Procurement & Supply Chain


Head of Procurement

West London, London

My client is seeking a Head of Procurement to head up the procurement function for an award-winning housing association. The successful candidate will play a key role in driving value for the business, by setting up an effective procurement strategy. This is a great opportunity for someone in a Procurement Manager position who is looking for a step up in their career, or even for a Head of Procurement to continue to develop their experience as part of a strategic organisation. The appionted candidate will work with the organisation as a whole and identify opportunities for improvement to the business. The individual should have proven experience in leading procurement projects across a variety of sectors and possess the following skills: Management experience: You will have 1 direct report (Procurement Manager) Build and maintain influential relationships with key stakeholders; Assist in the successful delivery of the procurement plan; Develop robust contracts that are fit for purpose and protect the organisation from risk as far as is reasonably practicable; Support contract managers to ensure the performance of procured contracts; You will have the following: MCIPS qualified or working towards Public sector background Ability to run the end to end tender process 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

Senior Sourcing Manager - FM

London, England

A high profile state of the art research organisation are looking to hire a driven and passionate FM Sourcing & Procurement Manager to join their team as they continue on their journey of transformation and change. This role will work closely with the Head of Procurement and Senior management team to ensure the department delivers an effective and efficient procurement service to the business and it's unique stakeholders. Must be a clear and confident communicator with proven experience of managing the whole range of FM spend in a fast paced private or public sector procurement function. Previous category experience in FM and indirect spend is essential, along with managing multiple projects/stakeholders in this area simultaneously Key areas will be; ·Development and improvement of procurement processes and procedures within the FM category ·Commercial acumen and a clear understanding of procurement/supplier contracts ·Stakeholder engagement across hard & soft FM/utilities category and corporate services ·Effective negotiator - must have gravitas along with energy and drive ·Acting as a procurement advisor and trusted partner to internal customers ·Managing suppliers in line with organisational policy ·Ensuring compliance in all areas of FM procurement activity ·Ability to interact and influence stakeholders within various internal/external business units ·MCIPS qualified

Senior Procurement Manager - Marketing & Fundraising

London, England

My client, who is a high profile charitable organisation are looking for an innovative, delivery focussed Senior Procurement Manager to cover all Marketing & Fundraising spend across the UK. You will cover a range of goods and services, including print, fundraising, merchandising, media, retail outlets and online content and will be well versed in managing multiple stakeholders needs in this category 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. This will be an autonomous role therefore you will require the ability to work independently as well as be part of the wider team, acting as a mentor to junior team members when required. One of the key benefits of this role is the career development/progression as it provides full CIPS funding and study leave to support this, along with flexible working. Key areas - ·Must be commercial enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Have gravitas and the ability to engage senior stakeholders ·Proven procurement experience across full range of Marketing spend ·Supplier management and contract negotiation for marketing, retail and merchandising ·Experience of working on project based procurements ·Effective manager and procurement advisor to the organisation on all Marketing & Fundraising projects ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·Would suit a candidate who is looking to progress through their CIPS qualification ·Flexi-working

Procurement Specialist

London, England

The client are a global asset management firm based in London. They currently manage £370BN in assets and have a revenue of £1.7BN. They are a major player in their field. Its an exciting opportunity to join a nimble procurement function who deliver value across the business. It'd be an excellent opportunity for you if you're stuck in a process driven procurement function in a large organisation and are looking to move across to a more agile procurment function where you can deliver. You'll also have access to senior stakeholders within the business, be given autonomy to run your own projects and present to stakeholders. Key requirements: - evidence of participation in tendering process - managing SLA's - vendor management/SRM - commercial mindset - driven to succeed - can bring innovation to the table and are comfortable communicating with senior stakeholders If you are looking to move into a prestigious asset management firm and have the opportunity to make an impact from day 1, please click to apply!

Strategic Procurement Buyer

Chertsey, Surrey

The client - a FTSE 30 business - are looking for a strategic buyer to join their team based in Chertsey. The business have recently started working with a leading public sector client and have a need for a procurement professional who has experience with public sector regulations - including OJEU. This would be an ideal role for a public sector procurement candidate who is looking to move into a commercial role within a large FTSE private sector organisation. Key requirements: - ambitious and driven - clear communication skills and evidence of ability to deal with senior stakeholders - public sector procurement experience (experience in the healthcare sector is preferred) - experience with OJEU - PCR Regs knowledge If you'd like to work in one of the most innovative, forward thinking procurement teams with great progression opportunities, please dont miss out and apply for the role!

