Senior Buyer - Directs (Powertrain)
Circa £55,000 + Excellent Benefits
12 mont Fixed Term Contract
Who we are?
At LEVC we have been transformed from a traditional vehicle manufacturer of the iconic black cab, into a modern electric vehicle company with high performing tech. We operate a green global footprint, with offices and operations across Europe and key overseas markets. The TX electric taxi heralded a new generation of personal transport, bringing zero-emissions-capable operation to cities around the world. Now, with the award-winning VN5 electric van, we’ve brought our revolutionary brand of mobility to commercial vehicles.
Why work at LEVC?
Our talented team are dedicated to driving green transport solutions that will accelerate the journey to cleaner cities. With our principle ‘Sustainable Innovation’ at the heart of everything we do, we’re proud of what we’ve achieved already and excited to bring and develop talent into the EV industry. 2023 promises to be another exciting year with all the foundations in place to embark on an ambitious growth journey.
About the role
As a Senior Buyer you will be delivering flexible, agile, value for money supply, ensuring sustainability and legislative compliance. You will help shape the current category strategy for your area of responsibility and be accountable for managing the relationship with suppliers in your portfolio.
We are looking for someone to join our team that can influence and engage key stakeholders, negotiate astutely, and manage supplier relationships that align to our vision of a ‘Sustainable Mobility Future for a Better World’.
⚡ Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) – Development of robust plans with an appropriate approach to manage supplier relationships. Focus on Quality, Cost, Delivery, Risk, Development and Management (QCDRDM) aspects of supplier performance, supporting concern escalation and rectification where appropriate.
⚡ Value For Money (VFM) - Work cross functionally / B2B to ensure the creation of VFM; seeking opportunities to optimise product design, manufacturing, logistics, and purchase parameters.
⚡ Cost Management – Analyse cost data, utilising Quotation Analysis Forms (QAF’s) where applicable to identify opportunities, utilise benchmarking techniques to identify opportunities, plan and negotiate effectively with suppliers to optimise costs without compromising performance or relationships.
⚡ Sourcing – Work cross functionally to ensure that due diligence is completed (supplier audits, financial checks etc) with appropriate stakeholder engagement (Quality, finance, legal, engineering etc), contractual terms are agreed, and that components are adequately validated prior to introduction.
⚡ Cost Recovery – Work collaboratively with the quality and warranty teams to ensure that supply and warranty agreements cover business requirements, providing a foundation for cost recovery. Where supplier performance is compromised work support supplier interface and cost recovery.
Experience to succeed
This is a fast-paced role and therefore to be successful we are looking for a Senior Buyer who is resilient, able to multitask and prioritise workload. As well as a minimum 3 years automotive /tier 1 component sourcing experience.
⚡ Experienced negotiator with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders alike. Presenting information in a structured transparent manner supporting team member alignment, underpinned by excellent communication skills to ensure success.
⚡ Strong analytical skill set, able to assess volumes of data utilizing excel as a medium for data analysis.
⚡ Experience in the development and deployment of category management strategies, supplier risk and relationship management within a global sourcing environment – desirable.
⚡ Supply chain management experience and working cross functionally, engaging the wider business to ensure issues are managed and contained.
⚡ Experience in the use of Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) / Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems for procurement and supply activities – desirable.
⚡ Degree level qualification, and or MCIPS qualified – desirable.
⚡ Experience in sourcing from China / Asia markets - desirable.
⚡ Ethical in their engagement with, for and on the behalf of the business.
What we can offer you
⚡ Competitive salary
⚡ 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
⚡ Hybrid working available between base location/home
⚡ Life insurance, cycle to work scheme, and a salary sacrifice pension scheme
⚡ Health and wellbeing support, including Medicash health care scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders.
⚡ Salary extras giving you discounts across various retailers (e.g supermarkets, eating out, and leisure activities.)
⚡ Modern offices with free parking and EV charging
⚡ Offices include use of onsite gym (Ansty location), subsidised canteens, regular companywide events
⚡ Dedicated Learning & Development team help you to unlock your potential through technical & behavioural training. Oh, and did we mention you can get access to LinkedIn Learning too!
At LEVC, whatever your role, you truly have the opportunity to join a team that helps you perform at your best.