Procurement Lead - Body

Location: United Kingdom

INEOS Automotive: We have one goal. To manufacture, launch and deliver an uncompromising, best-in-class 4x4 for those who depend on a vehicle as a working tool. We’re building the Grenadier from the ground up, component by component. No corners cut and no easy options. It's been an exciting journey since our inception in 2017 and we have flown past many milestones. Despite the global challenge of 2020 we are on track to deliver our plan and 2021/2022 is our execution phase.

To make this vision a reality, we’ve assembled a team of world-class experts who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. We need more doers that think big. More thinkers that dive in and do. More people that make things happen. We’re a diverse workforce of tenacious, straight-talking experts and as we expand our world-class team, we are looking for spirited innovators and disruptors who thrive in a challenge. We’re doing things differently. If you are looking to join a scale-up business and take on a fulfilling and career-defining role, then let’s talk.

The Role: The Procurement Lead will lead and develop the procurement strategy for selected Categories of the Production Material using his/her experience to ensure that the business is investing in equipment and materials that are fit for purpose, allows purchasing to achieve the best possible commercial terms and is in line with the business group strategy.

What you will be doing:

  • Coordinate all procurement activities related to the selected category.
  • Identify and source the components and systems with the best technical and commercial fit to the vehicle and operations requirements.
  • Prepare, co-ordinate and execute sourcing decisions for selected commodities and full category - all sourcing decisions are cross functional aligned between engineering, manufacturing, quality, supply chain and procurement.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to secure best balanced commercial terms considering technical feasibility, volume demands, quality and manufacturing requirements.
  • Fulfil all relevant project targets regarding material and tooling cost as well as timeline.
  • Constant observation of the global supply market regarding changes that affects our business.
  • Develop and align in a cross-functional manner category strategies considering global supply market developments as well as internal requirements.
  • Identify, evaluate and countermeasure risks associated with the supply chain of the selected category.
  • Manage and co-ordinate raw material fluctuations with the suppliers and commodities across the whole category.
  • Establish and secure reliable supply chains during serial production.
  • Support the Procurement Manager in developing and delivering the transition strategy for procurement from project to operation.
  • Help drive and deliver all procurement activities of the project phase e.g. through close cooperation with the cost engineers.
  • Work closely with the Engineering, Commercial and Industrialisation to agree future demand plans, materials and equipment.
  • Network with the wider INEOS organisation to maximise group leverage possibilities.

What you will bring:

  • Extensive experience gained at either a Tier 1/2 automotive supplier or automotive OEM.
  • Previous direct knowledge of automotive procurement from concept-through-industrialisation-to-operation.
  • Significant automotive supply chain / procurement know-how gained over a long career in automobile manufacturing.
  • Excellent project management skills, with a track record of delivery.
  • Able to demonstrate experiences in building and maintaining senior supplier relationships.
  • Demonstrable strategic procurement experience and or NPI (New Product Introduction).
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • There will be significant travel involved in the role.
  • Good capability with Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience with SAP is desirable, training will be available.
  • English language is mandatory and German would be beneficial.

If this sounds like you, let’s talk. Apply via Workable