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Buyer - Electric Racing

  • Bicester, England, United Kingdom
Electric Racing

Job description

At NEOM McLaren Electric Racing, our ambition is not just to participate but to lead in the electric racing domain. We compete with the best, pushing the boundaries of performance and technology. Our team thrives on innovation, dedication, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

McLaren Racing’s entry in Extreme E and Formula E aims to accelerate McLaren Racing’s sustainability journey and reach a new, more diverse global audience and workforce. Based on the unique Bicester Heritage site, the Extreme E and Formula E teams combined are known as NEOM McLaren Electric Racing.

Purpose of the Role:

We're offering a unique opportunity for a Purchaser to play a pivotal role in our journey, directly influencing our organization's performance. This position reports to the Head of Finance and is crucial for someone ready to make a significant impact alongside some of the best talents in electric racing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Refine the NEOM McLaren supplier portfolio, driving our sourcing strategy to innovate and meet future demands.
  • Collaborate with the Programme Planner, ensuring part availability for a competitive edge on the track.
  • Oversee the supply chain from design to track by optimising orders, deliveries, and supplier performance.
  • Manage the negotiations and SLA’s with our landlord relating to lease and site services
  • Build strong relationships and innovative solutions with suppliers and stakeholders, aligned with the dynamics of motorsport.
  • Source components within budget and timelines, balancing cost, quality, and efficiency in procurement.
  • Ensure supply chain compliance, deepen understanding of company governance, and prioritize sustainability in purchasing to uphold eco-friendly racing practices.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, ensuring all stakeholders stay informed and aligned and any conflicts resolved.
  • Maintain quality and manage costs, updating procurement processes and systems for peak efficiency.
  • Optimise and maintain procurement efficiency by updating processes and systems, ensuring they align with business needs for maximum effectiveness and cost control.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experiences

  • Bridge functional gaps, ensuring purchasing decisions propel the entire team forward and facilitate open communication and collaboration to achieve objectives.
  • Harness feedback to refine processes, reduce costs, and boost supplier performance while adapting strategies to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry.
  • Accurately anticipating the needs for components, positioning us to lead in the fast-paced world of electric racing.
  • Understand the implications of the Formula E cost cap for strategic planning, and the unique pressures and requirements of the motorsport industry.
  • Utilising essential software and tools, like SAP/MRP systems and Excel, to enhance our operational efficiency and keep us racing ahead.
  • Possess a basic understanding of engineering drawings and vehicle assemblies to support.

Personal Attributes:

  • A curious and tenacious individual, eager to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment, demonstrating a willingness to contribute beyond traditional role boundaries.
  • Ideally CIPS qualified with experience in a fast-paced engineering, prototype manufacturing, or motorsport environment, embodying a proactive, professional approach to work.
  • Exceptional influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability, ready to support team needs with minimal supervision, meeting tight deadlines in a dynamic setting.

What can McLaren offer?

We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.

NEOM McLaren Electric Racing is based at the Bicester Heritage site on the edge of Bicester. There are multiple lunch options all within a walkable distance as well as on-site kitchen facilities, indoor and outdoor break-out areas. The site is 1 mile from Bicester North Train Station with regular trains from London and Birmingham.

We encourage hybrid working patterns to give you options to balance your home life and hobbies with your work, and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.