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Proprietary Buyer

26,351 P.A. ?
Easton Neston
Racing Point Force India

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We are looking for a full time Proprietary Buyer to join our F1 team based at Silverstone, Northampton.

Reporting to the Product Control Manager, the key functions of the candidate will be:

  • Purchasing of the team's proprietary and consumable parts
  • Purchasing of the team's general products
  • Creation and maintenance of purchase orders


  • Key supplier liaison with focus on reducing lead-times, increasing agility and delivery performance


  • Interaction and communication with all of the key stakeholders and production team
  • Reporting of any delivery exceptions to relevant persons or department in a timely manner to manage expectations
  • Ensure all specifications and quality standards of purchased proprietary components are met
  • Professional and dynamic representation of the company when dealing with current and any future suppliers     
  • Development of new vendor accounts when required
    Preferred Skills & Knowledge:
  • Must have previous experience of purchasing both general and engineering proprietary parts, fasteners, bearings, electronic items and consumables, etc. in a fast paced engineering environment
  • Ideally experience of Priority, IFS or similar MRP/ERP system
  • Must be an excellent communicator, able to build good relationships and contribute in a team environment
  • Must have the ability to produce quality work whilst working under pressure
  • Must have excellent attention to detail ensure high quality components are delivered within the timescales required
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings


  • Must be able to work with little or no supervision
  • Must be computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Must be flexible and willing to accept new challenges
    The successful candidate will have experience of working within a low volume/high value precision engineering manufacturing environment, be highly organised with excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

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