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Louise Gapp

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Louise Gapp

Director - Procurement

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.

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IT Procurement Manager/Category Manager

London, England

My client, a central government organisation are looking for an IT Procurement & Contracts Manager to join their high profile organisation. You will manage commercial responsibility and act as an interface for 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 procurement and commercial management, complex SRM and hardware/software contract drafting, ideally within Public Sector. This is a fast-paced environment, therefore you must be delivery focussed and have the ability to hit the ground running. ·Previous experience of managing complex IT Contracts in the Public Sector ·Recent experience of running end to end OJEU tenders for all IT spend ·Supplier relationship management on ITO Commercial/Contracts ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience on Public Sector projects ·Managing multiple IT service/software/hardware agreements ·Experience of contractually managing IT suppliers ·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 ·MCIPS qualified

Senior Procurement & Commercial Business Partner

London, England

Cedar has partnered with a forward thinking and high profile central government organisation to support them in expanding and redefining their procurement team. We are looking for an outgoing, high energy, Procurement/Category Manager to manage indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including IT, software & hardware, estates and corporate services and will be well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have excellent relationship building skills, you will be required to proactively engage with stakeholders within the business to raise the profile of procurement and support the organisation as a whole. This role requires recent experience of managing multiple contracts within the Public Sector and strong commercial acumen, you will manage a range of supplier agreements across all areas of spend and ensure the service levels are met. This role requires the capability to not only devise 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 position will be part of a relatively small team but a key role in the organisation therefore, you will require the ability to work autonomously, be self-sufficient but be a collaborative team player within your peer group. Key areas - ·Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, hardware, software, utilities) ·Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector Personable with a proactive attitude ·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) ·Effective stakeholder management -Commercial acumen ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·CIPS Qualified

Procurement & Contracts Manager - Health

East Sussex, England

My client who is a leading name within the health sector are expanding/restructuring their procurement team and are looking for outgoing, high energy Procurement & Contracts Managers to support on indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including FM, IT, equipment, fleet, uniforms 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 these are integral roles, therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. You will manage and engage with stakeholders from each business unit, acting as a Public Sector procurement advisor to each one, guiding them on the end to end process through an OJEU tender for their specific area of spend. Key areas - ·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, utilities, fleet) ·Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector ·Experience of working in the health sector ·Effective stakeholder management ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·CIPS Qualified or working towards

Senior Procurement Manager

London, England

Cedar has partnered with a forward thinking and high profile central government organisation to support them in expanding and redefining their procurement team. We are looking for an outgoing, high energy, Procurement/Category Manager to manage indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including IT, software & hardware, estates and corporate services and will be well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have excellent relationship building skills, you will be required to proactively engage with stakeholders within the business to raise the profile of procurement and support the organisation as a whole. This role requires recent experience of managing multiple contracts within the Public Sector and strong commercial acumen, you will manage a range of supplier agreements across all areas of spend and ensure the service levels are met. This role requires the capability to not only devise 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 position will be part of a relatively small team but a key role in the organisation therefore, you will require the ability to work autonomously, be self-sufficient but be a collaborative team player within your peer group. Key areas - Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, hardware, software, utilities) Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector Personable with a proactive attitude Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) Effective stakeholder management Commercial acumen Ability to communicate at all levels CIPS Qualified