaneously and managing commercial risk for the organisation. You will have a proven track record in Public Sector IT commercial contracts management and ideally have worked in a security cleared environment. You must be proactive and self-managing and have the ability to hit the ground running, advising stakeholders on process, risk and commercial management. ·Previous experience of managing large scale outsourced commercial contracts in the Public Sector ·Exit management for BPO/ITO ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in Public Sector IT projects ·Managing multiple senior stakeholders internally and externally ·Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large scale agreements ·Good relationship building skills - gravitas ·Clear and confident communicator, builds rapport quickly ·IT relationship management and SRM ·Role is outside of IR35 ·SC CLEARANCE preferred

Head of Procurement

London, England

My client a well-known organisation in the university sector is seeking a Head of Procurement to head up the procurement function. The ideal candidate will be preferably from an educational background with experience managing internal category experts as well as a procurement team. Your key role will be to continue to build relationships in the organisation, by elevating and developing the procurement function to drive value for money. You will be based in a fantastic location in central London working in a newly developed state of the art building. Your main responsibilities will be to: Lead the procurement team providing clear overall directions for the different category functions. To provide overall leadership and management for the operation and continuous movement of the procurement function. To manage relationships with all internal and external stakeholders working collaboratively and proactively to advise the most suitable procurement route to effectively support the entire business. You will have the following: MCIPS qualified or working towards Public sector background Ability to run the end to end tender process Experience in managing category specialist staff Proven commercial acumen, energetic and forward-thinking individual Ability to conduct market reviews of various categories of spend Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders Knowledge and understanding of Procurement concepts, policies, and procedures. Experienced in all Microsoft packages

Procurement Manager - Health and Social Care

Southampton, Hampshire

The client are a global procurement solutions specialist who are working with a public sector client based in Southampton. They are looking for a procurement manager to join their team to specialise in the Health and Social Care Category. Key Responsibilities: - delivery of strategic sourcing and programme development across the Health and Social Care Category - spend analysis, strategic sourcing solutions and development of service delivery plans - Take ownership and leadership of all sourcing and contract savings activities - Must be comfortable communicating with senior stakeholders The Criteria: - You must be confident in source to contract procurement with an understanding of commissioning. - Must have previous experience within the Health and Social Care Category This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in one of the UK's largerst procurement providers. Please don't miss out and apply now.

Strategic Buyer

Kensington and Chelsea, London

A FTSE 250 business based in London (Kensington) are looking for a Strategic Buyer to join their procurement team on a permanent basis. Key responsibilities: The role will involve both sourcing from approved suppliers list as well as going out to the open market and conducting tenders. Previous experience conducting tender processes is required. Previous experience within the FM category would be desirable: - Fit-out - Maintenance - Furniture - Lighting - Soft FM - Hard FM - Stationary Previous experience within the hospitality/hotels industry would also benefit your application. Please get in touch if you are available. This position won't be around long as the hiring manager is looking to get the successful candidate in asap.

Category Manager - Visual Merchandising

London, England

The client, a leading global marketing services provider, are looking for a category manager to join their procurement team on a permanent basis to specialise in visual merchandising. The client are renound in their field and work with some top tier clients from the retail/fashion world including Estée Lauder, Jo Malone, Clinique, Lego and Smash Box to name a few. Key Responsibilities: - put in place strategic process across the business' supply chain network - represent the business within the supply chain network - source and negotiate with clients - work with the wider procurement team to implement category strategy across the visual merchandising category sub categories within visual merchandising will include: - in-store furnature - installation - maintenance - in store compliance - prop sourcing - window displays - print management - hard FM - soft FM Person specification: This role would suit someone who is looking to join a vibrant and fast paced team. The successful candidate will need to be comfortable working independantly as they will be given autonomy to deliver on each project assigned to them. The hiring manager is eager to meet with procurement professionals who have drive and ambition to progress their career and have the motivation to match. It would be desirable if the successful candidate has previous experience working in retail/FMCG.

