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Engineering Professionals
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£25,000 to £26,000 per annum
21 Feb 2022
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Our client are a large engineering firm who are looking to recruit various staff to grow the business.


The purpose of this role is to source all goods/services for Projects working with requirements from a Bill of Material (BOM), in accordance with Business Processes and Procedures, and to achieve best possible Commercial Terms.

Key Accountabilities

Source items as necessary to ensure that all relevant items/services are available to deliver all projects on time. Negotiating agreements for the supply of goods and services to meet project requirements at optimum costs.
Support the monitoring of supplier performance to ensure that they conform to the conditions of contract and that they are a viable business capable of meeting the company’s needs.
Liaise with Key Stakeholders to gain a full understanding of their requirements and ensure supply meets Bill of Material (BOM) detail.
A good understanding of the Quality Grading approach for each specific customer as this drives the documentation requirements
Taking a business perspective, support internal customers to implement effective supplier relationships
Take responsibility and accountability of your Project Purchase Orders from PO placement to final Quality Clearance (including pro-active expediting throughout, minimise delays for production, liaising with stakeholders at all times)
Work with Supply Chain and Procurement Managers on negotiations for annual contracts for specified goods and services for working cost effectively
Identify new and alternative sources of supply to avoid over dependence on too few suppliers and maintain market competitiveness.
To challenge costs and support the organisation in achieving the savings target
5 years minimum experience in a Procurement role is essential (preferably in Manufacturing and/or Engineering)
CIPS qualified – desirable or willing to work towards
A good understanding of commercial and contract knowledge
Confidence and the Ability to Chair meetings for Project requirement with Suppliers, arranging meetings and follow up actions if required
Proactive and ability to work in a very busy environment
Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail when reviewing and analysing project requirements and costs
Ability to meet deadlines and competing priorities set out by Projects to ensure Production Schedules can be met
Ability to adapt to using new systems and processes to meet business needs
Excellent communication skills
To proactively manage Supplier relationships
To apply please forward your cv in word format

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

Wish everyone looked after us like you.

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