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Program Buyer

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Sector:

    Automotive

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Lisa Osborne

  • Contact email:

    lisa.osborne@jonlee.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446162

  • Job ref:

    52670

Program Buyer

Automotive Tier 1

Warwickshire

Program Buyer required by leading automotive Tier 1 manufacturer.  With an extensive global customer base, contributing to over 300 vehicle platforms across a broad range of transportation OEMs. Representing the purchasing team as part of a global project team across program launches, on-time sourcing, as well as working effectively as part of the project team. 

Reporting directly to the European Purchasing Program Manager, as Program Buyer, you will be:

  • Leading the fulfillment of the procurement objectives within the Programme Team, co-ordination and procurement of direct material, tooling and related equipment for a specific programme in line with Company guidelines and procedures.
  • Represent purchasing, ensuring on-time sourcing for programs and delivery at or below target cost for piece price, tooling, etc.
  • Developing and implementing a program sourcing strategy driving the sourcing of new components in line with the Commodity Team strategy for the allocated programme.
  • Driving cost reductions for Gap closure, supplier management through timing and delivery, enhance quality performance and support programs til Job 1 +90.
  • Lead all purchasing activities throughout initial program gateways for GDLS and launching process management, ultimately serving as the technical lead.
  • Purchase components and material as a key member of the project core team, working with Engineering at initial sourcing and communicating changes and design levels to the Commodity team.
  • Review material costs on assigned programs regularly to identify opportunities for reductions and improvements and ensure the supplier costs are within/lower than the Programme Budget.
  • Ensure compliance with Purchasing processes and procedures.
  • Coordinate regularly with Commodity Managers to provide new business leverage.

The Person:

We are seeking an experienced Program Buyer,who offers:

  • Commercial or technical degree or appropriate procurement experience.
  • Proven industry experience, automotive or commodity related, purchasing experience operational and strategic involvement.
  • Ability to analyze cost structures/drivers relating to supplier price submissions and negotiate prices, timing, and terms.
  • Deep knowledge of purchasing tools, negotiation methods, and business communications.
  • Working Knowledge of cost improvement/containment topics.
  • Solid organizational and time/project management skills.
  • Team oriented with good communication skills.
  • PC knowledge (MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Controlling and cost analysis knowledge.
  • Fluent in English, German (preferred) and/or Swedish (preferred)

This is an excellent opportunity for a procurement specialist and in return for your program purchasing expertise we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Interested?  Please forward your CV asap to lisa.osborne@jonlee.co.uk or contact Lisa direct on 01384 446162 for further details.

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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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