WHAT TO EXPECT
An exciting opportunity to join the Procurement team within Electrical Production Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover, where you’ll join a fast-moving team responsible for leading supplier performance to deliver a competitive edge for Jaguar Landrover in the world of connectivity, autonomy and more / bringing Jaguar Landrover vehicles into a digital world of Connected Cars, Electrification and more.
Reporting to the Purchasing Manager you will have Global responsibility for specific commodities within Electrical Purchasing, on behalf of Jaguar Landrover.
You will utilise your experience to analyse, define, and implement market and sourcing strategies for your designated commodities.
Alongside managing suppliers, you will also collaborate with internal stakeholders, ensuring that the Global Commodity Strategy and Supply Base Market strategy is effectively deployed throughout Jaguar Landrover and the external supply chain.
You will have responsibility for pre or post sourcing and contract management activities for your designated commodities and suppliers within your region.
You will develop and execute key performance indicators across the designated regional suppliers, engaging with stakeholders and specialists within the Purchasing Function as required, ensuring supplier performance to meet Jaguar Landrover Quality, Cost, Delivery, Innovation and Sustainability (QCDIS) requirements.
This role is also a pivotal interface with other key functions within Jaguar Landrover and acts as a core conduit for true cross functional working across Global Production Purchasing, Material Planning & Logistics, Supplier Technical Assurance, Product Engineering, Cost Engineering and Manufacturing.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Strategy & Sourcing :
Responsible for the generation and execution of commodity and supplier strategy, and the effective operational relationships with designated suppliers in region.
Deliver commodity sourcing in line with policy and to agreed targets through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP) and deploying a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach
Ensuring that Suppliers adopt and follow the commodity strategy that delivers improved commercial and operational performance
Cost Management :
Manage New Model Programme introduction of designated commodity / system, including contracted supplier obligations, production readiness and resolution of any commercial and / or programme issues / risks.
Ensuring effective cost management of designated commodities and suppliers, which will involve launching commodities on new products to target cost, as well as achieving annual cost reduction on current spend.
Supplier Relationship Management :
Lead supplier negotiations and contracting of both new and existing model commodities, with support from cross functional regional teams.
Key Purchasing representative at Module Business Teams (MBT) to ensure cross-functional alignment on quality, cost, delivery and time requirements pre and post contract award.
Undertake any other work as directed by your line manager in connection with your job as may be requested
Degree qualified or equivalent experience
Experience of working in a global, multi-cultural environment
Experience delivering complex supply chain solutions in a fast paced, high pressured manufacturing environment
Ability to implement purchasing strategies with the focus on total value chain delivery
Ability to identify opportunities for creating value in a commodity or commodities
Project management experience
An enthusiastic individual who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs.
An effective communicator with a desire to influence cross-functionally.
A resilient individual with a continuous learning mindset.
An effective team player who actively develops and supports team members.