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REQ ID: 57091
JOB TITLE: Operations Manager
SALARY: £49,600 - £57,500
POSTING END DATE: 23/06/2021
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.




The Indirect Procurement Operations Purchasing Manager is responsible for operational reporting of our scorecard, supporting the Indirect Procurement department to develop best practice approach to procurement. The role will provide operational support and guidance on all Indirect Procurement related process issues and work with the Indirect Centre of Excellence teams who own the processes to ensure robust resolution. They will drive continuous improvement across the Indirect Procurement function and ensure the category teams are delivering against scorecard deliverables inc. savings targets, category strategy, supplier relationship management, ensuring efficiency measures, internal satisfaction levels and agreed timescales. Furthermore, the Operations Manager and team will ensure improved utilisation of P2P systems and eSourcing tools (e.g e-Auctions).


You’ll be responsible for Indirect Scorecard reporting inc. Chair of Savings Committee

You’ll lead the agenda and actions reporting for the Senior Leadership Team meetings

You’ll be responsible for the Indirect Communications Strategy & planning

You’ll need to be effective with the management of core indirect procurement processes – GSP, SAP Ariba

You’ll be responsible for supporting or leading the development of Indirect Transformational projects

You’ll be responsible for leading the Indirect Procurement Operating Committee inc. reporting the Indirect process ownership overdue status.

You’ll be responsible for the development of Indirect departmental presentations (at Director level).

You’ll establish and maintaining strong & effective working relationships with all stakeholders within the department and wider business



You’ll need previous experience in complex project management and /or Purchasing environment 

You’ll need strong influencing skills

You’ll need excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make autonomous decisions

You’ll need excellent stakeholder management and relationship management skills

You’ll need to be highly organised, with experience delivering in challenging project timescales

You’ll need to have strong commercial acumen

You’ll need to have excellent computer skills-Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Project scheduling

You’ll need a relevant Degree or equivalent working experience preferred

You’ll need to be highly agile with ability to manage and deliver multiple work streams within tight deadlines




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, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.



At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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