Jaguar Land Rover

Global Strategic Buyer (Electrical Distribution System)

Gaydon, Warwickshire
£37,819 - £45,000 per annum
05 Jun 2018
19 Jun 2018
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Specialist Area
Procurement, Purchasing
Contract Type
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.


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.

With responsibility for the development and deployment of our global commodity strategy for one of the key strategic commodities on the vehicle - Electrical Distribution System, you'll be the person that makes sure we deliver company and programme targets for cost, quality and technology throughout the purchasing process. You'll play a key role in the Global Sourcing Process, strategically managing suppliers in order to meet business targets and keep costs down for the whole business.

Reporting to the Global Commodity Lead, you'll create, deliver and execute the Strategic Commodity Dossier, ensuring all information is up to date and available. You'll apply this, and the Commodity Business Plan, to specific sourcing requirements - such as supplier selection and go-to-market approach. As well as managing strategic capacity changes and leading on supplier negotiations, you'll also ensure all stakeholders are aligned on programme cost targets, programme finance take rates and volumes.

All of this will mean we have the products we need to develop sophisticated, market-leading innovations and technologies, which will power future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.


Alongside a degree, or equivalent industry experience, you'll be ambitious and have the drive and tenacity to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment. With previous experience of purchasing and end to end supply chain processes, you'll know how to lead the medium to long-term strategic planning for a key commodity, but also being able to focus on short term objectives where business priorities dictate.

Ideally you'll have previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment, but this is not essential.

Resilient, enthusiastic and results-driven, you'll challenge existing thinking in a positive way, whilst also responding constructively to new ideas and inputs. A strong communicator and effective team player, you'll be able to develop business-aligned strategies in a complex, highly demanding environment.

Jaguar Land Rover considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list. Therefore, Jaguar Land Rover will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you will find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team. Our employees have access to a privilege car purchase scheme, membership of a competitive pension plan, performance related bonus scheme and 26 days holiday entitlement. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

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