Project Buyer

Business unit
Acquisti e Logistica
Project Buyer

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Procurement Manager and working closely with the Sales and Development teams and our Asia offices, the Project Buyer is responsible for the purchasing, kitting and assembly of fast turn prototypes designed by the development team that are required to validate their designs. These prototypes always on the critical path meaning the activity is both time and mission critical.
In addition to managing the prototyping phase, during the design validation phase the project buyer will support the process of identifying suppliers to be used in mass production through producing  and issuing RFQ’s/RFI’s/NDA’s (requests for quotation/information and non-disclosure agreements) to a network of new and existing suppliers around the world.
The project buyer is also responsible for conducting both scouting and benchmarking activities with a keen eye on competitive pricing and identifying ‘fit for purpose’ vendors. The role includes responsibility for ensuring that all relevant systems transactions (ERP / MRP) are kept up to date and accurate, along with monitoring deliveries and highlighting constraints to key stakeholders such as sales, development and finance.
The role is highly visible in the organization and is an opportunity for the right candidate to build a career.

The ideal candidate:
  • Is currently part of a large purchasing team and is looking for a new opportunity that offers more autonomy and career potential in a company that has ambitious growth plans.
  • Has ideally worked in a company that supplies electronic hardware products to either Consumers (B2C), Businesses (B2B), or both.
  • Has a minimum of 3 years purchasing experience.
  • Has experience of working on an ERP and/or MRP system and performing all the relevant purchasing system transactions
  • Is responsible for purchasing a range of items in batch quantities (prototypes) and mass production quantities.
  • Has experience of trading with ASIA suppliers either directly or via a local office.
  • Has experience of working with Sales teams in order to understand and act on customer requirements.
  • Has worked with planning teams to assist with the formulation of schedules that maximise on-time delivery performance whilst minimising inventory.
  • Is comfortable working with Development teams on New Product Introductions (NPI).
  • Has interfaced with Finance functions and understands the importance of their priorities.
  • Ideally has a relevant professional qualification in purchasing, procurement or operations, however excellent demonstrable hands-on experience of purchasing will also be sufficient.

Personal attributes:
  • Treats company money as if it was their own
  • Is a great negotiator and good communicator
  • Is well organised with good attention to detail.
  • Wants to understand the context that drives the tasks.
  • Is a clear and methodical thinker
  • Has the appetite to improve and professionalise existing systems and methodologies
  • Proactively changes purchasing plans in response to changing input signals and with minimal fuss
  • Looks ahead, thinks ahead and plans ahead
  • Remains calm under pressure
  • Knows how to say ‘no’ without causing offense
  • Wants to measure things in order to improve performance and knows what the right measures are.
  • Is ambitious and looking to build a career through learning, experience and personal/professional development.
  • Wants to change the world and is prepared to work hard


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Provide full support to the Procurement manager as required
  • Purchasing electronic components, plastic parts, cables, sub-assemblies and printed circuit board assembly services to support the product development team in Modena
  • Manage the purchasing of items for New Product Introductions (NPI) as designs transition from prototypes to mass production
  • Produce, issue and track supplier non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s), requests for quotation (RFQ) and requests for information (RFI)
  • Arrange supplier samples based on requests from the development team (both off-the-shelf products and prototypes).
  • Supplier scouting and benchmarking activities
  • Cost of goods management (maintaining spreadsheets that capture the cost of goods sold)
  • Purchase of components in collaboration with Eggtronic China and Taiwan teams
  • Manage ongoing relationships with existing suppliers and develop relationships with new suppliers
  • Develop performance measures (KPI’s / PI’s) that accurately depict purchasing performance and help to elevate performance over time.
  • Manage system transactions in relation to the purchasing process to ensure that system data is always up to date and accurate.
  • Work closely with Operations, Sales, Development and Finance teams to ensure that their needs are met and they are kept well informed.
  • Keep records of purchasing activities in order to track progress and learn
  • Input to the annual budgeting process

About Eggtronic:

Eggtronic was founded in 2012 and are shaping the world of power electronics. With headquarters in Modena and offices in California, Taiwan and China we specialise in developing innovative technologies that are more energy and space efficient than our competitors.
With over 180 patents granted worldwide, we are attracting the attention of many prestigious blue chip multi-national companies who are designing our technology into their product solutions that are used by millions of consumers every day. Together we are changing the world.
We also sell a range of products directly to consumers in North America and Europe that further showcase our technology through our Einova brand.
And we are developing integrated circuits (IC’s) that contain our technology to further extend the its reach in applications where energy efficiency and space saving is most highly prized.
We are on a mission to change the world and are looking for ambitious people who can bring their experience, passion and creativity to our company that is on an exciting growth trajectory.
Business unit
Acquisti e Logistica