Global Senior Category Lead - IT Software

GBP47000 - GBP53000 per annum +
13 Mar 2018
12 Apr 2018
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

POSTING END DATE: 27/03/2018

ADVERTISED SALARY: £47,000 - £53,000

LOCATION: Whitley, West Midlands

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world's most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.


Every product. Every process. Every environment. Our vehicles continually set the benchmark for luxury, innovation and performance thanks to our unrivalled commitment to infinite detail. Join us within our Purchasing teams, and you'll be the driving force behind it all.

Every moment of every day, IT keeps Jaguar Land Rover moving in the right direction. Without it, our business simply cannot evolve, so the products you procure here will have a real impact. As an IT Procurement Professional you'll have the opportunity to join a fast paced team responsible for enabling Jaguar land Rover to be at the forefront of technology as it becomes ever more critical to the future of automotive.

We have two exciting roles available within this function - IT Category Buyer and Software and Applications Category Buyer.

As an IT Category Buyer you'll be covering a broad range of IT Categories including Infrastructure, Data Centre, SaaS, Applications (testing, development and maintenance). The Software and Applications Category Buyer will special in complex Software and Applications procurement.

With your IT expertise you'll manage sourcing activities relating to your specific category including the creation, planning, and delivery of a Global Strategic Category Plan. You'll work with a wide variety of suppliers including niche and large global players, each of which will require a different procurement approach. Liaising with stakeholders to gather requirements, develop sourcing strategies, objectives, and plans, making all the necessary arrangements to ensure that cost, risk, and service requirements are met.

You'll be accountable for the successful commercial and contractual completion of sourcing projects and for developing and establishing a pipeline of sourcing activities in line with contract expiry dates, potential cost saving opportunities and new investment projects.


You'll need extensive experience within an IT procurement environment, as well as sourcing for these requirements. You'll be an individual who is results drive and able to demonstrate tenacity, drive, and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environments. Experience of both legal, contract and cost down negotiation activities will be expected. Stakeholder management skills will be key, ideally on a global scale at all levels of the business.


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you'll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.