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Programme Buyer - PUR202

Apply now Job no: 492571
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Purchasing

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose

Be the focal point in providing the Project Management / Coordination for purchasing programme activity and deliverables ensuring integration and adherence to vehicle line contract requirements. Represent Purchasing and business interests across the company identifying and working to resolve potential variance to plan.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Project management of purchasing program activities ensuring adherence to programme deliverables.
  • Leading and supporting cross functional activity to ensure delivery of data into the purchasing team in line with programme requirements
  • Support the creation of the engineering timing release schedule (ETRS) and track adherence to plan ensuring releases are received, actioned and returned in specified timing frames.
  • Project manage and lead activity to resolve deviations to ETRS plan ensure all deliverables are achieved and escalating risks  where appropriate
  • Support coordination of programme gateways for the successful completion of purchasing deliverables.
  • Represent purchasing at programme meetings including gateways, programme steering team, design reviews , launch control meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Lead programme sourcing, cost and timing  reviews  ensuring all sourcing activities are in line with programme timing and cost targets.
  • Lead and support the development and implementation of purchasing processes to support programme milestones ensuring all QCD targets are met.
  • Lead the coordination, escalation and resolution for identified programme risks.
  • Coordinate and support purchasing activity for financial target setting process. 
  • Analysis and reporting of adherence to programme material and investment cost against target / contract.
  • Coordinate Purchasing activities in terms of mitigating cost risks and realising opportunities in order to make a positive impact upon Purchasing programme performance 
  • Support development of programme specific commodity strategies.
  • Collaboration with other areas of AML on maintaining commodity strategies which meet the short as well as the long term aims of the business.

Qualifications and Experience

Ideally the successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, and or a full member of CIPS or at least working towards it. The individual should hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require it. 

Previous experience in Purchasing, ideally within a manufacturing environment is desirable; however, of greater importance is the individual’s aptitude and commitment to rapidly assimilate the needs of the role and to be quickly performing in the role, to a high standard.

Remuneration Package:

  • Negotiable base salary in line with experience (circa £32,000pa)
  • Discount on our privilege lease scheme, either a Mercedes or Ford.
  • Contributory pension scheme – 3% matched for years 1 & 2, rising to double matched contributions from year 3 to a maximum employer contribution of 12%.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Private Health Insurance – Family Cover.
  • Private Dental Plan – Single Cover.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.

How to apply

There really has never been a better time to join Aston Martin Lagonda, with strong financial results, a significant growth plan in place, a new site nearing completion and arguably the strongest model line up in the Company’s history, so if you feel ready to take the next exciting step in your already successful career and become part of the AML family apply today for consideration

Please click on the 'apply now' button to submit your application.

PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.



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