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Billy Lamond

Billy Lamond

Billy Lamond

Research Associate - Procurement

After starting his recruitment career at Cedar at the end of 2019, Billy has worked in both the Finance and Procurement teams.

Taking a thorough, consultative approach, Billy makes sure he understands the needs of clients and candidates to provide tailored solutions. Known for his diligence, integrity and hard work, Billy is a valued member of the team, helping the Cedar Procurement practice to adapt to the changing market landscape.

In his spare time, Billy enjoys live music, comedy, theatre, and travel. Billy also loves cycling and anything to do with food, his perfect afternoon would be spent cycling to a new restaurant and then cycling very slowly home.


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Buyer

London

Buyer I E-Commerce I £45,000 I East London I Partial Remote Working A VC backed E-commerce start-up are looking for an ambitious and entrepreneurial Buyer to be part to their expanding buying team. Based in London, the business experienced rapid growth in 2020/ 2021 and this position will form part of the company's continuing growth plan. This is a fantastic opportunity for a well-rounded Buyer or Junior Buyer to have genuine impact in developing their category and influencing product ranges. Reporting straight into the Head of Buying, the Buyer will perform all buying activities for their category/ subcategories and will need to be a self-starter who thrives in taking the initiative to drive buying success. The ideal candidate will have well rounded experience in a buying role in a Retail or FMCG environment. Experience within cosmetics, snacks and confectionaries, and cleaning and bathroom products is particularly welcomed. Responsibilities of the Buyer Take ownership of allotted categories, carrying out regular range reviews to find areas of improvement and introduce innovative new products Manage margin and product levels for category Maintain strong supplier relationships in order to negotiate lower costs, produce promotional plans and deliver joint growth targets Maintain a strong knowledge of the market and competitors in product areas through market research and management of customer feedback and buying information Work internally to build strong stakeholder relations and maintain strong communication between buying and other departments Experience and skills Proven experience in a similar role ideally in a retail environment Experience in snacks/ confectionery, soft drinks, home, cosmetics, and kitchen and bathroom products highly prized Strong understanding of how to manage a product range What you get £40,000 - £45,000 salary 25% company discount Frequent team lunches and social events Remote working opportunity

Procurement Manager - IT

London

Procurement Manager - IT l Remote Working l £50,000 - £60,000 + Car Allowance l FTSE 100 Cedar are supporting a successful FTSE 100 business in recruiting an IT Procurement Manager to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong IT Procurement Manager to gain exposure to large scale procurements for a multi-billion pound business. The IT procurement manager will be ideally come from an IT procurement role within a large and complex organisation and be keen to progress within a leading organisation. The IT Procurement Manager will work to build category strategy to support a long term vision and partner with a variety of stakeholders across the business. The ideal candidate will need a strong strategic understanding of procurement and have experience dealing with significant levels of procurement spend. Responsibilities of the Procurement Manager Proactively engage stakeholders across the business to raise the profile of procurement and ensure a high standard of delivery Liaise with suppliers to build relationships, ensure that successful negotiations and supply agreements are implemented to ensure cost reductions while maintaining levels of service. Review and challenge current sourcing strategies to suggest innovations in line with changing business situation Run procurement projects in line with organisational standards Skills and Experience Strong Understanding of IT procurement Experience leading large procurement projects from end to end Excellent stakeholder and supplier relationship management Good understanding of contract management principles Experience within a large, complex organisation Benefits £60,000 Salary Cash Car Allowance Remote Working Other Benefits Apply Now to be Considered!

Procurement Manager

London

Procurement Manager l General Indirects l Remote Working l £50,000 - £60,000 + Car Allowance l FTSE 100 Cedar are supporting a successful FTSE 100 business in recruiting a Procurement Manager to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong Procurement Manager with experience in general indirect categories to gain exposure to large scale procurements for a leading, multi-billion pound business. The procurement manager will be responsible look after general indirect spend and will ideally come from a generalist background, looking after multiple categories including HR, Professional Services, Facilities and Others. This is a remote working position and open to applicants across the UK. The Procurement Manager will work to build category strategy to support a long term vision and partner with a variety of stakeholders across the business. The ideal candidate will need a strong strategic understanding of procurement and have experience dealing with significant levels of procurement spend. Responsibilities of the Procurement Manager Proactively engage stakeholders across the business to raise the profile of procurement and ensure a high standard of delivery Liaise with suppliers to build relationships, ensure that successful negotiations and supply agreements are implemented to ensure cost reductions while maintaining levels of service. Review and challenge current sourcing strategies to suggest innovations in line with changing business situation Run procurement projects in line with organisational standards Skills and Experience Strong Understanding of Generalist indirect procurement Experience leading large procurement projects from end to end Excellent stakeholder and supplier relationship management Good understanding of contract management principles Experience within a large, complex organisation Benefits £60,000 Salary Cash Car Allowance Remote Working Other Benefits Apply Now to be considered!

