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Job listing closed on 27 Nov 2023
10 Nov 2023

Head of Procurement - Advanced Technologies

🇬🇧 Milton Keynes, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

Red Bull Advanced Technologies has moved on from its pioneering Valkyrie program to work on some of the most ground-breaking projects across the globe. Along with developing a Hydrogen Powered Racing category for the ACO, Red Bull Advanced Technologies has forged exciting partnerships with BMC Switzerland & Alinghi Red Bull Racing and is leading innovation with many forward thinking and inspiring projects.Working from our campus in Milton Keynes, you will lead all procurement activities for Red Bull Advanced Technologies ensuring that the most suitable suppliers are engaged for each project under suitable commercial terms and agreements. Ensuring the delivery of projects on time, within budget and to the required quality level is a key focus.Your challenge:

  • Leading and owning Red Bull Advanced Technologies Purchasing function
  • Define and develop purchasing processes and strategy, in-line with wider group
  • Work with the Leadership Team to ensure procurement strategies are aligned with businesses key objectives and project delivery timelines
  • Actively seek out process and cost efficiencies across procurement related activities
  • Work with internal stakeholders to accurately forecast demand for materials, parts and services in the short, medium and long term
  • Lead, coach and mentor a purchasing team for Red Bull Advanced Technologies
  • Engage new and develop existing relationships with strategic suppliers and ensure class-leading delivery from these suppliers


  • Considerable previous experience in procurement, ideally within a leadership position
  • Experince working within a fast-paced environment, ideally within Engineering
  • Demonstratable experience of supplier and contract management
  • Ability to influence at a senior strategic level
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of relevant project work
  • Ideally a member of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply)

What can we offer you?Not only is this a fantastic leadership role, it is also a fantastic team to work for. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free food, a cycle to work scheme and of course free Red Bull to keep you firing on all cylinders!Job Posting End DateMon, 27 Nov 2023