Job Description

Procurement Engineer - North Dublin

Ref No: AM18236

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 optimisation
• 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 optimise 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

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 processes, supplier controls and industry standards. Having specialist knowledge of related commodities would be an advantage (metal fabrication, metal machining, plastic moulding, 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 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
• Self-directing, goal oriented and able to prioritise workload in an Agile environment
• Team player who can build strong and influential relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners

• 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 mindset with the ability to assess and conclude business decisions and agreements with suppliers


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