Job Description

Procurement Engineer - North Dublin

Ref No: AM17527

County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Procurement Engineer - North Dublin.

In this role you will:

• Work within a dynamic engineering change environment, actively supporting New Product Introductions and engineering design change activities to ensure optimisation 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
• 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
• Implement supplier changes to reduce risk and costs, improve performance and optimize parts/supplier sourcing

Interested applicants should have:
• Overall ability to combine technical skills with a keen interest in commercial and supply chain aspects
• Understanding of various supplier manufacturing technologies and commodities, such as metal fabrication, metal machining, plastic moulding, PCBA, cables, optics, and fluidics
• 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 optimisation projects on a cross-functional and cross-site basis
• Problem solving, planning and analytical skills. Ability to collate and analyse large amounts of data for decision making
• Excellent oral communications, business writing skills and presentation skills
• Team player who can build strong and influential relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a 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 1 to 3 years' professional experience within a procurement/technical capacity, preferably within an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment. Manufacturing engineering experience an advantage.
• Understanding of best practices in ESI, DfMA, DtC, VE and Engineering Change management
• Strong interest to develop experience in terms of suppliers, materials, technologies, and manufacturing processes
• Established commercial mindset with the ability to assess and conclude business decisions and agreements with suppliers


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