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Senior Procurement Officer

Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

The position:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Procurement Officer to join our team here at Williams on a 12 month fixed term contract.

This is a varied role in an exciting environment and to succeed you will need to be adaptable, demonstrate initiative and have the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. As a Senior Procurement Officer, you will provide expertise and leadership to the business facilitating best value procurement to time, cost and quality imperatives. Working as part of the Direct Procurement team, you will promote and implement high professional standards interacting with multiple stakeholders within the business.

As a Senior Procurement Officer your key responsibilities will be:

  • Manage a portfolio of suppliers focusing on both tactical and strategic development.

  • Expedite and progress deliveries from Suppliers & maintain timely reporting of delivery status of parts outstanding, routinely feeding back status into internal stakeholders.

  • Ensure that all aspects of transactional procurement of goods and services for category are achieved.

  • Optimise total value being delivered to the race team- on time and to the required quality standard.

  • Support and motivate Procurement team to achieve departmental measures of performance.

  • Support & develop continuous improvement initiatives within the team.

  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers that provide best value to the business.

  • Rationalise and develop supplier base to those that provide best value to the business.

  • Provide procurement leadership to internal stakeholders, using experience and influencing skills where needed.

  • Sell the value of the Procurement function to the wider business to drive realisation of commercial opportunities via greater engagement.

  • Any other tasks and responsibilities required by the company that are reasonably within the role holders capabilities and skill set.

As a Senior Procurement Officer you will have:

  • At least 5 years procurement experience supported by a CIPS qualification (desirable but not essential).

  • Proven procurement experience working within a fast-changing engineering environment.

  • Composite procurement experience within a motorsport or automotive background.

  • Ability to establish strong relationships internally and externally at all levels of business.

  • Ability to react quickly and prioritise immediate operational requirements..

  • Good problem solving and team working skills with ability to work under own initiative.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills are essential.

  • Microsoft excel and office skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Self-starter with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

  • Good team player with an approachable professional manner.

  • Flexible approach to working hours in line with fluctuating work requirements.

  • Full UK driving license.

Application Closing Date: All applications must be received by 18th June 2023

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.

Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments