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Procurement & Supply Chain

 

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The value of an effective procurement function – one that continues to evolve from focusing solely on savings to adding overall value through its strategic vision – is now fully recognised by the most successful companies.

Cedar understands that procurement and supply chain professionals often possess transferable skills that, in the right circumstances, can transcend background. That’s why we work with candidates from across all sectors, ensuring our clients have access to the highest-calibre talent however competitive the market.

However, the historic lack of a traditional career path means the number of suitably qualified and experienced procurement and supply chain professionals – particularly those able to build relationships and drive down costs through their ability to negotiate – remains limited.

And that’s where Cedar’s Procurement & Supply Chain Practice steps in. Our unrivalled talent pipeline helps us supply effective solutions across all aspects of procurement and supply chain appointments, both interim and permanent, and from entry level through to directors. Even when the market is particularly active, our experience and second-to-none contact book will ensure you have access to the best talent available. 

Specialisms:

We cover a wide range of procurement and supply chain roles including, but not limited to the following job titles:

  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Procurement Director
  • Head of Procurement
  • Procurement Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Contracts Manager
  • Senior Buyer / Buyer
  • Procurement Analyst / Officer
  • Supplier Relationship Manager
  • Head of Supply Chain & Planning
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Demand Planners
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Material Planners
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Master Schedulers
  • Cost Engineers
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Louise Gapp

Director - Procurement

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Matthew Williamson

Associate - Procurement

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Matthew Langley

Director - Finance

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Global Procurement Manager, Logistics & Warehouse

Berkshire, England

Global Procurement Manager, Logistics & Warehouse - FMCG - circa £600 per day Summary This senior management role will: Support the design of the L&W category within one of the businesses largest business units Manage the global procurement category team and/or give direction to the Supply Service organisation Define and drive execution of Sourcing Strategies for logistics & warehousing portfolio Ensure Global Best Practice Sharing across the BU Leverage collaborative buying activities with the other business units Build and accelerate sustainable Procurement strategies for selected Categories (across all KPIs including total cost, NWC, quality, service & innovation) through understanding of, and supporting internal stakeholders' needs, professional sourcing approach, building effective relationships and alignment with stakeholders, increasing spend coverage by Procurement, and the development of Procurement skills in the Indirect Procurement team Scope & Dimensions of the role Manage Budget of ~ 180MM GBP Build and Manage L&W Procurement team Drive all major L&W procurement strategies and projects for the BU Key Procurement contact for Business Senior Leadership, ensuring Key Initiatives are translated into Procurement activities Responsibilities / Accountabilities Accountable for driving the sourcing and contracting strategy of L&W spend through an optimized supplier base that will generate competitive advantage for business operations world-wide. Develop a sound relationship with key suppliers at top management levels. Ensure that suppliers treat the organisation as preferred customer Works closely with Supply Service management teams in understanding the needs, objectives and priorities to improve cost, service and quality of spend covered The candidate should: Strive to be recognised as indisputable source of value by stakeholders Manage and monitor Procurement performance Promote the total cost of ownership approach within the business Lead implementation of Supplier Relationship Management & suppliers evaluation processes Enforce compliance of Procurement processes with business policies. Motivate suppliers to consider the business as the preferred customer in presenting innovation and cost efficiency projects Lead implementation of tools (Spend Management, eRFx, eContract etc.) and process improvements Provide assumptions on key trends and projects in pipeline for budgeting and plan purposes in alignment with Finance and budget owners. Key challenges Secure best-in-class service from our logistic and warehouse providers whilst optimising total cost of ownership. Drive the quality and impact of Procurement Professional Experience Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure. Strong Experience in FMCG is a must In-depth experience of Procurement, at least 10 years, in a multi-region/global environment, leading logistic and warehouse portfolio Personal Attributes Capacity to build trustful relationships in all levels of organisation Outstanding negotiation and influencing skills Good analytical skills, business acumen and knowledge of financial fundamentals Ability to work in a truly global and multi-cultural organisation. Ability to work in a multi-cultural team and lead/motivate a team Proven team leadership skills and ability to manage remotely Entrepreneurial mindset Ability to make decisions and take calculated risk Results driven Dynamic, highly energetic individual, motivated to achieve success Fluency in English is essential and fluency in other languages advantageous Flexibility to travel on regular basis

Senior Pricing Manager - Senior Manager level

Colchester, Essex

An exciting opportunity for a new Senior Pricing Manager, playing a pivotal role at the heart of the organisation's Commercial Team. Role and Accountability The successful candidate will manage the company's fares and ticketing, including the development and implementation of pricing strategy, the maintenance of ticket base data, and support to retail staff. Experience, Knowledge And Qualifications Required Excellent collaboration skills are required to produce a fares strategy with wider Commercial colleagues and other business stakeholders, to satisfy business objectives with regards yield maximisation, regulatory compliance, industry guidelines, and customer/stakeholder satisfaction. The role requires excellent analytical skills with a superior attention to detail.

