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  • Responsible to the West Europe Regional Purchasing Director.
  • This role is an exciting opportunity for a graduate, or somebody who is within the early stages of their career, with a keen interest in business and developing within the automotive manufacturing industry.
  • If you have any questions on this role or would like to find out anymore in addition to what is advertised then please contact

Your tasks:

  • Oversee and support the implementation of purchase strategies, which underpin supplier-sourcing recommendations for a nominated commodity in alignment with the Regional and Global Commodity Manager, regional goals and specific OpCo needs.
  • Purchasing research for key commodities/products to support the local and regional requirements.
  • Raw material cost and trend tracking.
  • Source profiling and database management.
  • Cost reduction programme tracking in conjunction with the regional operating companies. CIP-PUR ownership and accurate forecast to be update in a monthly basis.
  • Assist in the supplier development process to ensure success internally/externally.
  • Make vs Buy analysis as required and with the support of regional operating companies.
  • Prepare, submit and analyse request for quotes for nominated commodity/ies, including, where appropriate, production, tooling, and equipment.
  • Review, analyse and support negotiation of contracts, consistent with the authorized global and regional strategy, within budgetary limitations, scope of authority and collaboratively with regional operating companies.
  • Represent the Purchasing department as appropriate in cross-functional teams such as new project introduction to reinforce the NPI Buyer Role as technical hub and bridge between Engineering and Purchasing.
  • Provide input, with justification, with regard to forecast spend and purchase price variance data for the commodity under management.
  • Local and international travel will be required as deemed necessary by the organisation to perform the role satisfactorily – as and when possible taking in to account the present travel restrictions.
  • Monitor the supplier base and adapt the commodity strategy based on the risk management inputs.
  • Understand and respect the customer supply chain requirements like CMR, modern slavery, and social responsibility.
  • PPV and CIP PUR forecast accuracy and ownership. Grant accuracy lesser than +/-5% gap.
  • 5 Year Business plan PPV&CIP PUR should be delivered and approved by the OpCo Purchasing head of office.
  • All other duties as required to support local, regional, global Purchasing and operating company activity.

Your profile:

  • Degree or equivalent experience in business administration/engineering related discipline.
  • Membership of a professional chartered body e.g. CIPS, CQI, C Eng (desirable).
  • 1 year background experience in a high volume/premium quality manufacturing environment (desirable).
  • The ability to be a leader.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Willingness to travel worldwide.
  • Current full UK driving license.

What we offer:

  • Be part of a worldwide team with very big challenges ahead, which bring huge development opportunities for people with big career goals.
  • If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment then look no further.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer where inclusion matters.

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