WFEL Careers

WFEL has long been a pioneer of engineering excellence and innovation across the Defence sector, for both Land and Air based solutions. As an established leader in tactical military bridging, supplying gap-crossing solutions across the world for over four decades and a key partner in the UK MoD’s Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme, WFEL is justifiably proud of its strong heritage and highest quality engineering solutions.

As a trusted partner to our Military customers around the globe, our employees are the heart of our company. We have a skilled and experienced workforce dedicated to achieving excellence in all areas of the business, from Engineering to Project Management, Business Support to Operations.

We are now embarking on an exciting new Armoured Vehicle contract for the UK MoD, so we're looking for yet more talented and motivated individuals to work from our North West Engineering Centre of Excellence in a wide range of career opportunities.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your CV, together with a covering letter detailing your area of interest, to: No Agencies please.

WFEL has the following CURRENT VACANCIES:

Manufacturing Supervisor

To lead and Supervise manufacturing operations team to safely ensure the on-time delivery of finished products at correct quality and cost. To champion continuous improvement in all activities and areas of responsibility.

Main Duties:

To manage your team to deliver products on time, to cost and at levels of quality compliant with programme demands.
To ensure your team operate in accordance with the Company’s, Health Environmental and Safety policies, lead SHE activities in your area.
Follow the Quality System and Manufacturing Procedures.
To maintain the competency, capability and capacity of the manufacturing team to ensure delivery of programme requirements.
To manage, train and coach Manufacturing team.
To follow production plans and maximise labour efficiency.
To manage local KPI’s analyse and establish improvement actions in line with business targets.
Manage consumable items within cost targets.
Conduct employee Return to Work, investigation and disciplinary interviews as required.
To lead/support problem solving activities as required
To be the focal point for the Assembly, Integration and Test operation and team
When starting the role, you will be required to spend several months at our partner, KMW, in Germany learning the Assembly, Integration and Test process. You will be responsible for transferring the production knowledge to WFEL in Stockport.

Please submit your CV, together with a covering letter, to:
No Agencies please

Senior Buyer

Working as part of Joint Procurement Team with parent company and other strategic companies, determine joint purchasing strategy as appropriate protecting WFEL interests

Within structured governance be responsible for portfolio of materials and suppliers (in UK and Europe), for on time delivery of technically compliant materials and services

Create comprehensive RFQ, issue and expedite supplier responses

Facilitate evaluation of supplier responses with other internal stakeholders and formalise selection and outcome ensuring actions closed prior to order placement

Negotiation with suppliers re pricing / lead-time and commercial terms, ensuring budget and programme compliance and commercial robustness

Timely placement of PO and expediting in accordance with MRP (own orderbook)

Facilitation of problem resolution including but not limited to invoice, technical, quality issues. May require joint approach with parent company.

Sourcing of potential new suppliers and facilitating formal review to enable verification of robustness and ability to meet WFEL needs (in strict liaison with WFEL supplier quality)

Ensuring new suppliers adhere to the WFEL requirements and continue to do so for the life of the programme

Manage supplier relationships and facilitate supplier meetings ensuring all reports and actions formalised and followed through:

- Validating supplier metrics and verifying reasons for non-compliance and driving supplier improvement activity where metrics are not consistent/acceptable

- Identifying supplier chain risks and proactively supporting mitigation activity

- Representing procurement at project meetings

- Supporting other parts of the procurement function where necessary

Apply directly here:

Or submit your CV, together with a covering letter, to:

No Agencies please

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