Job Description

Procurement Engineer - North Dublin

Ref No: DT18236

County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Procurement Engineer - North Dublin

About the Role:

Join our team as a Procurement Engineer in North Dublin, where you'll play a pivotal role in optimizing engineering design changes, supporting new product introductions, and ensuring efficient supplier selection decisions. You'll be at the forefront of promoting supplier innovation and integrating Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DfMA) principles into product designs through Early Supplier Involvement (ESI). This role requires a keen focus on driving cost optimization initiatives, conducting competitive RfQ exercises, and implementing supplier changes to enhance performance and reduce costs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate within a dynamic engineering environment to facilitate New Product Introductions and engineering design change activities.
  • Advocate for the use of supplier innovation and DfMA principles in product designs through Early Supplier Involvement (ESI).
  • Lead initiatives such as Design to Cost (DtC) and Value Engineering (VE) exercises to optimize costs with suppliers.
  • Conduct competitive RfQ exercises to identify sources with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (ToCO) based on defined commodity strategies.
  • Drive supplier changes to minimize risk, improve performance, and optimize parts/supplier sourcing.
  • Initiate and oversee major part resourcing activities while ensuring continuity of supply.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with procurement, R&D, manufacturing operations, quality, and engineering to drive product and supply base improvements aligned with business objectives.


  • Blend of technical acumen with a strong interest in commercial and supply chain aspects.
  • Familiarity with various supplier manufacturing technologies and processes, supplier controls, and industry standards. Specialization in related commodities is advantageous (e.g., metal fabrication, plastic molding, PCBA, etc.).
  • Understanding of best practices in ESI, DfMA, DtC, VE, and Engineering Change management.
  • Ability to influence supplier selection decisions at both operational and strategic procurement levels.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills with suppliers.
  • Proven track record in project management, including initiating and leading supplier optimization projects.
  • Strong problem-solving, planning, and analytical skills with the ability to leverage data for decision-making.
  • Excellent communication, business writing, and presentation skills.
  • Self-directed, goal-oriented, and able to manage priorities in an Agile environment.
  • Collaborative team player capable of building strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Business, Procurement, or Supply Chain (QQI level 8). Consideration given to individuals with extensive technical experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years' professional experience in Procurement/Technical roles, preferably in an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment. Manufacturing engineering experience is beneficial.
  • Strong interest in developing expertise in suppliers, materials, technologies, and manufacturing processes.
  • Commercial mindset with the ability to assess and reach business decisions and agreements with suppliers.


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