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Technical Purchasing Engineer - Swindon

£28,000 - £35,000 per annum - Full Time - Purchasing
Ref: 220 Date Posted: Monday 07 Jan 2019
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Our client is looking to strengthen the team by recruiting for a Technical Purchasing Engineer focusing on developing short term and future Engineering procurement strategy for line improvement projects and future new model projects.   

* This role is a 12 month fixed term contract *

The role includes:

  • New supplier investigation & development
  • Supporting group Leader with all Group business plan activity
  • Working with Engineering planning groups to understand future project requirements
  • Compiling cost spreadsheets for cost comparison activity, and developing cost down strategy.
  • Liaising with other departments with regards to spec, delivery schedules, trials, cost etc.
  • All day to day purchasing group activity

Essential skills required are:

  • Experience in tooling manufacture.
  • Understanding of Body in white accuracy.
  • Must be able to present clearly to senior management and have good communication skills at all levels.
  • Understanding of engineering drawings paper and Cad.
  • Flexibility to support other projects as workload demands.                      
  • Computer literate in MS word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Flexible and adaptable to constantly changing requirements of the business.
  • Recognized relevant Engineering qualifications.
  • Recognized relevant Business study qualifications.

Desirable Skills Requires are:

  • Recognized relevant purchasing qualifications. (CIPS)
  • Project Management experience.
  • Flexible approach to work with a willingness to work weekends if required, and to support other team members if required .  
  • Willingness to travel overseas, possibly long periods and at short notice.     
  • Demonstrable experience of problem solving & implementation of countermeasures.
  • SAP (MM Module) experience preferred