Procurement Manager 12 Months FTC

Reading, Berkshire

Procurement Manager (12 Month FTC) based in Reading for a telecommunications organisation. The role sits in the organisations commercial team. You will be responsible for managing a large number of strategic suppliers, providing anything from managed services, network equipment, transmission, information technology and management of power and property suppliers. You will support key stakeholders to ensure suppliers deliver what they need when they need it, developing clear strategies for the future. Vendor/contract management is vital to this role. The successful candidate must be a versatile procurement professional with experience across different categories. Specifically, experience in IT and/or Telecom Hardware will be highly valued. The main focus of the role will be to ensure budgetary compliance through identifying savings opportunities, negotiating pricing/contracts with suppliers and minimising commercial risks. Key requirements: Previous experience in the telecommunications sector Previous experience in vendor management Previous experience in contract management Experience in IT and/or Telecom Hardware would be highly valued

Procurement Manager

Reading, Berkshire

Procurement Manager The role sits in the organisations commercial team. You will be responsible for managing a large number of strategic suppliers, providing anything from managed services, network equipment, transmission, information technology and management of power and property suppliers. You will support key stakeholders to ensure suppliers deliver what they need when they need it, developing clear strategies for the future. Vendor/contract management is vital to this role. The successful candidate must be a versatile procurement professional with experience across different categories. Specifically, experience in IT and/or Telecom Hardware will be highly valued. The main focus of the role will be to ensure budgetary compliance through identifying savings opportunities, negotiating pricing/contracts with suppliers and minimising commercial risks. Key requirements: Previous experience in the telecommunications sector Previous experience in vendor management Previous experience in contract management Experience in IT and/or Telecom Hardware would be highly valued

Head of Procurement

London, England

My client a multi-site, private sector organisation is seeking a Head of Procurement to join the business. This is an exciting new role that has arisen due to the success and expansion of the company. A great opportunity to join a greenfield site to manage and implement the whole procurement strategy. The main scope of the role will be to look after the capital and operational expenditure within the business. This role will play a key part in ensuring the company achieves its goals by saving costs throughout the business. Multisite experience is essential for this role. As well as experience looking after capital and operational expenditure. You must also be experience in: You must have dealt with highly complex contracts with values of over £1 million Work with our leadership team to secure value in all purchases and service contracts Running the full tender processes. Achieving value for money through cost saving and quality of service Ensure compliance with legislation throughout our supply chain MCIPS qualified of working towards

Procurement Manager

London, England

My client who is a leading name within the education sector are expanding their procurement team and are looking for an outgoing, high energy Procurement Manager to support on indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including FM, IT, marketing and estates and will be well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have the drive and energy this role requires to devise not only a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met in accordance with OJEU and EU regulations. This will be a relatively small team but integral role, therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. Key areas - ·Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, utilities) ·Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector ·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) ·Effective stakeholder management ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·CIPS Qualified or working towards

Category Manager

London, England

Our high profile Public Sector client are looking for a forward thinking and innovative Procurement professional to join the existing team, providing Procurement advice and commercial guidance to the organisation. You will work closely with the Head of Procurement and have experience of delivering robust strategies, implementing best practice, and ensuring the organisation benefits from value for money, without compromising service levels across the indirect spend portfolio. You will liaise with senior stakeholders defining specifications and needs before going out to market to perform strategic sourcing and benchmarking exercises for sometimes niche requirements, ensuring the organisations needs are met and correct advice is given. You will lead on Procurement Projects both new and existing, manage contracts effectively, working in conjunction with the legal team and individual stakeholders using Public Sector guidelines and adhere to OJEU regulations. This role would suit a senior Procurement/Category Manager who has experience in both the Public and Private Sector and is used to working in a fast paced delivery focused environment with Project Management experience. ·Commercial, driven and forward thinking individual ·Recent experience of OJEU procurement (full life cycle) ·Ability to develop public sector strategic sourcing strategies ·MCIPS qualified ·Strong negotiator and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders ·Contract management and effective Supplier Relationship Management skills ·Proven cost saving skills ·Proven track record of implementing procurement strategies and innovative solutions ·Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment ·Self-starter with gravitas and presence ·Existing knowledge of managing a large indirect portfolio - cross category within a Public Sector environment

