Technical Procurement Specialist/Lead

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 759504
Job Published: 2021-10-22 15:16:21 +1100
This company is a specialist in energy storage solutions and is seeking a Technical Procurement Specialist/Lead who can deliver at both an operational and strategic level.

Reporting to the COO, we are seeking a Technical Procurement Specialist/Lead relevant experience in product development or the manufacturing industry. You will be part of the Engineering team whose role is to continuously improve the company’s energy storage products. The successful applicant will enjoy being part of a company taking Australian technology to the world.
As a Technical Procurement Engineer with this company, you will be the point of contact for suppliers engaged in new products. In addition, you will be responsible for working with the company’s New Product Development (NPD) team to establish integration of key suppliers into the NPD and Existing Product Engineering (EPE) activities.

As Technical Procurement Specialist/Lead, you will be the primary point of contact for both new and existing products and will work closely with the NPD and other Engineering Teams to facilitate early supplier involvement during new product introduction. In addition, you will identify and provide supplier innovation procurement direction to the engineering teams to support lower costs opportunities whilst actively seeking new technologies to present as technology solutions. Finally, to underpin your success in your role, you will qualify and develop supplier relationships that support the sourcing strategy.

From an operational and delivery perspective, the Technical Procurement Specialist/Lead will be responsible for:
  • ESI – Early Supplier Involvement – liaison with internal engineering/R&D teams ensuring early stage capture of new products/product modification requirements and early stage supplier involvement
  • Support move to higher volume production as well as cost down exercises, early stage BOM development
  • Qualification of new suppliers, supplier development, strategic move from single sourcing approach
  • Development of supplier strategies that drive supply chain resilience, DfSC -  Design for Supply Chain consideration
  • Support NPD /NPI by playing an active role in supplier selection, early supplier engagement, procurement of samples, tooling
  • You will look to develop supply chain relationships across – Asia, US and Europe.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of supplier technology and product pipeline, drawing engineers’ attention to these opportunities as soon as possible and facilitating the direct communication between subject matter experts in the company and our suppliers or potential suppliers
To be successful in this role you will have experience as a  Technical Procurement Specialist/Lead within a similar company. You will also have experience across the following: 
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Chemical Engineering
  • Engineer background – Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Materials Science. Has progressed from Engineer into Technical Procurement/ Supplier development based roles
  • Commodities knowledge experience may cover -  Plastics, Polymers, HPDE, PEHD or similar materials as well as complex material based assemblies
  • Experience in a similar SME/Scaleup based business – hands-on, unstructured at times, has a depth and personal level of resilience that will see consistent delivery in the role
  • Industry based manufacturing or product development experience preferably involving complex assemblies and/or plastics transformation
  • Proven capabilities in finding and assessing potential suppliers highly regarded
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritising multiple projects
  • Well organised, self-motivated, and a genuine team player
  • Coordinate technical review of new supplier’s components or materials and lead engineering communications
  • Project manage new materials for prototyping and pilot production runs.
  • Work closely with product development, production, and quality, to remove cost and improve product outcomes
  • Be prepared to travel in a post COVID world, including overseas, as necessary.
If you are seeking a genuine opportunity to make a difference, drive technical procurement and contribute to the ongoing growth and development of an outstanding brand then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter (outlining your core capability for the role, demonstrated experience of how you have delivered outcomes and why this role is of interest) both in Word format by selecting the “apply now” function. 

Confidential enquiries can be made to Peter Starling, Client Partner on 07 3305 5830 or 0433 422 518.

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