Demand Planned (FTC)

London, England

Analyze past performance taking into account SFD, Bias & stability both at ref and or aggregated levels, monitoring and communicates the reliability of sales forecasting with all relevant key stakeholders within the UK. Control previous month's accuracy through KPI and BI reports. Carries out historical data cleansing taking into account affecting factors including sell through, supply issues, press activity, retailer activity, cannibalization and promotional activity. Giving informed consideration to exceptional events. Reconcile forecasts proposals against budget highlighting inconsistences and gaining validation via Demand & Supply meeting. Collaborate with key Customers and business channels (including staff allocations FC's) to establishing future forecast Key EOL & Launch forecasts manually into the demand module Responsible for managing and maintaining an accurate and clean product master data file including accurate life cycles and lifestyles, new product evolution, end of line, ABC forecast stability and sales class plus all relevant bespoke local activity Key in manual forecasts into DMP, managing statistical forecasts at matrix and item level. Provide the analysis to develop future sales forecasts assessing the impact of future events on future sales volumes and updating the statistical forecast model for regular products, proactively identifying and communicating identified risks and opportunities. Work in collaboration with marketing and sales and finance on an on-going basis, prepare, develop, influence and defend the proposals of sales forecasts at the appropriate regular meetings with key stakeholders, influencing actions to fast and slow selling lines and updating forecasts as appropriate. Prepare the supporting documentation necessary for the Supply and Demand Planning Senior to propose implementation of corrective actions in case of deviation results during collaborative monthly Demand Review Committees. Review inventory against batch code rules and forecast, adjusting where necessary and creating proposals for either destruction or shipping of products, administrating all credit requirements. Maintain an awareness of future development in industry best practice, proactively propose the development of automated systems and processes to improve accuracy and efficiency of demand planning activities. Liaising with Distribution and the Supply on product, stock and supplier issues. Provide awareness training to key stakeholders on demand planning activities.

IT Procurement Manager (Global Tech)

Watford, Hertfordshire

Role Support the Enterprise Hardware Procurement and Category Sourcing function globally during both the pursuit and execution of customer business. Support the development, implementation and execution a Enterprise Hardware Category Strategy and Category Knowledge Base (CKB) across all the customer spend in the Americas. Support the development and execution annual Enterprise Hardware Category Plans, which includes identify key strategic sourcing requirements Increase value from the Enterprise Hardware supply base through innovative commercial models Own the relationships with Enterprise Hardware suppliers Monitor the supply market using benchmarks and category indices Evaluate and improve Enterprise Hardware supplier / category performance For non-client requirements, be the "Face of Procurement" to internal stakeholders Support the consolidation our Americas Enterprise Hardware supplier base to best leverage spend and influence whilst managing sourcing risks. Work as part of the global category strategy to develop a global consistent approach for Enterprise Hardware spend closely with counterparts both on- and offshore Support the development savings plans and track and report actual delivery against target. Support the development effective relationships with key strategic Enterprise Hardware suppliers and implement a supplier management approach across the category. Build collaborative working relationship with Business Partnering and Buying Procurement teams and support Delivery, Sales and Solutions teams to ensure that Procurement is engaged early in the sourcing process for Enterprise Hardware needs Responsibilities Manage Key Contract Items and Monitor Contract Metrics and Develop Contract corrective action (Master & Supplier specific) Collect and understand category and project requirements (scope, timeline, and budget) Contribute to the creation a Enterprise Hardware category strategy and global capability matrix Identify Enterprise Hardware potential suppliers, working closely with Business Partnering, Sales, and Delivery regional leadership collaborating with Category buying and Solution Delivery project teams Complete Enterprise Hardware Category Strategic Sourcing Internal and External Profile, Confirm Baseline, and Define future requirements Define TCO/ Commercial Model, Select Relationship Approach, Select Sourcing Approach, Document Strategy Facilitate Enterprise Hardware supplier selection process through direct engagement or competitive bidding techniques Qualify Enterprise Hardware Suppliers - Identify Selection Criteria, Select Supplier Long List, Conduct RFI, Document Supplier Short List Conduct RFx - Document RFP Scope & Timing, Write & Execute RFP, Evaluate RFP, Document Suppliers for Negotiation Document Negotiation Strategy, Plan & Execute Negotiations, Document Benefits Negotiate commercials and terms, in collaboration with our functional, technical, sales, finance, and legal partners. Similarly, drive contracting process Identify and monitor key category indices, perform category analytics, monitor supplier market, benchmark as required Measure customer satisfaction (360-degree management) Monitor Savings/ Rebate Methodologies and track & report category benefits Adjust/ Manage supplier performance and track other KPIs Execute Compliance and Continuous Performance management framework and manage adoption issues and feedback Category/ Source Plan Prepare transactional documentation to consummate order Be the escalation point for sales and delivery or contract issues Proactively work with client project teams to define and execute cost takeout initiatives. Create and maintain the Enterprise Hardware Buyer Training Guide Motivated, self-starter and achievement oriented. Key Skills: 7-9 years of experience in related fields. Exposure to various aspects of the IT categories such as Data Center, EUC Hardware, Hosting, Software, and Services. Familiarity with deal management and negotiations. Strong communication skills and drive desired results within the organization. Excellent people management skills; proficient in verbal communication, writing, time management, organizational and presentation skills Excellent analytical and decision-making skills are also required, and knowledge of Enterprise Hardware hardware and licensing is desirable Exceptionally strong work ethic displaying a mature and professional attitude with an ability to adjust quickly to change Exposure to various aspects of the IT procurement area including contract laws, negotiation, market dynamics, commercial strategy, strategic sourcing, contract management and supply relationship management. Good level of project management experience leading complex commercial projects. Motivated, self-starter and achievement oriented and excellent team building skills.

