Procurement Lead - Aftersales (553)

Hinckley,, Leicestershire

Other Specialisms » Supply Chain

Competitive salary

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Procurement Lead - Aftersales

Department: Parts - Procurement
Job role overview: The Procurement Lead will be responsible for managing and developing a team to achieve best practice and value across the supply chain for company Genuine Parts and Accessories. In conjunction with the team, you will be responsible for developing purchasing strategies and sourcing initiatives with the aim of:
  • Supporting old models and the growing new model aftermarket requirements.
  • Maintaining and building on the business high-quality standards.
  • Reducing development cost and lead-times.
Through the team the Procurement Lead will ensure cross functional collaboration with Global Purchasing, Design, Quality, Manufacturing and Aftermarket Sales to arrive at a balanced, considered outcome. One team philosophy.
The Procurement Lead will work to develop the performance of the existing supply base and where appropriate identify new sources and rationalise the current supply base.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead change management for the Purchasing Team, supporting new product introductions
  • with the key aim of 100% availability for new model launches.
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of the global supply market ensuring the best value,
  • quickest and most suitable sources for new aftermarket development programmes.
  • Commercial management covering cost negotiations, contract performance and risk
  • management.
  • Supplier capacity reviews to support any new or on-going business requirements.
  • Preparing reports and presentations for senior management.
  • Create, review and challenge processes within the department and company to ensure it is
  • value-added.
  • Deputise for Head of Aftersales Procurement, as and when required.
  • To manage, mentor and support a team of Aftersales Buyers who are responsible for:
  • Supply Chain Management, covering:
Supplier relationship management;
- Identification and implementation of cost saving opportunities through value engineering or negotiation;
- Tool life management and refurbishment planning/budgeting;
- New product development in regard to lead-times for RFQ responses and availability for key date and despatch embargos.

Inventory Management, covering:
- Stock replenishment ensuring the accuracy and targeted product availability;
- Setting and monitoring stock level and lead-time parameters;
- Obsolescence management.

Education & Qualifications:
Educated to degree level, or equivalent practical attainment, in a related field.

  • Good interpersonal skills with a passion for building effective professional relationships
  • Proficient in Microsoft Packages including Excel, Access, Word and Outlook.
  • Good commercial awareness and acumen.
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible to address immediate priorities whilst still managing deadlines with longer-term projects and strategic initiatives.
  • Previous experience of working within an automotive or engineering industry

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