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Junior Buyer


Banbury, Oxfordshire, England

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Date Posted:

31st January 2024




Purchasing and Supply Chain

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At Prodrive we believe there’s no limit to what can be achieved when the brightest minds come together. Joining one focused and driven team, you will challenge boundaries in order to change the game for our customers. We are the world’s leading independent motorsport company and the business behind some of the greatest names and achievements in motorsport over the last 40 years. Our skilled Technicians, Mechanics, Fabricators and Engineers work together every step of the way to design, build and run elite competition cars on the track and off-road across the globe.

We are looking for a Junior Buyer to join our Motorsport team. You will be, driven, determined and flexible with a can-do attitude. 

Key responsibilities.

  • Maintain and update supplier information.
  • Negotiate with suppliers ensuring best total acquisition costs.
  • Place purchase orders from requisitions releases and exception reports within the agreed time frame before order placement.
  • Develop suppliers to continually improve service i.e., costs, quality, delivery and support.
  • Maintain best working practices at all times in line with department systems and policy
  • Feedback delivery information to production/sales team and ensure best communication throughout the company.
  • Continually enhance the professional image of the purchasing function both internally and externally.
  • Provide administrative support to the Purchasing Team.
  • Expedite orders placed.
  • Co-ordinate client satisfaction process and feedback for business development .meetings
  • Support Senior Buyers as required.

Who are we looking for?

  • Excellent IT and communication skills.
  • Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Outstanding time management skills in order to deal with changing priorities.
  • Strong competency in IT skills including Microsoft Excel and the ability or experience of using a fully integrated accounting system is essential .
  • Proven ability to converse with all levels of staff / suppliers.
  • Self-starter, able to work to specific deadlines and deliverables.
  • Excellent team player, willing to learn with flexible approach to different tasks and changing requirements.

What can we offer you?

  • An attractive salary which will grow in line with your ongoing development and impact
  • 25 days holiday (which increases with long service) with an opportunity to purchase up to 15 extra days
  • Training opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Onsite subsidised staff restaurant
  • Car and pension salary sacrifice schemes
  • Cyclescheme
  • Exercise classes
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Consultations with our Fit 4 Life expert
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Exclusive company discounts
  • Life assurance

We are an equal opportunities employer.

At Prodrive we are committed to attracting and nurturing the best talent and creating an inclusive workplace. We value individual differences and diversity amongst all staff so that everyone has the widest opportunities to maximise their potential. We aim to ensure that no job applicant is placed at a disadvantage by practices or requirements which disproportionately impact protected groups and which are not justified by the demands of the job. If you feel you are right for this role, we welcome your application.

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