Senior Buyer - European Programmes

20 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

POSTING END DATE: 26/04/2017
ADVERTISED SALARY: £36,500 - £46,500
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.

LOCATION: Gaydon, Warwickshire


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.

The Programmes Purchasing team is part of the Purchasing function. Its role is to manage the interface between Production Purchasing and Programme Management's cross-functional team to ensure supplier sourcing, cost, quality and timing are all delivered against plan.

Programmes Purchasing offers a unique and highly challenging experience with business-wide exposure and development. The key to success is the ability to manage the internal customer's expectations and deliver against their requirement while using resources assigned against multiple and often conflicting priorities. A significant amount of travel will be required for this role.

In this exciting role you'll be the main contact within programme purchasing for production buyers. You'll be tasked with managing the sourcing plan across multiple programmes, ensuring all commodities follow the global sourcing process. As a multi-faceted position, the ability to develop strong cross-functional relationships through close liaison with Product Development, Supplier Technical Assistance, Cost Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Material Planning and Logistics will be essential. The position will involve the identification of potential roadblocks and devising effective strategies to overcome these, through the cooperation and influence with key stakeholders.


You'll need strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate and influence a wide range of stakeholders at all levels within the business. A high level of business acumen will be needed for this role, a drive for results and the passion to succeed. As a Programme Co-ordinator, having the personal initiative and influencing skills to manage the programme sourcing activity and maintain a positive relationship with all stakeholders will be very important. You'll be adaptable to rapidly changing circumstances, with experience of managing multiple conflicting priorities. As this is a project management role a highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, and determined attitude will be expected. Finally, you'll be free to travel when needed and experience of working with continuous improvement techniques will be advantageous.

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 a 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.