We are seeking Buyers to join the business on a temporary basis at our Crewe site (operating hybrid working). We are interested in hearing from candidates with experience in Purchasing who would support us in its strategy to transition to Battery Electric Vehicle production.
Key responsibilities include:
Managing all the procurement activities for production components and service providers
Utilising robust and objective sourcing processes and working with budget holders to meet business objectives in a cost and time sensitive manner
Leading the tender processes to select suppliers, review capability, cost, quality and sustainability measures and liaising with ounterparts for synergies
Driving cost discipline back into the business through early stake holder engagement and planning
Delivering against key measures of success, including cost reductions and avoidance, Group synergy activities and adherence to Purchase process.
Representing the Purchasing department in cross functional meetings and across the Group
Ensuring compliance to the procurement process and recommending improvements to processes and ways of working to maximise efficiencies
About the Person
The successful candidate will have previous experience as a Procurement or Purchasing professional working in a commercial or manufacturing environment (ideally) within a challenging environment. The ideal candidate will have automotive or OEM experience and be familiar with vehicle commodity attributes though other industries will be considered.
You will demonstrate:
Experience of supplier management including supplier selection, negotiation and supplier performance
Experience of delivering against key metrics and critical timelines
Ability to communicate and influence with a broad range of stakeholders
Ability to present in high level meetings
Delivery focussed with a collaborative approach towards internal stakeholders, supply partners and global Group colleagues
Automotive experience combined with the CIPS qualification would be advantageous
Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered.
Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.
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