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REQ ID: 39279
JOB TITLE: Programme Buyer - Launch
SALARY: £33,000 - £37,000
POSTING END DATE: 22/11/2019


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 role of the Programme Buyer is to support (PD) Product Development and the (EMC) Engine Manufacturing Centre alongside (STA) Supplier Technical Assistance in supplier delivery for new engine programmes.  The focus is to drive parts readiness for all pre-production builds up to end of life.  Focusing on all and any risks and opportunities, driving activities and teams to target adherence on cost, delivery, and quality.


The programme buyer is co-located with the Engine Global Commodity and Regional Delivery teams in the UK which allows efficient communication and facilitates appropriate influencing opportunities to ensure programme deliverables are met.


This highly visible role will own the responsibility for the delivery of a number of business-critical programmes within Jaguar Land Rover’s Engine plants worldwide.  Additionally, they act as the key purchase interface with Engine Programme Launch teams at EMC.


This role provides scope for the programme buyer to have a strong voice and the ability to influence delivery of engine programme deliverables on time.




Some experience in purchasing, ideally with experience of commodity buying.

Some experience in project management & planning.

Ability to work on complex projects on time and in budget, with minimal managerial supervision.

Highly proficient in Word, Excel and Power point preferred, minimum classification ‘intermediate’.

A ‘Doer’ - highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, determined and able to work on their own initiative with little guidance and also as part of a cross functional team.

Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

Evidence of strong levels of drive, determination and organisational skills to work in a changing environment and manage conflicting priorities.

Analytical: Able to interpret data, format in a concise manner, synthesise and deliver key messages simply and quickly to any audience.

Numerical and or financial skills.

Full UK driving license.


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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