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REQ ID: 41121
JOB TITLE: Category Buyer
SALARY: £40,000 - £45,000
POSTING END DATE: 28/01/2019
LOCATION: Coventry


Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.




This exciting role is responsible for covering the procurement of consultancy and professional services within the Non Production Purchasing team. You’ll be responsible for working with our internal stakeholders and supplier representatives to implement contracts and agree procurement strategies.

In your role, you’ll be leading a varied stakeholder group in developing strategic activities which form our Strategic Category Plans. This will include managing existing contracts and developing more strategic, less tactical approaches. You’ll engage closely with key stakeholders to maximise Purchasing influence and ensure alignment with our processes and policy. In addition you’ll be managing suppliers and monitoring their performance as well as implementing effective contract management.


You’ll have excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills, and as such you’ll be a confident communicator with the ability to converse at all levels of the organisation as well as with external suppliers and customers.

You’ll also be an excellent negotiator with a proven track record of successful commercial negotiations, highly organised and continually focused on attention to detail. Finally, knowledge of the Consultancy industry would be an advantage but is not vital.

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’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.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.









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