‘I know that prior to joining Jaguar Land Rover five years ago I had not considered a career in purchasing and assumed I could not as my background was not in engineering or purchasing. Having studied social welfare at university you could say this is totally unrelated to either engineering or purchasing.
However, I quickly learnt that it is not your background that is important here, but the skills, qualities, experience and unique talents you can offer that matter. I discovered that what matters more is things such as a willingness to learn, being dependable, being a team player and having pride and passion in what you do to drive the business forward. I have learnt and developed so much over the years, and I am so glad I decided to apply.
The types of roles within Global Purchasing are so varied: As a Programme Buyer, I get to be part of an exciting delivery team, helping the wider teams to deliver our future electric vehicles. There are so many opportunities to get involved and make a real contribution to transformation and improvement projects. You are encouraged to contribute to improvements and change, it’s a department where your ideas are welcomed.
Working here has been a really positive experience, from day one everyone was so friendly and made me feel very welcome and I have had the opportunity to do very different roles-none of them having involved buying. This has included onboarding global suppliers as well as onboarding new starters that was a fantastic experience. One of the reasons I enjoy working within Global Purchasing is because it is such a friendly and inclusive team where the people are always willing to help.’
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