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  • Job reference: RMS0160177


  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 02/11/2015
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:

This role is responsible to contribute to the delivery of the Business Plan of the company brand via contributing to cost down, total cost optimisation, quality and delivery improvements

The secondary purpose is to source components for current and future vehicle variants in line with pre-determined cost and timing targets


1. Delivery of financial objectives
Material cost reductions
Tooling investment
Accruals and purchase price variance
Project targets

2. Delivery of projects
Delivery of forward sourcing activity
Timely decision making
Controlling of supplier performance during launch
Nomination within tooling and material cost targets
Management of AEKO / ECRs

3. Support activities of cross functional decision bodies
Local Sourcing Committee to make supply decisions up to the level specified in the relevant procedures and recommend decisions above these levels to the Group Pre-Meeting / CSC
Supply Concerns Meeting to assure continuity of supply to Production in the right quality

Educated to degree level or equivalent and preferably associated to a professional body (i.e. Chartered Institute of Purchase and supply)
German language skills would be desirable


Proven track record in working in a Purchase environment
Demonstrable experience in a commercial environment, including complex contractual negotiations
Demonstrable experience in supplier management, supply chain management and negotiation
Ability to communicate at all levels of the business cross functionally


A proven track record concerning the financial management of external supplier spends
Broad technical understanding of automotive commodities is preferable
Understanding of Project delivery milestones
Demonstrable experience of delivering against challenging commercial targets
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