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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


Purchasing Manager

Currently recruiting for a Procurement Manager exclusively for a business based in the heart of Kent (Candidate ideally to be based in kent as this is an office based role). This business is in the Industry of Manufacturing and is actively looking for a leader who has strong background knowledge of Procurement/Purchasing globally.

The ideal person will be but can be flexible;

Experience in Manufacturing industries

Strong Supply Chain/Purchasing knowledge

Ideally have CIPS Qualifications

Strong Leadership and Management experience

Experience working to strict deadlines


  • Taking overall responsibility for the Purchasing Team ensuring purchased goods, materials and components are in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Taking full responsibility of the management of your team (Holiday/Sickness etc)
  • Manage department resources in line with demand and projected workload
  • Overseeing all supplier contacts and contracts, maintaining, and improving relationships to ensure effective pricing and lead times
  • Constant evaluation of Suppliers in quality control ensuring all items meet the specs we provide
  • Ensuring continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Forecast short- & long-term demand and plan resources accordingly
  • Supporting with the sourcing new suppliers when needed alongside our Buyer and New Product Development Team and providing pricing estimates to help plan overall costing sheets
  • Liaising with Sales Reps to ensure accurate forecasting, delivery, and stock levels
  • Ensuring the Purchasing team are working together to keep stock levels and re-ordering at optimum efficiency
  • Working with the Global Head of Product to manage procurement budget and prepare cost estimates
  • Overseeing the Department’s output in running MRP, preparing and raising purchase orders and works orders and assisting as needed
  • Providing the Senior Management with regular reports and updates - to include costing analysis on all items and advising on stock levels, profit margins, lead times etc.
  • Work with Quality Control & Compliance Manager and After Sales to reduce/eliminate any quality control and / or manufacturing problems

If this looks like something of interest to you then please apply.

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