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Title:  Buyer - EESE & Propulsion


Norwich, NFK, GB

Department:  Propulsion Purchasing
Date:  12-Jan-2021

Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance and lightweight sports cars that are sold all around the world. The current range – which is 100% ‘For The Drivers’ – includes the Evora coupe, the critically acclaimed Exige and the iconic Elise.

The latest new Lotus is the Evija, our all-electric hypercar that is the world’s most powerful series production model. All Lotus cars are rightly regarded as being the benchmark for exceptional ride and handling, lightweight engineering, exceptional steering, efficient aerodynamics and driver-focused interiors.

Our founder Colin Chapman always believed that a driver wants feedback and control, instant response, precision and agility, the power to accelerate and the ability to stop almost instantly. Over the last seven decades, Lotus has remained true to this ethos. Our core values, our pioneering approach to automotive engineering and our rich heritage – both in road and race cars – are guiding our future.

The ongoing transformation of Lotus is laid out in the company’s Vision80 strategy, which states what Lotus will be in 2028 when we celebrate our 80th anniversary. We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey.

We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey. Our benefits package includes a Bonus Scheme, Pension Plan and Bupa Health Cover. This role requires a commercially astute individual to lead procurement for defined direct material product groups, working closely with Engineering, Quality and Programme teams.


Key responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other departments
  • Continuous seeking of measurable improvement opportunities
  • Networking with the wider organisation to maximise group leverage possibilities


Essential Criteria:

  • Experience within procurement and supply chain, preferably within Automotive / Manufacturing / Technology sectors 
  • Excellent communicator capable of establishing solid, professional relationships
  • Innovative mindset, able to generate new ideas and translate them into tangible results
  • Ability to formulate and present recommendations to senior stakeholders
  • Strong team player who recognises the importance of all functions in the business
  • Fully conversant with MS Office software (e.g. complex Excel spreadsheets) 
  • Higher education: Degree or NVQ level 5 Certificate (ideally technical/business related)
  • Flexibility to work independently and travel as business requires

We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech automotive company. You will find a purpose-built facility, with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades.

Our benefits package includes Bonus Scheme, Pension Plan, Bupa Health Cover and more.