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REQ ID: 88882
JOB TITLE: Global Category Buyer
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 03/07/2022
LOCATION: Warwickshire
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.


JLR’s Digital Procurement team has responsibility for creating and managing external commercial relationships that support JLR’s product offerings in the digital space. It is the key point of interface for major software, IT/digital services and digital content providers.


Strategy & Sourcing:
● Responsible for Strategic Category Plan (SCP)/Commodity Strategy creation and delivery
● Delivering sourcing in line with policy and to agreed targets through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP) and
deploying Total Cost of Ownership and Total Value of Ownership approach
● Leading complex supplier negotiations including legal and financial approval pre-Contract / Purchase Order,
engaging specialist teams and Global Purchasing Finance
● Responsible for delivering against savings programme targets

Contract & Supplier Relationship Management:
• Working with Stakeholders and Finance to operate the contract management governance, act as a key
Purchasing representative to ensure cross-functional alignment on quality, cost, delivery and time
• Responsible for managing contract dispute resolution process
• Change management of the contracts and Purchase Orders
• Support contract audit/reviews in line with requirements
• Ensuring the Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Performance Management processes are
carried out effectively
• Responsible for organising and conducting the Supplier Business Reviews

● Ensure compliance to the JLR processes
● Manage commercial risk, and ensure the supply chain operates in accordance with JLR’s quality requirements,
customer and governmental regulations
● Participate in global functional transformation projects, process improvements and activities as required
● Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested




● Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred
● Ability to work independently, results driven, demonstrates tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
● Legal contracts/Terms and Conditions understanding
● Capability to create high quality long-term strategic purchasing commodity strategies
● A resilient and enthusiastic individual who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs
● A strong communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders to influence crossfunctional engagement
● An effective team player, with the ability to manage internal and external relationships
● Maintaining compliance with standard policies and procedures
● Commercial Awareness and Negotiation skills
● Operational Contract Management experience
● Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs


● Category knowledge and demonstrated experience
● Previous supplier experience within category
● An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust
● Experience of working in a global, multi-cultural environment
● Understanding of digital technology developmental cycles and trends
● Experience negotiating in a range of market conditions



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.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 


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.


Find out what to expect at each stage of the process along with some hints and tips.


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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training

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