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Senior IT Category Manager

My client a leading Brand is currently looking for a specialist Senior IT Category Manager. The Senior IT Category Manager will report to the Senior Category Manager helping internal stakeholders gain the best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in Hardware, Software & Broadcast categories.

You will work closely with the Technology department to run tender processes, contract negotiations and 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 in technology, sourcing and procurement with an amazing brand.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of IT, Software & Hardware
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience working in blue chip organisations.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • 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.


For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to quoting MB/7991.

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


Procurement Manager - Professional Services

Brand new opportunity available in Bristol for a Procurement Category Manager from an indirect services background and with experience working within a fast-paced strategic environment.

This is a position within an expanding and progressive procurement function. The role will require the successful applicant to be in the office for 1-2 days per week, potentially less as things progress. The headquarters is located within a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads.

You will be responsible for providing commercial procurement services across a wide spectrum of professional services spend in addition to addressing some other indirect category areas of spend. You will ensure that the procurement and supply chain objectives of the department are achieved consistently and in support of the strategic plan and vision. You will also be tasked with developing and managing several key supplier relationships to ensure value for money and provide technical expertise in executing end-to-end procurement processes.

Your profile and background

  • You'll have experience of the full end-end-end tendering process and you'll be able to provide examples where you have achieved significant savings across specific category areas of spend.
  • You'll have the ability to influence and engage with stakeholders at varying degrees of seniority. 
  • You'll have a solid understanding of your assigned category areas of spend and you'll be comfortable liaising with a broad range of suppliers and negotiating high profile contracts.
  • You'll be a personable and self-motivated individual with strong verbal and written communication skills. 

All applications meeting the above criteria will be carefully considered.

Langley Search & Selection Ltd is a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

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