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Advanced Procurements Specialist - Niche vehicles

Location: Multimatic Niche Vehicles Assembly Europe, Coventry, United Kingdom

Posted: September 22nd, 2021

Scope of Position :

Responsibilities include the Advanced procurement and strategic management of a variety of automotive components and systems for niche vehicle production. The Buyer will be responsible for establishing and managing positive supply chain relationships to deliver business objectives such as on-time supplier sourcing, cost management and parts availability, in addition to overall business improvements for the organization.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers, and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Develop supply chain mapping methods to identify opportunities for improvement in various commodities
  • Build and maintain supply base while focusing on supplier development; develop and implement supplier score-carding methods
  • Continuously focus on cost-down opportunities
  • Lead/support value analysis/value engineering (VAVE) activities with both internal and external business clients
  • Lead activities for improving inventory turns and working capital improvement
  • Development and analysis of Key Performance Indicators on a monthly basis to manage continuous improvement
  • Work cross-functionally, including closely with SQA, to on-board approved qualified suppliers for global vehicle programs in line with quality, cost and delivery requirements and measures
  • Support and adhere to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (ISO9001)
  • Maintain working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Basic Requirements :

  • Must have proven experience with improving supplier performance in the automotive OEM industry
  • 5 years' experience in purchasing, with automotive experience in Tier 1 or OEM companies preferred
  • Experience in leading supplier negotiations and cost-down initiatives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are key for this role
  • Must have the ability to take responsibility and ownership for coordinating the purchasing process from end to end
  • This role requires a strategic and analytical mindset towards purchasing
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office; SAP knowledge is a strong preference
  • Must be legally able to work in the UK
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees both within the organization and with, customers, suppliers, sub-contractors, engineers, etc.
  • Supervisory skills in the area of, Interaction and Communication, Orientation, Company Policies, Absenteeism, and Negotiation.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office


If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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