Electronics Buyer 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Woking, GB

Electronics Buyer  - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract  

Woking, Surrey 


McLaren Applied is a technology company that combines decades of experience in motorsport with fresh thinking to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in a diverse range of industries. 

The Role:

  • Responsible for the procurement of all raw components associated with the manufacture of our electronic and electro-mechanical products.
  • Analysing our MRP data prior to placing of purchase orders for raw components.
  • Negotiating all terms and conditions in line with our business practices to achieve best price and quality.
  • Ensuring that purchase orders are placed to match the build requirements of our production schedule.
  • Maintenance of part numbers, Bills of Materials and associated information (prices, lead times etc) within our Sage MRP system.
  • Providing engineers with details of alternative components should lead time of components not fulfil production requirements or parts become obsolete.


  • Previous electronic component level procurement experience is required
  • Understanding of electronic components market to ensure correct sourcing
  • Proven track record of negotiating prices, deliveries and contracts
  • Previous experience of managing supplier of mainly component level parts but also experience with service providers
  • Understanding of an MRP run procurement system

Personal Attributes:

Analytical Thinking:

  • The ability to think clearly, logically and objectively
  • To analyse work-related problems in an effective way


  • Recognising key relationships and making conscious effort to build rapport in order to enable smooth running of the activity
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate at all levels with both internal stakeholders & external supplier contacts
  • Demonstrating tact and diplomacy in all professional relationships

 Commercial Judgement:

  • The ability to carry out the role in a commercial and financially-driven way
  • Ability to assess total cost of parts and not just the raw component cost
  • To minimise costs and stock holding by negotiation and monitoring

 Planning and organising:

  • Ability to set achievable goals and deadlines
  • Ability to effectively manage the workload & prioritise accordingly
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Capacity to multi-task over several on-going projects, and able to define priorities
  • Confidence to recognise and deal with arising problems



All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.