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Commodity Manager (Procurement)

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Commodity Manager (Procurement)

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Manufacturing
Salary£45,000 to £60,000 per annum
BenefitsBonus + London Weighting
LocationsBerkshire, Essex, Greater London, Hertfordshire, London, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted26 September 2018

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This fantastic and very unique opportunity to be part of a fast growing Automotive business. The business have recently put plan in place to design, engineer and produce a brand new vehicle that is due to be on public sale by 2020. This procurement role will allow you have full autonomy across key commodity spend and supplier relationships.

Client Details

With a unique London location, our client is one of the world leading manufacturing businesses and have recently put plan in place to design, engineer and produce a brand new vehicle that is due to be on public sale by 2020. One of the most important parts to the new business is procurement and they are keen to hire passionate automotive specialists within the UK and Germany.


The role will be key in supporting and driving the overall procurement and supply chain strategy. It will be essential that this person is able to work with a multitude of different stakeholders globally, while understanding key fundamentals and driving best value across all sourcing.


  • Develop the global Commodity strategy based on product needs and secure implementation. Commodities include Interior, Exterior, Engine, chassis, Body and Electrics. (& also CAPEX)
  • Negotiate supplier product support quotations against pricing trends/benchmarks/cost models and execute supplier sourcing nominations.
  • Build and sustain competitive and capable global supplier portfolio based on business technology requirements.
  • Understand updates on latest supply market information/developments and having interface with factory R&D projects.
  • Collaborate and influence decision making with key cross internal functional teams.
  • Engage with supplier technology roadmap to drive alignment of future product offering.

n/b: This role will involve to extensive travelling and the ideal candidate will need to be willing to work in a true international environment


Skills and experience

  • Proven experience of at least 3 to 8 years in procurement within an automotive environment.
  • Strong Stakeholder management and ability to build relationships with colleagues with a range of skills and background
  • Purpose driven individual, target oriented and used to work under pressure
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Good negotiation skills, while good and professional relationships with suppliers are kept.
  • Flexible, adaptable and self driven.
  • CIPS (and degree)

Job Offer

The business are hiring multiple roles currently, salary will be dependent on experience. (£45,000 to £60,000) + Bonus + Benefits

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