Projects Procurement Buyer


Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. We are based in our new state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, where we work in a tight-knit but ever-expanding team. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit within the TVS Motor family.
Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and successful recruits will have the opportunity to be a part of that growth. The Norton company culture is built on respect, trust, and responsibility. We trust our employees to be fully capable of executing their role/s exceptionally and professionally, whilst valuing personal development, teaching and learning.

The role

We are seeking a Projects Procurement Buyer to join a growing Procurement team in a fast paced, agile Automotive engineering environment. The successful candidate will support benchmarking and supplier nomination activity for a new project, key to the re-launch of Norton motorbikes back into the market. This includes close collaboration with Engineering teams, Operations and Quality. As Projects Procurement Technical Buyer, your main focus will be supplier prospecting, commercial analysis and influencing key stakeholders within the business as well as the supply chain.


• Reviewing specification requirements for new product with Design, Engineering and Project Management.
• Liaising with the Category buyers to implement sourcing strategy
• Completing relevant benchmarking, negotiation and nomination activity
• Evaluating and approving technical drawings, design and engineering reviews
• Working collaboratively with department heads for all requirements to ensure production, warranty and aftersales work can be achieved within project requirements and to customer expectations
• Establishing BoM cost target and working within those confines – reporting and mitigating cost creep
• Ensuring suppliers nominated and product developed to impeccable quality standards
• Manage overall project timelines to ensure that product is delivered to market in accordance with business requirements and customer expectations
• Supporting the implementation of new Procurement systems and processes around NPI
• Visiting suppliers and prospective suppliers UK and overseas is required
• Work on ad-hoc procurement projects as the company requires

Personal Specification

• Excellent communication, analytical and negotiation skills
• Good supplier relationship management
• Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise workload
• Highly flexible individual who can adjust to a very agile environment
• Able to motivate and influence at all levels to achieve best business outcome
• Proactive, methodical, practical, detailed, calm, numeric and persistent
• Ability to manage a budget
• Works well within a team

Skills and Experience:

• CIPS qualified, Level 5/6
• Able to read and critique engineering drawings
• Experience of working in an engineering or automotive environment
• Manufacturing process knowledge
• Experience of PPAP APQP
• Minimum 3 years experience
• Experienced working in a Project Team from inception to delivery
• Microsoft Office suite proficient, specifically MS Excel
• Must have the Right To Work in the UK

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;
• 25 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays)
• A generous pension scheme
• Life insurance
• WeCare Employee Assistance Programme
• On-site free parking
• Twice Yearly Event (Summer and Winter)
• Flexible working can be on offer for selected roles
• Competitive salary package

For any applications, please include the following information in an email to our HR Department:

-Full Name


-The role you are applying for

-Covering Letter

-Attach CV and Portfolio (if applicable)

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