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Date Added: Wed 22/06/2022

Buyer (Semi Conductors)

Gaydon, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £48000 - £54000/annum

ROLE: Buyer (Semi Conductors)


SALARY: £48,000 - £54,000

DURATION: Permanent


My client is embarking on an exciting new journey of forging direct relationships with semiconductor manufacturers to support their long term Reimagine strategy which includes an ambitious cycle plan of new fully electric products. This is your chance to be part of something special as they build an all-new purchasing team and build new relationships with the semiconductor industry. Whey are looking for talented, enthusiastic and professional senior buyers to take global responsibility for direct relationships with individual semiconductor suppliers.

Responsibilities will include sourcing, contract creation and negotiation and managing all aspects of the supplier partner relationship. You will lead quarterly business reviews to discuss part level NPI/EOL (New Product Introduction / End of Life), Delivery performance and reconciliation and annual price negotiations. Objectives will be related to agreeing contracts on time to support future vehicle sourcing, ensuring continuity of supply throughout the contract, ensuring that the business is accessing best-in-class technology, ongoing cost management and maintaining the most effective relationship with the suppliers under their responsibility.

This will be a variable role as we progress through various stages of our various products life. From initial sourcing to managing run-out. Due to the new space that semiconductors represent for the business there will be plenty opportunity to get involved in and lead process creation / improvement and problem solving. There will be a wide variety of stakeholders to engage with and collaborate with, including Product Engineering, Supply Chain, Legal and Finance. There will likely be the requirement to make periodic international travel, for example to visit semiconductor suppliers and industry events.

Key Responsibilities:

Deliver successful contract negotiations with semiconductor suppliers to support new product sourcing
Manage semiconductor supplier relationships to deliver best in class Quality, Cost, Delivery, Innovation and Sustainability
Be responsible for clear and consistent reporting to senior leaders in the business on progress
Work cross functionally to establish new optimal ways of working as semiconductors are brought into existing business
Ensuring compliance to existing policies and processes and proactively identifying and participating in opportunities to improve these



Ideally gained experience working in the semiconductor or electrotonic industry
Ideally experience in contract negotiation, price negotiation and supplier relationship management
A positive, results driven and optimistic mindset
Resilience and enthusiasm
A strong communicator with the ability to engage with and manage key stakeholders to influence cross functional engagement
Ability to build relationships with external parties and constructively challenging and driving them to improve performance
Maintaining compliance with standard policies and procedures


An ability to challenge existing processes and spot opportunities for improvement
Comfortable working with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
MS Office proficiency
Business level English
An understanding of Test-Driven Development.
An aptitude for problem solving and an openness to learning new skills and technologies.

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