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Indirect Buyer- Automotive Professional Services

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/08/2019
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Company:
Are you keen to be part of a growing OEM going through an exciting transition?

Our Client is one of the world's biggest manufacturing companies, and in a new departure, they are now seeking to add world-class Automotive expertise to support the manufacture of a new, uncompromising 4x4 coming to market by the end of 2020. The creation of this new 4x4 will honour the spirit of traditional rugged off-roading, whilst offering a step change in build quality and reliability and meeting the safety and environmental considerations of the present day.

The Role:
In light of our client's growing Automotive business in central London, we are recruiting for a skilled Indirect Buyer with experience in the automotive sector. This role will sit within the commercial team, and will involve indirect purchasing of primarily commercial professional services (including marketing, sales, PR, IT etc.).

This position is available on either a permanent, contract, or long term fixed-term contract basis for the right person. We are looking for candidates with a broad automotive background, preferably with in an OEM/Tier1/2 supplier environment, and with some experience of purchasing professional services. Ideally, you will be a self-starter capable of picking up and running with a project, capable of following best practices whilst having the ability to develop new processes.

- excellent group pension scheme
- London allowance
- the opportunity to 'make your mark' in an up and coming automotive OEM
- flexibility to either work on a contract basis or as a permanent employee
- annual bonus scheme up to 20% of salary

Main Responsibilities:
* Developing and implementing an effective supplier base and partnerships to create a reliable and long-term source of supply.
* Supporting requirement for introduction of new parts and customer enquiries.
* Sourcing and forming strategic supply base management and handling activities such as financial management and issue resolution.
* Analysing production and procurement lead times to ensure customer requirements can be met.
* Responsible for ensuring prices negotiated with approved suppliers are consistent and are as competitive as previously supplied development and integration of supply agreements.
* Continuously seeking measurable improvement opportunities which will contribute towards achieving high standards of operational excellence.
* Effectively managing sub-contractors ensuring that supplies meet company output plan.
* Liaising with other departments, exchanging information and giving Procurement support to their functions.
* Resolving problems arising from unclear information on requisitions, specifications and drawings.
* Maintaining records of supplier performance, communicating with each supplier to improve performance and or implementing corrective actions where necessary.
* Commercially astute with the ability to act on opportunities quickly to gain business advantage with 3rd party providers.
* Analysing production and procurement lead times to ensure customer requirements can be met.
* Networking with the wider organisation to maximise group leverage possibilities.

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