Langley Search & Interim

Head of Category Management

London (Central), London (Greater)
Up to £120k plus bens
29 Apr 2019
29 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Langley Search & Interim is currently searching for a Head of Category Management who will also be the Deputy MD of a Collaborative Procurement organisation and sits on the Executive Leadership Team.   This organisation is undertaking a major transformation of their procurement & customer facing areas and you will lead on this initiative for the Key Category Workstreams and the Procurement Support Team.  You will lead, coach & develop a team of c. 35 people with a spend of c. £3bn with multiple stakeholders nationally delivering ‘best in class’ procurement plans and implementation.

You will have experience of:

  •  Working at a Senior Management Level in procurement  in multiple organisations in the public or private sectors leading change programmes across multiple sites/divisions
  • Demonstrable commercial experience of leading a significant category team delivering benefits and results – able to coach, train and mentor.  An excellent role model.
  • Experience of collaborating with strategic partners both in the supply base and with other public sector procurement teams.
  • The strategic vision to lead and manage the development of services and be able to deputise for the MD when required.   
  • Develop and extend the markets & stakeholders serviced, developing new services and innovation to meet stakeholder needs both now and into the future
  • Experience of being a skilled team leader planning & developing Category Plans, Contract Management methodology and implement best in class SRM techniques
  • Experience of developing the governance framework and risk management techniques required to enable value for money and a ROI
  • Ideally you will be FCIPS/MCIPS qualified (or equivalent) with an MBA/or equivalent qualifications. 
  • You will be an excellent communicator and influencer – able to build key stakeholder relationships and gain agreement on the roadmap

For further information please email your CV and full current package/availability and day rate to quoting 7505/CL/PERM.

Langley Search & Interim supplies Director of Procurement, HOP, VP Procurement, SVP Procurement Managers in the UK and internationally.  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.

Key skills and areas: Procurement, Supply Chain, Operational Excellence, Head of Category Management, Sourcing, Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM

Please note: 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.

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