Buyer - Electrical

Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. We are based in our new state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, where we work in a tight-knit but ever-expanding team. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.

Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and successful recruits will have the opportunity to be a part of that growth. The Norton company culture is built on respect, trust, and responsibility. We trust our employees to be fully capable of executing their role/s exceptionally and professionally, whilst valuing personal development, teaching and learning.

The Role

We are looking for an Electrical Buyer to join a growing Procurement team in a fast paced, agile Automotive engineering environment. The successful candidate will take accountability for a defined set of commodities with the electrical portfolio. This includes close collaboration with Engineering teams, Production and Quality as well as reporting into the Senior Buyer for Electrical for the business. As Electrical Buyer, your main focus will be commercial management, strategy development (Category Strategy) and implementation and supply chain management for suppliers within your category areas of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Aiding the ongoing strategy on supplier selection and nomination for a heavy and ambitious NPI programme

  • Determining, communicating and delivering Procurement requirements to meet production programme demands

  • Regularly review supplier spend portfolio to seek future savings opportunities, including achieving cost down targets on current bills of materials

  • Working collaboratively with other departments  to ensure all requirements are met to enable production, warranty and aftersales work can be achieved within project requirements and to customer expectations

  • Reviewing the supplier database to establish preferred and nominated suppliers for specific categories of spend, developing and implementing category strategy

  • Work with suppliers to ensure quality standards are maintained

  • Proactively manage key suppliers and identify opportunities to potentially establish strategic agreements

  • Being able to manage supplier relationships

  • Work on ad-hoc procurement projects as the company requires

Personal Specification

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Good Supplier relationship management

  • High level of attention to detail and well organised

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise workload

  • Highly flexible individual who can adjust to a very agile environment

  • Proactive, methodical, practical and persistent

  • Able to work well under pressure

  • Works well within a team

  • Microsoft Office suite proficient

Skills and Experience:

  • Purchasing electrical components and working with supplier of electrical components is advantageous

  • Experience of working in a purchasing role in an engineering and automotive environment

  • Experience of working in a Project Team from inception to delivery, including demonstratable experience of Early Supplier Engagement

  • Strong category strategy experience

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;

  • 25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Working 

  • Casual Dress 

  • Parking on site


Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK


Job Type: Full time

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience

It is essential that you send both your CV and a cover letter when applying for this role. Please also state where you heard about this vacancy within your application.

Please forward your CV and a covering letter in the first instance to stating which role you are applying for.

We have a 10 day reply policy, so if you do not hear from us within 10 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.