Job Title:  Procurement Manager

Client:  St Pierre Groupe Ltd (formerly known as Carrs Foods International Ltd)

Location: Towers Business Park, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 2RY

Remuneration: Circa £50k - £60k salary (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits package including flexible working

Job Purpose: 

  • To develop and execute new improved procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing, particularly sourcing of product, freight and warehousing.
  • To manage product costs across the life cycle of each product. This includes negotiating initial costs, maximising logistics utilisation and monitoring / re-negotiating costs to reflect changes in input costs.

Status: Closed. Another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing.

Job Title:  Senior Legal Adviser (for the English & Exams strategic business unit)

Status:  Permanent

Client: The British Council

Location: London SW1A

Remuneration:  Attractive salary & benefits package including 32 days annual holiday, pension & a range of family friendly policies

Role Purpose:  To provide comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective legal advice to designated client functions and in support of organisation-wide legal issues, which identifies legal risks and informs decision-making.

Legal services are provided within the British Council through a small team within Corporate Affairs, supported as required by advice from external lawyers.  In addition to external lawyers overseas, there is an outsourcing arrangement with a law firm in the UK to provide legal advise on transactional issues.  The Legal team have oversight over the use of oursourcing arrangements.  Direct support from the Legal team is focussed on business-critical core legal issues, including co-creation partnerships, conflict of laws/cross-border issues, legal status, oversight of major contracts and strategy for resolution of major disputes, where it is more effective to provide the advice internally.

This role provides direct support to designated Strategic Business Units (SBUs), corporate functions and the overseas network as delegated on a project by project basis.

Status: Closed. Another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing.

Job Title: Head of Legal

Client: British Council

Location: Spring Gardens, London SW1A

Status: Fixed Term Contract of 18 months duration

Package: circa £90,000 plus 32 days annual leave & statutory holidays and an impressive range of family friendly policies

Role purpose: To provide strategic oversight of global legal risk through:

  • identifying the risks: both immediate and longer term; in the businesses and in the regions; and encompassing the nature of the organisation which is to work across a matrix, with partners in the UK and internationally, and with the UK governments.
  • advising the CEO, Executive, Chair and Board on risks and advised mitigations
  • ensuring a comprehensive, efficient and cost effective legal advisory service is provided across the British Council that protects and develops its interests to strengthen its cultural relations purpose.