Global Strategic Buyer

Job Description

REQ ID: 114858
JOB TITLE: Global Strategic Buyer
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 12th May 2023


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.





Jaguar Land Rover Aftermarket Purchasing ensures the worldwide dealer network has a secure, stable and competitive supply of all serviceable parts and retailer fit Accessories through the whole life cycle of our vehicles.


Activity starts from the new model launch through the production life plus a further 15 years to the end of service life. The department contributes to revenue generation through enterprise value activities and management of the total cost of ownership


Reporting to the Regional Purchasing Manager you will have overall responsibility for commodity lifecycle activities from strategy and sourcing through to new part introduction, portfolio management and end of production life planning for an aftermarket strategic commodity.


You will work closely with key stakeholders such as Pricing, Supply Chain, Engineering, Inventory Management, Commercial and Production Purchasing.


Aftermarket Purchasing has responsibility for a full breadth of commodity groups including engines and powertrain, remanufacturing, electrical propulsion, electrical, chassis, interior, exterior, body in white and retailer fit accessories. The role requires a strategic and delivery focus for a designated commodity working with current production and past model year parts and suppliers.


  • Responsible for the Aftermarket element of the relevant overall commodity strategy

  • Working closely with the Production Purchasing Global Commodity Lead and Global Strategic Buyers to ensure strategy alignment

  • Responsible for creating the Aftermarket Strategic Commodity Dossier to aid strategic direction for the Aftermarket business.

  • Work closely with AMP Capacity Planner to ensure sufficient capacity at nomination and manage strategic capacity changes

  • Support new model sourcing strategy for a given set of commodities representing Aftermarket Purchasing interests

  • Lead stakeholder alignment in relation to Total Cost of Ownership; piece cost, investment, Lead-times, Minimum order quantity and inventory costs

  • Deliver material cost and distribution costs to target.


Key Accountabilties and Responsibilities


As a Global Strategic Buyer, you will be responsible for end of production life strategy, planning and delivery, ensuring supply continuity of commodity and resourcing activity when required. You will also lead internal stakeholder relationships across the Customer Service function working collaboratively with Pricing, Commercial, Supply Chain and Inventory Management. You will Participate in functional improvement/transformation projects as required.




The successful candidate will be an individual, who works independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment. You will be an individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planning, a resilient and enthusiastic person who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs whilst being a good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience




  • Experience of negotiating in a purchasing environment

  • Contract management

  • Global Sourcing - Knowledge and experience of global sourcing and global team working

  • Stakeholder management - Cross-functional collaboration and influencing skills

  • Supplier management




  • Retail knowledge or experience of working with inventory management

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

  • Business & technical knowledge

  • Analytical skills using purchasing tools

  • Problem solving and idea generation

  • Development and implementation of strategies

  • Experience of an SAP Purchasing System

  • CIPS Qualification level 4





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.