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  • Job reference: RMS0163896

Senior After Market Buyer - 29704

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Whitley
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/01/2016
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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:
Aftermarket Purchasing. Main responsibilities would include: Managing supplier relationships in regard to aftermarket supply for Land Rover product. Strategy planning. Controlling all expenditure related to Aftermarket including Engineering, Design and Testing, Prototypes, Tooling, and Goods/Services. Developing, along with the TVM buyers, opportunities to improve design, cost and quality. Benchmarking existing product and analysing market trends. Annual cost improvement negotiations. Identifying Emerging Market Sourcing opportunities in countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Good level of IT competence in programmes such as SAP, Excel and Word and a high level of numerical and analytical competence are essential. Must demonstrate ability to build effective cross functional relationships

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
*Excellent communication skills, influencing and negotiating skills. Aptitude to operate effectively within a challenging environment.
* Attention to detail is essential as they will be required to adhere to complex processes.
* Preferably proven Aftermarket Purchasing experience. An understanding of the automotive procurement marketplace.
* A demonstrable commercial business awareness.
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