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.

Applicants must be available to attend interviews in the UK.



To apply for this position, please e-mail us at personnel@racingpoint.com including an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter, quoting the job title in the subject.