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Head of Procurement

Who are EAV?

Electric Assisted Vehicles Ltd (EAV) is a sustainable, zero-emissions vehicle manufacturer and technology innovation company based in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire with people and the future at the heart of everything we do.

EAV is committed to a mission of holistic sustainability and business growth through environmental awareness and creative innovation. Our industrious community of talent believe that we’re designing and building a better future for everyone through our collective Transport Futures Vision, a vision which is powered by our people.

We want to make a difference and are looking for enthusiastic individuals who share this vision to join
our fast growing team.

Head of Procurement

The Role

  • Implement global sourcing strategies to support sales and manufacturing.
  • Work closely with procurement team and senior management to develop strategic approach for procurement and build procurement schedule
  • Locate, analyse and develop a consolidated supplier base to meet current and future product/service needs.
  • Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to meet project timelines, objectives, and cost targets
  • Negotiate and manage all critical purchase agreements for key products and services.
  • Manage suppliers, cost, quality, delivery performance and payment terms.
  • Implement appropriate sourcing strategies to control company’s purchased costs and to assist adequate and reliable low-cost sources of supply.
  • Strive for cost savings opportunities and purchasing goals in line with company targets
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process.
  • Develop strategies for assigned procurement products including spend analysis, market and geographic considerations, strategic importance, etc.
  • Manage and optimise raw material supplier performance, continuous improvement, innovations, and obsolescence reduction in total cost of ownership.
  • Understand and analyse international trade law, duties, taxes and tariffs.
  • Manage supply chain risk.
  • Where possible manage supply chain to achieve just in time delivery and implement reports and procedures to ensure continual supply of parts across all areas of production
  • GDPR Regulations and Compliance – GDPR EU Article 27

The Person 

  • Minimum 5+ years procurement experience ideally within an engineering industry
  • Experience managing and growing a team
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience
  • Proven leadership experience and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
     Good attention to detail
  • Previous experience developing sourcing strategies and cost forecasting
  • To have an enthusiastic understanding of EAV inhouse capability
  • Ability to thrive in fast paces working environment
  • Well organised and proactive
  • Strong communication skills

The Detail

  • Permanent/full time position
  • CPD programme for all employees
  • Real potential for progression and career development
  • Regular performance reviews
  • On the job training
  • Free hot meal provided on site
  • Use of gym equipment on site
  • Regular team activities
  • Salary £40,000 – £60,000 depending on experience


To apply, please send your CV to bethany@eav.solutions or click apply below