6 months ago
REQ ID: 36371
JOB TITLE: Procurement - IT/Software Buyer
SALARY: Competitive Salary & Benefits
LOCATION: Shannon, Ireland
Dreaming for tomorrow is about more than ideas and ambitions. We’re already building the next generation of vehicles, using repurposed and brand-new technology and techniques. We’re doing more than dream, we’re creating the future of mobility and automotive for years to come.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We are looking for the innovators of tomorrow to address the needs of an ever-evolving world. Our vehicles are world-class, but our people are at the heart of everything we do, and what sets us apart. Our European research and development base in Shannon, Co. Clare will focus on software development for our autonomous and electrified cars. Join us as we tackle the challenges of tomorrow, today.
As an IT & Professional Services Category Buyer you will drive complex purchasing/procurement activities within the Category for Jaguar Land Rover Ireland as well as supporting projects across the global organisation. You will be responsible for supporting the strategic sourcing activity in line with the Strategy Category Plans providing insight and local market intelligence. Day to day; you’ll be sourcing local and regionally and will be required to engage in complex negotiations. Using your expertise and insights, you’ll be responsible for implementing the relevant global contracts. You’ll play a key role in the Contract and Supplier Relationship Management activities for the contracts created at a global and regional level.
Interfacing with other key functions, you’ll act as a core conduit for true cross-functional working across Non Production Purchasing (Indirect Procurement), Product Engineering, Cost Engineering, Manufacturing, and many other departments across multiple levels.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Alongside extensive experience gained in a purchasing/procurement/sourcing environment, you’ll have the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, sometimes ambiguous and highly demanding environment. Comfortable working independently, you’ll be results driven and tenacious. You’ll need in-depth IT (preferably software and professional services) category knowledge as well as proven commercial awareness and negotiation skills. You must also have experience with contract management and relationship management.
You’ll have demonstrable experience of creating high quality medium to long-term purchasing/procurement strategies, using your resilience and enthusiasm to constructively find new ideas and inputs. Finally, with your strong communication skills you’ll have the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders to influence cross-functional engagement. Automotive industry experience/knowledge would be advantageous.
SO WHY US?
Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, membership of a competitive pension plan and private medical cover. 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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