Procurement Engineer / Supply Chain Engineer

  • Job Reference: 25241622-2
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2017
  • Recruiter: Cheltenham
  • Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Procurement Engineer / Supply Chain Engineer required for exciting opportunity with my client who are a successful design and manufacturer of special purpose equipment for the food, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors.

Independently owned they deliver complex turnkey materials handling solutions and are well known for their innovation.

As a Procurement Engineer / Supply Chain Engineer you will provide engineering support to the manufacturing and buying activities through the coordination of purchase requisitions and supplier selection against defined project timescales; to achieve a simple and effective ordering system with full accountability. Liaise closely with all areas of the business and maintain an awareness of both existing and projected order placements.

This is a newly created role and therefore you will have the autonomy to have a key role in how the role develops.

- Provide direction to buying in terms of order placements, grouping of similar products (or services), delivery requirements and any specific requirements or specialist work.
- Take direct involvement in supplier assessments and evaluation prior to adoption onto a preferred supplier list.
- Introduce an effective vetting process to monitor the performance of suppliers against key targets i.e. quality, reliability, accuracy, delivery, etc.

- Work directly with the design team to provide an effective interface with buying and other related areas of the business.
- Evaluate the finished designs to determine optimal procurement process for all associated purchases including supplier selection, delivery schedules and critical paths.
- Understand future projects and part requirements and therefore provide direction to buying in terms of order placements, grouping of similar products (or services), delivery requirements and any specific requirements or specialist work.
- Provide direction to buying in terms of order placements, grouping of similar products (or services), delivery requirements and any specific requirements or specialist work.
- Support the buying operation in dealing with suppliers to negotiate best commercial terms and enforce strict purchase terms and conditions.
- Preparation of work packages to the workshop with clear instruction and all supporting information.
- Preliminary discussions with project team on new projects to determine requirements i.e. timescales, scope of work, specialist needs, etc and prepare outline purchasing plan.

Procurement Engineer / Supply Chain Engineer you will likely to have the following experience:

- HNC / HND qualified in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
- Excellent IT skills
- Excellent commercial skills, likely to have worked with suppliers on a regular basis to source parts and negotiate terms
- Excellent communication skills and able to communicate internally with different departments
- AutoCAD proficient