IT Senior Category Manager / Commercial Lead

Location London
Job type: Permanent
Salary: c£71 - £78k (including location allowances) + excellent benefits
Contact name: Nathan Ramsay

Contact email: nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com
Job ref: 749258NR
Published: 22 days ago

Commercial Lead / IT Senior Category Manager

Salary band to c£71 - £78k (including location allowances) + excellent benefits

London based client offering hybrid working.

My client, a high profile public sector organisation with a spend level of c£800m p/a, are currently recruiting for a Senior Category Manager level role in the IT Infrastructure space. Working within a department that is driving a progressive social value and sustainability agenda, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team / hands-on delivery of innovative category strategies, procurement / sourcing and contract management across spend areas such as data centres, networks, voice and data, IT hardware etc. This role has two direct reports, and my client is looking for candidates who will bring a coaching / mentoring leadership approach, in what is a L&D focussed environment.

The successful candidate will ideally bring a blend of the following: -

  • Background of developing innovative category strategies and/or contract management / supplier relationship management (SRM) protocols that deliver high quality commercial outcomes and value for money

  • Experience of procuring / contract managing large complex digital, data and technology (DDaT) related services / goods in fast paced and dynamic environment

  • Leadership / Management experience, ideally gained from working within a CPD / L&D culture.

  • Excellent senior stakeholder relationship skills.

  • Public Sector / OJEU / PCR2015 procurement experience is a desirable but not essential

Langley are 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.