Raw Materials Lead

Wellesbourne, United Kingdom


  • Establishing a fully transparent raw material and currency forecast process and model to calculate the future impact of market fluctuations on the vehicle cost with detail down to part level.
  • Fixing with key suppliers at key component level a periodic material and/or exchange rate escalator in order to smooth out the future impact of market fluctuations over time.
  • Create and deliver a reporting timetable to produce a monthly evaluation of all raw material & currency activities to fix a plan of action.
  • Ensure that all raw material and exchange rate forecasts are fully transparent and understood and fed into the monthly forecast and annual budget process.
  • Build and deliver a plan & system for procuring all necessary mass production related raw materials in line with the projected production plan and establish ongoing relationships with suppliers.
  • To act as the primary point of contact and content expert for any and all issues relating to raw materials and exchange rates including relationships with 3rd party data providers.
  • To manage one raw materials analyst (from 2023) including recruitment, managing activities and output as well as holding regular one to ones and the annual appraisal. 
  • and other tasks as assigned by a line manager



Decision-making authorities

  • Proposals should be structured through the relevant forums for approvals to be signed off.

Managerial authorities

  • Management of one raw materials analyst including ensuring personal development, regular one to ones and appraisals.


  • Designing and delivering the raw materials management processes and model including its inception and future continual improvement
  • Responsible for controlling all raw material and exchange rate management activities including setting of escalators with key suppliers.
  • Procurement and management of all production related raw materials.
  • Production of raw material and currency forecasts and budgets
  • Responsible for managing one raw material analyst.


  • Experienced in managing and procuring raw materials ideally within automotive.
  • Experienced in model building using Excel but also utilizing multiple external sources of data and information.  
  • Strategic thinking and ability to understand movements in the commodities and currency markets.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering continual improvements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in a “Startup” business is desirable
  • Solid understanding of automotive vehicle attributes is desirable.


SENIORITY LEVEL: Medium (6 years+)

Raw Materials Lead

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Raw Materials Lead

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