Job Title:Strategic Procurement Lead
Line Manager:Head of Procurement
Hours:37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary Range:£ DOE
Holiday:20 days per annum, rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service
Benefits:Company pension scheme, health care (BUPA), life cover, EAP (Employee Assistance Programme


Cox Powertrain currently have an opening for an enthusiastic Strategic Procurement Lead to work in our new offices located on the south coast.



    • To support the Head of Procurement in all purchasing activities.
    • Deputise for the Head of Procurement when required.
    • Advise & assist the Purchasing Team where necessary on a day to day basis.
    • To identify suppliers, negotiate and when necessary place purchase orders, ensuring delivery promises are maintained by suppliers.
    • Ability to play a lead role in Supplier contract negotiation, implementation & management.
    • Build strong relationships with the supplier base (SRM).
    • Manage the Supplier selection process with support from SQA.
    • Work with DFM to obtain ‘best cost’ for all development parts.
    • When necessary, expedite orders in accordance with purchase order requirements.
    • Issue out NDA’s and maintain the NDA register.
    • Maintain the programme BoM’s with purchasing information to ensure all parts being dealt with in a timely manner; drive in conjunction with engineering the drawing release process with dates to maintain project timings.
    • Work with the programme team (Engineering, Quality, DFM) to communicate & improve as required delivery dates for project phases.
    • Maintains and promote sound relationships with suppliers and the business community.
    • Deal with supplier enquires and acknowledgements.
    • Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement.
    • Manage suppliers, cost, quality, and delivery performance.



    • A minimum of 5 years of procurement experience
    • CIPS qualified or part qualified
    • Automotive Quality Process experience – APQP/PPAP
    • Project Procurement & NPI experience
    • Previous team supervisor
    • Basic engine/engineering knowledge
    • Ability to read engineering drawings
    • Manufacturing experience & awareness
    • Cross-functional business team environment experience preferred
    • Proven ability to self-manage & deliver on time to budget
    • Excellent Inter-personal skills to build relationship internally & externally
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Reliable & Flexible in their approach
    • Epicor ERP would advantageous
    • Ability to Travel – mainly UK & Europe



    • Strong communicator to both internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent organisational skills, deadline adherence and exceptional attention to accuracy and detail
    • Enthusiastic, resilient, with a high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles
    • Influencer – capability to influence within a dynamic organisation
    • Excellent written and presentational skills
    • Able to demonstrate a methodical approach towards problem solving
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Time management – able to self-organize the work content
    • Conflict management skills