Category Manager

Essex

Category Manager l 12 month FTC l £48,000 l Remote Working / Essex l Public Sector Cedar are supporting a large Public Sector client based in Essex who are recruiting for several Category Manager positions. These roles are on an initial 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (FTC) with the potential to convert to a full time permanent position with a salary range between £40,000 up to £48,000 on offer. These opportunities will be Remote Working, in line with current government guidance, and will then revert to a mix of home and Remote Working (confirmed as 1-3 days in the office when required). The Category Manager will report into the Head of Procurement and will have no line management responsibilities. Successful candidates will work with key stakeholders to scope out requirements for a range of goods/services and assess the market to determine the best approach for spend. This is an exciting opportunity or a strong category manager to lead the development, maintenance and implementation of category strategies, ensuring there is alignment to organisational objectives with a focus on implementing innovative approaches/solutions. the category manager will deliver complex end to end project and procurements in line with OJEU / PCR 2015 and internal policies. You will also be required to manage strategic suppliers and their contracts and to negotiate all commercial and/or contractual terms to achieve positive outcomes. Candidates applying for this role MUST HAVE: Ideally MCIPS qualified (or working towards) or equivalent qualifications/work experience Experience and understanding of Category Management methodologies to deliver cost savings and/or service improvements Strong experience running end to end Procurements in the Public Sector in line with PCR and OJEU regulations Strong experience of negotiating with Suppliers and managing stakeholders Experience in categories covering areas such as ICT, Waste Management, Corporate Services, Social Care (Adult & Children Services) and Property/Constructions would be advantageous. The Benefits £48,000 Salary Generous Pension Remote working Generous Holiday Fringe Benefits Apply Now to be Considered!

Assistant Category Manager

Essex

Assistant Category Manager l 12 month FTC l Up to £38,000 l Essex / Remote Working l Public Sector Cedar are supporting a large Public Sector client based in Essex who are recruiting for several Assistant Category Manager positions. These roles are on an initial 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (FTC) with the potential to convert to a full time permanent position with a salary range between £30,000 up to £38,000 on offer. These opportunities will be Remote Working, in line with current government guidance, and will then revert to a mix of home and office based (confirmed as 1-3 days in the office when required). The Assistant Category Manager will report into the Head of Procurement and the role will have no line management responsibilities. Successful candidates will manage the delivery of sourcing processes in a compliant and timely manner and will be directly responsible for contracts assigned with a maximum value of up to £25m to achieve continual innovations and Value for Money (VfM). Candidates will also be responsible for assisting in strategic management of smaller contracts to ensure service level agreements and key performance indicators are monitored. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious assistant category manager to gain experience within a large and complex organisation with excellent development opportunity. Candidates applying for this role MUST HAVE: CIPS qualified (or working towards) or equivalent qualifications/work experience Understanding of Category Management methodologies to deliver cost savings and/or service improvements Understanding of running Procurements in the Public Sector in line with PCR and OJEU regulations Supplier negotiation and stakeholder management skills Experience in categories covering areas such as ICT, Waste Management, Corporate Services, Social Care (Adult & Children Services) and Property/Constructions would be advantageous. The benefits £48,000 Salary Generous Pension Remote working Generous Holiday Fringe Benefits Apply Now to be Considered!

Project Procurement Manager

Essex

Project Procurement Manager l 18 month FTC l £47,000 l Essex and Remote Working l Public Sector Cedar has been engaged by a prestigious organisation, based on the Essex coast, to hire a Project Procurement manager to act as the procurement subject matter expert for a major 18 month project. This is an excellent opportunity for a procurement project expert with strong OJEU knowledge to get involved in a unique project on a long term basis. This position will be predominantly remote with travel to the site necessary for meetings with stakeholders. The Project Procurement Manager will take the lead in running end to end OJEU Tenders for the project team and advise project members on procurement process and compliance. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of PCR2020 regulations and OJEU compliant procurement, along with experience having led on OJEU compliant tenders values in excess of £100,000. Requirements - Experience running full tenders in an OJEU compliant environment. - Strong knowledge of Public Procurement Process - CIPS qulification, level 6 (Ideal) - Max 1 month notice Benefits - £47,000 Salary - Remote working

