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Category Buyer Non Production - 36658

  • Location

    Coventry

  • Sector:

    Automotive

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £29.68 - 29.68 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Meacham

  • Contact email:

    Rachel.meacham@jonlee.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    0

  • Job ref:

    55853

Title: Capital Equipment / Non Production Category Buyer (36658)

Position Description:

2 Experienced Category Buyers are required to join an automotive OEM based in Whitley.

The roles will be leading the procurement of specified categories within the Capital Equipment team in Non-Production Purchasing (NPP). The roles have a dual aspect in that it will be responsible for i) the establishment of service and raw material contracts in support of the expansion of a Manufacturing Engineering Workshop/Toolroom ii) responsible for the delivery of projects across multiple plants and vehicle programs.  The position has an interface with a variety of functions, such as Manufacturing Engineering Workshop (MEW), Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Vehicle Programmes and Finance.

As Capital Equipment Category Buyer, the role involves robust sourcing in-line with the Non-Production Purchasing 8-Step Category Management Process and will be primarily focused on sourcing, contract negotiation and contract implementation and management. This role is fundamental in supporting key stakeholder ME and their 'New Endings' vision. The aim is for ME to become more self-sufficient and bring in-house design, manufacture, installation and commissioning responsibility.

Personal Profile Requirements:

  • The ideal candidates will have previous experience in a manufacturing environment, with technical understanding of component cost drivers
  • You will be results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • Have the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning
  • Be resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs

Skills Required:

  • A level of technical experience in the manufacturing environment, preferably Automotive
  • Experience in negotiating supplier contracts (pricing and terms and conditions) and strong stakeholder/supplier management
  • An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money

Experience Required:

  • An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs
  • Previous experience in a procurement role in a manufacturing environment
  • Relationship management - supplier and stakeholder
  • Commercial Awareness and negotiation skills
  • An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money
  • Contract Management experience
  • Understand category management principles
  • Strategic thinking
  • Global business understanding and experience
  • Degree and relevant professional qualifications are required.

To apply for these roles please contact Rachel Meacham.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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