Senior Buyer

06 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
It's a fantastic time to join our talented Procurement professionals, who work on global scale. Make your future here

The future's never looked more exciting here at JCB: we're on track for record growth in our family-owned, world-class business. That means it's a fantastic time to join our talented Procurement professionals, who work on global scale. Help us achieve exceptional progress and we'll make sure you do too.

About Procurment

Behind every JCB product – from forklifts to excavators – is a team that sources and buys the materials we need to make them: our Procurement function. These professionals have a complex, wide-ranging task that involves suppliers all over the world. That's why you'll find them as far afield as Brazil, USA, India and China. In total, there are over 200 people whose work is crucial to JCB's bottom line. Join them, and you'll enjoy unbeatable experience and the power to make an impact.

Life in this highly strategic area is certainly no easy option. But with cutting-edge processes and modern digital support, our function is highly professional and a fantastic place to learn. Though there's responsibility right from the moment you join us, there's also a real chance to progress: we'll support your development every step of the way and even provide financial assistance for further qualifications and training. What's more, there's the opportunity to move between business units – or even to teams abroad. With the scale of JCB, there's no telling how far you'll go.

About your role

Based in Group Purchasing, you'll support the Purchase Manager to manage a team of Buyers for Earthmovers and Landpower. Together, you'll aim to fulfil the category strategy for your area. As Senior Buyer, you'll be in charge of operations and for the strategic direction of the portfolio, as well as compliance with policies and procedures. If you want responsibility and challenges, this is the place to be.

About you

Degree-educated (or equivalent), with an Engineering or Business background, you'll be used to Purchasing in manufacturing environment. Your experience has given you an understanding of a number of key areas: category management, budget planning, supplier contracts and project management. While this expertise is vital, success will depend on the way you deal with people. We're looking for fantastic communication skills that help you negotiate and lead teams. Ideally, you'll bring a CIPS qualification too. But we're more interested in financial awareness, NPI experience and keen attention to detail.

Rewards and benefits

Our achievements – now and in the future – are down to our 14,000-strong worldwide workforce. To say thank you, we give everyone here career development and the chance to progress. We also pay great attention to employees' health and welfare. You can expect medical insurance and dental care schemes, plus access to our healthy living centre. Naturally, this comes with a competitive salary, company pension and 33 days' annual leave.

JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds

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