Louise has over 14 years’ experience in the procurement and supply chain industry and holds an executive personal network spanning multiple categories and industries. Her specialisms include tailored relationship management, bespoke sourcing solutions and matching best of breed talent with like-minded clients. Louise’s integrity has built long standing and trusted relationships with both clients and candidates whom she works closely with as a preferred delivery partner. Louise is passionate about the industry having gained significant achievements across multiple sectors and brings a wealth of knowledge to Cedar.
Procurement Specilaist - (Outside IR35)
My client, a well-known and prestigious public sector organisation are looking for a Procurement Specialist to join their small but dynamic procurement department. The Procurement Specialist will support the Head of Procurement, ensuring the procurement department delivers an effective and efficient procurement service to the business. Must be a clear and confident communicator with proven experience in a OJEU tendering and EU procurement regs. Key areas will be; ·Development of OJEU procurement projects and procedures ·Commercial acumen and a clear understanding of OJEU procurement/framework/supplier contracts ·Managing new suppliers, conducting all relevant checks in line with public sector policy ·Maintaining the approved supplier list, including conducting supplier checks ·Ensuring compliance in all areas of procurement activity ·Ability to interact and influence stakeholders within various business units Ad hoc project work to support the Head of Procurement and the wider stakeholder needs
Head of Procurement
Our high profile and prestigious client are looking for a forward thinking and innovative Procurement professional to lead the procurement function of this small but key area of the organisation. This will be a stand-alone role so would suit a self-motivated individual looking for that next career step into a Head of Procurement position! You will have experience of delivering robust strategies, implementing best practice, and ensuring the organisation benefits from value for money without compromising service levels across all spend for goods and services. Key areas of spend will fall within IT, Professional Services and marketing and you will liaise with media and culture regulators within the public sector to ensure that stakeholders needs are met and correct advice is given. You will lead on all high value procurements, working in conjunction with the legal team and individual stakeholders, using public sector guidelines and adhering to OJEU regulations. This role would suit a senior procurement/category manager who is looking to take the next step into a Head of Procurement position. ·Energetic, driven and forward thinking individual ·Ability to act as an advisor within a small but commercial organisation ·MCIPS qualified ·Strong negotiator and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders ·Contracts management and effective Supplier Relationship Management skills ·Proven commercial acumen ·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 indirect spend - cross category within a Public Sector environment ·Experience of OJEU procurement and running tenders using Public sector regulations & guidelines