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Automotive Buyer - Woking, Surrey

Salary: Negotiable
Location: Woking, Surrey
Job type: Permanent
Sector: F1 & Motorsport
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Automotive Buyer

Want to work for one of the most prestigious brands in Motorsport? Work within a one-of-a-kind Research and Development centre of excellence?

For the next six years we are looking to invest £1 billion into Research and Development, leading to the launch of 15 all-new cars or derivatives during this period.

There is an exciting and unique opportunity to join our purchasing team. This is a rare opening to join an exclusive automotive environment which is undergoing a transformation and rapid growth in response to its critically acclaimed global products and best‐in‐class performance.

Key responsibilities -

+ Accountability for cost and budget management for multi‐million pound directspend portfolios.

+ Ensure supplier requirements and concerns are fully understood and ensure these are fed back during the appropriate stages to the appropriate stakeholders.

+ Develop a culture of continuous improvement throughout the business. With an understanding of industry practices (e.g. Six Sigma, PPS)

+ Minimisation and mitigation of costs, project risks, negative relationships with suppliers and threats to the organisation's ability to design, develop and manufacture products on time, to cost and at the required quality standards.

+ Driving cost‐down activities with suppliers and VA/VE activities. Utilising known and robust commercial tools (e.g. cost estimating processes, benchmarking activities etc.)

Skills and knowledge required -

+ Ability to lead negotiations and support teams in the development of negotiations strategies for large and complex projects.

+ Demonstrable commercial success within an Automotive and / or manufacturing environment is desired, but willing to consider all industries with the right competencies gained.

Proven supply chain management and procurement experience, dealing with both small and large value organisations

Automotive Buyer

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