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Procurement Manager

London, England

Our client, a high profile charitable organisation, is looking for a creative and enthusiastic Procurement Manager to work with the Head of Procurement to ensure maximum value for money and support the roll out of a new Purchase to Pay solution. You will be MCIPS qualified or part qualified, have experience of managing the entire procurement lifecycle, implementing P2P systems, analysing financial spend data and have excellent relationship building skills with stakeholders. You will manage high value and high-risk procurement projects, reviewing all existing and new service contracts, driving compliance and procurement policies/procedures to enable the charity to become more efficient and effective. This role will also involve regular interaction with a variety of key stakeholder groups from regional managers to international groups therefore building and maintaining strong relationships is key. The perfect candidate for this role would be a Procurement Manager who has experience in both the Public and Private Sector, a working knowledge of contract law and has experience of procuring goods and services, to include - IT & Telco, staffing/agencies, print, marketing and travel. Key skills and experience: ·Forward-thinking, enthusiastic and dedicated individual ·MCIPS qualified or part qualified ·Public Sector procurement - covering indirect spend (IT & Telco, staffing/agencies, print, marketing and travel) ·Proven history of implementing a Purchase to Pay solution ·Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders ·Ability to influence stakeholders and manage suppliers effectively ·Proven track record of getting best value for money on all contracts ·Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment ·Previous experience managing the entire procurement lifecycle within the Public or Private Sector 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 Category Specialist

Swindon, Wiltshire

My client is seeking a Technology/ IT Category Specialist to join a fast-moving cutting-edge automotive company. I'm looking for a forward-thinking and innovative IT Procurement professional to assist on the IT and technical services category within the organisation reporting into the Category Manager. The role will be responsible for strategic sourcing, with a particular focus on more complex projects, tendering, negotiation and contract implementation across the full spend portfolio in addition to building strong relationships. This candidate must be hands on and capable to take ownership on a portfolio of projects. Have a can-do attitude with the ability to think outside of the box. You will be experienced in: Experienced running end to end tender processes Existing knowledge of managing IT & technology spend Confident in renewing existing contracts working with supplier performance management and contract management.

Buyer - Logistics

Swindon, Wiltshire

My client is seeking a logistics buyer to join a fast-moving cutting-edge automotive company. This role with be to support the category manager and cover the high-profile logistic services for the UK and European sites. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is looking to play a key role in developing the logistics category. You will have experience in: Inbound and outbound logistics, material handling, warehousing, packaging and couriers. Liaising with internal stakeholder at all levels in the business to develop and capture financial and commercial data to assist with procurement decisions and business strategies. Building lasting and strong relationships with key partners in logistics Undertaking procurement analysis of complex data to generate sourcing solutions and issues in order to deliver financial benefits to the company. Strong communications skills with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

Category Manager - Estates

City of London, London

My client is seeking a bright enthusiastic Category Manager to look after the Estates and FM category for a large organisation. You will be responsible for developing sourcing strategies and leading on a portfolio procurement projects across the category. Your main focus will be to deliver cost and efficiency savings for senior estates & FM stakeholders across the category areas. The ideal person will have: The ability to solely head up the FM and Estates category. Experience leading supplier development and identify collaborative opportunities. Experience in ensuring all procurement activities operate in line with EU legislation Implemented effective performance management and governance systems Worked with Estates & FM stakeholders to match their needs with procurement planning The ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels Excellent attention to detail and be personable and confident.

Procurement Specialist

City of London, London

My client, a highly prestigious law firm are looking for a Procurement Specialist, to work as part of a team providing outstanding procurement support to the business. The role will be responsible for supplier selection, management and proactive support in the supply chain. This is a great opportunity to work in a reputable environment, supporting the Procurement team across the business. You will have experience in professional services or various categories and have to ability to work with internal and external stakeholders on a daily basis focusing on maximising value for money. The successful candidate will be have: 4+ Years of Procurement Experience across multiple categories and be MCIPS or working towards The ability to contribute to the development of strategic objectives and work as directed in implementing them General understanding of GDPR obligations and requirements in the supply chain 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 Experienced in all Microsoft packages

Senior Facilities Manager

London, England

Cedar are working in partnership with a high profile charitable organisation who are looking for a Senior Facilities Manager to join their organisation and lead the whole facilities function. You will have experience of both hard and soft facilities management, with a focus on health and safety, security and crisis management. The perfect candidate for this role would be a dynamic and proactive individual who has a qualification in facilities management (either a HND or foundation degree) and a proven track record of strategic planning and day to day facilities management operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises. Key skills/responsibilities: ·Working closely with the Executive Team to plan for future development and ensure all plans are in line with strategic business objectives ·Assessing and reviewing all current contracts by comparing costs for goods and services to achieve maximum value for money ·Designing/implementing an effective crisis management plan which is executable in practice and is understood by all ·Managing a risk register and reporting to the Executive Team on a monthly basis ·Providing training to staff regarding health and safety procedures and the execution of the crisis management plan ·Project management and supervision of maintenance contractors and planning of essential works such as reception, mail, archiving, cleaning etc. ·You will be required to do shift work to cover the operations e.g. occasional Saturdays 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

