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STRATEGIST - PROCUREMENT CATEGORY MANAGEMENT & PLANNING
£/€Very Competitive Bonus Blue Chip Benefits
Location: Flexible/Hybrid Role - UK, Netherlands, or Germany
"It's a slightly unusual role".
And that's a great way of summarising this position for our client. They're a well-established organisation in the specialist renewables and power generation industry that wants to become "best-in-class" in terms of its procurement process.
As part of this strategic development plan, they would like to appoint a Category Management Specialist to sit within their large pan European procurement team. The main focus of this role is to work alongside each Category Manager to help them develop longer-term procurement strategies for each category.
As such, you'll be mentoring, coaching, and developing the category management team to help them think differently and innovate new ideas. This may take the form of working one-to-one with the managers or running workshops to create an open culture of collaboration between the team.
So, they're looking for a category management expert who's used to working in a blue-chip, world-class procurement function and can bring new ideas into the company. Experience of working in the power generation industry is not essential, and they're open to considering candidates from any highly regulated industry in the public or commercial sector such as utilities, defence, aerospace, chemicals, automotive, FMCG as long as it's within a multinational matrix structure with a substantial procurement and category management function. Candidates who combine in house and leading procurement consultancy backgrounds would also be very interesting
Your personality will be a deciding factor in this role, as you'll need the drive and desire to develop a high-performing team. You'll be a natural people-person who can connect with colleagues to help them become the best versions of themselves. In addition, you'll have the vision and the presentation skills to convey it to the team and get them excited about the levels they can achieve. Career development prospects are excellent.
This role can be based at any of our client's business units in the UK (North West or Buckinghamshire), Germany (Lower Saxony), and the Netherlands (Overijssel).
Candidates should be university degree/Masters degree educated ideally with a professional procurement/purchasing qualification such as CIPS or equivalent.
It really is a unique role, but it's going to be a rewarding one for the right candidate. As you can imagine, there's plenty more detail to discuss about this role, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 1175876
SENIOR BUYER/ CATEGORY SPECIALIST - IT/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
"Exciting role for ambitious IT/Information Technology procurement specialist with experience of purchasing outsourced IT/Information Technology Infrastructure, Cyber Defence and Application Development."
£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) Blue Chip Benefits Package
Location: Hybrid/Remote - Sites in North West & South East/Home Counties
Commutable from Uxbridge, Stoke Poges, Maidenhead, West Drayton, Slough, Heston, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Amersham, Princes Risborough, Chesham, Aylesbury, Rickmansworth, Windsor, Hayes, Hillingdon
Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.
Our client seeks to strengthen its IT/Technology procurement team with the appointment of an ambitious, university degree educated category and procurement management professional into the role of Senior Buyer/Category Specialist - IT/Information Technology.
Our client is focused on delivering efficiency to its global operations and rising to the challenge of ensuring that its data and systems are secure and robust, delivering significant change to the way IT/Information Technology works within the organisation. Currently IT Infrastructure, Cyber Defence and Application Development are outsourced, and our client is reviewing Operational Information Technology for the its plants. The 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, the Senior Buyer/Category Specialist- IT/Information Technology will work in close collaboration IT Director will be of paramount importance to a successful transformation.
You will be working closely with the IT/Information Technology team and therefore your role will take on a UK and European perspective.
* Working within cross functional teams develop medium to long term sub-category plans setting out the value drivers for the category and the roadmap of actions to deliver them.
* Shape and manage supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered including value definition, value creation including opportunity development and supply chain execution process; value capture including governance and compliance management and value protection to mitigate risk.
* Management and development of robust business partner relationships will be critical to success in the role. You will be expected to leverage experience of procurement strategy and delivery in your field of expertise to build these relationships. The strength of your relationship will enable you 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.
* You will be happy to accept responsibility for delivering the value set out in your sub-category strategy.
* Your experience of influencing and shaping contracts, supplier relationships and contract management will ensure you deliver the expected business benefits from the spend you are managing.
* You will contribute to the development of the Procurement function's capability bringing experience of best practice from other industries and employers.
The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:
A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification
Experience of 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/Information Technology contracts and knowledge and skill in the development of IT/Information Technology specific contracts which secure value for our client and mitigate risk as much as possible.
A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in IT/Information Technology procurement.
Understanding Information Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client
Building IT/Information Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term
Negotiating with IT/Information Technology 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 mind-set and drive for results.
A 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 roles are offered on a hybrid/remote basis with regular visits to sites in the North West and Home Counties for cross functional
PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR - UK
"A strategic procurement role in an iconic, ultra-luxury hospitality business."
£80-90000 (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits
Are you at the top of your game?
Having achieved five-star status in their luxury hotels, our client knows what it takes to be the best.
