General Engineering / Proprietary Buyer

The main purpose of the role is to control and support the supply chain and purchasing process to deliver tooling for a new programme, as well as Engineering consumables and general products. 


•    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.


•    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