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Programme Buyer

Programme Buyer

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    £45000 - £50000 per annum

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    Ben Betts

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    8 months ago

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Programme Buyer: (Hybrid working) - £45,000 - £50,000

Role: Programme Buyer

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000

Location: Kidlington, Oxfordshire

I am currently working with an exciting growing client of mine within the Automotive industry looking to add firepower to their Procurement team through a Programme Buyer.

The Business are an innovative forward-thinking, fast-growing company looking to continue their success in the coming months and years building on their already hard-earned partnerships and expanding projects.

The individual will have experience of Programme purchasing previously, ideally within the Automotive industry or heavy manufacturing/engineering sector experience.


  • Leading and implementing the change management process to manage all technical changes throughout the programme life.
  • Pro-active management of programme cost control from product conception through to series production.
  • Ownership of risk and opportunities tracker to drive forward resolution to business issues and maximise value of cost reduction initiatives.
  • Identification of technical and commercial cross-programme improvement areas.
  • Negotiating prototype contracts, improved costs and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.
  • Working closely with the Senior Cost Engineer to create and deploy programme target costs in line with business objectives.
  • To be the voice of Purchasing through various programme meetings, including project reviews and other po-functional forums.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.

About you:

  • Previous experience within a similar role.
  • Experience working in an automotive or manufacturing environment.
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management.
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work effectively with teams.
  • Understanding of cost drivers in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proactively contributes to the team.

If you think you are right for this role, apply and I will be in touch as soon as possible.