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Interim Category Manager

Interim Category Manager role, initial 5 month contract based in Central London, c£400 per day (inside IR35).

The successful candidate will have Public Sector / OJEU / PCR2015 experience and ideally be MCIPS qualified, or working towards. In conjunction with this a category background across either HR, professional services or ICT is desirable.

For further information please submit your details in a Microsoft Word format to or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7603NR.

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.

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.


Director of Procurement

A highly skilled and experienced procurement professional you’ll report to the Chief Finance Officer and be an integral part of the service developing, implementing and maintaining our Procurement Strategy, building and leading our newly created centralised, collaborative and commercially focussed Procurement Services team and keeping the University at the forefront of industry thinking.

Accountable to

Chief Finance Officer


Five direct reports; Four Sourcing Managers and Procurement Operations Manager

Nine staff members in total including two Procurement Officers and two apprentices.

Internal stakeholders

  • Chief Finance Officer, Director of Finance,  Accounts Payable Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer, Director of Estates, Deputy Director of Estates, HR Director
  • Chief Information Officer, Head of Development & Application Services, Head of Infrastructure and Operations
  • Registrar, Student Services, Head of Legal Services
  • Deans, DCO’s amd all holders of significant budgets

External stakeholders

Key suppliers and commercial partners, legal advisors, external auditors, Buying Bodies (CCS, SUPC etc) and peers in other universities.

Main accountabilities:

  • The work will support the following University objectives:
  • To lead the University’s Procurement Services function, and to transform it into a leading edge and professional organisation through becoming more focused, more integrated, more disciplined through…
  • creating a centrally coordinated, highly effective procurement function with strong execution capability;
  • being highly credible through the delivery of substantial and sustainable savings,
  • being an integral strategic partner with Colleges / Support Functions and supply chain partners, and;
  • being a sustainable capability that is a strategic advantage for Brunel University London.


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