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CV, Experienced Buyer In Motor Sector Targeting USA

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 34765
(03/01/1992, male)
List top 5 skills: buyer, operations, procurement, production, supplier negotiations
Short Bio:

An enthusiastic and motivated buyer with experience working in the high pressure environment of Formula 1 and a multi-billion dollar business. A flexible and committed team player with good strength of character who meets challenges head on and is readily able to develop and implement plans in order to meet objectives. Proven ability to work well under pressure in a demanding environment.

Current location: 

London - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Retail Wholesale and Purchasing, Manufacturing and Operations, Transport and Logistics

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:

United States


An enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with production planning and procurement experience in the high pressure fast paced industries of Formula 1 and global security. Proven ability to work well under pressure in a demanding team environment. A flexible and committed team player with good strength of character who meets challenges head on and is readily able to develop and implement plans in order to meet objectives. Demonstrates excellent all-round communication and analytical skills working effectively with suppliers, the production team and management to accomplish allocated tasks within project timelines.

Key Skills

• Organisation – Versatile, self-reliant and resourceful, able to efficiently handle and prioritise concurrent tasks while meeting allocated deadlines, aims and objectives.

• Analytical – excellent data analysis skills with experience in utilising a variety of analytical and statistical techniques, including GIS data systems.

• Communications – With strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively, either written or verbally, across the company, successfully dealing with the design and production engineers, departmental managers and externally with the supply chain organisations. In addition, has proven customer service experience, capably handling complaints and enquiries.

• Self-Management – Level headed and adaptable with the ability to work efficiently both individually and within a team. Able to plan and implement tasks whilst taking the initiative to manage and resolve issues.

• IT Knowledge – Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Microsoft Dynamics

• CIPS – Working towards Level 1 Certificate in Procurement and Supply.


Key Achievements & Qualifications

• Achieved 2:1 Upper Second Class BSc with Honours in Geography.

• President and team manager of the Kingston University Motorsport Club.

• Organised and project managed successful charity events in support of Race2Recovery and Help for Heroes.


Career Summary

Buyer – Rapiscan Systems Limited
September 2015- Present

Work in collaboration with other departments within the business around the world to ensure business needs are met in a time effective and cost efficient manner through the use of Microsoft Dynamics MRP. Deal with suppliers on an international level with products ranging from OEM parts to one off prototype orders and orders up to and over $1,000,000. Provide market and supplier analysis to assist in monitoring supplier performance in line with production planning and quality objectives. Expedite orders in line with production schedules to minimise delays to the build line.

Buyer – Lotus Formula 1 Team
November 2014–June 2015

A buyer with composite and machining buying experience and production planning using Microsoft Dynamics AX in the fast paced, high pressure environment of Formula 1. Experienced in dealing directly with key suppliers on an international scale and working with a multi-million pound annual budget, processing orders on a daily basis with values between £1000 and £100,000. Experience dealing with a range of product lines and assemblies that went in to building the chassis and aerodynamic components of the 2015 championship cars. Worked alongside the design office and the production planners to ensure components and materials conformed to strict regulations and arrived on time to meet build team deadlines. Reporting to the Production Control Manager with data on delivery and production status to provide updates to departmental managers.

Procurement and Logistics – Ariel Motor Company Ltd
July 2013–September 2014

Working within the logistics and procurement department, dealt effectively with customers and suppliers on an international level to ensure that components were ordered and dispatched in a timely manner in order to meet customer and company demands. Worked closely with the design and production teams to establish requirements and to manage, compile and prioritise purchase orders. Conducted a variety of administrative tasks, gaining valuable experience in procurement, database management and stock management.

Motorsport Photographer – Speed Chills
June 2011– Present

Employed on a seasonal and event basis as a photographer for Speed Chills, an official agency of the ACO. Primarily covering the FIA WEC and the European Le Mans Series.

Owner/Photographer – Race Photography
January 2013 – Present

Professional Free-lance photographer working with some of the top GT, Sports Car and Prototype racing teams around the world on the World Endurance Championship, Blancpain GT Series, British GT Championship and British Touring Car Championship.



Kingston University – 2:1 Upper Second Class BSc with Honours in Geography (2013)

Yeovil College – 3x A Levels (2010)

Preston School – 12x GCSE (2008)



• Watching and competing in Motorsport.

o Racing in the British Endurance Karting Championship

• Football

• Swimming

• Scuba Diving.

o Fully qualified Sports Diver with the British Sub Aqua Club

• Professional Motorsport and Music Photographer.