Senior Procurement Engineer - Electromechanical


Malmesbury - United Kingdom


  • As part of the Global Procurement team, the Senior Procurement Engineer will lead and drive Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) to support the New Product Development process; collaboratively working alongside our Research and NPI (New Product Innovation) Engineers on our new Technologies and Products, throughout the design phases to Volume Production and End of Life.

  • The Senior Procurement Engineer will be the Technology/Commodity cost specialist and will interface between Research, Design, Manufacturing, the suppliers and Commodity Management.


  • Provide Procurement expertise and technical input on Electromechanical technologies, by liaising closely with Research and Design teams and Electromechanical Commodity Management.

  • Input in to the development of requirements and specifications with Research, Design and Manufacturing through engagement with existing, and/or new suppliers to provide supplier feedback in to the design.

  • Research and identify potential new suppliers and/or work with Research, Design and Manufacturing to develop new capability within our existing Approved Vendor List (AVL)

  • Support Research teams in supplier technology scouting as the commodity/technology Procurement expert.

  • Ensure protection of Dyson IP through implementation of Dyson NDA’s, Development Agreements and Statements of Work 

  • Create RFx work packages with input from other teams including Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality and analyse supplier quotations and supplier cost breakdowns.

  • Assess and qualify new suppliers and/or new supplier capabilities, carrying out relevant due diligence and supplier audits with cross-functional teams.

  • Work with Commodity Managers to develop commodity/technology sourcing plans and select suppliers for technologies and bought out parts, utilising the AVL and aligning with Commodity strategies.

  • Contribute to the business Make verses Buy (MvB) process, as part of cross-functional teams to provide bought out part/and or material costs and other Procurement information to support the MvB decision. 

  • Input in to the Bill of Materials (BOM) target cost setting processes and drive target cost achievement for relevant commodity/technology.

  • Identify and mitigate cost and supply chain risks and drive multi-sourcing in early stage design

  • Identify key cost drivers in relevant commodity/technology and carry out Linear Performance Pricing (LPP) to correlate price to performance and identify best value pricing.

  • Drive and report cost avoidance throughout the product development phase and cost savings during volume production.

  • Calculate and deliver should costs for technologies and bought out parts

  • Support Commodity Managers in delivery of Product Price Variance (PPV) and Material Price Variance (MPV) targets

  • Represent Procurement at cross-functional meetings, milestones and project/technology reviews.


  • Procurement and Engineering experience within Electromechanical components and assemblies, Motors, Heaters, PCB, Chargers, PSU, Power cords, Harness, Connectors, Fuse, Terminals and Switches.

  • Excellent knowledge of emerging/new technologies within the Electromechanical industry
  • MCIPS and Engineering degree (or equivalent) desirable
  • Experience of New Product Development, project environments and milestone processes.
  • Possess cost and value engineering (CVE) skills to contribute to increase the competiveness and profitability of our products.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of;
    • Cost analysis, should cost calculations, target costing and Design to Value (DTV)
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of procurement and commodity management including;
    • Global sourcing, particularly in low cost regions
    • commercial negotiation, including contract negotiation
    • Supplier assessment, supplier selection and supplier management
  • Excellent commercial and business acumen.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in Global cross-functional teams to achieve business goals and objectives.
  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • The ability to challenge the norm and look for new ways of doing things in a constructive way.
  • Some Global travel may be required


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidaysPension schemePerformance related bonusLife assuranceSport centreFree on-site parkingSubsidized café and restaurantsDiscounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 16 January 2019