Semiconductor Strategy Buyer

Job Description

REQ ID: 75176
JOB TITLE: Semiconductor Strategy Buyer
SALARY: £40,000 - £50,000
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 is embarking on an exciting new journey of forging direct relationships with semiconductor manufacturers to support our long term Reimagine strategy which includes an ambitious cycle plan of new fully electric products. This is your chance to be part of something special as we build an all-new purchasing team and build new relationships with the semiconductor industry. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and professional senior buyers to take global responsibility for direct relationships with individual semiconductor suppliers.


Responsibilities will include sourcing, contract creation and negotiation and managing all aspects of the supplier partner relationship. You will lead quarterly business reviews to discuss part level NPI/EOL (New Product Introduction / End of Life), Delivery performance and reconciliation and annual price negotiations. Objectives will be related to agreeing contracts on time to support future vehicle sourcing, ensuring continuity of supply throughout the contract, ensuring that JLR is accessing best-in-class technology, ongoing cost management and maintaining the most effective relationship with the suppliers under their responsibility.


This will be a variable role as we progress through various stages of our various products life. From initial sourcing to managing run-out. Due to the new space that semiconductors represent for JLR there will be plenty opportunity to get involved in and lead process creation / improvement and problem solving. There will be a wide variety of stakeholders to engage with and collaborate with, including Product Engineering, Supply Chain, Legal and Finance. There will likely be the requirement to make periodic international travel, for example to visit semiconductor suppliers and industry events.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver successful contract negotiations with semiconductor suppliers to support new product sourcing
  • Manage semiconductor supplier relationships to deliver best in class Quality, Cost, Delivery, Innovation and Sustainability
  • Be responsible for clear and consistent reporting to senior leaders in JLR on progress
  • Work cross functionally to establish new optimal ways of working as semiconductors are brought into existing JLR business
  • Ensuring compliance to existing policies and processes and proactively identifying and participating in opportunities to improve these





  • Ideally gained experience working in the semiconductor or electrotonic industry
  • Ideally experience in contract negotiation, price negotiation and supplier relationship management
  • A positive, results driven and optimistic mindset
  • Resilience and enthusiasm
  • A strong communicator with the ability to engage with and manage key stakeholders to influence cross functional engagement
  • Ability to build relationships with external parties and constructively challenging and driving them to improve performance
  • Maintaining compliance with standard policies and procedures



  • An ability to challenge existing processes and spot opportunities for improvement
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Business level English
  • An understanding of Test-Driven Development.
  • An aptitude for problem solving and an openness to learning new skills and technologies.




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.