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Technical Buyer (12 month FTC)

United Kingdom, Surrey, WokingF1 - Production

Job description


Purpose of the Role:

Controlling Managing and supporting the supply chain and purchasing process to deliver race car programmes.

Role Dimensions:

  • Reporting directly to the Technical Purchasing Manager this role is focussed on two main areas.
  • Working in the Technical purchasing team to deliver the cost effective and timely procurement of tooling and components to support the race car and other programmes. programme and associated projects.
  • Delivering improvements to the complete procurement process from design to delivery of components.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Purchasing in support of all programmes with particular focus on either complex multi-op machined metallic components, precision engineering and/or CF composite components, assemblies and tooling.
  • Development of the supply chain, focusing on reducing lead-time, increasing agility and delivery performance and ensuring all specifications and quality standards are met.
  • Representation of the department and presentation of a professional and dynamic approach.
  • Interaction and communication with all of the key stakeholders.
  • Development, loading creation and maintenance of purchase orders.
  • Negotiate with suppliers, manage their performance and ensure supplier due date adherence.
  • Work with the quality team to ensure project risks are mitigated ahead of delivery and all work is being managed within processes outlined.
  • Deliver programmes within the Key Performance Indicator targets.
  • Provide support across the Technical Purchasing team as work load dictates.
  • Any other tasks as required by the Company.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Education to degree level in an Engineering, Project Management, Procurement or related discipline and professional training and certification (CIPS) would be a distinct advantage.
  • OR simplify to Degree qualified in a related discipline or equivalent experience – professional training and certification (CIPS) would be a beneficial.
  • A proactive, responsible, calm and flexible approach is required. Covered in personal attributes
  • The role has periods of intense workload, and therefore, the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and manage time effectively is required. Covered in personal attributes
  • Experience in a similar position within a high-precision engineering and manufacturing environment is required (ideally composites and/or complex machined metallics).
  • Experience and understanding of the commercial aspects of low volume small batch manufacture.
  • Motorsport or high precision engineering industry experience would be a distinct advantage.


Personal Attributes:

  • The candidate must be motivated, organized, with a high attention to detail, professional and capable of communicating at all levels, internally and externally.
  • The role requires that the candidate must be responsible, calm, focussed and motivated, whilst demonstrating a proactive, organised, and flexible approach to changing priorities.
  • Ability to independently prioritise a demanding workload, and overcome obstacles or problems unassisted should they arise, managing stakeholders’ expectations accordingly.
  • Will be able to recognise when further assistance is required in order to resolve those more challenging situations as and when they arise.
  • Strong communicator and influencer.
  • A flexible approach to working hours and practices is necessary

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