About the role

As a Technical Buyer, your day will involve dealing with Outside Manufacture service requests, youll be reviewing technical drawings and assessing supplier-manufacturing capabilities.

Working closely with internal and external engineering customers you will use your skills and expertise to provide concise and accurate guidance on a range of buyer related topics, such as quotations and technical queries, alongside raising and documenting concessions – we use a bespoke access database that you will be thoroughly trained to use, this includes a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) framework of suppliers.

Working within an accredited ISO Quality accredited system you will arrange, attend and be responsible as minutes secretary for the Quarterly Quality sub- committee meetings and the MMTE Group meetings.

You will also be responsible for the management of ad hoc supporting tasks

About you

You will have experience in engineering and/or procurement and also, importantly you will need to be confident and comfortable communicating with a host of people from across the engineering and procurement sectors. Finally having up to date knowledge of Microsoft, most noticeably databases is essential.

Essential Experience & Personal Skills:

  • Demonstrable engineering and/or procurement experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent customer focus
  • Strong organisational /work-flow management skills
  • Strong team player
  • ECDL – or demonstrable knowledge of using Microsoft office Inc. databases, (Outlook, Word, SharePoint etc.)
  • We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Whatever our role, we have the freedom to explore, learn and connect, as part of a community that loves to share knowledge and support one another.
    As one of Europes largest research organisations, this is a place where theres always something new to learn about the world around us, about your career, but most of all, about yourself. Join us and discover whats possible.

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    Supporting some of the worlds most exciting and challenging research projects, we develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world. We are pushing the frontiers of human knowledge through fundamental research and delivering benefits for UK society and the economy through world-class research, skills and business-led innovation. 

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