Superb opportunity for a highly innovative and talented Supply Chain Engineering specialist to take on the responsibility for developing new & existing global suppliers for a wide range of mechanical and electronic components used for the manufacture of our ultra-precision metrology equipment.
SALARY: Circa £40,000 base
BENEFITS: 28 days holidays + Stats + Pension + Full Relocation Package Available
THE OPPORTUNITY: Supply Chain Development Engineer
Working as part of our Purchasing team, this role is an exciting hands-on opportunity. The Supplier Development Engineer will be tasked with looking at developing new & existing global suppliers with the aim of reducing manufacturing costs, reducing business risk and improving quality in line with business goals.
This role will make significant contributions to the design and development of our next generation metrology products.
Candidates will be expected to undertake some international travel.
THE ROLE WILL APPEAL TO CANDIDATES WHO CAN:
·Manage the qualification of new components, provide technical support and provide auditing to ensure product/process conformance
·Interface with the purchasing team to prioritise supplier development needs by component to improve cost competitiveness or supply constraints
·Research external market information and up-and-coming entrepreneurial companies to identify potential new products, sources and suppliers
·Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes
·Assess new and existing supplier capabilities to meet product, cost, quality, capability and fulfilment
·Ensure suppliers are able to meet requirements for ISO 9001:2008 and other applicable customer and internal system and reputation requirements
·Provide technical expertise and leadership to source and develop suppliers with respect of technology, performance, quality, cost, logistics & delivery
·Assist with NPD launches, working with suppliers to ensure key milestones are achieved
PERSON REQUIREMENTS: Supply Chain Development Engineer
·Degree in Mechanical or Electronic Engineering, Physics or a similar technical discipline
·Experience of working within the precision engineering components sector
·Experience of working with a global supply chain
·Strong project management & administration skills
·Passionate about all aspects of new technologies
·Enthusiastic and self-motivated, with the drive & desire to source excellent products
·Great communication & interpersonal skills as this role works closely across the whole supply chain, cross functional internal teams and customers
·Potential for career progression
We are one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of ultra-precision contact and non-contact surface and form metrology applications used extensively across a wide range of NextGen industries including Formula 1, Automotive, Aerospace, Telecommunication Optics, Bearings, Broadcasting and Space technologies.
It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Supplier Development Engineer, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Engineer, Supply Chain Development Engineer, Technical Sourcing Engineer, Technical Sourcing & Development Engineer, Technical Supplier Engineer, Supplier Evaluation & Development Engineer, Electro - Mechanical Components, Engineering Components, Electronic Engineering, Precision Technology, Surface Metrology, Form Metrology, Contact Surface Metrology, Ultra-Precision Technology, Automated Metrology, Precision Mechanics, Mechatronics, Systems Engineering, Tribology, DC Motors, Bearings, Automotive, Aerospace, F1, Formula 1, Telecommunications, Optics, NextGen, Drives, Controls, Performance Motor Sport, High Reliability, Kinematic, Manufacturing, Finite Element Analysis, Project Management, Please Note: We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.
INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Tracey FitzGerald quoting Supply Chain Development Engineer – Electro - Mechanical Components and reference TF7191
Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) .
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