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Beaumont Select
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£45k + Health, Pension
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details

We are looking for an experienced Purchasing Engineer to work with the Aftermarket Purchasing and Supply Chain teams for this iconic Car Manufacturer…

We are partnering with one of the UK's most iconic Automotive OEM's in recruiting an experienced Purchasing Engineer for their Aftermarket operations.

Working within the Parts Operations procurement team, providing the technical and engineering expertise to assist and support the team of buyers in achieving the departmental and business objectives, the focus on securing the best commercial terms, with excellent quality and delivery service levels from our suppliers.


Purchasing Engineer Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Responsible for providing engineering support to buyers in Parts Operations and providing a link to the central R&D commodity engineering function.
  • Provide technical assistance to buyers on components and component tooling, providing support during supplier discussions and site visits.
  • Maintain Tooling register and tool asset tagging, support buyers with supplier tooling issues and provide key point of contact for the Tool storage suppliers.
  • Provide technical assistance to buyers during supplier resource activities, through evaluation of supplier capabilities, components, and tooling. Compile and validate process documentation. Assist in the resource planning, co-ordination and movement of tooling and assembly equipment. Utilise process mapping techniques to assist the new supplier and ensure consistency of product.
  • Provide technical assistance to procurement team in relation to component materials, specifications, and manufacturing techniques, with an appreciation of both existing technologies and new innovations, able to utilise and recommend the most appropriate production methods for the components and service volume.
  • Commercially aware and able to support buyers in commercial discussions with current and potential suppliers, with clear understanding of the value chain drivers, able to contribute to price negotiations to reduce the total cost, ensuring margins are maximised.
  • Understand and support the quality department in achieving full Quality Approval.
  • Support Procurement in challenging suppliers to recommend more cost effective and/or more reliable products that will improve our competitive position, assist in evaluation of recommendations.
  • Support Procurement team and promote good supplier relationships.
  • Support the Procurement function to achieve its business objectives, through meeting or exceeding defined objectives.


Qualification & Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in engineering, mechanical engineering preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment
  • Can work and execute tasks independently when required.
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting, drawings, CAD, specifications, and regulations.
  • PC skills including, MS Office and Auto CAD.   
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Product engineering or Supplier development is required within automotive industry would be preferred but not essential.
  • Should have detailed knowledge about component design, manufacturing methods, tooling, and materials in the automotive industry.
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management skills.


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If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please call Craig Gallagher on +44 (0)1403 248448

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue-chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business


Beaumont Select is a specialist Procurement, Supply Chain & Vendor Management Recruitment Agency, we match talented Permanent and Interim Procurement Professionals with great jobs in many of the World's Leading Companies.

We have an enviable track record of matching highly talented Procurement and Supply Chain professionals with exceptional Procurement, Supply Chain & Vendor Management jobs in FTSE100/250, Fortune 500 and other major name organisations. We work with Clients and Candidates throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

Our highly committed and experienced Consultancy Team has grown organically year on year, by providing a detailed, highly professional and personal approach, matching talent supply chain professionals to many of the best opportunities within the purchasing, supply chain and vendor management disciplines. This success has been built on the passion and determination of every single team member at Beaumont Select, in conjunction with innovative use of marketing & technology, attention to detail and above all a commitment to provide an outstanding Client and Candidate service.

We are Certified Members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and are ISO9001:2015 Quality certified for the provision of permanent and interim recruitment solutions worldwide.

Whether you are looking for a new career challenge; need to source experienced procurement, supply chain or vendor management professionals, or want advice on the current recruitment market, the Beaumont Select team would like to speak to you.

Company info
01403 248 448
West Point
Springfield Road
West Sussex
RH12 2PD

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