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Purchasing Manager

Job at Jaguar Land Rover in Warwick, Warwickshire

REQ ID: 101181 JOB TITLE: Purchasing Manager SALARY: Competitive POSTING END DATE: 07/08/2022 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.


An exciting opportunity has become available within our Indirect Procurement (IP) function to lead a team of Buyers responsible for Engineering Services and Contract Manufacturing. The team is responsible for the procurement of multiple time and material as well as deliverables based projects, across a number of key stakeholder groups within the Jaguar Land Rover business.

There is a strategic opportunity to review potential synergies with our Tata group companies for Overseas Design and Engineering Centres in India. Key stakeholders are Product Development teams within Jaguar Land Rover, as well as Research, Design, Advanced Manufacturing and Global Vehicle Testing facilities has Global responsibility for procuring time and material contracts, deliverables based contracts and facilities, as well as some bespoke material for our Design colleagues.

In addition, the role responsibility for the contract management of the Magna Steyr contract in Graz which produces our ePace and iPace vehicles, which also aligns well with the strong links with the New Jaguar program integration of design and development with the Magna Steyr Engineering Team.

The role is responsible for working closely with key stakeholders to define both Strategy and Sourcing, as well as associated contract management and supplier relationship management, the role requires a high level of interaction with internal senior stakeholders and external suppliers. The successful candidate will need to be a flexible team player, with excellent communication skills and a high degree of commercial acumen.


Overall responsibility and leadership for all Purchasing activities within Category, including.

• Accountable for providing management, leadership and direction for their category team of Category Buyers to ensure objectives are met. • Implement continuous improvements in purchasing activities by supporting Centre of Excellence initiatives / activities and support of Reimagine and Pillar 9 – responsible spend • Accountable for internal stakeholder alignment for all category activities, including key focus on regional inputs and regional deployment for the category • Accountable for global category strategy development and deployment to deliver company cost and quality targets within the Global markets for the category • Responsible for sourcing in line with Strategy Category Plan (SCP) through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP) to the point of Contract / Purchase Order for the category • Accountable for the end to end: (Strategy, Sourcing and Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management) within the assigned categories. • There will be a mixture of tactical and strategic purchasing activities

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities • Work with internal stakeholders and supplier representatives to develop and deliver procurement strategies to purchase services; delivering value for money and fit-for-purpose solutions. • Manage numerous Stakeholders and determine best fit procurement route per project • Manage a varied stakeholder group in developing strategic activities which form Strategic Category Plans (SCPs). • Develop the optimal supply base consistent with the Strategic Category Plans (SCP) content. • Manage supplier relationships and supplier performance • Manage, plan and deliver annual budget savings • Engage closely with key stakeholders to maximise Purchasing influence and ensure alignment with Purchasing processes and policy • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested. WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Essential: • Previous experience in Indirect Procurement. • Global outlook with experience of dealing with an international supply base. • Skilled and experienced negotiator in commercial issues including terms & conditions • Excellent relationship management skills • Strong project management and organisational skills • Effective communicator at all levels, strong influencing skills.

Desirable: • Previous people management experience. • Relevant degree or equivalent

Personal Profile • An effective people manager who actively leads, develops, motivates and supports team members • The ability to combine longer term planning with a short term, pragmatic focus • Resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure. • Comfortable with challenge, able to respond constructively to new ideas and inputs • A team player prepared to work closely with colleagues and stakeholders on evolving and challenging projects • Ability to travel internationally • An individual who enables speed in decision making through establishing alignment, clarity, appropriate resources and sense of urgency whilst bringing others along


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.

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