Strategic Buyer (Construction Procurement)
POSTING END DATE:20/06/2018
LOCATION: WHITLEY, COVENTRY
ADVERTISED SALARY: £40,000 - £45,000
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.
It is a very exciting time to join Jaguar Land Rover. With the development of advanced and sophisticated technology across the business, leading products need to be sourced and provided by one of the top Purchasing teams in the country. This is why we are looking for you to join our team.
We are at the forefront of the industry when it comes to new technologies, manufacturing techniques, and engineering. Opportunity within the business is only limited by your desire to succeed. Career progression is encouraged and so is the opportunity to travel with your work if required.
As a Strategic Buyer specialising in construction procurement, you'll lead continuous improvements in purchasing activities by supporting Centre of Excellence initiatives / activities for their respective sub categories. You'll also be responsible for internal stakeholder alignment on strategy and sourcing, including key focus on regional inputs and regional deployment coupled with delivering company cost and quality targets through sourcing within the Global markets.
You'll also be responsible for sourcing in line with Strategy Category Plan through the Global Sourcing Process to the point of Contract and Purchase Order, and support the delivery team in supplier relationships through the Contract Management and Supplier Performance Management.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
To be successful in your role, you'll ideally be CIPS accredited and have construction procurement experience (sourcing of construction projects). Naturally results driven, you demonstrate tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
You'll also be able to understand category management principles and have commercial awareness and negotiation skills. A degree of flexibility and agility is required to be able to adjust to changing business needs along with the ability to travel internationally. Being a natural communicator, managing relationships both internally and externally will be key.
JLR considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list. Therefore, JLR will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.
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, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you'll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. 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.