And now, they'd like you to use your five-starred procurement skills to take strategic control of their group procurement function. You'll need to lead a skilled purchasing team covering sourcing, purchasing, projects, and stock control of both FF&E/A (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment/Accessories) and OS & E (Operating Supplies & Equipment). The latter will include food, the finest ingredients, beverages, chinaware, glass, crockery, and silverware. The focus will be on improving EBITDA and optimisation of savings across all categories.
As you can imagine, quality is king in a hotel chain of this calibre. Our client's customers demand the best and pay a premium for the luxury they receive as a guest in one of its luxury hotels, spas, and apartments.
However, there is a strategic opportunity to maximise value and synergies by implementing a robust procurement and purchasing system across all the hotels and residences in the chain in the UK. For example, there are gains to be made by integrating each hotel's purchasing spend into one system with synchronised sourcing and supply contracts. And our client is sure you'll find other areas for improvement once you've conducted your initial strategic review.
In summary, you'll act as a transformational and influential change agent and visionary leader, implementing best practice procurement, purchasing and category management techniques, aligning the purchasing function with the group's strategic objectives. You will be experienced in build strong partnerships, constructively challenging, and influencing executive stakeholders including executive chefs and general management. You will also possess excellent team development, coaching and mentoring skills.
Regarding your background, our client envisages you will have gained considerable experience working in a prestigious environment. As well as in the luxury hospitality/hotel industry, you may have worked in first-class holiday resorts or premium airline brands or other ultra-premium service delivery business. Wherever you've forged your career, you will understand the concept of a prestige brand.
You will be based in London/South East. You will be degree qualified with post graduate qualifications in strategic procurement/purchasing. You will possess outstanding personal presentation and will be a first-class communicator with excellent interpersonal, persuasion, negotiating and influencing skills.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join an iconic brand renowned for luxury. In return for your services, our client offers a premium benefits package befitting a company of its stature and prestige. Relocation assistance will be considered for candidates who have the right to live and work in the UK/EU.
As you can imagine, we have plenty more to discuss about this role, so please submit your details, quoting reference LX 1018312 or call us on 44 (0)1905 381 320.
HEAD OF TRANSPORT & WAREHOUSING– FOOD SERVICE SECTOR
“Great strategic network development and operational leadership opportunity for Transport & Warehousing Professional from the chilled, multi drop food service sector.”
Salary £50-70000 (DOE) + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
Commutable from Epsom, Chessington, Banstead, Caterham, Sutton, Croydon, Esher, Leatherhead, Cobham, Guildford, Byfleet, Weybridge, Chertsey, Walton on Thames Woking, Kingston on Thames
Are you a Head of Transport & Warehousing with extensive experience delivering chilled foods with a short shelf-life?
Would you like a new challenge, leading a logistics department and providing strategic direction?
Do you relish the opportunity to play a critical role in a business with ambitious growth plans?
Our client is a market leading company in their industry and now needs to appoint a Head of Transport & Warehousing to help them achieve their goals.
For a little background, the company has been trading for decades and has built an enviable reputation in its competitive industry. During the Covid pandemic, they retargeted their customer base to serve large catering businesses that supply to public sector organisations.
They are headquartered in South London and have recently invested in a new warehousing facility in the Midlands. Currently, they operate 60+ vehicles on a 24/7 operation and plan to open more depots nationally in the coming years. As well as their in-house transport, they are also supported by 3PL providers.
Looking at the current and future business requirements, they feel they need to bring in an experienced professional to oversee their entire transport and warehousing operation.
As the Head of Transport & Warehousing, they want you to take a strategic role in the future direction of the business. You will take the overall responsibility for the company’s transport and Warehousing operations across the whole of the UK. Our client needs your skills to develop the logistics network strategy, improve their day-to-day operations, ensuring their delivery commitments are fully met whether that be through own fleet or 3PL/4PL partnerships.
Therefore, you must have experience of both primary and secondary chilled multi drop food service, quick service/convenience food retail operations.
In the very near future, the warehousing pick and pack operation will also fall under your control as well, and you will be responsible for leading an experienced Warehouse Manager and warehousing team.
As such, you’ll need a broad skillset covering in-house or 3PL multi drop primary and secondary chilled transport operations. Specifically, you’ll be an excellent people manager with a coaching/mentoring mindset, an effective delegator, and a strategic leader. You will be financially astute and au fait with the commercials around managing and developing a cost effective and quality chilled transport network and distribution operation. You will have the gravitas and credibility to operate as part of the senior leadership team whilst also very visible and hands on to get the job done and keep the team motivated and engaged to deliver your vision and transport plan.
You must be CPC qualified with experience of holding an O licence and up to date on transport regulations, fleet compliance and health and safety. Experience of both a HGV, artic and LGV fleet will be essential.
This role is based in the company’s South London HQ, so your location should allow daily commuting to the site.
In return our client our offers a competitive salary plus bonus and other benefits.