Purchasing Engineer

Job Title: Purchasing Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £29000 - £35000 per annum
Reference: LDPE55_1547485026
Contact Name: Lisa Darbyshire
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 14, 2019 16:57

Job Description

Purchasing Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technical Purchasing Engineer to demonstrate their expertise with a very important automotive engineering manufacturing company, who are known for their cutting edge technology and are respected global leaders within their field.

As Technical Purchasing Engineer you will be helping to strengthen the team by adding focus to developing short term and future engineering procurement strategy for line improvement projects and future New Model projects.

Working initially on a 12 months fixed term contract with a strong potential of becoming permanent following this period.

A salary up to £35,000; 25 days' holiday, private medical care, discount vouchers, medical and dental plan, generous pension scheme, childcare vouchers and the opportunity to purchase all company products at a generously discounted rate.

Responsibilities include:
Supporting all New Product activity within Engineering
Develop new Technical Procurement Strategy
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 Company departments with regards to spec, delivery schedules, trials, cost etc.
All day to day purchasing group activity

Personal Specification:

Experience in tooling manufacture / Capital Purchasing / Machining / Assembly processes
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 & SAP
Flexible and adaptable to constantly changing requirements of the business
Recognized relevant Engineering qualifications

The following would be advantageous:

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
Recognized relevant Business study qualifications

For further information or to apply please contact Lisa Darbyshire on 01793 317851 or email

Omega Resource Group Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.