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Category Manager

Our client is a Public Sector organisation that seeks to recruit a Procurement Category Manager – FM & Construction based in Central London reporting to the Head of Procurement.

Ideally you will have procurement experience in the FM/Construction or related categories although other category backgrounds will be considered. Additionally private sector backgrounds will be considered.

You should have the following:

  • Experience of developing and implementing category plans for FM/Construction categories is preferred but not essential.
  • Knowledge of PCR15 regulations/OJEU or the ability to learn about these regulations to ensure good process
  • Excellent stakeholder development and relationship management skills
  • Ideally CIPS qualified (or studying for CIPS, which will be supported)
  • Of graduate calibre
  • Articulate and a good communicator
  • Excellent technical skills including an understanding of contact law, good negotiation skills
  • Organised and has good planning skills

In return for your skills & experience a salary of £45k – £55k is offered for this role (including London weighting) plus benefits.

Interested? For further information please email your CV and current full last package/day rate to quoting 7687/CL.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Category Managers in London and the rest of the UK & Internationally.  Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally.  We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, FM Procurement, ,Construction Procurement, Category Management, Services Procurement, , Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing, sourcing

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.



IT Category Manager

My Client a niche procurement consultancy is currently looking for a specialist IT Category Manager. The IT Category Manager will report into the Director Onsite at one of their prominent clients. You will be helping their clients gain best value from their IT portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical IT procurement projects in IT categories.


You will work closely with the client to run tendering processes, IT contract negotiations and with ongoing vendor management.  You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. 


This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience technology, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.


Skills required:


  • IT/ sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of hardware, software, telecoms & professional services.
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation,
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of the project lifecycle, IT implementations and life in IT departments
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and CIPS, MCIPS or FCIPS qualified.
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team.


For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to quoting MB/7608.

Langley Search & Selection ( is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

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