Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Engineering Buyer / Supply Chain Engineer


Job Description:

Engineering Buyer / Supply Chain Engineer

 Benefits – BONUS, Midday Finish Friday, 25 days holiday + 8 day bank holidays, pension+


 Opportunity for an Engineering Buyer or commercially focused Engineer looking to develop their career in a varied operational supply chain focussed role.


 As Buyer / Supply Chain Operations Engineer you will be working for a highly successful business in support of a range of market-leading products.


This is a newly created purchaisng / supply chain operations role and as such there will be considerable opportunity for you to mould and develop the role and undertake a varied position supporting purchasing, planning as well as offering operational support to the business. 


The role of Engineering Buyer / Supply Chain Engineer requires strong commercial acumen and is responsible for:


  • Purchasing of components for new and existing products


  • Planning and forecasting demand for products and components


  • Assisting with the negotiation of terms with emphasis on selection of suppliers (Plastics, mechanical /metalwork through to electronics)


  • Ensuring BOMs are correctly structured on the MRP system


  • Developing the supply base, assisting with developing improvement initiatives spanning all areas of supplier performance. 


  • Monitoring supply base performance


  • Continuous Improvement - Working with the manufacturing team to identify ongoing process improvement, development of manufacturing documentation etc.


  • Deputizing for the Operations Manager on occasion.


The ideal candidate could either be:

  • an experienced Engineering Buyer looking for more autonomy and a more varied role
  • or you may have a manufacturing support / production Engineering background
  • or be an apprentice trained Engineer or / HNC/D / and have a mechanical manufacturing or related engineering background looking to build on your existing skills within a successful manufacturing business.


To succeed you will need:

  • Previous experience in a production or manufacturing environment  (mechcnaial or electro-mechanical)
  • as a Buyer or engineer
  • A business-like approach, tact and diplomacy when negotiating and the ability to absorb and assess information quickly is essential.
  • Attention to detail essential, as are good numerical skills


In return you will be rewarded with a varied role with realistic ongoing progression opportunities.


Please contact Alison Kemp for further details or apply via the link


  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Additional Salary Info

    + BONUS + full package

  • Work Authorisation

    United Kingdom

  • Industry Sector Engineering, Utilities
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Experienced (Non-Manager)

  • Educational level