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Apply now Job no: 501924
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Purchasing (Graduate), Various

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:

To procure services and replacement parts for current and non-current Aston Martin models at the most advantageous costs, consistent with the Company’s requirements in quality, service and business practice, and in support of the requirements of customers and the dealer network.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Manage supplier performance ensuring that Quality, Cost and Delivery performance is maintained at high levels in line with Business T&C’s. In addition, provide enthusiasm and passion for driving continuous improvement in these metrics, internally at AML as well as at the Supplier.
  • Ensure Product availability as per business requirements and at launch of each new model as well as supporting Initial Dealer Stock requirements (ISO)
  • Liaising with Production Purchasing, Logistics and Engineering to minimise obsolescence due to part number changes
  • Work closely with Production Purchasing to ensure that Client services requirements are considered in sourcing decisions as well as cost transparency and compliance to T&C’s.
  • Conducts re-sourcing exercises whilst maintaining continuity of supply to meet requirements in the event of non-acceptable price, service or quality performance.
  • Certifies invoices and clears price queries in a timely manner as occasion demands.
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation skills and an ability to analyse cost data and quickly assimilate supplier and AML processes, in order to drive achievement of Value for Money.
  • To research, identify and select suppliers that improve commercial, quality, delivery and technology performance, in-line with established Purchasing processes.
  • Develop and deliver Commodity Strategies for future sourcing.
  • Report to the Senior Buyer, but also having direct contact with the Purchasing Manager, as and when required.
  • Demonstrate a confident and mature approach to teamwork and provide purchasing/commercial input into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation’s goals.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Extensive experience within purchasing function, preferably within the Automotive Industry
  • Product and Market knowledge
  • Ability to multi-task, and manage high volume of workload

PC literacy:

  • Ability to generate own reports and metrics including the use of macros and other advances functions within MS Excel and Access
  • Sound analytical ability to be able to understand and analyse large quantities of complex data, and be able to present data and findings to audiences at all levels
  • Working understanding of logistics and global distribution
  • Ability to communicate at all levels both internally and externally and with all departments
  • Team player, ability to integrate and lead problem solving initiatives
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing material and processes
  • The role requires a self-starter to be able to work under their own initiative often delivering finished projects and business solutions to the management team
  • The individual is required to work within Parts Operations not simply to maintain and achieve current service levels, but to actively inform and develop business strategy and innovation within the function and available resource.
  • To drive business efficiencies at every opportunity.


  • Access to Mercedes and FCA car lease scheme.
  • Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost.
  • Health Shield Cash Plan.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Company Performance Bonus Scheme.
  • Discount on our lease schemes with variety manufactures
  • Company pension scheme - Initial 3% company contributions rising (after two years' service) to double-matched company contributions of up to 12%.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.

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