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Global Senior Purchasing Manager - Aftermarket (12 months FTC)

Location: Coventry, GB

POSTED DATE: 14/02/2018

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POSTING END DATE: 28/02/2018

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.


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.

Reporting to the Global Purchasing Director this role will see you lead and manage global teams which will be responsible for defining the external supply chain for Jaguar Land Rover suppliers.  You will lead a team of Global Strategic Commodity Managers and Regional Purchasing Managers and have accountability for all strategy development, negotiation, contracting, sourcing and post sourcing/contracting management activities for Aftermarket commodities and suppliers on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover.

You will support the Global Strategic Commodity Managers and Global Strategic Buyers in the development and execution of commodity and supply chain strategies and develop and execute key performance indicators across the designated regional suppliers and deliver a step change in current performance to the Jaguar Land Rover Aftermarket parts business.

This role is also pivotal in interfacing with other key functions within Jaguar Land Rover and acts as a core conduit for true cross functional working across Production Purchasing, Customer Service Commercial and Supply Chain teams, Supplier Technical Assistance, Service Engineering, Cost Engineering and Programme teams.

In the role you’ll be accountable for global commodity strategy development and deployment to deliver programme and company cost, quality and technology targets in line with strategic commodity segmentation, aligned with production Purchasing for common commodities and solely responsible for AM unique commodities

You will also be responsible for sourcing in line with commodity strategy through the AM New part sourcing process ensuring guardrail and KPI adherence and lead supplier relationships for designated commodities.  You will implement purchasing strategies through your relationships with the designated suppliers ensuring that they meet Jaguar Land Rover quality, delivery, cost and responsiveness requirements and manage the designated Commodities and Suppliers in regional ensuring that Jaguar Land Rover technology requirements and manufacturing strategies are being followed.


You will be degree qualified or with significant equivalent experience, and will have strong previous leadership experience in a complex global purchasing, logistics or supply chain role.  Ideally, you will have blue-chip experience – gained from within Automotive, Engineering or semi related sectors.  It is important that you have experience of delivering complex supply chain solutions in a fast-paced, high pressured environment.

You’ll need a global outlook and exposure to different challenges, cultures and ways of working, with a proven track record in delivering results in both favourable and unfavourable conditions.  You will be able to demonstrate where you have developed and deployed extensive personal and professional networks.

Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you will find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team. As well as the impressive benefits that all our employees receive (including a privilege car purchase scheme, competitive pension scheme and 26 days holiday entitlement), there are some additional benefits open to our Senior Managers. This includes access to our highly competitive Employee Car Ownership (ECO) scheme which provides two cars (either two Jaguar/Land Rover vehicles or one Jaguar/Land Rover vehicle and one Ford brand car) at extremely favourable cost compared to traditional company car lease schemes.   In addition to the car scheme we provide private health cover (which includes travel insurance) and performance-related bonus schemes. 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.

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