JCB is a truly world class, family owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further than JCB.
Overview of the role:
Life in this highly strategic area is certainly no easy option. But with cutting-edge processes and modern digital support, our function is highly professional and a fantastic place to learn.
As a Strategic Buyer you will ensure that all materials are purchased at the most competitive prices, within the required timescales and to the required specifications. Responsible for supplier performance in terms of NQCRPM for their given categories and suppliers.
This is a role where expertise and credibility count. You’ll need proven experience and the ability to strike the best deals for the business. Good communication skills and influence will be essential, along with a gift for building relationships. A CIPS/MCIPS qualification would certainly be an advantage. A sense of urgency and ability to work as a self-motivated problem solver and as part of a team is essential to the role. You need motivation, enthusiasm and the drive to take the business forward.
You will also need a detailed understanding of Purchasing tools and processes including:
• Category Management
• Budget Planning and Reporting
• Supplier Contracts
• Project Management
• Practical Problem Solving
• Advanced Negotiation Techniques
• Inventory Management Understanding
• Management Systems knowledge (ISO, PDCA, TQM, etc)
Rewards and benefits:
Our achievements – now and in the future – are down to our strong worldwide workforce. To say thank you, we give everyone here career development and the chance to progress. We also pay great attention to employees’ health and welfare. You can expect medical insurance and dental care schemes, plus access to our healthy living centre. Naturally, this comes with a competitive salary, company pension and 33 days’ annual leave.
Note: We have a number of roles available at the World Headquarters, Cab Systems and Power Systems.
JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.
Recruitment Agencies: JCB does not accept any speculative approaches to present candidates for advertised vacancies.