Accessibility Links
  • Job reference: RMS0172077

General Buyers - 31229

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/11/2016
  • Duration: 52 weeks
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (28/11/16)
This vacancy has now expired.
Send jobs like this to my email    What's this?
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:
PROGRAMME BUYER

This role requires stakeholder engagement at many levels within client and with external suppliers. The role will be responsible for organising a number of high value commodities, with impact across several key functions of the business. A varied skill set is required due to the speciality of the commodities being purchased. The role requires a high level of interaction internally, as well as a continual flow of high level communication with the supply base and overseas factories. The successful candidate will be responsible for enabling the purchase and supply chain of global production for specified projects through negotiated costs with suppliers and deliver class leading value to the business.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
Lead daily meetings with the customer to provide update on project progress
Lead discussions with different areas of client to define requirement and gather information relevant to project
Coordinate with the team to raise orders to suppliers in line with the demand from customer
Work with part manufacturers and take appropriate action to resolve any issues which may arise
Engage the relevant service providers and ensure that they meet the requirements set
Where needed, engage the homeline / lead plant and reach agreement on supply of parts
Own and update all project documents and issue reports to seniors based on set key performance indicators
Build, develop and grow any relationships vital to the success of the project
Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time
Key Interactions- External Suppliers, Programme teams, Supplier Technical Assistance, Overseas factories, Manufacturing, Product Development and Design

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED:
1)Strong project management, business acumen and analytical skills
2)Strong relationship management skills
3)IT skills, excel, word, PowerPoint

Experience Required:
Experience in automotive desirable but not essential. Experience in purchasing and/or programme purchasing

Experience Preferred:
Experience in automotive desirable but not essential.

Education Required:
Person who can work in autonomy.
Assertive and good communication skills.
Able to communicate to all levels of management.
Similar jobs
Louise Mellor
Applications Engineer- CAE Location West Midlands Duration ongoing The Role: The PLM programme team is responsible for all...
Project Coordinator Location West Midlands Duration ongoing The Role: Position Description: Product Information (PI)...
Louise Mellor
Data Analyst Location West Midlands Duration ongoing The Role: Our client's Transformation Team are responsible...

Back to Top

By clicking "Save" you consent to
receiving matching jobs based on the
job/page you are viewing by email from
Fircroft, as detailed in our privacy policy
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with our current vacancies and latest company updates via email. Occasionally Fircrofts marketing may contain 3rd party or affiliate information, however we will not share your personal data with any 3rd parties without your consent. From time to time, we might contact you to get your views on the service you have received. To help you get the best out of Fircroft, we may personalise them based on your location and how you use fircroft.com
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with the latest company updates and vacancies via SMS / Text messages
Your consent options above means that Fircroft cannot contact you about any new or alternative career vacancies. If you want Fircroft to only contact you about the role(s) you have applied for please continue, however if you would like to be considered for other positions please allow us to contact you by changing one or more of the above consent.