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Commodity Buyer - Automotive

Location: WOKING, SURREY Salary: 38000 - 48000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Engineering, Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 16 days ago Reference: 3082861
This is an excellent opportunity for an experience Senior Buyer to join a world-renowned and market-leading niche automotive manufacturer. You will be working in fast-paced and innovative environment, where success is highly visible and there are excellent career development opportunities.

Your role will enjoy wide scope and responsibility, with a particular emphasis on supplier development and effective negotiation. You will be working within a highly skilled and motivated team that is keen on developing best practice purchasing techniques and supply chain philosophies. 

Various positions available across the following commodity groups: Powertrain, Electrical, Internal, External.

Email me for immediate consideration: lucy.lorusso@reedglobal.com

Principal accountabilities will include:

Full commercial responsibility for a range of components & suppliers 
Plan, negotiate and develop multi-year / multi-platform supplier contract agreements 
Build and develop robust supply partnerships, creating an environment which promotes a proactive and joint approach to cost down activities, via optimised manufacturing and process improvement techniques 
Capability to discuss, influence and implement cost effective production solutions against available technical data 
Negotiate cost changes related to product design changes. 
Presentation of commercial & supply chain data to Management and Senior Executives 
Effectively develop and implement cost down activities and sourcing strategies. 
Lead all commercial aspects of a given vehicle programme. 

The successful candidate will be:

A Purchasing Professional who already has significant experience within the automotive sector. This will suit someone who is perhaps 1-2 years away from stepping up into a management role and there is successful planning in mind with this appointment
There is more than one opportunity at Senior Buyer level and therefore applications are welcome from candidates with experience across different automotive categories - eg. Power train, Body Structure, Interiors
Able to demonstrate commercial achievements, based upon structured plans of implementation and execution 
Strong negotiation, communication, networking and leadership skills are essential 
A working knowledge of supplier selection and implementation
Experience of contract development and contract management 
Technically minded, demonstrates deep understanding of manufacturing processes on a given set of commodities 

For this role, a highly competitive package is offered, including private healthcare, company pension scheme, access to executive car scheme and the chance to work in a truly unique environment with excellent career prospects. 

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