Procurement Officer - Knowledge and Information 6 Month FTC

London, England

The client - a magic circle law firm - are looking for a procurement professional to join their knowledge and information team. The role would involve sourcing subscriptions from legal knowledge and information suppliers - e.g nexus lexus + Thompson Reuters. Key requirements: - it would be desirable if you have worked in a law firm - it would be desirable if you have sourced subscriptions - it would be highly beneficial if you have sourced subscriptions/information from Nexus Lexus or Thompson Reuters. - it would be highly benefitical if you have sourced market data If you'd like to know more about the opportunity and receive the job description, please get in touch: 0203 002 8046

Senior IT Procurement Manager

Watford, Hertfordshire

Cedar is working in partnership with a global FTSE 100 organisation to appoint a Senior IT Procurement Manager; your focus will be on IT software, hardware and services on a global level. You will work alongside the internal IT function and liaise with stakeholders and suppliers on a global level. As part of the UK IT procurement team you are responsible for the delivery of the highest possible level of professional procurement support across IT, technology and cloud based software projects as they develop. The objective of this role is about providing innovative and consultative IT procurement leadership to the group and to functional teams in order to add value, drive innovation and protect profits in-line with the corporate vision and values. This is carried out by formulating strategy, direction and advice, leading, influencing and engaging stakeholders (from Board members downwards) as well as managing change in IT procurement & supply. This will also include influencing supply markets with innovative sourcing solutions and includes the management of your own IT procurement projects acting as a 'procurement partner' on a range of IT services category spend across all areas of technology. ·Innovative and driven individual ·Proven background in managing global IT software/hardware procurement services ·Must have experience of IT sourcing in a Blue Chip/FTSE multinational organisation ·MCIPS qualified ·Excellent stakeholder engagement skills ·Experience of IT procurement in a fast paced private sector function across all ICT services ·Self-sufficient and strong work ethic ·IT and Commercial/Contracts management ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in large scale Private Sector IT procurement projects ·Managing multiple IT tenders simultaneously ·Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large scale IT spend

ICT Contracts & Commercial Manager

London, England

Our high profile Public Sector client are looking for a forward thinking and innovative IT Commercial Management and SRM professional to join the existing team and provide commercial advice on ICT contracts to the organisation. You will work closely with the Commercial Director and the wider procurement function and have a proven track record of effectively managing IT contracts to ensure delivery and service levels are met. You will interface with external suppliers and internal stakeholders, implementing best practice, and ensuring the organisation benefits from value for money without compromising service levels across the entire ICT spend portfolio. You will lead on all ICT Contract management - both new and existing, work in conjunction with the legal team and individual stakeholders using public sector guidelines to ensure best commercial outcomes. This role would suit a Senior IT Contract/Commercial Manager who has had experience in both the Public and Private Sector and is used to working in a fast paced delivery focused environment with Project Management experience. ·Energetic, driven and forward thinking individual ·Recent experience of IT Commercial Contracts Management in an OJEU/Public Sector environment ·Strong commercial awareness - getting the best out of every contract by effectively managing suppliers ·An effective negotiator and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders ·IT Contract management and effective Supplier Relationship Management skills ·Proven cost saving skills ·Proven track record of implementing strategies and innovative solutions ·Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment ·Self-starter with gravitas and presence ·Existing knowledge of managing an contract ICT portfolio - software/hardware & services within a Public Sector environment N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you

IT Commercial Manager - SC Cleared

London, England

My client, a central government organisation are looking for IT Commercial Manager - SC cleared to join their high profile programme. You will manage commercial responsibility and act as an interface with senior IT stakeholders and external suppliers overseeing multiple key contracts/projects simultaneously and major ITO agreements. You will have a proven track record in IT commercial management, complex SRM and contract exit deals, ideally within Public Sector. This is a very fast paced environment, therefore you must be delivery focussed and have the ability to hit the ground running. ·SC cleared ·Previous experience of managing complex IT Contracts in the Public Sector ·Exit and Supplier relationship management on ITO Commercial/Contracts ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in Public Sector IT contract management ·Managing multiple IT service/software/hardware agreements ·Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large IT spend ·Good relationship building skills - gravitas ·Effective stakeholder management skills, ability to deal with difficult/senior stakeholders ·Clear and confident communicator, builds rapport quickly ·Relationship management and SRM