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Senior Global Strategic Buyer - Seating

Location: Coventry, GB

POSTED DATE: 09/08/2018

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POSTING END DATE: 29/08/2018

ADVERTISED SALARY: £36,500 - £46,500

LOCATION: Gaydon, Warwickshire


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.


A new opportunity has opened within the seating commodity at Jaguar Land Rover, the job requires stakeholder engagement at many levels within the business and with external suppliers. The role will be responsible for organising a number of high value commodities, with impact across several key functions of the business. A varied skill set is required due to the speciality of the commodities being purchased.


Your new job requires a high level of interaction internally, as well as a continual flow of high level communication with the supply base and overseas factories. The role comes with a responsibility for enabling the purchase and supply chain of global production for specified projects through negotiated costs with suppliers and delivers class leading value to the business.


In your role you’ll act as subject matter expert for seating components, this will include ensuring should cost compliance/best cost position on all future sourcing of component parts within the seating commodity and delivering sourcing projects to relevant programme targets. You’ll help to deliver further savings through net cost reporting based on the spend within various commodities. Your role will involve conducting meetings with suppliers, and understand the supplier base across Europe and further afield.



In this challenging a varied role you’ll need strong technology experience of the processes involved in the manufacture of seating, for example foams, trims, plastic components, and comfort systems (such as climate, heat, lumbar). Strong buying and negotiating expertise will be expected with previous experience of a purchasing or other commercial negotiating environment, you’ll have the  ability to manage and execute complex negotiations. You’ll have an in-depth understanding of the should cost process, and the ability to assist in the creation of should costs where required.  Ideally you’ll have first-hand experience of best cost country sourcing and an in-depth market knowledge for seating components. Stakeholder management will be key, strong communication skills will be required with the ability to converse at all levels of the organisation and with external suppliers/customers.



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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