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Louise Gapp

Louise Gapp

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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Procurement Manager

East London

My client, who is a high profile charitable organisation are expanding their procurement team and are looking for an outgoing, high energy Procurement Manager to oversee indirect spend for the UK. You will cover a range of goods and services, including uniforms, care homes, fleet and FM and will be well versed in managing multiple categories 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 initially working from home therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. 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. Key areas - Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (uniforms, retail, facilities, utilities) Supplier Management and contract negotiation Experience of working on project based procurement Effective stakeholder management Ability to communicate at all levels Would suit a candidate who is looking to progress through their CIPS qualification 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 & Contracts Manager - Construction

East London

An Innovative and newly formed public sector organisation are looking for a Procurement & Commercial Manager to be the key interface for the construction and development frameworks within the organisation. You will provide technical and commercial leadership on all construction related developments - including residential and mixed use, in order to deliver the best possible outcomes on both cost and quality. You will manage the department's existing frameworks of consultants and contractors, lead on the procurement of new/replacement frameworks and work closely with the wider Procurement Team. This role requires recent and proven experience of tendering and contracts management within the public sector, using OJEU regulations and Public Sector Procurement law. NEC3 and JCT experience would also be highly desirable. Key Skills/Areas: Provide technical and commercial leadership and support the department on procurement, construction frameworks, supply chain, contracts and cost planning Lead on the procurement of new and replacement frameworks, in line with public sector procurement law Act as an advisor on development/construction procurement, frameworks, supply chain and contracts Maintain and develop 'approved supplier lists' for non-framework services and novate/assign framework agreements Oversee compliance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements (including public sector procurement law), corporate policies and procedures Present MI about suppliers to assist project managers with tendering and selection decisions - e.g. capabilities information, performance data, financial standing Analyse data relating to procurement, supply chain, contracts and cost planning, to present to senior management. Keep abreast of market conditions affecting construction costs/tender prices and provide regular summary reports Evidence of commercial acumen Knowledge and understanding of contracts and supply chain arrangements in property development and construction Relevant construction or procurement related qualification MRICS, MCIPS

Senior Procurement Manager - Security Cleared (outside IR35)

East London

My client, a high profile central government organisation is looking for a Senior Procurement Manager - who is SC or as a minimum baseline security cleared to manage multiple projects across all areas of indirect spend. You will manage commercial responsibility for key contracts and act as an interface with senior stakeholders. You will have a proven track record in public sector procurement, commercial management and complex procurement project management, ideally within central government. This is a fast paced environment, therefore you must be delivery focussed and have the ability to make immediate impact. SC or baseline security clearance Previous experience of managing multiple complex Public Sector tenders Recent working knowledge of OJEU/PCR Commercial/Contracts management across all goods & services Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in Public Sector procurement projects Managing multiple tenders in areas such as estates, HR, IT and corporate services Experience of contractually managing 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 This role will be working from home for the duration of the contract

Senior Procurement Manager - Security Cleared (outside IR35)

East London

My client, a high profile central government organisation is looking for a Senior Procurement Manager - who is SC or as a minimum baseline security cleared to manage multiple projects across all areas of indirect spend. You will manage commercial responsibility for key contracts and act as an interface with senior stakeholders. You will have a proven track record in public sector procurement, commercial management and complex procurement project management, ideally within central government. This is a fast paced environment, therefore you must be delivery focussed and have the ability to make immediate impact. SC or baseline security clearance Previous experience of managing multiple complex Public Sector tenders Recent working knowledge of OJEU/PCR Commercial/Contracts management across all goods & services Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in Public Sector procurement projects Managing multiple tenders in areas such as estates, HR, IT and corporate services Experience of contractually managing 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 This role will be working from home for the duration of the contract