• Position Title:

     

    ENGINEERING BUYER

    Work Location:

     

    PRODUCTION/PURCHASING, SUDBURY

     

    Reports To:

     

    PRODUCTION/PURCHASING MANAGER

    Natural Work Team:

     

    DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS, PROJECT MANAGERS, PRODUCTION, QUALITY

    Clock / Salary:

     

    SALARY

    Hours of Work:

     

    08:00 - 17:00 MONDAY TO FRIDAY

     

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  • JOB PURPOSE:

    The role is to provide a centre of excellence for product costing including material, process, tooling and labour costs associated with the sourcing and supply of mechanical / electrical components and systems throughout The Group. 

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  • Working alongside the Project team and Production department, the role will provide co-ordination of multiple projects simultaneously to ensure that the correct suppliers, price, delivery timescales and quality standards are achieved.

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  • PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    • Receive multiple job packs of engineering drawings and procure all parts associated with the bill of materials in a timely manner to meet production delivery targets.
    • Complete pricing on tenders including sourcing suppliers and pricing through the NSN and internet.
    • Liaise effectively with Project engineers on all relevant aspects of each project, sourcing parts and components for prototype builds.
    • Create bill of materials where none exists.
    • Source from original manufacturers rather than distributors to achieve the right price without compromising quality standards.
    • Liaise effectively with suppliers throughout each project, maintaining the MEL reputation for commitment and professionalism.
    • Conduct vendor appraisals where necessary.
    • Avoid and control issues of obsolescence in projects throughout the Group.
    • Provide clear structure of discounts on all accounts with suppliers.
    • Manage the sourcing and procurement of everyday consumables for a very busy production department.
    • Plan, organise and accurately monitor workload to meet strict deadlines.

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

    • Experienced mechanical engineer with an indentured apprenticeship, or the equivalent skills and experience.
    • Ability to read engineering drawings.
    • At least 5 years previous purchasing experience within an engineering or manufacturing environment.
    • Familiar with product design and manufacturing processes, material specifications (including raw materials) and costing methodologies.
    • Strong negotiation skills. 

Exceptional commercial awareness.

     

PERSONAL SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES:

 

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    • Planning and organising – ability to work to strict deadlines.

    • Excellent team worker, with the ability and self discipline to work alone effectively.

    • Highly driven and self motivated.

    • Maintain a professional attitude, keeping calm and controlled when working in demanding and pressurised environments.

    • Adaptable and flexible in approach to change.

    • Proactive decision making and problem solving skills

    • Ability to use conceptual thinking and awareness to generate new ideas.
    • Excellent working knowledge of EXCEL.

 

Excellent numerical skills.


    • SALARY:

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  • Dependent on skills and experience

If you should be interested in applying, please contact Vanessa Harvey in HR by emailing your CV and a covering letter to:

 

Recruitment@themelgroup.co.uk

 

If you are successful you will be sent an application pack.