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Direct Buyers

  • Location: Warwick
  • Salary: £41.46 - 41.46 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Purchasing and procurement
  • Contact: Ellie Ebbage
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 397555
  • Expiry Date: 01 September 2022
  • Job Ref: 62349

Direct Buyers - 38300-38310

Pay Rate: up to £41.46/hr Ltd – inside IR35 (PAYE option available)

Division: Purchasing

Contract Position based at: Gaydon

Position Description:

We are currently seeking a number of experienced Direct Buyers across various areas of the business for a leading automotive OEM:

  • Ref: 38300 Electrical Software (inc Digital) x 5 positions
  • Ref: 38301 Engines & Driveline x 5 positions
  • Ref: 38302 Indirect Procurement x 5 positions
  • Ref: 38303 Propulsion inc EDU x 5 positions
  • Ref: 38304 Chassis and BiW x 5 positions
  • Ref: 38305 Electrical Vehicle Hardware x 5 positions
  • Ref: 38306 Exteriors and SVO x 5 positions
  • Ref: 38307 Interiors x 5 positions
  • Ref: 38310 Aftermarket x 5 positions

(Please quote the reference number of the role you are interested in)

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will utilise your experience to analyse, define, and implement market and sourcing strategies for your designated commodities.
  • You will lead the Global sourcing activity through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP) utilising market intelligence and expertise. development and execution of commodity strategies and delivery through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP).
  • You may work on developing commodity strategies, in product delivery squads, on New Part Introduction & Industrialisation or on supplier management & cost saving activity

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Capability to create high quality long-term purchasing strategies
  • Delivering complex supply chain solutions in a fast paced, high pressured manufacturing environment to implement and deliver purchasing strategies with the focus on total value chain delivery - able to identify opportunities for creating value in a commodity or commodities Ability to work independently, results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • Procurement / Purchasing experience as a Buyer Negotiation and contract management
  • Analytical skills using purchasing tools Global Sourcing Problem solving and idea generation Development of strategies Implementation of strategies Project Management Supplier management


CIPS Qualified (various levels)

Additional Information:


For further information, please send your interest and CV to –

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.