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REQ ID: 111855
JOB TITLE: Semiconductor Senior Buyer
LOCATION: Budapest



“In Hungary, we get things done”. Our motto is at the heart of what we do.  
Jaguar Land Rover’s new Hub in the centre of Budapest will lead the organisation’s transformation of Global Purchasing. As a young and dynamic team, we are building our Purchasing team from the ground up. 




Reporting to the Global Commodity Lead this is an exciting opportunity to part of the creation and implementation of the long-term strategy for the most critical commodity to JLR. Semiconductors are an increasingly important technology that is forecast to double in value across our vehicles as we move to connected, electrified and autonomous vehicles. JLR must compete with major electronics and other industries in this space. Due to the importance the strategy will need to be reviewed regularly with the CEO and Chairman. The strategy will need to be aligned with the wider Tata Group as many Tata companies are also setting their strategies for semiconductors.


We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and professional senior buyers to take global responsibility for direct relationships with individual semiconductor suppliers.
Responsibilities will include sourcing, contract creation and negotiation and managing all aspects of the supplier partner relationship. You will lead quarterly business reviews to discuss part level NPI/EOL (New Product Introduction / End of Life), Delivery performance and reconciliation and annual price negotiations.
Objectives will be related to agreeing contracts on time to support future vehicle sourcing, ensuring continuity of supply throughout the contract, ensuring that JLR is accessing best-in-class technology, ongoing cost management and maintaining the most effective relationship with the suppliers under their responsibility.

You will: 

  • Deliver successful contract negotiations with semiconductor suppliers to support new product sourcing
  • Manage semiconductor supplier relationships to deliver best in class Quality, Cost, Delivery, Innovation and Sustainability
  • Be responsible for clear and consistent reporting to senior leaders in JLR on progress
  • Work cross functionally to establish new optimal ways of working as semiconductors are brought into existing JLR business
  • Ensuring compliance to existing policies and processes and proactively identifying and participating in opportunities to improve these




  • Ideally gained experience working in the semiconductor or electrotonic industry
  • Ideally experience in contract negotiation, price negotiation and supplier relationship management
  • A strong communicator with the ability to engage with and manage key stakeholders to influence cross functional engagement
  • An ability to challenge existing processes and spot opportunities for improvement
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Business level English
  • An understanding of Test-Driven Development
  • An aptitude for problem solving and an openness to learning new skills and technologies



  • Experience of working in a global, multi-cultural environment, sourcing complex parts for a major vehicle programme / platform
  • Experience in creating and/or implementing purchasing strategies
  • Fluent in English




  • Join us for the next level of your career and help developing solutions that shape the future of cars
  • Be part of an international, inclusive and open-minded team where you have actual influence on the processes
  • See the product you’re working on come to life from testing all the way to production
  • Work flexibly with high percentage of home office or from our award-winning office
  • We honor your work with a competitive salary and performance related bonus scheme
  • Benefit from our health and life insurance and cafeteria package
  • Embrace our culture through various company programs such as charity events or our regular board game club








Our brand new office is located in the centre of Budapest’s prime office Váci corridor. Five minutes from downtown, GTC White House is easily accessible by public transport and car.


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