Commodity Business Engineer
POSTING END DATE: 06/02/2018
ADVERTISED SALARY: £37,819 - £45,000
LOCATION: Gaydon, Warwickshire
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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.
Operating within the wider function of Cost Engineering, the Team Value Management (TVM) Commodity Business team are responsible for cost knowledge management at a strategic level within the Jaguar Lane Rover Centres of Competence. You'll be responsible for leading a wide range of engineering, commercial and financial activities as the team work across multiple areas of the company, particularly in the purchasing and design environments.
In your role you'll support the development of Cost Engineering and Team Value Management within Purchasing and Engineering. This will include assisting in managing the purchasing and cost engineering contributions and alignment conclusions within individual commodity system strategy reviews. You'll support the leadership and coordination of matched pair Strategic Commodity Dossier process as a pre requisite for the Commodity Business Plans. You'll also manage the commercial Gap Closure Process by facilitating the use of cost knowledge data to drive improved supplier performance. The project management of commodity teams within Purchase, Engineering and Cost Estimating functions will be part of this role, and this will help manage existing projects and generate new opportunities throughout the organisation.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
In this strategic position you'll need proven project management skills with good business acumen and a knowledge of finance analysis. This analysis will be used to interpret data, so MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project skills will be required. We will expect you to have proven experience of developing engineering or commercial solutions with the specific aim of reducing cost of components or assemblies. You'll also have previous experience facilitating supplier-based workshops, which will include benchmarking and internal consultation to generate cost and revenue opportunities. The role requires a degree of tenacity and steadfastness to follow through and complete delivery, using your own initiative to find solutions.
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.
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