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Global Commodity Lead

Jaguar Land Rover
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30 Sep 2022
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This is an exciting, new advanced purchasing role exploring future technologies, supply chains and potential suppliers in the area of Electrical & Hydrogen Propulsion systems.

Reporting to the Global Senior Purchasing Manager, you will have Global responsibility for specific commodities for Jaguar Land Rover. You will utilise your experience to analyse, define, and implement market and sourcing strategies for your designated commodities. You will lead the Global sourcing activity through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP) up to contract award (SCPA). Both Global Strategy and Sourcing activity will be supported by the Regional Delivery teams for your commodities, utilising regional market intelligence and expertise.

You will lead the development of the Supplier and internal Senior stakeholder relationships to ensure strategic and programme alignment. You will manage suppliers within your designated commodities, leading Supplier Business Reviews ensuring the Global Commodity Strategy and Supply Base Market strategy is effectively deployed throughout all of Jaguar Land Rover and the external supply chain.

Responsible for a small team, you will provide managerial guidance and leadership to your Strategic Analyst and Global Strategic Buyers within your area of responsibility, retaining overall accountability for those commodities.

You will support and work closely with the Regional Purchasing Managers and engage with specialists within the Purchasing Function as required to ensure optimum value creation and delivery for Jaguar Land Rover, as well as leading senior stakeholder relationships and ensuring JLR is appropriately represented both internally and externally

This is a pivotal role for interface with other key functions within Jaguar Land Rover and acts as a core conduit for true cross functional working across Production Purchasing, MP&L, STA, Product Engineering, Cost Engineering and Manufacturing.


You will be accountable and responsible for Strategic Commodity Dossier (SCD) and Commodity Business Plan (CBP) delivery, ensuring relevant data is updated and understood in order to make strategic recommendations. With support from the Strategic Analyst, accountable for obtaining and understanding analytics on suppliers, market and business requirements. You will also be accountable for creation, delivery and execution of SCD and CBP to specific sourcing requirements including supplier selection and sourcing approach in line with Jaguar Land Rover sourcing guidelines e.g. Achilles Registration and Supplier Risk Assessment.

Part of the role is also to develop expertise in cost for commodities through developing a detailed cost model and cost reduction strategy to achieve optimal cost for piece price , ED&T, tooling. You will ensure robust cost model development and input to cost target setting process, supporting cost event outcomes (pre SCPA) driving programme target alignment.

Working with the Regional Delivery Teams, you will lead the development of the supplier relationships globally for your designated commodities and participate in Supplier Business Reviews to develop supplier relationships in accordance with the supplier segmentation model.


We are looking for an individual who is results driven, has tenacity, drive and perseverance, leading the team to deliver strategic plans in a complex, highly demanding environment. You will have the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning, to lead and create high quality Purchasing strategies.
You will be resilient, energetic and enthusiastic and able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs.


An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
An excellent communicator who can communicate complex ideas to key stakeholders to influence cross functional alignment
A effective team leader, who actively develops and supports team members
Drives compliance to standard policies and procedures
Experience of working in a global, multi-cultural environment
Experience of leading a team in a matrix organisation structure


Innovative. Trusted. Pioneering. These three qualities have always summed up Jaguar Land Rover. They have been encapsulated within the performance, luxury and excellence of all our products. They are what every person working for us lives and breathes.

We have been automotive industry pioneers for more than six decades. Jaguar debuted in 1935. Land Rover made its celebrated entrance in 1948.

From then until now, we have been at the forefront of technical innovation in all areas of vehicle development. Through our revolutionary technologies, performance and craftsmanship, we have pushed the boundaries of what the industry considers possible over and over again. Our efforts have led to some of the most iconic nameplates ever to grace the road.

With an ever-evolving history and exhilarating future, this is the place to drive your pursuit for success. This is where you'll push the boundaries of your potential. This is where you'll put excellence in motion.

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