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Automotive Buyer - 30305

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/05/2016
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
The buyer will be responsible for sourcing and delivery of components for specific programmes, managing the vehicle launch with a number of key suppliers and customers. The buyer will also be required to support the development of the material strategy for international projects as well as leading a number of complex supply chain optimisation projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
3 Key Skills:
1) Professional with a proven track record in a purchasing or other commercial negotiating environment, possessing strong influencing and negotiating expertise
2) Ownership for delivery of a number of complex strategic, high-profile projects, effectively managing project risk and mitigation strategies through to project launch
3) Excellent Microsoft Excel Skills

Previous experience of launching new products or services
Highly organised and continually focussed on attention to detail is essential
Ability to lead and drive a complex set of priorities/projects with minimal management supervision
Excellent supplier relationship management and cross functional leadership skills
Excellent stakeholder management skills and experience
Excellent communication skills with the ability to converse at all levels both internally and externally
An ability to develop supplier relationship dynamics to react to changing market dynamics in the buyer / supplier relationsh

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Degree desired and/or CIPS qualified
Experience of new supplier introduction desirable but not essential
Able to devise, manage and execute complex negotiations successfully
Experience of dealing with global companies with high value revenue is desired
Experience of dealing with Steel and Aluminium would be an advantage
Leadership of process improvement initiatives
Leadership of the development and implementation of cost models for use in negotiation
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