Engineering Buyer

Wallace Hind Selection
12 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Fast-paced Industrial Engineering company in Milton Keynes seeks an experienced Engineering Buyer. Working on prototype / low volume manufacturing projects, focusing on direct-sourcing in the UK and Europe on the purchasing of complex sub-assemblies, engineered components and PCB’s to time critical deadlines.

SALARY: up to £50,000 on experience

BENEFITS: Pension and Healthcare

LOCATION: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford, Luton, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Bletchley

JOB SPECIFICATION - Engineering Buyer

* The Procurement for specific Engineering projects or programmes, lead times can range from 4-26 weeks
* Negotiate prices with existing suppliers in the UK and Europe and identify new and suitable suppliers where needed
* Support project team meetings and the flow of information
* Work cross-functionally with other departments and internal stakeholders’
* Respond to ECR’s and order the required components in line with Engineering Releases and the required timings
* Expedite procured components from the UK and Europe to achieve deadlines and maintain stock control levels
* Continuously monitor the performance and competitiveness of your existing UK and suppliers’
* Maintain best working practices at all times in line with Health & Safety policy guidelines

REQUIREMENTS - Engineering Buyer

* Technical Purchasing experience in a low volume/medium engineering / prototype manufacturing environment
* Have an in-depth knowledge of various precision manufacturing processes (CNC and manual machining, castings, PCB’s)
* Understand technical drawings/schematics and Bills of Materials (BOM’s)
* Competent and confident in price negotiation / and managing lead times up to 6 months
* Ideally degree educated and CIPS membership but not a prerequisite

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant James Coull quoting Engineering Buyer, reference JAC1801-42 to DD: +44 (0) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) . Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.