At International Automotive Components, it’s what’s inside that really drives us. Operating across 19 countries, we bring over 160 years of automotive expertise to the forefront in crafting beautiful interiors that help to differentiate vehicles in the global marketplace. We believe our employees to be our greatest asset: we welcome employees of all backgrounds, and are proud to provide benefits such as professional development opportunities, a gym scheme, and length of service awards among many others.

We are excited to confirm the below opportunity to join our innovative and conscientious team:

Senior Buyer - Indirect

Main purpose of the job
Support organisation with indirect procurement requirements for allocated plants.

Main missions and results

• Sourcing of the in-direct materials, products, and services

• Identify Cost Savings with plant stakeholders and suppliers.

• Close connection to Indirect commodity managers and Plant stakeholders for Cost Savings

• Be and escalation point of supplier issues for indirect regarding service levels or price issues, for the requesters and / or suppliers.

• Action LTA PO changes for indirect products and services

• Develop, maintain, lead, and own the indirect roadmap cost savings project.

• Support the Indirect Commodity Managers as and when requested, for the topics relevant to the plant buyer’s plants.

• Indirect Tooling and local supplier management, negotiation, and PO creation, as exception, when the Tooling and Capital teams cannot do it.

• Plant indirect P-save lead and ownership.

• Maintain the indirect price lists in AS400.

• Process the new supplier requests in Lotus Notes

• Approval of the indirect purchase orders in AS400

• Control / administration of the supplier bonuses for the indirect procurement.

• Negotiations with suppliers regarding new launches and changes for indirect products and services

• Support the requisitioners in raising the purchase requisitions in AS400 (POs related to the plant buyer mission)

• Work diligently and timely to achieve assigned KPIs and objectives.

Preferred skills and experience

• Degree / MCIPS preferred but not essential.
• Ability to promote best practice purchasing techniques.
• Proven commercial success / strong negotiator.
• Previous manufacturing / automotive experience in (Direct, Indirect or Tooling) preferred but not essential.
• Experience in cost engineering, raw material, tooling buying Indirect spend and product portfolio would be advantageous.
• Ability to lead negotiations and support teams in the development of negotiations strategies for large and complex projects.
• Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrable commercial success within an Automotive and / or manufacturing environment is desired, but willing to consider all industries with the right competencies gained.
• Excellent organisational skills, deadline adherence and exceptional attention to accuracy and detail.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Able to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority.
• The determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards.
• Must be capable of lateral thinking and be able to make structured and objective decisions.
• Able to demonstrate a methodical approach towards problem solving.
• A high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles.
• Results driven and the ability to deliver against aggressive targets to achieve the overall business objectives.
• A flexible approach to working hours and practices is necessary.

• Ability to play a lead role in contract implementation and management.
• Good working knowledge of manufacturing and quality processes
• Proven supply chain management and procurement experience, dealing with both small and large value organisations.

What you'll get

You will receive a competitive salary plus company holiday pay.

Training will be given to the right candidate with the opportunity to join an expanding site within our organisation.

IAC is an equal opportunities employer and committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We are committed to creating an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff are recognised.


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