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Senior Buyer


Live the Exceptional With Soul.  This is the singular purpose of Jaguar Land Rover. 


At the core of these experiences are the products themselves.  The Jaguar and Land Rover brands have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past years.


The Senior Buyer is responsible for control of expenditure in relation to the procurement of a wide range of marketing related services. Working in close liaison with the JLRNA Marketing team, the Senior Buyer will be required to support strategy development, market testing, negotiation and deployment for current and future expenditures. As part of the Jaguar Land Rover North America Purchasing organization, we would look to you to bring your professional purchasing expertise to the business with a view to optimizing the value obtained from both existing and newly placed U.S., Canada, and Global supplier contract agreements. 


Major Objective: Deliver cost savings and optimize value for assigned commodities for Jaguar Land Rover North America, in the U.S. and Canada. 

This position requires constant close contact with multiple marketing related functions across Jaguar Land Rover in the US, UK, and Canada. 


What you will be doing:  

The successful applicant would be responsible for a portfolio of marketing related commodities across the Jaguar Land Rover North America business.

  • To be the 'Go To' purchasing professionals to support the JLR Marketing teams.

  • Manage supplier relationships and be the focus for all aspect of the commercial relationship

  • Plan, formulate and implement Purchasing strategies for assigned commodities

  • Ensure Purchasing processes are implemented, followed and adhered to

  • Benchmarking existing commodity and unit costs and analyze market trends

  • Negotiate pricing and drive cost reduction to meet the objectives in the assigned commodities

  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities

  • Work with stakeholders to create a strong network of information exchange not only in the US and Canada but also with JLR Purchasing in the UK

  • Perform other duties as required


What you will need:

  • Bachelors Degree or higher or equivalent work experience

  • 5 plus years of experience in a Non Production Purchasing or Services Purchasing role, direct experience of Purchasing Marketing related services would be a distinct advantage.

  • Applicants need to demonstrate a sound understanding of the Purchasing function and the challenges faced when working with both internal and external stakeholders based in the US and Globally.

  • This position requires a self-starter with the ability to operate autonomously with the initiative to recognize value adding and cost reduction opportunities

  • The ability to work to strict deadlines in order to achieve objectives

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to converse at all levels of the organization and with external Suppliers/Customers

  • High degree of influencing skills

  • The ability to analyze, negotiate and reach advantageous agreement at all levels with suppliers, stakeholders & colleagues

  • Competent user of MS Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Teams.  Experience of SAP R3 and Ariba would be an advantage

  • Confident, assertive, committed, enthusiastic and self-motivated

  • Adaptable to changing circumstances and environment

  • Ability to travel within the US & Canada and possibly Globally



Location:  Mahwah, NJ
Schedule:  Hybrid Ways of Working Available (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - office days; Wednesday and Friday - choice days)


So Why Us?

  • As a people-first company, working at JLR means opportunity, teamwork, and growth. That’s why working here is so much more than a job.

  • Be part of an international, inclusive, and open-minded company

  • You are never just a number. We take pride in taking care of our employees doing everything we can to make sure that our teammates thrive both in and out of the office.

  • Our employees receive a generous time off policy

  • We offer a discounted Vehicle Car Program

  • Employees also receive generous health care and retirement plans

  • Quarterly Chair Massages

  • Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Complimentary lunch

  • And more!


Thank you for your interest in working for us, we love it here and think you will too!


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, compensation, and training.


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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