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Global Strategic Buyer (Merchandise)

Location: Coventry, GB

POSTED DATE: 15/05/2018

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POSTING END DATE: 29/05/2018 


LOCATION: Ryton, Wetst Midlands

The successful candidate for the above role will retain their current employer, i.e. if you are a Jaguar employee you will continue to be administered on the Jaguar grading structure with the associated terms and conditions. If you are a Land Rover employee you will continue to be administered on the Land Rover grading structure with the associated terms and conditions.


JLR considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list.  Therefore, JLR will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.



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.


Branded Goods Purchasing is part of the Aftermarket and Special Operations Purchasing department within Jaguar Land Rover. It’s a small team where you’ll be working as the Global Strategic Buyer for Merchandise, responsible for global strategic sourcing, implementing and improving process or procedures, and supplier relationship management. You’ll predominantly concentrate on the procurement of OEM apparel, small leather goods and luggage. Jaguar Land Rover currently retails branded goods through e-commerce, within internal boutiques, at events and via its dealer network.


One of your key responsibilities will be to take a strategic approach for the procurement of all Jaguar Land Rover branded goods and associated services, ensuring they are purchased from suppliers that adhere to our company’s social and ethical requirements, code of conduct and environmental policies. You’ll ensure that products meet quality requirements, at the most competitive cost, delivered on time and to commercial margin targets, with minimal risk to the business. 



As well as having a proven track record of negotiating in a FMCG retail environment, you’ll have strong leadership and influencing skills, alongside interpersonal and stakeholder management skills. You’ll also have good analytical, commercial and negotiation skills, with a proven track record of successful commercial negotiations. With your excellent time management skills you’ll be able to manage and execute complex projects on time and within budget. Strong communication skills are also essential, meaning you’ll be able to liaise at all levels of the organisation, as well as with external suppliers and internal customers. Finally, experience of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is a must.


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 and performance related bonus scheme. 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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