Technical Buyer

  • Location

    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Motorsport

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Contact:

    Jack Sycamore

  • Job ref:

    19033

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-02-14

  • Consultant:

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One of my leading motorsport clients is looking for an experienced Technical Buyer to join them on a contract basis. Ideally the perfect candidate will have experience buying/purchasing composite/carbon materials as well as previous motorsport experience.

Key Responsibilities:
" Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
" Follow and implement purchasing guidelines, policies and procedures, continually challenging cost, quality and lead time.
" Oversee our external partners to ensure a level of service is in line with contract expectations.
" Responsible for the project management of vendor supplied projects.
" Experience to foresee potential quality and delivery risks, with the knowledge to implement corrective actions.
" Must be able to efficiently expedite existing purchase orders with a focus on minimizing late vendor deliveries whilst ensuring open order reports are accurate.
" Engineering skills to be able to create a detailed manufacturing routing and expected cost directly from a drawing.
" Confidence to feedback to engineering any changes which could reduce the cost and/or improve the quality of supply without negatively effecting the engineering function of the part.
" Skills to audit a vendors capability, capacity and sustainability and the mindset to look outside the existing motorsport community for the best solution.
" Ability to offer multiple supply options and select the optimum solution per situation.
" Develops and maintains relationships with parts vendors to obtain and purchase parts.
" Responsible for invoice queries and liaising with the finance department to ensure resolution.
" Participate in the development of specifications for equipment and products.
" Works directly and indirectly with all levels of management in the competition, shop and administrative departments.
" Follow all safety regulations in all venues.
" Assumes any responsibilities and duties delegated by the Director of Procurement or his designee.

Education and Work Experience:
High School education or equivalent required. Typically requires 5 years of procurement or parts department experience, with an emphasis on overseeing inventory and ordering parts. Experience in the motorsports industry would be advantageous. Experience in an international/global environment desired.

If you are looking for a new role and wanting to be a part of a hard working team within a credible, established organisation then please send your cv to Jack.Sycamore@txmrecruit.co.uk or call on 01908 224028.

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