Engineering Buyer

CloudNC | Chelmsford
Flexible hours
More than 2 days at home per week
Employment type
Full time
Competitive Salary

Engineering Buyer



Who are CloudNC?

CNC machines are responsible for producing more than $120BN worth of metal components every year, serving every manufacturing vertical from motorsport parts in Formula 1 to satellites in space. Despite this, the software used to control these CNC machines are stuck in the dark ages. It can require hours (sometimes days) of manual instruction by a skilled programmer before a component can be produced


Enter CloudNC! Located in London & Chelmsford, we're pioneers in revolutionising the manufacturing industry. Combining technology and manufacturing; we’re building the world’s most intelligent factory, powered by ground-breaking technology.


What's it like to work together?

We're an ambitious company, building a fast paced factory to give our customers the best experience, so this means our production teams are onsite in our Chelmsford factory. We operate a continuous improvement environment whereby we reflect on what we're doing and why and challenge our previous ideas and experiences within manufacturing. We're a progressive team in our factory who help one another and recognise other teams that unblock us and/or support the other to move fast and maintain excellent quality for our customers. Our software engineers are often onsite to collaborate and understand your experiences, requirements, challenges and specialist knowledge.


We have 80+ people, so we're still learning and building different things from the ground up organisationally, technically and operationally. However, we're experienced enough to have structures and processes to support greater efficiency, collaboration and success! There is always opportunity to shape the company with your thoughts and feedback whether it's through our All Hands questions/polls, 'Ask Me Anything' time, Peakon platform, open door time, focus groups or our inclusion and diversity network. Our onboarding scores are 9+/10 and you'll have a dedicated buddy to connect and share your experiences together, and the People Team are fully dedicated to ensure you're able to hit the ground running.


Our Values

Care about our mission, our work and each other

Share our learning, experience, reasoning and feedback to grow together

Strive to learn more, growing individually to achieve more collectively

Deliver by collaboration, commitment and continuous improvement


Engineering Buyer Role

We're seeking highly motivated Engineering Buyer to join us and add significant value to the procurement team.  You will manage availability of an assigned portfolio of raw materials, consumables, bought in finished goods and subcontract services to meet and exceed our customer service targets and ensure high quality levels are sustained at a cost competitive price point. .  This role will involve working in a busy environment where tenacity and proactiveness is required daily.

What you'll be doing.

Plan requirements for an assigned portfolio of raw materials, consumables, bought-in finished goods and subcontract services, and compile and distribute rolling buying plans regularly.

Routinely review planned requirements highlighting any shortages or excesses, and working with suppliers and internal stakeholders to mitigate risk where possible.

Manage tactical supplier performance via weekly reviews with key suppliers focussing on schedule adherence and the agreed forward plan, and resolve any issues that act as an immediate barrier to supply continuity.

Review and issue notifications on monthly supplier OTD and quality performance via the use of the business supplier performance process, completing first level reviews with suppliers and internal stakeholders where performance levels dictate.

·Support business inventory management processes by completing authorised quantity adjustments in the ERP system and administering routine cycle counts both internally and externally.

Collate departmental procurement data in support of local and group reporting requirements on inventory and cost saving activities.

Complete assigned aspects of New Product Development and Existing Product Development projects including initial input material and subcontract service RFQ’s.

Maintain ERP system data integrity for all supplier related fields including agreed lead-times, purchase pricing and key contacts.

Communicate and own relevant KPIs, reporting out at daily GEMBAs.

The department is bespoke and will require a level of flexibility in order to evolve with the business

Develop and maintain relevant standard operating procedures and/or work instructions.

Proactively contribute to the development of the supply chain in terms of service improvement and overall cost reduction


We're a match if you have………..

Demonstrated experience within materials planning and scheduling, and supplier performance management in a fast paced, regulated, precision engineering environment

Worked with sub-contract applications such as anodising, assembly and plating (desirable).

Experience using a business ERP system in a manufacturing environment

Excellent attention to detail with a capacity to recognise problems and proactively resolve where possible, and escalate as necessary

Strong numerical and analytical skills with a methodical and organised approach to work

The ability to work well under pressure within a busy office environment with the ability to prioritise multiple competing tasks

High energy, enthusiasm, excellent confidence and written and verbal communication when working with stakeholders both internally and externally.

The ability to adapt to different international cultures and able to adapt your style accordingly whilst ensuring targets are met and exceeded.

Excellent negotiation skills with a team player approach

Prior experience of using email and Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel


Desirable but not essential……..

Educated to degree standard desirable, but not essential – candidates with fewer qualifications, but demonstrated relevant experience will be considered

CIPS qualified desirable, but not essential – candidates with demonstrated relevant experience will be considered

A full, clean, UK driving license is desirable 


What you'll receive...

We're nothing without our teams, as such you'll receive

Competitive salary

Stock Options

30 days holiday

Private Healthcare (includes dental, personal health fund, travel insurance, subsidised gym, mental health care, counselling)


Monthly Lunch

Headphones (Bose or chosen)

Stocked Kitchen (Chelmsford factory & London Office)

Air-conditioned factory floor

Team Socials


Equal Opportunities Statement

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, valuing individuality and embracing all people. The success of CloudNC is a result of diversity of thought. We recognise this comes from people truly belonging. We encourage different perspectives and skills to collaborate towards our mission - disrupting the manufacturing industry. We celebrate diversity and continually enhance our inclusivity efforts.

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