Senior Buyer

Location Warwickshire
Job type: Contract
Salary: £36.02PH Umbrella
Contact name: Vicki Martinson

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 38953
Published: 3 months ago
Duration: 9.5 Months
Expiry date: 29 Dec 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • Reporting to the Global Commodity Leader the Procurement Buyer will have Global responsibility for specific commodities on behalf of JLR.

  • The Procurement Buyer will utilise experience to analyse, define, and implement market and sourcing strategies for designated commodities.

  • The buyer will lead the development of the supplier and internal stakeholder relationships to ensure strategic and programme alignment.

  • Manage suppliers within the designated commodities, responsible for Supplier Business Reviews ensuring that the Global Commodity Strategy and Supply Base Market strategy is effectively deployed throughout all of JLR and the external supply chain.

  • The buyer will support and work closely with the Regional Delivery teams and engage with specialists within the Purchasing Function as required to ensure optimum value creation and delivery for Jaguar Land Rover, as well as leading stakeholder relationships and ensuring JLR is appropriately represented both internally and externally

  • This role is a pivotal role for interface with other key functions within Jaguar Land Rover and acts as a core conduit for true cross functional working across Direct Procurement, MP&L, STA, Product Engineering, Cost Engineering and Manufacturing

  Skills Required:

  • Degree qualified or similar experience within Procurement

  • Communication - must be able to communicate effectively with key stakeholders internally and externally.

  • Growth mind-set - open to adapting approach in a fast paced environment and viewing mistakes as an opportunity to learn

  Experience Required:

  • Demonstrates our Creators' Code behaviours of Customer Love, Unity, Integrity, Growth and Impact. Continually working hard to deliver a modern luxury experience to earn and keep our customers' trust and loyalty.

  • Embracing differences, being empathetic, welcoming challenges together empowering each other to deliver. Building trust by speaking openly and honestly, listening attentively, and treating others respectfully.

  • Taking initiative and using failure as an opportunity to learn.

  • We develop by giving + seeking honest feedback. Making a difference through our results.

  • We innovate and never lose sight of what we want to achieve.

  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience

  • Delivering complex supply chain solutions in a fast paced, high pressured manufacturing environment

  • Ability to work independently, results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.

  • Implementing and delivering purchasing strategies with the focus on total value chain delivery

  • Identify opportunities for creating value in a commodity or commodities

  • A resilient and enthusiastic individual who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs

  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders to influence cross-functional engagement

  • A effective team player, actively develops and supports team members

  • Maintaining compliance with standard policies and procedures  

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience working in Agile

  • An individual with a proven track record in delivering results in both favourable and unfavourable conditions

  • The ability to challenge in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style

  • Experience of working in a global, multi-cultural environment