Senior 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. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.
Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and this role will give successful recruits the opportunity to be a part of that growth. This role will be based in our state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, working within our tight-knit but ever-expanding team.
We are looking for a Senior Electrical Buyer to join a growing Procurement team in a fast paced, agile Automotive engineering environment. The successful candidate will take full accountability for a defined purchasing channel. This includes close collaboration with Engineering teams, Production and Quality as well as reporting into the Head of Procurement for the business. As Senior 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, as well as line management of the buyers within the team.
Leading the 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 department heads to ensure all requirements to ensure 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
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
Comfortable working at all levels of the business including Chief Exec
Works well within a team
Microsoft Office suite proficient
Skills and Experience:
Preferably CIPS qualified
Purchasing electrical components and working with supplier of electrical components
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 demonstrable experience of Early Supplier Engagement
Strong Category Strategy Experience
Experience of establishing and implementing new procurement processes and systems advantageous
Previous line management experience is desirable
Must have the Right To Work in the UK
Benefits of working for Norton:
We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;
25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)
Parking on site
Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK
NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
Job Type: Full time - Permanent
Salary package is dependent upon previous experience
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