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Procurement Engineer

  • DOE
  • North County Dublin
  • Permanent

Link Personnel has been instructed by our client, a leading engineering company in Dublin, on a Procurement Engineer vacancy.  Joining a growing team working with the Procurement team.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate, so if this role sounds like you Call Cormac on 01 845 4651 NOW on for more details. 

Salary: DOE

Benefits: Pension, Healthcare, Bonuses

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As a Procurement Engineer you will:

  • Work within a dynamic engineering change environment, actively supporting New Product Introductions and engineering design change activities to ensure optimization in terms of part design/manufacturing technology/supplier selection decisions
  • Promote the use of supplier innovation and Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DfMA) into product designs through Early Supplier Involvement (ESI)
  • Lead Design to Cost (DtC) and Value Engineering (VE) exercises with suppliers and engineering to drive cost optimization
  • Conduct RfQ competitive exercises to identify lowest Total Cost of Ownership (ToCO) sources to achieve the target costs for materials and products, based on defined commodity strategies
  • Implement supplier changes to reduce risk and costs, improve performance and optimize parts/supplier sourcing
  • Initiate and project manage major part resourcing activities, while assuring continuity of supply
  • Work with procurement, R&D, manufacturing operations, quality & engineering to deliver product and supply base improvements to meet business needs

This position may suit you best if you are familiar with what is below, and would like to develop your career:

  • Overall ability to combine technical skills, with a keen interest in commercial and supply chain aspects
  • Understanding of various supplier manufacturing technologies and processes, supplier controls and industry standards.  Having specialist knowledge of related commodities would be an advantage (metal fabrication, metal machining, plastic molding, PCBA, cables, optics, fluidics, etc.)
  • Understanding of best practices in ESI, DfMA, DtC, VE and Engineering Change management
  • Ability to influence supplier selection decisions at a Site and Strategic Procurement level
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills with suppliers
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to initiate and lead supplier optimization projects on a cross-functional and cross-site basis
  • Problem solving, planning and analytical skills. Ability to collate and analyze large amounts of data for decision making
  • Excellent oral communications, business writing skills and presentation skills
  • Self-directing, goal oriented and able to prioritize workload in an Agile environment
  • Team player who can build strong and influential relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners

Required skills to have for the success of this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related Science discipline (QQI level 8).  Consideration will also be given to individuals with a Business, Procurement or Supply Chain degree with extensive relevant technical experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience within a Procurement/Technical capacity, preferably within an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment. Manufacturing engineering experience an advantage.
  • Strong interest to develop experience in terms of suppliers, materials, technologies, and manufacturing processes
  • Established commercial mind-set with the ability to assess and conclude business decisions and agreements with suppliers
  • Willing to travel up to 20%.

If this Procurement Manger role sounds like you, call Cormac NOW on 01 845 4651 to discuss full details

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