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Engineering Buyer - Manufacturer

Posted 9 August 2017 by Reed Procurement & Supply Chain Featured Ended
My Client are a pioneering developer of advanced electronics and technologies and have rapidly grown their business in more recent years.  The Engineering Buyer position will report into the procurement manager and will support engineering teams by delivering cost-effective materials that meet technical designs for NPI and mainstream manufacturing.

Your new role will have cradle to grave responsibilities for procurement supporting new internal customer and internal programmes.

You will be responsible for interpreting technical specifications from Design Engineers and for ensuring suppliers are selected / developed to meet manufacturing requirements and to deliver material delivery mile stones.

You will interpret complex technical specifications and create clear RFI and RFQ packs and you will identify potential supplier partners.  Your new role will negotiate terms and conditions with the objective of beating target price.  The role will require a deep understanding of technical requirements.

You will work with supplier development engineers to track development progress and to ensure 100% on time delivery and perfect quality for project delivery.

Your role will pro-actively work to resolve quality and delivery issues.

In collaboration with the Engineering Department you will ensure cost effective designs with current/potential supply base.

To be successful in this role

You will have a mechanical engineering background with the ability to read technical drawings. You will preferably hold a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, otherwise similar.

You will have a strong purchasing background within a mechanical/electronics driven manufacturing environment.

You will demonstrate experience of project procurement and able to see projects through to new product launches.

You will be a highly motivated individual who possesses fantastic negotiation skills and will be comfortable influencing suppliers, internal customers and wider stakeholder communities.

In return for your services

You will have the opportunity to work with a fast growing and progressive business offering 25 days holiday, a generous pension scheme where the employer offers 8% and life insurance x4.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 32358809

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