Senior Procurement Officer

Bristol

Senior Procurement Officer l Bristol / Remote Working l £35,000 l Public Sector Procurement l Military/ Defense Clothing Cedar are supporting a Fortune 500 company who are on the look for a Senior Procurement Officer. This is a permanent contract position which will be based from Home but will require occasional travel on-site in Bristol with a salary of up to £35,000 on offer. The role of the Senior Procurement Officer will be to ensure commercial activity is; performed to the highest standards and maintained, conforms to EU Procurement Regulations and internal Policies/Procedures and is monitored to ensure continuous improvement with the overall aim of obtaining best value for money. You will be required to pro-actively participate in developing and implementing Category Strategies to ensure these fully satisfy requirements - this may also include drafting and issuing ITTs/ITNs, contracts etc. and manage the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award. You will also be required to negotiate contract terms, conditions and prices for Procurement activity with a view to delivering value for money/savings and to ensure Commercial MI is accurate and up to date and submitted on time. The Senior Procurement Officer will run full end-to-end open competition tenders for 4-5 projects at a time, so will need to have strong procurement experience and be a capable time manager. Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Strong background in roles covering Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management and/or Commercial Management Experience managing end to end OJEU/PCR2015 tendering/procurements in the UK Public Sector Experience specifically working with the MOD or NHS/Medical Equipment would be advantageous

Procurement Manager

Bristol

Procurement Manager l Bristol / Remote Working l £45,000 l Public Sector Procurement l General Supplies Cedar are supporting a Fortune 500 company who are on the look for a Commercial Manager covering General Supplies. This is a permanent position which will be based predominantly based from Home and will require occasional travel on-site in Bristol (expected to be 1 day per month) with a salary of up to £45,000 on offer. This is an ideal position for a strong Procurement manager with public sector experience to further their career by within an organisation prestigious organisation which supplies a global network of clients. The ideal Procurement will have strong knowledge of running open tenders in line with public sector procurement regulations and excellent contract management knowledge. This role will report into the Senior Commercial Manager and will be responsible for: ensuring commercial activity is performed to the highest standards and maintained to be able to provide advice to internal/external stakeholders, conforms to EU Procurement Regulations and internal Policies/Procedures and is monitored to ensure continuous improvement with the overall aim of obtaining best value for money. proactively participate in development and implementation of Category Strategies to ensure these fully satisfy requirements which may also include drafting and issuing ITTs/ITNs, contracts etc. and manage the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award Effective management of a portfolio of 70 contracts ranging in value from £1m to £30m, by building strong working relationships with both contractor, customer and colleagues where necessary. negotiating contract terms, conditions and prices for Procurement activity with a view to delivering value for money/savings Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Ideally MCIPS and/or IACCM qualified (or working towards) Experience in a recent role covering either Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management or Commercial Management in the UK Public Sector or services into the Public Sector Hands on (recent) experience running OJEU/PCR compliant Procurements (defence sector experience would be advantageous but is not required) Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team and engage with Stakeholders

Procurement Manager

Bristol

Procurement Manager l Bristol / Remote Working l Up to £50,000 l Public Sector Procurement Cedar are supporting a Fortune 500 company who are on the look for a Procurement Manager covering Medical Equipment and Clothing. This is a permanent position which will be based predominantly based from Home and will require occasional travel on-site in Bristol (expected to be 1 day per month) with a salary of up to £50,000 on offer. This is an ideal position for a strong Procurement manager with public sector experience to further their career by within an organisation prestigious organisation which supplies a global network of clients. The ideal Procurement will have strong knowledge of running open tenders in line with public sector procurement regulations and excellent contract management knowledge. This role will report into the Senior Procurement Manager and will be responsible for: Ensuring commercial activity is performed to the highest standards and maintained to be able to provide advice to internal/external stakeholders, conforms to EU Procurement Regulations and internal Policies/Procedures and is monitored to ensure continuous improvement with the overall aim of obtaining best value for money. End to End running of open competition tendering processes. Proactively participate in development and implementation of Category Strategies to ensure these fully satisfy requirements which may also include drafting and issuing ITTs/ITNs, contracts etc. and manage the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award. Effective management of a portfolio of 70 contracts ranging in value from £1m to £30m, by building strong working relationships with both contractor, customer and colleagues where necessary. Negotiating contract terms, conditions and prices for Procurement activity with a view to delivering value for money/savings. Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Ideally MCIPS and/or IACCM qualified (or working towards) Experience in a recent role covering either Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management or Commercial Management in the UK Public Sector or services into the Public Sector Hands on (recent) experience running OJEU/PCR compliant Procurements (defence sector experience would be advantageous but is not required) Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team and engage with Stakeholders