Jaguar Land Rover

Category Buyer - IT Infrastructure

Location
Whitley, Coventry
Salary
£32,416 - £35,000
Posted
09 May 2018
Closes
23 May 2018
Ref
24571-en_GB
Contact
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Specialist Area
Buyer, Category Manager
Sector
Automotive
Function
Buyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world's most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Every product. Every process. Every environment. Our vehicles continually set the benchmark for luxury, innovation and performance thanks to our unrivalled commitment to infinite detail. Join us within our Purchasing teams, and you'll be the driving force behind it all.

Every moment of every day, IT keeps Jaguar Land Rover moving in the right direction. Without it, our business simply cannot evolve, so the products you procure here will have a real impact. As an IT Procurement Professional you'll have the opportunity to join a fast paced team responsible for enabling Jaguar land Rover to be at the forefront of technology as it becomes ever more critical to the future of automotive.

As an IT Category Buyer you'll be covering a broad range of IT Categories including Infrastructure, Data Centre, SaaS, Applications (testing, development and maintenance).

With your IT expertise you'll manage sourcing activities relating to your specific category including the creation, planning, and delivery of a Global Strategic Category Plan. You'll work with a wide variety of suppliers including niche and large global players, each of which will require a different procurement approach. Liaising with stakeholders to gather requirements, develop sourcing strategies, objectives, and plans, making all the necessary arrangements to ensure that cost, risk, and service requirements are met.

You'll be accountable for the successful commercial and contractual completion of sourcing projects and for developing and establishing a pipeline of sourcing activities in line with contract expiry dates, potential cost saving opportunities and new investment projects.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

You'll need extensive experience within an IT procurement environment, as well as sourcing for these requirements. You'll be an individual who is results drive and able to demonstrate tenacity, drive, and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environments. Experience of both legal, contract and cost down negotiation activities will be expected. Stakeholder management skills will be key, ideally on a global scale at all levels of the business.

BENEFITS

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.

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