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REQ ID: 57506
JOB TITLE: Regional Delivery Buyer
SALARY: £33,064 - £40,000
POSTING END DATE: 31/08/2022
LOCATION: Gaydon & Whitley with Hybrid working
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The Opportunity


Reporting to the Regional Purchasing Manager this role will see you have responsibility for managing the external supply chain from Jaguar Land Rover suppliers. 

You will support the Global Commodity Leaders and Global Strategic Buyers in the development and execution of commodity strategies and the Global sourcing activity through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP).   


Responsible for all post sourcing and contract management activities for designated commodities and suppliers within your region.  


You will develop and execute key performance indicators across the designated regional suppliers, engaging with stakeholders and specialists within the Purchasing Function as required, ensuring supplier performance to meet JLR QCDMT requirements.


This role is also 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 Production Purchasing, MP&L, STA, Product Engineering, Cost Engineering and Manufacturing.  


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

As a Regional Delivery Buyer your accountabilities will include: -

Strategy & Sourcing :

•    Act as the voice of the customer for input into the Strategic Commodity Dossiers (SCD), Commodity Business Plans (CBP) and Strategic Supplier Dossiers (SSD), and ensure relevant data is updated, understood 

•    Responsible for the execution of commodity and supplier strategy, and the effective operational relationships with each of designated suppliers in region, ensuring that they adopt and follow the commodity strategy that delivers improved purchase operational performance

•    Support the Strategic Analyst, by ensuring regional analytics on suppliers, market and business requirements is available

•    Be responsible for issue and analysis of RFQs in Region, and liaison with suppliers to ensure sourcing in line with policy and to agreed targets through GSP and deploying TCO & TVO approach 

•    Provide input to GSP SBR meetings to ensure design decisions are made based on an accurate analysis of supply chain, product cost drivers and regional inputs

•    Conduct supplier negotiations in Region pre SCPA in support of Global Commodity Leader                                     

•    Work with the Capacity Planning Team (CPT) to manage strategic capacity changes and constraints (Post SCPA)

•    As required support analysis of Make vs Buy business justification in Region 


Cost Management : 

•    Manage all new Model Programme introduction of designated commodity/system, including contracted supplier obligations, production readiness and resolution of any commercial and/or programme issues/risks,  being responsible for robust delivery to target cost 

•    Ensuring effective cost management of designated commodities and supplier post SCPA which will involve launching commodities on new products at their target cost as well as achieving year on year cost reduction on current spend to deliver NCR to target

•    Investigate and ensure resolution of in-contract commercial issues including unverified invoices relating to price queries, annual cost reduction, tooling costs, design changes and all liability claims, to minimise the costs to Jaguar Land Rover

•    Lead timely and accurate completion of purchasing deliverables in line with PCDS process timings for designated commodity/system e.g. order placement and APQP deliverables
•    Responsible for robust formation, validation and roll up reporting of CDTS's via Regional Delivery Buyers for designated commodities on all new model programmes post SCPA


Supplier Relationship Management : 
•    Participate in Supplier Business Reviews with your suppliers to develop supplier relationships in accordance with the supplier segmentation model 

•    Support Regional stakeholder engagement and internal relationship management, and act as the primary interface with Product Engineering Module Leaders / Senior Managers for designated commodities/systems, to ensure cross-functional alignment on quality, cost, delivery and time requirements post SCPA 

•    Support the Global Commodity Leaders, to develop the supplier relationships globally for your designated commodities

•    Monitor external supply chain performance and communicate to the relevant stakeholders as appropriate

•    Responsible for the execution of all CCDS associated activities and tasks as per process gateway deliverables, this will form the basis of the commercial contract validation activities on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover which includes but is not limited to

•    Validation activities of core commercial/contractual elements and costs for example 
•    Labour (direct and indirect)/Manning (direct/indirect and overall supplier programme resources
•    Process time for manufacturing process, key material flows and information flows
•    How parts are manufactured – bill of design and bill of process (method of manufacture/key materials/location(s) of manufacture/BOF content and understanding of key BOF cost elements and drivers)
•    Tooling and location of manufacture
•    OEE/Shift Patterns/JPH achievement and capacity flexibility, breakpoints and sensitivity analysis around volumes
•    Value Stream Maps – all key material and information flows mapped and understood at production system, supply chain, sub tier and sub tier supply chain variables
•    BOF Parts and Supply Chain maps

•    Tariffs duties and incentives around total value stream and any contingency and business continuity considerations which need to be incorporated into contractual or commercial framework moving forward


Other : 

•    Contribute where appropriate to process improvement and ensuring the adoption and sharing of best practice in Regional Purchasing Teams e.g. leading programmes of cost reduction 

•    Manage Supplier, and Supply Chain Risk, management for assigned commodities post SCPA, ensuring the supply chain operates in accordance with JLRQ (or equivalent), customer and governmental regulations

•    Ensure compliance to the Jaguar Land Rover Way and KWS processes. Driving system compliance throughout the supply chain, by maintaining the purchasing systems to ensure data integrity and therefore system performance

•    Undertake any other work as directed by your line manager in connection with your job as may be requested



Knowledge, Skills and Experience


•    Degree qualified or equivalent experience
•    Delivering supply chain solutions in a fast paced, high pressured manufacturing environment
•    Ability to work independently, results driven, demonstrating tenacity, with the ability to deliver operational plans in a highly demanding environment.
•    Implementing and delivering purchasing strategies with the focus on total value chain delivery 
•    Identify opportunities for creating value in a commodity or commodities
•    An individual who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs
•    An effective communicator with the ability to communicate with key stakeholders to influence cross-functional engagement.
•    An effective team player
•    Maintaining compliance with standard policies and procedures


•    An individual with a proven track record in delivering results in both favourable and unfavourable conditions
•    The ability to challenge in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
•    Experience of working in a global, multi-cultural environment




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.

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