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Lead Buyer

Lead Buyer

Job Title: Lead Buyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Coventry
Salary: Competitive Rate
Reference: PW4835
Contact Name: Paris williams
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 11, 2019 15:59

Job Description

Our client is an Automotive business that develops Electric Performance & High-Performance cars. They have recently set up a new UK facility in Coventry and are working on New Electric Vehicle Projects.

We are looking for a Lead Buyer with at least 10 years international purchasing experience to work in close collaboration with R&D and the global purchasing teams. 

As a member of that team, you will plan and implement the sourcing activities of early engineering development projects and new vehicle projects, maintaining frequent supplier contacts on a daily business level and consolidating global strategy. 

You will hold managerial experience, preferably in a Global environment, to be responsible for local leadership of a small team of dedicated buyers, including both direct material and indirect material, this role will report directly to Senior Purchasing Manager based in Europe and on a day to day alignment and business report to the head of R&D locally.

If you’re a global purchasing expert with background experience across Aluminium Structures and have experience working on low volume projects, this could be the next opportunity for you… 

Main responsibilities
- Lead procurement team located in UK as deputy manager regionally
- Strive for procurement organization development and process setup for regional business sufficiency. 
- Collaborate with R&D for projects and act as main contact for all commercial issues towards suppliers
- Develop sourcing strategies, carry out market test analysis and benchmarking studies, developing global supplier base strategically
- Actively lead sourcing activities to ensure implementation of sourcing strategy and engineering development work
- Support project team to drive resolution and action plans on supplier issues
- Coordinate cross functional teams within Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing to secure the deliverable of project.
- Collaborate with purchasing teams to utilize strategies to maximize corporate synergies.
- Drive continuous improvement activities within purchasing and suppliers

You'll demonstrate good understanding about cost structure, with fact based negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills  

You’ll be a strong communicator & fluent in English, that is positive and passionate, with a “nothing is impossible mind-set” and equally be a good team player.