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Motorsport Technical Buyer


Banbury, Oxfordshire, England


Date Posted:

28th November 2018




Purchasing and Supply Chain

Job Type:




At Prodrive we like to challenge convention; we know what it takes to win. Prodrive is best known as a motorsport business with a pedigree of world championship winning teams stretching over 30 years.  Prodrive has now grown into a larger technology and innovation organisation and comprises of 5 distinct and autonomous companies operating under their own Managing Director

Our Motorsport Company for the last 14 years has been the business behind the Aston Martin Racing works programme in the FIA World Endurance Championship and at Le Mans. Motorsport have also developed the most technologically advanced World Rallycross car, the Renault Megane R.S. RX racing in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship.

We are now looking for a Technical Buyer who has a passion for Motorsports to join us in Banbury. We need someone to manage a divisional purchasing department and budget, ensuring the correct products are sourced at the right time, quality and price in line with approved requests, budget and predicted stock levels. To provide guidance on all purchasing, stock control and logistics tasks to buyers/expeditors.

We nees someone who enjoys the fast paced enviroment and is looking for their next step.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist Engineers in the selection of key suppliers and sources

  • Benchmarking of all products within the given area to ensure best total acquisition cost are achieved

  • Leading/supporting supplier negotiations as required to achieve the above. This will include technical partnership contract development and implementation.

  • Continually monitor and develop buyers performance and review on a regular basis any training needs that may be required

  • Continually monitor suppliers’ performance using Prodrive’s vendor rating system as a tool for measuring delivery and quality.

  • Strategic planning for UK purchasing reporting on budget, cost down actual against target, current projects status, staffing update.

  • To play an active role in achieving departmental objectives such as cost reduction targets year on year, supplier reduction and improved stock management

  • Ad-hoc duties as specified by the Head of Purchasing & Senior Sales Manager

The Ideal person for us would have previous experience within motorsport experience in either F1, World Rally Championship or GT Racing. Will bring their expertise and best practice in both prototype technical procurement as well as ongoing low volume/high value production purchasing. We would like this person to be driven, ambitious and hard-working individual who is looking to potentiaonlly move into management (although not essential for the role)

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