Engineering Buyer – £30-35K

Our client is a company within the Medical Sector with a long-established culture of designing and manufacturing exceptionally high-quality innovative measurement and diagnostic instruments for the eye care industry.

They are looking for an Engineering Buyer to join their team on a 12-month maternity cover, to manage and develop assigned supply chain to Cost, Delivery, Quality and availability targets for incoming products and components, in line with production demands in a highly regulated fast paced OEM manufacturing environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify areas for continuous improvements in products and processes aligned to department KPIs; People, Quality, Velocity and Cost
  • Drive and Execute improvement projects by coordinating internal stakeholders; R&D, Sales and Marketing, Engineering
  • Achieve personally attributable annual cost reduction target of net £100K
  • Manage assigned supplier portfolio with spend > £4M GBP to achieve >95% OTIF, whilst minimizing inventory and improving stock turns.
  • Establish, develop and leverage key relationships with both internal and external stake holders to
  • Manage implementation and optimization of complex extended supply chain projects, including multi-tier structures
  • Implement complex engineering design changes by working with internal and external stake holders across multiple functions.
  • Identify appropriate suppliers for manufacture of components based on understanding engineering and technical complexity of design, and supplier capabilities.
  • Negotiate and establish preferential commercial terms
  • Contribute to supplier selection and evaluation, including audit to ISO9001 and ISO13485.

Key Knowledge/Experience:

  • Be proactive and well-organised
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability work effectively at all levels across the organisation
  • Able to establish and develop professional relationships
  • Fast thinking and able to understand and simplify complex situations
  • Have a track record of contract and cost negotiation and reduction
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Be resilient and energetic
  • Be an excellent team player
  • CIPS Qualification an advantage but not essential
  • Able to read electro / mechanical engineering drawings
  • Experience with bespoke designed engineered components
  • Experience with supply of molded, machined and painted components
  • Project management

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