Job Search
This job is no longer available.
You can view related vacancies or set-up an email alert notification when similar jobs are added to the website using the buttons below.

Interim Senior Buyer IT

£500 per day (via Umbrella Company) 12-18 month contract
 

Job Description

INTERIM SENIOR BUYER IT

£500 per day (via Umbrella Company) 12-18 month contract

Location: Hybrid/Remote - Sites in the North West & South East/Home Counties

 

When recruiting a role that involves the protection of critical UK infrastructure, there's a temptation to get all James Bond about it.

We could try and get your attention by saying things like, "Have you dreamed of protecting the nation and being a national hero or heroine"?

But, let's face it, you're a Senior IT Category Buying Specialist. And high-speed car chases around UK cities aren't usually part of the job. Unless you've just dropped your caramel latte in your lap, perhaps.

However, this is a crucial role for our client, a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector. Our client is offering a 12-18 months contract to join their IT procurement team.

They're focused on improving efficiency in their global operations and making sure their data and systems are secure and robust.

As such, they want to strengthen their IT procurement team with the appointment of a category and procurement management professional into the role of Senior Buyer/Category Specialist - IT.

That's where you fit in. And you won't need a car that turns into a submarine.

Currently, their IT Infrastructure, Cyber Defence and Application Development are outsourced. So, your focus will be on next generation outsourcing with high levels of customer satisfaction as a key driver for our client's IT strategy.

Reporting to a Senior Category Manager, you will also work closely with the IT/Information Technology team, and your role will take on a UK and European perspective.

 

Core Aims:

  • Working across different departments, develop plans for the next few years that incorporate the crucial aims for the category and a list of actions to achieve these goals.
  • Build solid relationships with suppliers to ensure they understand your requirements and deliver on SLAs. Then, use those strong relationships to confidently challenge business partners to think and act differently, to be creative and open to new ideas and to explore new supply chain possibilities.
  • Contribute to the development of the Procurement function's capability by bringing your experience of best practices from other industries and employers.

 

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:

  • Available imminently to commence a 12-18 months contract paying £500 per day via an Umbrella company.
  • A university degree and, ideally, CIPS (or equivalent) qualification
  • Experience working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness
  • Currently working within a high-security sector such as defence, nuclear, aerospace, marine, ministry of defence, utilities etc.
  • Understanding of the nuances of IT contracts.
  • A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in IT procurement.
  • Understanding Information Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client
  • Building IT sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will be delivered in the short, medium and long term
  • Negotiating with IT- suppliers to drive the right commercial and contractual outcomes
  • Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mindset and a drive for results.
  • Knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly.

In return, our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader. The role is offered on a interim 12-18 month contract and hybrid/remote basis with regular visits to sites in the North West and Home Counties for cross-functional engagement.

To apply without delay, please email your CV, quoting reference LX 1183412 for the attention of Roheela Khan, Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

SIMILAR JOBS
  • Plant Manager - Manufacturing & Production Processing
    £65000 - £85000 per annum Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits
    UK

    PLANT MANAGER - MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION PROCESSING

    "High profile leadership and transformational change management role for Plant Management professional with a track record of people development, engagement and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety."

    c.£Very Competitive Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits

    Northern Home Counties

    Commutable from Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

    Our client is a market leader within the construction/building materials sector and operates several plants in the UK.

    They are seeking a professional Site/Plant Manager, ideally educated to degree standard in an engineering discipline or similar, to take the lead at a strategically important site located in the Northern Home Counties

    The Site/Plant Manager will provide leadership, guidance and direction for manufacturing and production operations, ensuring sustainable performance aligned with strategic corporate objectives and delivery of business commitments. As Site/Plant Manager you will be responsible for optimising labour, site safety, material and equipment resources to maximise the Plants production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service as the site takes on increased customer volumes.

    The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical engineering and production background gained within the heavy processing industry and will be able to build a vision referenced to experience in "best in class" plant management. The Site/Plant Manager will be a strong leader with the ability to challenge, drive, coach, inspire and motivate a team to become "best in class". You will also be an excellent problem solver, structured, systematic and logical with a track record of project management in the context of turnaround, transformation and continuous improvement.

