Brompton Technology

CAREERS

Brompton seeks to recruit the most talented individuals to contribute to our continued growth. We offer a rewarding working environment at the cutting edge of video technology. Our current vacancies are listed below. Also shown below are vacancies at our sister company Carallon - a product development company that provides R&D services to Brompton.

Brompton Vacancies

No current vacancies

Carallon Vacancies

New Product Introduction Buyer London

Job Reference  CAR/JUN24/NPI

Salary  Competitive - subject to experience

Working Hours  Full-Time

Contract Type  Permanent

Location  Chiswick, West London

About Us

Carallon is a product research and development company creating industry-leading award-winning products with a clear focus on quality and reliability. Based in London, we specialise in industrial hardware, software design, quality assurance and manufacturing for the entertainment industry, encompassing lighting control, LED video processing and motion control. 

We are wholly employee-owned, and a certified B Corp. Working with us means working within a culture that values innovation, quality, supportiveness and flexibility.


Organisation Chart

Reports to:  Chief Executive

Direct Reports: Working with a small team

Purpose

  • To work as part of the Engineering team procuring development parts and sub-assemblies in support of projects. Ensuring that NPI projects and final released products have an appropriate supply chain strategy in place which meet the wider business needs. As NPI Buyer the person will need to influence and inform key stakeholders within the business as well as the supply chain.
  • To work as part of the main Procurement team on a range of tasks, including but not limited to; commodity buying, supplier performance management and development, risk management and commercial aspects.

Key Responsibilities 

  • New supplier identification and onboarding in support of Engineering requirements.
  • Procuring prototype parts and low volume initial production builds of new products, this includes PCBAs, drawn mechanical parts and COTS items.
  • Effective early supplier engagement.
  • Tendering and commercial negotiations.
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments to drive core quality, cost principles and process improvements.
  • Accountability for cost and budget management. Establishing BoM cost and target – reporting and mitigating cost creep.
  • Determine Make or Buy policy for new products
  • Delivering cost down targets through commercial and VA/VE methods.
  • Developing strong relationships with Suppliers.
  • Manage supplier performance on cost, quality and on time delivery.
  • Conduct regular supplier performance and business reviews.
  • Continuous risk assessment and ensure Business Continuity plans are in place with appropriate suppliers.
  • Delivering commodity strategy in line with business requirements aligned with the organisation’s key stakeholders.
  • Reviewing and providing input for engineering change requests.
  • Sharing and implementing best practice throughout the supply chain management function of the company.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Technical qualification / CIPS Level 4+ preferred, relevant qualification essential.
  • Previous Manufacturing NPI / Engineering procurement experience is essential.
  • Experience in dealing with both high and low volume procurement.
  • Experience in cost engineering, electronic components and tooling buying.
  • Demonstrable experience of establishing cost (ownership) upfront during project development
  • Background in new supplier assessment, selection and management.
  • Strong background in managing supplier performance to meet requirements.
  • A strong, clear and confident communicator who works autonomously.
  • Ability to work within cross functional teams and influence.
  • Promote best practice purchasing techniques.


For any queries about this vacancy please email us at careers@carallon.com quoting job reference CAR/JUN24/NPI. Please do not use this address to submit applications.