IT Procurement Manager - Hardware

Watford, Hertfordshire

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Role Support the Enterprise Hardware Procurement and Category Sourcing function in the ERoW during both the pursuit and execution of customer business. Support the development, implementation and execution of an Enterprise Hardware Category Strategy and Category Knowledge Base (CKB) across all the customer spend in ERoW Support the development and execution annual Enterprise Hardware Category Plans, which includes identify key strategic sourcing requirements Increase value from the Enterprise Hardware supply base through innovative commercial models Own the relationships with Enterprise Hardware suppliers in ERoW Monitor the supply market using benchmarks and category indices Evaluate and improve Enterprise Hardware supplier / category performance For non-client requirements, be the "Face of Procurement" to internal stakeholders Support the consolidation our ERoW Enterprise Hardware supplier base to best leverage spend and influence whilst managing sourcing risks. Work as part of the global category strategy to develop a global consistent approach for Enterprise Hardware spend closely with counterparts both on- and offshore Support the development savings plans and track and report actual delivery against target. Support the development effective relationships with key strategic Enterprise Hardware suppliers and implement a supplier management approach across the category. Build collaborative working relationship with Business Partnering and Buying Procurement teams and support Delivery, Sales and Solutions teams to ensure that Procurement is engaged early in the sourcing process for Enterprise Hardware needs Periodic international travel expected Responsibilities Manage Key Contract Items and Monitor Contract Metrics and Develop Contract corrective action (Master & Supplier specific) Collect and understand category and project requirements (scope, timeline, and budget) Contribute to the creation a Enterprise Hardware category strategy and global capability matrix Identify Enterprise Hardware potential suppliers, working closely with Business Partnering, Sales, and Delivery regional leadership collaborating with Category buying and Solution Delivery project teams Complete Enterprise Hardware Category Strategic Sourcing Internal and External Profile, Confirm Baseline, and Define future requirements Define TCO/ Commercial Model, Select Relationship Approach, Select Sourcing Approach, Document Strategy Facilitate Enterprise Hardware supplier selection process through direct engagement or competitive bidding techniques Qualify Enterprise Hardware Suppliers - Identify Selection Criteria, Select Supplier Long List, Conduct RFI, Document Supplier Short List Conduct RFx - Document RFP Scope & Timing, Write & Execute RFP, Evaluate RFP, Document Suppliers for Negotiation Document Negotiation Strategy, Plan & Execute Negotiations, Document Benefits Negotiate commercials and terms, in collaboration with our functional, technical, sales, finance, and legal partners. Similarly, drive contracting process Identify and monitor key category indices, perform category analytics, monitor supplier market, benchmark as required Measure customer satisfaction (360-degree management) Monitor Savings/ Rebate Methodologies and track & report category benefits Adjust/ Manage supplier performance and track other KPIs Execute Compliance and Continuous Performance management framework and manage adoption issues and feedback Category/ Source Plan Prepare transactional documentation to consummate order Be the escalation point for sales and delivery or contract issues Proactively work with client project teams to define and execute cost takeout initiatives. Create and maintain the Enterprise Hardware Buyer Training Guide Motivated, self-starter and achievement oriented. Key Skills: Must Have 7-9 years of experience in related fields. Problem solver: able to work with ambiguity and create value for the end customer Exposure to various aspects of the IT categories such as Data Center, EUC Hardware, Hosting, Software, and Services. Strong communication skills and drive desired results within the organization. Excellent people management skills; proficient in verbal communication, writing, time management, organizational and presentation skills Excellent analytical and decision-making skills are also required, and knowledge of Enterprise Hardware and licensing is desirable Exceptionally strong work ethic displaying a mature and professional attitude with an ability to adjust quickly to change Exposure to various aspects of the IT procurement area including contract laws, negotiation, market dynamics, commercial strategy, strategic sourcing, contract management and supply relationship management.