    The Role:

    * Operating a safe Plant, continuously driving towards sustaining a positive safety and health culture.

    * Develop a long-term vision for the plant.

    * Provide exemplary leadership, setting demanding standards and driving high performance from the team.

    * Build a customer focussed performance culture within the business and a climate to inspire the team to achieve world class performance and reliability.

    * Ensure that the production commitments in terms of volume, deadlines, and product conformity are met.

    * Ensure the plant complies with UK legislation, with specific regard to health & safety, environmental and employment laws.

    * Be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the plant performance plan, plant team assessment and budget to achieve identified improvements.

    * Ensure product quality meets agreed targets and ensure that plant capability is sustained through optimisation of the process.

    * Manage the operating and capital budgets, maintaining a vigilant approach to reducing costs.

    * Lead and manage change programmes with clear goals, drive and engagement; Drive for continuous improvement.

    * Ensure positive working relations with employees and their representatives within the plant.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    * Ideally degree educated in Engineering or similar. Must understand engineering and business principles. Technical knowledge of manufacturing, and modern maintenance technology and methods will be integral to success and credibility in this role.

    * Consistent multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Site/Plant Manager.

    * Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety standards.

    * Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management and leadership is key and foremost to success in this role.

    * Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion, including 5S, with track record of excellent team development and engagement in this context would be an advantage.

    * Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organisation.

    * Led & achieved results in a multi or single site role, managing cross functionally.

    * Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level within a unionised environment.

    * Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration, and problem solving.

    * Excellent experience of £multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.

    * Fluent Business English both verbal and written.

    * IT literate across Microsoft

    * Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever

  • PLANT MANAGER - MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION PROCESSING

    PLANT MANAGER - MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION PROCESSING

     

    "High profile leadership and transformational change management role for Plant Management professional with a track record of people development, engagement and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety."

     

    c.£Very Competitive Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits

     

    Northern Home Counties

     

    Commutable from Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

     

    Our client is a market leader within the construction/building materials sector and operates several plants in the UK.

    They are seeking a professional Site/Plant Manager, ideally educated to degree standard in an engineering discipline or similar, to take the lead at a strategically important site located in the Northern Home Counties

    The Site/Plant Manager will provide leadership, guidance and direction for manufacturing and production operations, ensuring sustainable performance aligned with strategic corporate objectives and delivery of business commitments. As Site/Plant Manager you will be responsible for optimising labour, site safety, material and equipment resources to maximise the Plants production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service as the site takes on increased customer volumes.

    The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical engineering and production background gained within the heavy processing industry and will be able to build a vision referenced to experience in "best in class" plant management. The Site/Plant Manager will be a strong leader with the ability to challenge, drive, coach, inspire and motivate a team to become "best in class". You will also be an excellent problem solver, structured, systematic and logical with a track record of project management in the context of turnaround, transformation and continuous improvement.

     

    The Role:

    * Operating a safe Plant, continuously driving towards sustaining a positive safety and health culture.

    * Develop a long-term vision for the plant.

    * Provide exemplary leadership, setting demanding standards and driving high performance from the team.

    * Build a customer focussed performance culture within the business and a climate to inspire the team to achieve world class performance and reliability.

    * Ensure that the production commitments in terms of volume, deadlines, and product conformity are met.

    * Ensure the plant complies with UK legislation, with specific regard to health & safety, environmental and employment laws.

    * Be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the plant performance plan, plant team assessment and budget to achieve identified improvements.

    * Ensure product quality meets agreed targets and ensure that plant capability is sustained through optimisation of the process.

    * Manage the operating and capital budgets, maintaining a vigilant approach to reducing costs.

    * Lead and manage change programmes with clear goals, drive and engagement; Drive for continuous improvement.

    * Ensure positive working relations with employees and their representatives within the plant.

     

    The Ideal Candidate:

    * Ideally degree educated in Engineering or similar. Must understand engineering and business principles. Technical knowledge of manufacturing, and modern maintenance technology and methods will be integral to success and credibility in this role.

    * Consistent multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Site/Plant Manager.

    * Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety standards.

    * Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management and leadership is key and foremost to success in this role.

    * Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion, including 5S, with track record of excellent team development and engagement in this context would be an advantage.

    * Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organisation.

    * Led & achieved results in a multi or single site role, managing cross functionally.

    * Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level within a unionised environment.

    * Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration, and problem solving.

    * Excellent experience of £multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.

    * Fluent Business English both verbal and written.

    * IT literate across Microsoft

    * Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever

     

  • Interim Financial Controller

    Interim Financial Controller - Not for Profit Sector

     

    Salary: £75,000 to £85,000 (12-month interim contract via payroll) Benefits

     

    Location: London SE1 (Hybrid 3 days in the Office)

     

     

    Are you a seasoned financial expert ready to embark on a transformative journey? We're seeking an Interim Financial Controller to lead the charge in stabilising and enhancing the financial operations for our client while contributing to the long-term success of the organisation's finance department. This pivotal role encompasses both UK and international operations for a dynamic charity organisation.

     

    The Role

    As the Financial Controller, you'll be at the forefront of financial operations, ensuring the smooth functioning of the charity organisation's finances to support their vital work. You will provide the charity with strong Management Accounts skills, including reporting, stakeholder management, and risk mitigation.

     

    The areas that require initial focus for early intervention in this interim role include:

     

    * Collaborating with the CEO, COO and FD to develop a Finance Improvement Plan addressing identified areas for enhancement and prioritise and implement action plans to efficiently rectify deficiencies.

    * The implementation of an effective purchase-to-pay system, and a purchase order system.

    * Support in producing a scheme of delegation.

    * The production of accurate, timely, and informative monthly management accounts.

    * Developing strong relationships with internal stakeholders for the 2025-2027 budget-setting process.

    * Identifying key areas for internal staff development and training.

    * Drafting revised financial control processes and ensuring implementation and adherence where process gaps exist.

    * Supporting the FD in producing insightful financial reports within specified deadlines.

    * Review and execute outstanding audit actions and recommendations in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

    * Manage payroll, including pension schemes, auto-enrolment, and other employee benefits and insurances, ensuring compliance and efficiency.

    * As the accounting system is quite out of date, and whilst a new system is specified, sourced and implemented, you will need to demonstrate your advanced Excel skills to supplement and manage existing financial planning and control processes.

     

    The Ideal Applicant

    * Degree or equivalent further education qualification - relevant accounting qualification (e.g., ACCA or ACA, CIMA)

    * Current or recent experience gained in medium sized not for profit/charity organisation. An interest in health especially women's health would be advantageous.

    * Ability and willingness to actively contribute to a culture of innovation, resourcefulness, and best practice.

    * Able to interact effectively with Trustee Board and Finance and Risk Committee.

    * Strong leadership skills with a proactive ability to provide solutions in complex situations.

    * Experienced in finance systems management and interaction with organisational systems.

    * Have an organised and methodical approach to work, prioritising tasks dynamically and multi-tasking as required.

    * An ability to make evidence-based decisions - at times dealing with ambiguous information and drawing appropriate inferences.

    * Self-motivated to run tasks independently, while seeking guidance when needed, as well as being a proactive collaborator when required.

    * Excellent communicator across all levels of the organisation, with exceptional writing skills for internal and external communications.

    * Understanding of Safeguarding principles or willingness to undertake suitable training.

    * Line management experience and experience in a not-for-profit organisation would be beneficial, as well as previous experience being responsible for process improvement and/or change management.

     

    Initially, this role will require you to work a minimum of three days per week at the office in London, potentially transitioning to seven days per month.

     

    Why apply for this role?

    Meaningful Work: Every number you crunch and every financial decision you make will directly contribute to the charity's impactful work.

    Collaborative Environment: You will join a passionate team of professionals who are dedicated to making a difference and supporting each other along the way.

    Professional Growth: Expand your skills and expertise in a dynamic international setting.

    Global Impact: Be part of an organisation that is making an impact on a global scale.

     

    Apply now to join this dynamic charity. Email your CV, quoting reference LX 2124471 to or call us on 01905 381 320.