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REQ ID: 57562
JOB TITLE: Digital Global/Category Strategic Buyer
SALARY: £38,900 - £45,000
POSTING END DATE: 28/01/2022
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.


•    Jaguar Landrover's digital procurement team has responsibility for creating and managing external commercial relationships that support Jaguar Landrover’s product offerings in the digital space.  It is the key point of interface for major software, services and digital content providers.
•    Reporting to the Global Commodity Leader you will have global responsibility for specific categories, commodities or services on behalf of Jaguar Landrover.  You will utilise your experience to analyse, define, and implement commercial and sourcing strategies for your designated product areas, including make vs buy vs collaborate decisions. 
•    You will lead the sourcing or collaborative activity through the contracting process, supported by in-market teams providing regional market intelligence and expertise
•    You will be responsible for ongoing relationship management, including regular business reviews, ensuring the relationships deliver quality, delivery, cost, innovation and responsiveness requirements, are aligned to programme or platform timing plans, and that the product meets end customer expectations.
•    You will support and work closely with the in-market teams and engage with specialists within the Global Purchasing function as required to ensure optimum value creation and delivery for Jaguar Land Rover, as well as leading stakeholder relationships and ensuring Jaguar Landrover is appropriately represented both internally and externally.
•    This role is a pivotal role for interface with other key functions within Jaguar Land Rover and acts as a core conduit for true cross functional working across Purchasing, Engineering, Finance, Commercial, Software STA / vendor management and Strategy functions. 


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Strategy & Sourcing :

•    Responsible for developing positioning and negotiation strategy for the product area, ensuring relevant data is updated and understood in order to make strategic recommendations.  
•    Assess make vs buy vs collaborate opportunities and gain approval through the appropriate forum.  Where “buy” approach is appropriate:
•    Responsible for creation, delivery and execution of SCD and CBP to specific sourcing requirements including supplier selection and sourcing approach in line with Jaguar Landrover sourcing guidelines
•    Deliver sourcing in line with policy and to agreed targets through GSP and deploying TCO/TVO approach 
•    Responsible for timely and accurate GSAD submission, Purchasing deliverables and GSP process adherence 
•    Accountable for obtaining and understanding analytics on suppliers, market and business requirements
•    Lead supplier negotiations and contracting with the support of the in-market teams, obtaining legal and financial approval pre-contract (e.g. SCPA) in line with Jaguar Landrover delegated authorities, and engaging specialist teams where appropriate.
•    Investigate and ensure resolution of in-contract commercial issues


Cost Management : 
•    Ensure robust cost model development and input to cost target setting process, supporting cost event outcomes and driving programme target alignment
•    Ensure key cost management information is accurate and documented (e.g. CDTS pre contract award) 
•    Key Purchasing representative at Module Business Teams (MBT) to ensure cross-functional alignment on quality, cost, delivery and time requirements 
•    Lead stakeholder alignment in relation to; programme targets, red book, take rates and volumes, delivery buying teams and utilising specialists as required 
•    Ensure delivery of cost to target pre and post-contract award (e.g. SCPA)


Supplier Relationship Management :
•    Working with in-market teams, lead development of the commercial relationships globally for your designated product areas
•    Participate in Supplier Business Reviews, to develop supplier relationships in accordance with Jaguar Landrover’s corporate and technical strategies for the product area
•    Ensure supplier briefing templates are kept up-to-date to enable senior stakeholder briefings



Knowledge, Skills and Experience

•    Degree qualified or equivalent experience
•    Ability to work independently, results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.
•    Capability to create high quality long term purchasing strategies
•    A resilient and enthusiastic individual who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs
•    A strong communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders to influence cross-functional engagement
•    An effective team player, actively develops and supports team members
•    Maintaining compliance with standard policies and procedures
•    Translating analytical results into detailed, robust actionable recommendations to the business


•    An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
•    Experience of working in a global, multi-cultural environment
•    Understanding of digital technology developmental cycles and trends
•    Experience negotiating in a range of market conditions 


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




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.


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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