Technical Purchaser

KW Special Projects Ltd requires a Technical Purchaser to join the team in this ambitious and growing high performance engineering business. We are looking for someone with a “can do” attitude and strong lateral thinking skills, who is excited by the engineering process and can apply their skills to a variety of diverse projects using their initiative and knowledge.

About KWSP

KW Special Projects is a high-performance design and engineering solution provider based in Bicester at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. KWSP uses the speed and agility of the motorsport industry upon which it was founded to provide cutting-edge, on-demand design and engineering services.

By transferring knowledge and technology from one sector to another they develop novel solutions to their clients’ challenges which have led to them working on projects from Additively Manufactured Batteries through to equipment for Professional Sports Teams.

However, they are still most well known for their expertise within the Automotive & Motorsport world and to this day continue to leverage their motorsport DNA to deliver complete engineering solutions for high-performance and niche vehicles.

 

Our capabilities include

  • High Performance Engineering
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Lightweight structures and composites
  • Industrial Inkjet
  • High Performance Engineering project management
  • Special purpose machine design and manufacture

 

About the role

Opportunities for Career Development

KWSP is a small but growing business.  For someone with the right “can do” attitude, technical skill and initiative there may be future opportunities within the business

Person Specification: Core competencies and experience.

 

The Technical Purchaser will have the chance to be involved in diverse and interesting projects.

  • All applicants are required to have;
  • Experienced in a similar environment
  • A team player
  • A multi-tasker
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of composite and mechanical assembly
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have the ability to prioritise / understanding of the need to prioritise

 

The successful applicant will be;

  • A problem solver/have strong lateral thinking skills
  • Flexible, takes initiative and can easily adapt
  • Demonstrate high attention to detail
  • Prepared to get hands on
  • Work effectively under pressure
  • Self-motivated
  • Show commitment and dedication to quality ensure customers requirements are always met
  • Tenacious in meeting deadlines
  • Proactive in health and safety best practices
  • Have continuous improvement mentality

 

Role Details

  • Exquisite attention to detail in the high performance engineering sector
  • Proven and skilled use of interpreting technical drawings and build procedures as appropriate
  • Experience working with and reporting to programme teams
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, must be able to demonstrate the ability to solve complex supply issues
  • Proven high level of mechanical assembly competence
  • Preparing and completing niche vehicle builds to the highest standard - sub assembly and composite fitting knowledge
  • Specifically inboard / outboard suspension, chassis systems, composite body assy
  • Working with production and planning to ensure schedules are always maintained
  • Proven experience in managing supplier relationships
  • Experience in commercial negotiations including supply contracts, DFM cost down activities and QAF (quotation analysis)
  • Liaison with SQE to ensure issues are documented and resolved efficiently
  • Recording detailed data via ERP and build documentation

 

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

The role may require you to work out of main office hours or to travel around the UK or abroad and spend periods of time with our customers off site.

Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

 

If you would like to be considered for this role, please click apply and submit your CV and a Cover Letter.