Technical/Solutions Architect

London, England

Our Central Government client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Enterprise/Solutions Architect who will be based in London and will make significant technical contribution to the Digital Transformation programme. Your role will be to strategically design and implement new in-house information systems to assure security, efficiency and availability. Experience of working within a secure enterprise environment such as Government or Military would be beneficial. This contract is outside the scope of IR35. ·Experience of delivering technical / solutions architecture incrementally over multiple sprints, working collaboratively as part of Agile delivery team. ·Contribute to various facets of project management, planning, and regular communication, coordination of tasks, testing, roll out, training, issues, risk and documentation ·You will gain organisational commitment for all systems and software plans, as well as evaluate and select all technologies required to complete those plans. In addition, the Technical Architect provides technical leadership across the organisation, from strategic decision making down to the agile project planning level. ·You will have proven experience with general all aspects of Cloud (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), Micro-services, Service oriented architecture, APIs, CRM concepts and architecture and general Data Warehouse architecture and concepts. ·Manages assessment of threats to confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability and relevant compliance. ·Produce content for presentation at the Architecture Working Group, Technical Design Authority, capture feedback and ultimately secure sign-off for various aspects of the technical solution. ·Assesses legal and best practice issues, and promotes awareness of national and international laws. ·Experience of working with mixed in-house and external teams. ·Strong team leader with demonstrable experience of developing talent. ·Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audience. ·Experience in deploying modern technology development and delivery models, including Agile, continuous integration, continuous delivery, DevOps and bimodal 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

Senior Category Manager (Corporate Services)

London, England

Cedar is working in partnership with a leading financial tech company to appoint a Senior Category Manager to cover corporate services spend; your focus will to be review the spend across high value corporate service contracts covering cross category indirect spend. You will work alongside the CPO, who is responsible for leadership and transformation of the global Procurement function. As part of the global procurement team; you are responsible for the delivery of the highest possible level of professional procurement support across corporate services as they develop. The objective of this role is about providing innovative and consultative 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 transformation and change across the corporate services spend category. This will also include influencing supply markets with advanced sourcing solutions and includes the management of your own procurement projects acting as a 'procurement partner and subject matter expert' on a range of cross category spend across all areas of corporate services. ·Innovative and driven individual ·Proven background in global corporate services procurement/category management ·Experience of contract management across high value complex service agreements for indirect spend ·Must have experience of procuring goods and services within the indirect category on a global level ·MCIPS qualified ·Delivery focused and able to deliver quick wins and cashable savings ·Excellent stakeholder engagement skills ·Must have presence/gravitas and experience of working in a fast paced private sector environment ·Consultative and commercial approach

Senior IT Category Manager

London, England

Cedar is working in partnership with a leading financial tech company to appoint a Senior IT Category Manager; your focus will to be review the spend across high value IT contracts covering hardware, software, services, licensing and cloud based solutions. You will work alongside the CPO, who is responsible for leadership and transformation of the global Procurement function. As part of the global 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 transformation and change across IT spend. This will also include influencing supply markets with innovative sourcing solutions and includes the management of your own procurement projects acting as a 'procurement partner and subject matter expert' on a range of cross category spend across all areas of technology. ·Innovative and driven individual ·Proven background in global IT procurement/category management ·Experience of contract management across high value complex IT service agreements ·Must have experience of procuring hardware & software including cloud based solutions ·MCIPS qualified ·Delivery focused and able to deliver quick wins and cashable savings ·Excellent stakeholder engagement skills ·Must have presence/gravitas and experience of working in a fast paced private sector environment ·Consultative and commercial approach

Procurement and Contracts Manager

London, England

Our client's small but highly performing Public Sector Procurement function are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Procurement and Contracts Manager to join the team. You will have experience of developing strategic sourcing strategies within the indirect portfolio, ensuring best practice frameworks are followed and ensuring all contracts provide the best value for money whilst maintaining service levels. You will take the lead on Procurement Projects whilst managing all existing and new contracts to ensure service levels are met and maintained. This role will also involve regular interaction with the legal team and key stakeholders whilst ensuring that public sector guidelines and OJEU regulations are followed. The perfect candidate for this role would be a procurement/contracts manager who has recent experience in the Public Sector, project management skills and is comfortable working in a high intensity, delivery focused environment. ·Forward-thinking, enthusiastic and dedicated individual ·MCIPS qualified or part qualified ·Public Sector procurement - covering indirect spend ·Proven analytical and project management skills ·Experience of OJEU procurement ·Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders ·Ability to influence stakeholders and manage suppliers effectively ·Proven track record of implementing cost saving initiatives ·Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment ·Previous experience managing all procurement across a large indirect portfolio 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

Senior 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 and provide expert advise to the organisation. You will work closely with the Commercial Director 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 suppliers that provide goods and services within the public sector to ensure that stakeholders needs are met and correct advice is given. You will lead on Procurement Projects both new and existing, manage contracts effectively, work in conjunction with the legal team and individual stakeholders, use public sector guidelines and adhere to OJEU regulations. This role would suit a senior procurement/category 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 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 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

Procurement Manager

London, England

My client is seeking a Procurement Manager to look after the print, paper and production area of spend for a well-known international media business. This is a fantastic opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to join the business and help develop the procurement team further. The candidate must have: A deep understanding of the print, paper and production category, looking after a high area of spend with mass production. Experience will also include working with suppliers internal and external, communicating with stakeholders and an understanding of market trends. It is essential for this individual to have a strong knowledge of mass production and high spend within the print, paper and production category Must have interpersonal skills within the ability to engage with the business A passion for the industry and understanding of the market Languages skills are extremely beneficial with the possibility of being based internationally