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At LKQ Euro Car Parts we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset. They make the difference between good and great.

Job Ref No. BUYE140825



Contract - Full Time

Job Description

Home Based

12 month FTC

We are currently recruiting a Buyer into our Procurement Team on a 12 month fixed term basis. The role will be responsible for local sub-categories, executing local spot buys and managing stakeholder relationships. Whilst this position is for 12 months, LKQ Euro Car Parts forms part of a much larger organisation and we will look to support any internal applications during the length of this contract.

Why work for LKQ Euro Car Parts?

We are a people first organisation – for our colleagues, the customer is at the heart of everything we do, and in turn we put our colleagues at the forefront of our business. As with many of our roles, we are happy to talk about flexible working options, we are committed to supporting a healthy work-life balance. We’re looking for people who love what they do, are passionate about delivering only the very best and make it their business to excel, whatever their role. We strive to support all our employees through their individual career paths and thrive within our business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the business with their purchasing requirements, across all categories and all business units nationwide
  • Delivering additional value by understanding the business needs and engaging with suppliers to negotiated preferential terms
  • Providing advice and guidance to the business in line with business buying policies
  • Supporting the category managers and the wider procurement function to identify and/or deliver strategic benefits and compliance to existing procurement contracts
  • Manage and provide all necessary KPI and reporting for the Procurement Team including ensuring suppliers have the appropriate accreditation status and managing the supplier performance reporting
  • Managing workflow approvals for all purchase requisitions
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience within an operational procurement environment would be advantageous
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential
  • Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to problem solve
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, able to manage risk and negotiate best value
  • Ability to successfully manage stakeholders at all levels
  • Resilience to challenge in the appropriate manner
  • Excellent time management and the ability to prioritise
  • Strong IT skills including MS Teams, MS Office, Sharepoint
  • SAP experience preferred but other ERP systems accepted

What we can offer you:

  • Pension
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Hapi-benefits (retail discount)
  • Staff discount

LKQ Euro Car Parts sits at the heart of the automotive aftermarket, supplying an unrivalled range of vehicle parts to over 18,000 customers through a world-class logistics operation in the UK and Ireland. But we’re so much more than just a parts supplier – we lead the market through innovative digital and service offerings, supporting our customers every step of the way as they prepare for the future. If you want to start your career with LKQ Euro Car Parts apply now.

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