Senior Buyer (SMOS-C8CCFA)

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  • Vacancy Title
  • Senior Buyer (SMOS-C8CCFA)
  • Company
  • JCB
  • Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive, with benefits
  • Closing Date
  • 03/12/2021
  • Job Description
  • JCB Purchasing team is looking for a Senior Buyer to join the team.

    The future’s never looked more exciting here at JCB: we’re on track for record growth in our family-owned, world-class business. That means it’s a great  time to join our talented Procurement professionals, who work on global scale. Help JCB  achieve exceptional progress and we’ll make sure you do too.

    About JCB Procurement:

    Behind every JCB product – from forklifts to excavators – is a team that sources and buys the materials we need to make them: our Procurement function. These professionals have a complex, wide-ranging task that involves suppliers all over the world. That’s why you’ll find them as far afield as Brazil, USA, India and China. In total, there are over 200 people whose work is crucial to JCB’s bottom line. Join them, and you’ll enjoy unbeatable experience and the power to make an impact.

    About Your Role

    The Senior Buyer in JCB is responsible for liaising with stakeholders in the business to define and ensure supplier performance criteria is met and implemented through the sourcing strategies.  You will provide the link between the category management team and other areas of the supply chain.

    You  will need to make recommendations and liaise with the respective business unit and category teams to receive and advise the strategic direction.

    You will be required to have an in depth understanding of the products/services required by the business and make recommendations that motivate a change in contract or products that drive competitive pricing.

    It is imperative that you have the confidence and ability able to build constructive relationships with all stakeholders.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assist stakeholders in establishing and managing to resolution issues relating to price, capacity, quality and customer service / warranty.
    • To oversee the implementation of strategies, facilitate the timely execution of products for new product launches and supplier recovery and / or improvement programmes.
    • Work with the team to develop commercial contracts to deliver the needs of the business.
    • Support category strategy development and define supplier performance criteria based on business knowledge and intelligence.
    • Initiate and build stakeholder management to ensure delivery of projects.   Identify the business structure collaboration required to ensure optimisation of resources within a category.

    Deliver robust implementation plans in line with the sourcing strategy. These plans should support, but not be limited to:

    • Effective early supplier engagement.
    • Cost Saving projects
    • Tendering
    • Contracting
    • Capacity management
    • Supplier performance targets
    • Monitors progress of strategies and modifies in line with the changing business environment.

    About You:

    Degree-educated (or equivalent), with an Engineering or Business background, you’ll be used to Purchasing in manufacturing environment. Your experience has given you an understanding of a number of key areas: category management, budget planning, supplier contracts and project management. While this expertise is vital, success will depend on the way you deal with people.

    We’re looking for excellent  communication skills that help you negotiate and lead teams. Ideally, you’ll bring a CIPS qualification too. But we’re more interested in financial awareness, NPI experience and keen attention to detail.

    What’s in it for you?

    To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company’s healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave.

    JCB: Building a Brighter Future

    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. 

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