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Purchasing Manager

Salary: £0

Location: Norwich

Job type: Permanent

Category: Management

Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance and lightweight sports cars that are sold all around the world. The current range - which is 100% 'For The Drivers' - includes the Evora coupe, the critically acclaimed Exige and the iconic Elise. The latest new Lotus is the Evija, our all-electric hypercar that is the world's most powerful series production model. All Lotus cars are rightly regarded as being the benchmark for exceptional ride and handling, lightweight engineering, exceptional steering, efficient aerodynamics and driver-focused interiors. Our founder Colin Chapman always believed that a driver wants feedback and control, instant response, precision and agility, the power to accelerate and the ability to stop almost instantly. Over the last seven decades, Lotus has remained true to this ethos. Our core values, our pioneering approach to automotive engineering and our rich heritage - both in road and race cars - are guiding our future. The ongoing transformation of Lotus is laid out in the company's Vision80 strategy, which states what Lotus will be in 2028 when we celebrate our 80th anniversary. We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey.  Purchasing Manager, Norwich, Norfolk  Key Duties: * Take the current team to the next stage.  An increase in volume and a change to the current purchasing structure will mean a different outlook is needed. * Experience within procurement and supply chain, preferably within Automotive / Manufacturing / Technology sectors * Purchase of parts to support all current and future products * Build relationships with our colleagues in Lotus China. * Build, Maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications. * Monitor market trends and ensure we are ahead of the curve. * Monitor costs, new and existing, and review cost reduction opportunities. * Reduce back orders Skills and attributes: * MS office products  -  Excel * Able to manage time effectively, prioritise and achieve set tasks. * Experience within procurement and supply chain, preferably within Automotive / Manufacturing / Technology sectors  * Excellent communicator capable of establishing solid, professional relationships * Innovative mindset, able to generate new ideas and translate them into tangible results * Ability to formulate and present recommendations to senior stakeholders  Benefits * Bonus scheme * 25 days paid holiday + bank holidays  * Private healthcare * Half day Fridays


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