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Attractive package
Job type:
Permanent
Sector:
Manufacturing, Maintenance, Sales & Purchasing
Experience:
Graduate, Post Graduate
Contact:
Hannah Courtney
My client is an innovative and entrepreneurial team of experts, involved in the development of clean and quiet electric propulsion aircraft.

As part of their ongoing success and growth, they are now seeking a Purchasing Engineer to join their forward-thinking team in Switzerland on a permanent basis. The current team is composed of highly experienced engineers, entrepreneurs and managers and they are seeking a creative and innovative Purchasing Engineer to develop and lead all purchasing aspects of the company’s activities: project and production purchasing and NPR purchasing i.e. non-product related goods and services, including tooling and equipment. The successful candidate will report initially to the CTO.

Main Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage the interface with suppliers, in all development phases including project, production and maintenance
  • Actively participate in all on-going development projects as the company’s Project Buyer
  • Select suppliers and manage all aspects of the relationship i.e. identification, evaluation, contracts, auditing, renewal/termination, etc.
  • Understand and calculate the production costs and supplier margins for all key bought-out components, with the objective of maximizing company performance and profitability while ensuring fair margins to suppliers
  • Negotiate, prepare and enforce purchasing requirements and contracts
  • Continuously manage and monitor supplier overall performance based on quality and on time delivery, cost, innovation and compliance criteria
  • Represent suppliers’ interests within the company: communicate, alert and escalate all risks and issues to leadership; ensure that all interactions with suppliers are managed professionally; professional meetings preparation,  maintaining clear and robust data (supported by facts and figures); and, respecting commitments

Your Profile and Background
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as a high-level purchasing engineer in technology focused industries such as automotive, railway, electronics or aeronautics. They will be a strategic thinker with a demonstrated ability to operate both strategically and tactically in highly fast changing environment. This requires:
  • Bachelor of Science in mechanical or electric/electronics engineering
  • Minimum 15 years of experience with a combination of purchasing functions and operational responsibilities in projects, production or aftermarket 
  • Success in driving purchasing overall performance
  • Comfortable in dealing with customers, suppliers and contractors from a global supply chain
  • Demonstrated success in working as a team player, capable of interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and skill sets
  • Knowledge of EASA regulatory framework (DOA, POA, MOA) would be viewed favorably
  • Strategic and tactical capabilities needed to be a driver and agent of change
  • An outstanding hands-on leader with no ego, common sense, recognized managerial abilities and a commitment to organizational efficiency and team building
  • Skillfulness in negotiations and communications with external and internal partners and governmental authorities

Additional Information
  • Start date ASAP
  • Attractive compensation package commensurate with experience
  • The position will evolve with the company’s growth
  • NB. All applicants must already hold the right to live and work in Switzerland/EU prior to application.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please forward your up to date CV.

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Follow @LineUpAviation on Twitter for all of our latest vacancies, news and pictures from our busy UK Head Office. Interact with us using the #LineUpAviation tag at anytime! Thank you for your follow!.
Line Up Aviation is a recruitment agency.
My client is an innovative and entrepreneurial team of experts, involved in the development of clean and quiet electric propulsion aircraft.

As part of their ongoing success and growth, they are now seeking a Purchasing Engineer to join their forward-thinking team in Switzerland on a permanent basis. The current team is composed of highly experienced engineers, entrepreneurs and managers and they are seeking a creative and innovative Purchasing Engineer to develop and lead all purchasing aspects of the company’s activities: project and production purchasing and NPR purchasing i.e. non-product related goods and services, including tooling and equipment. The successful candidate will report initially to the CTO.

Main Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage the interface with suppliers, in all development phases including project, production and maintenance
  • Actively participate in all on-going development projects as the company’s Project Buyer
  • Select suppliers and manage all aspects of the relationship i.e. identification, evaluation, contracts, auditing, renewal/termination, etc.
  • Understand and calculate the production costs and supplier margins for all key bought-out components, with the objective of maximizing company performance and profitability while ensuring fair margins to suppliers
  • Negotiate, prepare and enforce purchasing requirements and contracts
  • Continuously manage and monitor supplier overall performance based on quality and on time delivery, cost, innovation and compliance criteria
  • Represent suppliers’ interests within the company: communicate, alert and escalate all risks and issues to leadership; ensure that all interactions with suppliers are managed professionally; professional meetings preparation,  maintaining clear and robust data (supported by facts and figures); and, respecting commitments

Your Profile and Background
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as a high-level purchasing engineer in technology focused industries such as automotive, railway, electronics or aeronautics. They will be a strategic thinker with a demonstrated ability to operate both strategically and tactically in highly fast changing environment. This requires:
  • Bachelor of Science in mechanical or electric/electronics engineering
  • Minimum 15 years of experience with a combination of purchasing functions and operational responsibilities in projects, production or aftermarket 
  • Success in driving purchasing overall performance
  • Comfortable in dealing with customers, suppliers and contractors from a global supply chain
  • Demonstrated success in working as a team player, capable of interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and skill sets
  • Knowledge of EASA regulatory framework (DOA, POA, MOA) would be viewed favorably
  • Strategic and tactical capabilities needed to be a driver and agent of change
  • An outstanding hands-on leader with no ego, common sense, recognized managerial abilities and a commitment to organizational efficiency and team building
  • Skillfulness in negotiations and communications with external and internal partners and governmental authorities

Additional Information
  • Start date ASAP
  • Attractive compensation package commensurate with experience
  • The position will evolve with the company’s growth
  • NB. All applicants must already hold the right to live and work in Switzerland/EU prior to application.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please forward your up to date CV.

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Follow @LineUpAviation on Twitter for all of our latest vacancies, news and pictures from our busy UK Head Office. Interact with us using the #LineUpAviation tag at anytime! Thank you for your follow!.
Line Up Aviation is a recruitment agency.
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