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Senior Buyer

Apply now Job no: 511178
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Procurement

For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.

But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That’s why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.

As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.

Join us.

We are recruiting for a Senior Buyer to join us on a permanent basis at our Gaydon site.

As an Aston Martin Senior Buyer your day to day is mainly about sourcing products for our next generation projects at the best cost while maintaining quality and technical requirements. You’ll also focus on develop and maintain commodity strategies for a specific range of commodities like Electrical, Powertrain, Chassis, Body or Body and White in Direct Procurement, and a wide range of desks in Indirect Procurement. You’ll take a proactive role in developing and maintaining supplier relationship, including supplier evaluation and supplier risk management, and develop robust risk mitigation strategies where necessary. As this is a strategic role for our business being able to evaluate cost data or quotation analysis forms and identify cost saving opportunities is critical. You’ll be accountable for quickly assimilate supplier and Aston Martin processes in order to positively impact Procurement performance. You will partnership with Engineering, Production and all the other Aston Martin support function to maintain vehicle production on time, at the right quality, technical specifications and forecasted cost. On top of that, you will manage a team of buyers, leading and mentoring them. In this case, having a proving record of people management experience is essential for the successful candidate.

If you are a production senior buyer, it is essential to have relevant purchasing experience into a manufacturing environment, preferable automotive industry. Candidates from related industries like aerospace, racing will be also considered.

You will report to a senior manager, and you’ll be working closely with Programme Coordinators and Procurement Analysts, as part of the same team.

Ideally, you’ll be degree educated, but the most important thing for us is your experience and your proactive approach. If you are a team player, with a ‘’can do’’ attitude you will fit perfectly into our team. Add a bit of strategic mindset and we will say that ‘you are Aston Martin’’ too.

We are looking for a confident, driven, and diplomatic person. You’ll have exceptional communicating and negotiation skills and have the confidence to influence and persuade other teams and functions to meet deliverables and objectives where required. You’ll be highly proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

We can offer a hybrid work arrangement with 3 days in the office and 2 days from home.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, apply today by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button.

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We understand that the incredible beauty, craft and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.

 

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