Project Manager

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and experienced Project Manager with SC level security clearance to provide project management, business and organisational change expertise at a senior level on a Transformation Programme (You must already hold active SC Clearance). The project operates within an Agile environment and the successful candidate will require a current active SC clearance. This role requires regular travel to other stakeholder locations for up to 4 nights at a time across the UK (including York, Liverpool, Milton Keynes and other locations as needed). You will be reporting into the Programme Director and working alongside a diverse team of Project Managers, Business Analysts, Architects, Data Migration specialists, Product Owners and Developers, you will be responsible for overseeing a large, complex and challenging project that is demanding in terms of its delivery timeframes and variety of stakeholders, so you must be comfortable facing these types of challenges. To be successful you must quickly settle in and begin delivering to a high level of quality. Key skills & responsibilities; ·Minimum of SC level Security Clearance ·Proven project leadership experience gained on similar government or defence projects and programmes ·Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering transition and/or transformation projects ·Extensive business and organisational change experience and wider IT project delivery knowledge ·Previous experience working on both Waterfall and Agile projects within the public sector ·Ability to ensure robust planning, management (through appropriate governance) and progress reporting against the approved plan ·Represent the project with, and escalate issues to, the Programme Director, SRO and governance boards ·Ability to advise the project team on the optimal approach to meet project objectives against time and cost. ·Provide line management to project team members ·Proven experience in stakeholder management, must be able to effectively engage, communicate, influence and challenge stakeholders across a range of departments and external suppliers ·Able to build relationships and engage with project team members and senior business stakeholders alike. ·Be content to travel to other stakeholder locations for up to 4 nights across UK (York and possibly Liverpool, Milton Keynes and other locations as needed). ·Knowledge of MOD and/or Government working at Secret, IT development, Ways of working, Records Management and Security organisations. ·Must possess the experience and gravitas to hit the ground running. ·Prince2, APMP, MSP or formal PM accreditations useful

Project Manager - Knowledge and Information Management

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and experienced Project Manager with SC level security clearance to support the Information Security Manager and act as Knowledge and Information Management professional within the organisation (You must already hold active SC Clearance). The role involves developing and implementing an information management strategy, assisting in the deployment of information management solutions and reviewing and updating existing policies and procedures. You will be involved in developing and maintain information retention schedules, ensuring the organisation meets its commitments to the Transparency Agenda and building positive relationships with key stakeholders. Essentials for this role include experience in a similar role previously and having knowledge, understanding and experience of Electronic Document and Records Management Systems as well as information management trends. You will have an understanding of information classification techniques, proven experience in the development and implementation of information management strategy and a familiarity with the relationship between information management, UK law and regulatory regimes. Key skills & responsibilities; ·Minimum of SC level Security Clearance ·Experience in a similar role ·Ability to influence key stakeholders at all levels to shape the department's information requirements and engage with teams as a subject matter expert ·Understanding of process of document management and applying standards to data held on computers ·Self-motivated, organised, proactive and innovative ·Strong written and verbal communication skills enabling to share your expertise and experience with technical and non-technical staff

Commercial Manager

Greater London, England

One of the UK's largest housing associations is seeking a commercial manager who will be an ambitious, self-sufficient, hard-working individual, based in Central London. The Procurement and Commercial management team with work together to deliver on major projects across the business. You'll need to have a pro-active approach to commercial services and work with the business to ensure value for money is at the heart of every contract let. We'll expect you to deliver contract reporting and spend leakage reports and develop innovative tools for procurement. It is crucial that you possess communication skills, composure and the ability to negotiate. I'm interested in hearing from people in both public and private sector organisations. The individual should have proven experience in leading procurement projects across a variety of sectors and possess the following skills: Cross category management - indirect spend. Experience managing major projects as directed by the Commercial Lead and the commercial programme. Experience in delivering major procurement projects Have the ability to investigate key areas of spend to identify savings or value opportunities and develop strategies to "get" the money/value and keep it. Effective negotiation skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills Have the ability to self-motivate within planning and organisation Strong IT Skills - competent user of MS Office Ideally MCIPS qualified

Procurement Manager

Greater London, England

One of the UK's largest housing associations is seeking a procurement manager who will be an ambitious, self-sufficient, hard-working individual, based in Central London. This position will be reporting to the Head of Procurement to support the delivery of their first-class procurement service whilst maintaining the development and value of their suppliers The individual should have proven experience in leading procurement projects across a variety of sectors and possess the following skills: Cross category management - indirect spend. Knowledge and understanding of procurement concepts, policies, and procedures. Effective negotiation skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills Have the ability to self-motivate within planning and organisation Ideally MCIPS qualified Have the ability to build rapport with internal and external customers/suppliers Strong IT Skills - competent user of MS Office