Procurement Manager - Powertrain


Automotive, Procurement
Hullavington - United Kingdom


With a proven track-record of success as a Procurement Manager in an Automotive Procurement environment, you will be handling a diverse range of high risk, high value spend categories, with technical complexity.


Lead the Procurement activities for Powertrain and represent UK Procurement in cross functional team meetings for new and existing projects.

Drive and manage Category costs to meet Should Costs and Target Costs.

Develop Category Sourcing Plans for each project, identifying High-risk and High-impact parts and ensuring all necessary Category Procurement activities are complete.

Work with engineers and suppliers to create detailed specifications, and identify VA/VE and DFM opportunities – and ensure they are adopted and benefits realised.

Support cross functional long term Procurement strategy for designated categories and related components, obtaining buy in from key stakeholders within the business.

Initiate negotiations and take the lead in closing price agreements to meet KPIs in cooperation with the Category team.

Identify risk, minimise exposure and work closely with internal stakeholders to define and implement mitigating actions.

Contract negotiation and new vendor identification, introduction and management.


Degree/CIPS qualified.

Substantial experience in Procurement Category Management.

Demonstrate understanding of technical engineering relevant to the Automotive industry.

Strong commercial background within a High-Tech manufacturing, engineering or technology business.

Proficient negotiator with proven abilities in influencing people at all levels of an organisation.

Strong manufacturing and quality knowledge with a process orientation to govern cost and supplier selection.

Experience in product costing and/or costed Bill of Materials and identification of product cost drivers.

Good understanding of legal regulations and contract setting.

Strong problem solving and analytical skills: to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions.

Experience in Electrical Motors and Powertrain would be desirable but not essential.

Experience in EV battery cell Technology is also desirable but not essential.


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

Pension scheme

Performance related bonus

Life assurance

Free on-site parking

Lift share scheme

Subsidised café and restaurants

Discount on Dyson machines

And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 11 October 2018