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REQ ID: 79757
JOB TITLE: Global Strategy Buyer
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 30/06/2022
LOCATION: Midlands
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.



In February 2021 Jaguar Land Rover’s CEO announced the new global strategy, Reimagine: the next chapter for our unique business focussing on sustainability for the brands it represents, Jaguar and Land Rover. To accelerate our progress towards realising our Reimagine vision, we have formed a new team to develop our strategic approach to future batter supply. We are seeking energetic, driven and talented individuals across all business specialisms to join us on our journey as we continue to leapfrog forward and to play an essential part in achieving our ambitions for sustainable future growth. The potential is incredible. Come and be at the heart of it.
This is a unique opportunity to play a crucial and formative role at the beginning  of this enterprise, involving responsibility and leadership for procurement activities within the Construction and Capital Equipment categories, working within a newly-formed team operating in an exciting, growing and dynamic technology sector, interfacing with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders in a fast-moving environment.


These opportunities will be across multi departments within Purchasing
-    Construction
-    Professional Services
-    Capital Equipment 

-    IT

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

As a global category buyer you will interface with multiple stakeholders, including Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Finance, Programmes and Legal.  You will be responsible for developing and applying an understanding of the supplier market; identifying, qualifying and on-boarding new suppliers as appropriate, sourcing to agreed technical, commercial, sustainability and timing targets, ensuring internal and multi-functional alignment at all stages of sourcing.


You will lead complex supplier negotiations, engaging specialist support where necessary, to deliver robust commercial contracts, defining  clear scopes of work and deliverables that deliver optimal contract fulfilment; Ensuring ethical, legal and financial compliance with relevant internal and external standards, policies, procedures, laws and practices.



•    Ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
•    Strong communication, influencing and relationship management skills
•    Indirect Procurement experience with significant category responsibilities in a major/international enterprise
•    Demonstrated commercial acumen and strong negotiation skills
•    Global business understanding and experience
•    Operational Contract Management experience
•    Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs

•    Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred
•    Experience of capital and/or construction categories
•    Previous supplier experience within category
•    Relevant professional qualification






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.


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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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