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REQ ID: 115524
JOB TITLE: Commodity Buyer
SALARY: £33,100 - £40,700
POSTING END DATE: 31/05/2023


Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.



The Opportunity

You will be reporting to the Global Purchasing Manager, you will have overall responsibility for commodity lifecycle activities including Strategy support, Portfolio Management and End of Life Planning for aftermarket Commodities within our expanding and exciting Procurement Department.  You will get the opportunity to work closely with key stakeholders such as Pricing, Supply Chain, Inventory Management and Production Purchasing teams.
AMP (After Market Purchasing) have segmented their commodity groups and clearly understand their strategic commodities by individual Vendor: The role will have responsibility for multiple Vendors and 1,000s of part numbers.

●    Responsible for supplier relationships through supplier performance management process including portfolio management process and the Commercial issue resolution process, responsible for supplier partnerships as defined by the supplier segmentation tool
●    Responsible for End of Production Life strategy, planning and delivery
●    Lead internal stakeholder relationships across the Customer Service function including working closely with Pricing, Commercial and Supply Chain Management
●    Identifying cost change opportunities through resourcing, product rationalisation and packaging through an enterprise approach


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

●    Work closely with AMP Capacity Planner to ensure sufficient capacity and manage strategic capacity difficulties and changes


Cost Management:
●    Lead stakeholder alignment in relation to Total Cost of Ownership; piece cost, investment, Lead times, MOQ and inventory costs
●    Deliver material cost and distribution costs to target
●    Manage virtual spend budget to delivery EOL and other cost increases to target
●    Presentation to both Purchasing and IM governance reviews with relevant business cases 


Supplier Management
●    Represent AMP within supplier relationship management approach. Lead for non-current portfolio. Own portfolio management process
●    Responsible for End of production Life strategy and planning ensuring availability alongside achievement of commercial targets managing multiple stakeholder KPIs to recommend best business case.
●    Supplier and Supply chain Risk Management for assigned commodities ensuring stakeholder KPIs on availability (BOLs, Unit Downs etc.) are met


Knowledge, Skills and experience

  • Thoroughly identifying opportunities for creating value in a category, structuring & executing complex analyses and applying purchasing tools (e.g., QAF analysis, cost breakdown, LPP, price variance analysis, Best-of- Benchmarking, value stream mapping...)
  • Translating analytical results into detailed, robust actionable recommendations to the business Effectively using relevant IT tools for collecting, analysing, and presenting data (e.g., SAP, Excel, PPT)
  • Implementing and delivering purchasing strategies across the affected areas of the business
  • Influencing cross-functional engagement to implement strategies with the focus on total value chain delivery
  • Creating and delivering a clear and robust communication plan.



Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.



At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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