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Title:  Buyer


Hethel, NFK, GB

Department:  Body & Exterior Purchasing
Date:  09-Oct-2021

We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey. This role requires a commercially astute individual to lead procurement for defined direct material product groups, working closely with Engineering, Quality and Programme teams.


Role Objectives 
Developing and maintaining a competitive and reliable supply base 
Supporting new programmes and current production vehicles 
Supply base management, relationship building and issue resolution
Lead time analysis to ensure Company requirements are met
Continuous seeking of measurable improvement opportunities
Develop Commodity & Sourcing Strategies
Drive Cost Reduction activities


Key Stakeholders
Cross-functional collaboration with other departments
Networking with the wider organisation to maximise group leverage possibilities


Excellent communicator capable of establishing solid, professional relationships
Ability to formulate and present recommendations to senior stakeholders


Experience within procurement and supply chain, preferably within Automotive / Manufacturing / Technology sectors 
Fully conversant with MS Office software (e.g. complex Excel spreadsheets)     
Higher education: Degree or NVQ level 5 Certificate (ideally technical/business related)
CIPS, MCIPS or working towards
Flexibility to work independently and travel as business requires    


Key Behaviours
Innovative mindset, able to generate new ideas and translate them into tangible results
Strong team player who recognises the importance of all functions in the business    


Bonus scheme
Pension plan
25 days paid holiday + bank holidays 
Private healthcare
Half day Fridays