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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 Contract Exit Manager

London, England

My client, a central government organisation are looking for an IT Contract Exit Manager to join their high profile programme. You will manage commercial responsibility for the exiting of a large scale IT outsourced contract and act as an interface with internal and external stakeholders, overseeing multiple areas simultaneously and managing commercial risk for the organisation. You will have a proven track record in Public Sector IT commercial contracts management and ideally have worked in a security cleared environment. You must be proactive and self-managing and have the ability to hit the ground running, advising stakeholders on process, risk and commercial management. ·Previous experience of managing large scale outsourced commercial contracts in the Public Sector ·Exit management for BPO/ITO ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in Public Sector IT projects ·Managing multiple senior stakeholders internally and externally ·Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large scale agreements ·Good relationship building skills - gravitas ·Clear and confident communicator, builds rapport quickly ·IT relationship management and SRM ·Role is outside of IR35 ·SC CLEARANCE preferred

Procurement Manager

London, England

My client who is a leading name within the education sector are expanding their procurement team and are looking for an outgoing, high energy Procurement Manager to support on indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including FM, IT, marketing 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 integral role, therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. Key areas - ·Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, utilities) ·Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector ·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) ·Effective stakeholder management ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·CIPS Qualified or working towards

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, providing Procurement advice and commercial guidance to the organisation. You will work closely with the Head of Procurement 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 senior stakeholders defining specifications and needs before going out to market to perform strategic sourcing and benchmarking exercises for sometimes niche requirements, ensuring the organisations needs are met and correct advice is given. You will lead on Procurement Projects both new and existing, manage contracts effectively, working in conjunction with the legal team and individual stakeholders using Public Sector guidelines and adhere to OJEU regulations. This role would suit a senior Procurement/Category Manager who has experience in both the Public and Private Sector and is used to working in a fast paced delivery focused environment with Project Management experience. ·Commercial, 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