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After more than 60 years away from Formula One, Aston Martin is back on the grid for 2021. Based in Northamptonshire, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team has almost 500 passionate people at its heart, making a team with both a rich heritage and a fresh perspective – bringing new energy to the sport with a determination to shake up the order and compete at the sharp end.

The Aston Martin era represents the beginning of a new journey for us, but the racer’s attitude and can-do approach remain central pillars in the team’s philosophy. The focus is always on improving performance and delivering results. With fresh investment and energy, the stage is set to build on Aston Martin’s rich history in motorsport and establish Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team as a competitive force in the years ahead.

To succeed on this mission, the team is looking for talented individuals who share our passion for racing and hunger for competition. It’s a stimulating and rewarding place to work, with pure racing at the core of everything we do. We are building for a strong future and every member of the team will play an important role in our success.

We are a brave and united team who value authenticity, honesty, and are never afraid to question conventions. We embrace these values in ways that reflect our modern world. If you share our racer’s spirit and want to contribute to the next chapter in Aston Martin’s glorious history, please apply and join one of the most exciting projects in Formula One.

Purpose

  • The purchasing of proprietary and consumable parts

  • Focused on continuous improvement of process efficiencies

  • Ensuring delivery forecasts are up to date.

  • Ensuring sourcing of items is from reliable and quality sources

Primary Responsibilities

  • Purchasing of proprietary and consumable parts for the stores.

  • Purchasing of adhoc opex requirements for the manufacturing R&D and Operational departments

  • Proactively review commercial terms and conditions for purchased items, reducing where possible

  • Proactively manage the delivery dates of ordered items

  • Reporting of any delivery exceptions to relevant persons or department in a timely manner

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

  • Ensure all specifications and quality standards of purchased proprietary components are met

  • Professional and dynamic represent the company when dealing with current and future suppliers

  • Development of new supplier accounts when required

  • To chair, attend and proactively participate in meetings as required

  • To work proactively, responsibly, and professionally always and to respect and comply with the company’s reporting structure

  • To maintain and develop skill levels to industry standard and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the company's ERP system, IFS

Skills & Knowledge Required

  • Possess an excellent working knowledge of purchasing both general and engineering proprietary parts, fasteners, bearings, electronic items and consumables, etc. in a fast-paced engineering environment

  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills.

  • Must have excellent attention to detail ensure high quality components are delivered within the timescales required

  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems such as IFS, SAP or similar

  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams

  • To be self-motivated and to motivate others to thrive in a challenging environment

  • Ability to calmly and confidently work under pressure to achieve targets and deliver results within required timescales

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure

  • To communicate effectively, positively and respectfully with all colleagues and suppliers

  • To have a flexible attitude and ability to work as part of a team in a demanding and rapidly changing environment

  • Be results orientated and be confident in your decision-making skills

  • Be enthusiastic and versatile and be able to build, develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues

  • To actively contribute to the Team’s primary objective of becoming the F1 Championship winning team in the FIA Constructor’s Championship

The role will be based at the Silverstone Factory / Brackley premises however there may be a requirement to travel as and when requested to meet the requirements of the Company.

This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the postholder and identifies the level of responsibility at which the postholder will be required to work. Subject to the discretion of the Company, the postholder will carry out the duties specified above together with such other duties or tasks for the Company as reasonably required.

You may also be required to perform additional duties for the Company from time to time commensurate with your skills and experience.

Aston Martin Formula One Team is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, belief, sex or sexual orientation. We strive to be a Team that reflects all the communities with which we engage around the world through diversity in the workplace and promoting an inclusive culture in which all team members are respected, empowered and valued.