Category Buyer (F)
Jaguar Land Rover
Coventry, GB
1m ago

CONTRACT : Fixed Term until August 2022

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.

The Opportunity

  • Overall responsibility and leadership for all Purchasing activities within specified sub categories within the overall Category , including;
  • Lead continuous improvements in purchasing activities by supporting COE initiatives / activities for their respective categories
  • Responsible for internal stakeholder alignment on strategy and sourcing, including key focus on regional inputs and regional deployment for their categories
  • Responsible for global category strategy development and deployment to deliver company cost and quality targets through sourcing within the Global markets for their categories
  • Responsible for sourcing in line with Strategy Category Plan through the Global Sourcing Process for their categories
  • Responsible for contract implementation
  • Responsible for the Contract and Supplier Relationship Management activities for the contracts created at a global and regional level
  • Responsible for supplier relationships through the supplier performance management process for their categories
  • Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

    Category Strategy

  • Responsible for SCP creation and delivery, ensuring completion line with annual SCP targets for their sub categories
  • Responsible for ensuring the SCP is kept up to date in line with the annual review target for their sub categories
  • Accountable for ensuring analytics on suppliers, market and business requirements is available for their sub categories (Analytics will be provided by the Analyst function)
  • Accountable for application of SCP to specific sourcing requirements including supplier selection and go to market approach in line with policy for their sub categories
  • Sourcing

  • Responsible for delivering sourcing in line with policy and to agreed targets through GSP and deploying Total Cost of Ownership approach
  • Accountable for leading complex supplier negotiations including legal and financial approval pre Contract / Purchase Order, engaging specialist teams and Global Purchasing Finance as required for their sub category
  • Responsible for Global Strategy Approach Document submission and GSP process adherence for their sub category
  • Lead Stakeholder alignment in relation to strategy creation and implementation for their sub category
  • Ensure alignment with Regional Buying Colleagues to ensure strategic / tactical sourcing is in line with strategy for their sub category
  • Responsible for their sub category delivery against savings targets
  • Identify Make vs Buy and business justification when required and support analysis for their sub category
  • Responsible for supply chain risk management for their sub category
  • Responsible for ensuring regional buying teams are adhering to the sub category strategy within the region.
  • Engage with specialist functions where required GPF, Risk, OGC
  • Maintain lead for supplier interaction
  • Contract Management

  • Responsible for working with Stakeholders and Finance to operate the contract management governance based on the agreed cadence and ensure all required inputs are available.
  • Capture and manage actions to resolution.

  • Responsible for managing dispute resolution process
  • Responsible for the change management of the contracts and Purchase Orders
  • Lead continuous improvement / benchmarking and implementation of the improvements
  • Responsible for resolution of identified problems
  • Responsible for providing insight to the GCL regarding existing contract to inform future category strategies
  • Responsible for on-boarding Suppliers into the BAU environment as required
  • Support Financial reconciliation activities, as required
  • Lead Stakeholder alignment to confirm ongoing service satisfaction
  • Responsible for conducting contract audit / reviews in line with requirements
  • Responsible for adhering to the JLR Contract Management guide
  • Supplier Relationship Management

  • Responsible for conducting the Supplier Relationship Performance Survey (SRPS)
  • Responsible for maintaining the SRPS actions plans and working with suppliers and internal stakeholders to complete the actions
  • Responsible for ensuring the Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Performance Management processes are carried out effectively for their category
  • Responsible for organising and conducting the Supplier business reviews , capture the minutes and actions and work with suppliers and internal stakeholders to complete the actions
  • Responsible for input to the Supplier Excellence Awards

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred
  • Commercial Awareness and Negotiation skills
  • Understand category management principles
  • Strategic thinking
  • Global business understanding and experience
  • Operational Contract Management experience
  • Relationship management - internal and external
  • Category knowledge and demonstrated experience
  • Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Personal Profile

  • An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • An individual with the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning
  • An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs
  • An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
  • A good communicator who can communicate complex ideas
  • A effective team player, actively leads, develops and supports team members
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