Technical Buyer

Website EmpelSystems EMPEL Systems

EMPEL Systems manufactures state-of-the-art integrated electric motor and power electronics modules for the automotive, aerospace, industrial machine, robotic and green-tech markets.

Thinking of your next career move?  Join us at EMPEL Systems and be part of a dynamic new propulsion technology company, shaping the future of electric motor and power electronics systems.


We are looking for an experienced Technical Buyer/Procurement Professional. You will lead in the purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that company operational needs are met, considering price, quality, delivery and continuity of supply. As a valued member of our team you will be involved at all stages of the design, development and manufacturing engineering processes, working on the creation of new 48-1200V scaleable e-module technology in high performance Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial applications.

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead the procurement activities for the company, working with the engineering design, development and manufacturing team and our supply chain to create detailed specifications, and identify project drivers and needs
  • Analyse and refine the company’s procurement strategy, identify and source appropriate suppliers
  • Initiate negotiations and take the lead in closing price agreements
  • Identify risk, minimise exposure and work closely with internal stakeholders to define and implement mitigating actions
  • Managing Commercial terms and conditions as well as Legal compliance – particularly with regards to control of intellectual property
  • Provide cost analysis and ensure all risks and opportunities are captured and managed
  • Manage the sourcing process from market research through to supplier nomination, contract award and contract management

Knowledge and experience:

  • Demonstrable understanding of technical engineering relevant to the automotive industry
  • Working knowledge of Automotive Material Requirements
  • Supplier cost management techniques
  • Experience within automotive industry
  • Supplier dispute resolution
  • Strong negotiation
  • Thorough understanding of Bill of Materials and Production Routings
  • Experienced in Quality Control requirements and problem-solving techniques

Personal attributes:

  • Self-motivated, creative and adaptive team player.
  • Willingness to take on roles, responsibilities and challenges required to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Able to prioritise and organise project workloads, schedules and tasks.
  • Strong presentation, report writing and communication skills.

Job Title: Technical Buyer

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Industry: Engineering

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £32-40k, Highly competitive package, negotiable depending on experience

EMPEL Systems is an equal opportunities employer.

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