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General Engineering / Proprietary Buyer - F1, Motorsport

General Engineering / Proprietary Buyer - F1, Motorsport

Job Title: General Engineering / Proprietary Buyer - F1, Motorsport
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Industry:
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG-4242-1
Contact Name: Nick Green
Contact Email: nickgr@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: June 18, 2018 15:29

Job Description

 
Our F1 client are seeking a General Engineering / Proprietary Buyer to join their operations department.
 
The main purpose of the role is to control and support the supply chain and purchasing process to deliver tooling for a new build programme, as well as Engineering consumables and general products. 
 
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Purchasing in support of all programmes with a particular focus on consumables, precision engineering, assemblies and tooling based on the project plans.
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 company and presentation of a professional and dynamic approach, when dealing with current and any future suppliers
Interaction and communication with all of the key stakeholders and project team. 
Reporting any delivery exceptions to relevant person or department in a timely manner to manage expectations
Development, creation and maintenance of purchase orders.
Develop new accounts particularly for the purchase of proprietary products
Negotiate with suppliers, manage their performance and ensure supplier due date adherence.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
 
Previous experience of purchasing both general and Engineering Proprietary parts, fasteners, bearings, electronic items and consumables, etc.
Experience in precision engineering and manufacture is required – manufacturing knowledge of machined components for tooling, rigs, jigs and ability to read Engineering Drawings.
Motorsport or high precision engineering industry experience would be an advantage.
Procurement or related discipline professional training and/or certification (CIPS) would be an advantage.
Experience of Microsoft AX or similar MRP/ERP system.
An adept communicator, be able to build good relationships across all cultures both internally and externally
Fluency in spoken & written English is essential. Competence in Japanese or another European language is desirable