Technical Buyer

Technical Buyer

GTR Composites
Date Posted
2nd October 2018
Procurement / Buyer
West Sussex / UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buyer to join Global Technologies Racing based in Fontwell, West Sussex. This position is available as contract or permanent, with competitive packages available for both.

GTR is a leading composites supplier to high end motorsports, automotive and marine fields. GTR provides full turn-key solutions to these industries, as well as select manufacturing, machining and design services.
Our long-standing history, experience management, engineering capability and workforce have provided us with real work experience, transforming customers’ design visions into composite reality. GTR has a strong focus on production control and quality, with an ethos set deep in lean manufacturing, from purchase, engineering, project management, manufacture, quality, through to final release.

Reporting to the Works Manager, the Buyer will be responsible for the acquisition of consumables and technical materials and services required in the production of GTR customer projects, as well as general purchasing. The Buyer will be required to be highly motivated to drive continuous improvement, with a can-do attitude and a high standard of professionalism at all times.

Responsibilities will include and are not restricted to:

  • Purchasing technical materials, including metallics, pattern block and prepregs
  • Interpreting engineering drawings and BoMs
  • Identify the correct purchasing strategy for the full range of materials and services
  • Build relationships with key suppliers and monitor performance to ensure delivery and quality targets are met and costs are optimised
  • Run and action the company MRP reports / maintain MRP and ERP with live data relating to supplier delivery dates
  • Ensure timely and efficient delivery of materials
  • Maintain company stock holdings to the agreed re-order levels
  • Seek continual improvement, especially in relation to reducing costs and maintaining stock at an optimised level
  • Document supplier audits alongside Quality Manager
  • Work closely with Project Management, Production and Quality
  • Attend contract reviews when necessary to provide procurement input


The successful Buyer will have:

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Experience of buying within a manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge and experience of MRP systems and MS Office
  • Experience of working within an aerospace or motorsport environment would be an advantage


Core hours 0800 to 1630 with overtime required as dictated by manager and business needs

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