REQ ID: 92161 JOB TITLE: Global Commodity Lead SALARY: Competitive POSTING END DATE: LOCATION: Gaydon Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This is an exciting, new advanced purchasing role exploring future technologies, supply chains and potential suppliers in the area of Electrical & Hydrogen Propulsion systems.
Reporting to the Global Senior Purchasing Manager, you will have Global responsibility for specific commodities for Jaguar Land Rover. You will utilise your experience to analyse, define, and implement market and sourcing strategies for your designated commodities. You will lead the Global sourcing activity through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP) up to contract award (SCPA). Both Global Strategy and Sourcing activity will be supported by the Regional Delivery teams for your commodities, utilising regional market intelligence and expertise.
You will lead the development of the Supplier and internal Senior stakeholder relationships to ensure strategic and programme alignment. You will manage suppliers within your designated commodities, leading Supplier Business Reviews ensuring the Global Commodity Strategy and Supply Base Market strategy is effectively deployed throughout all of Jaguar Land Rover and the external supply chain.
Responsible for a small team, you will provide managerial guidance and leadership to your Strategic Analyst and Global Strategic Buyers within your area of responsibility, retaining overall accountability for those commodities.
You will support and work closely with the Regional Purchasing Managers 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 senior stakeholder relationships and ensuring JLR is appropriately represented both internally and externally
This 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 Production Purchasing, MP&L, STA, Product Engineering, Cost Engineering and Manufacturing.
KEY ACCOUNABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
You will be accountable and responsible for Strategic Commodity Dossier (SCD) and Commodity Business Plan (CBP) delivery, ensuring relevant data is updated and understood in order to make strategic recommendations. With support from the Strategic Analyst, accountable for obtaining and understanding analytics on suppliers, market and business requirements. You will also be accountable for creation, delivery and execution of SCD and CBP to specific sourcing requirements including supplier selection and sourcing approach in line with Jaguar Land Rover sourcing guidelines e.g. Achilles Registration and Supplier Risk Assessment.
Part of the role is also to develop expertise in cost for commodities through developing a detailed cost model and cost reduction strategy to achieve optimal cost for piece price , ED&T, tooling. You will ensure robust cost model development and input to cost target setting process, supporting cost event outcomes (pre SCPA) driving programme target alignment.
Working with the Regional Delivery Teams, you will lead the development of the supplier relationships globally for your designated commodities and participate in Supplier Business Reviews to develop supplier relationships in accordance with the supplier segmentation model.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
We are looking for an individual who is results driven, has tenacity, drive and perseverance, leading the team to deliver strategic plans in a complex, highly demanding environment. You will have the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning, to lead and create high quality Purchasing strategies.
You will be resilient, energetic and enthusiastic and able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
An excellent communicator who can communicate complex ideas to key stakeholders to influence cross functional alignment
A effective team leader, who actively develops and supports team members
Drives compliance to standard policies and procedures
Experience of working in a global, multi-cultural environment
Experience of leading a team in a matrix organisation structure
SO WHY US?
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.
This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage.
Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.
Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.