Reference : 570985

Supplier Development Engineer

  • Purchasing
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/05/2019

Who are we ?


Supplier Development Engineer – East Leake, Leicestershire

Are you an experienced Supplier Engineer? do you have a background working with different stakeholders and supporting supplier performance. If this sounds like you, get applying! 

Who are we

This is an exciting opportunity to join our passionate and knowledgeable purchasing team in East Leake.  If successful, you will be supporting the assessment of supplier performance and the management of non-conformance.  You will ensure that the products and services provided meet the needs of our customers’ and that they are aligned with the Saint-Gobain Supplies Charter.  It is in the DNA of Saint Gobain to ensure that we fully listen and understand the requirements of our customers, ensuring that their needs are always met on time and in full, be they trade professionals or private individuals. Thanks to our employees, our extensive range of products and services, our territorial network and our logistics organization, we are a major player in the distribution of building materials in Europe

What are we looking for?

First and foremost, we only recruit talented people who align well with our vison and values however, the specific role/person requirements for this position are:

  • A technical/quality background
  • A root cause analysis toolset
  • Experience of preparing for and conducting supplier visits and audits.
  • Be an analytical thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to develop new and existing suppliers
  • A value creation mind-set and positive ‘Can Do’ attitude.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity both organizational and supply chain related.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Be comfortable when working in diverse environments
  • Excellent knowledge of both English and data capture with the ability to create various documents and reports.
  • Flexibility in working hours; willing to accept/attend meetings outside of normal working hours and to accommodate travel (sometimes overseas)
  • Ability to be diplomatic and to communicate well at all levels.
  • Must hold a full clean driving licence.


As a Saint Gobain Supplier Development Engineer:

  • Being mindful of own areas of development and takes time to tune into supplier working environments. Takes account of this individual and supplier understanding when deciding how to undertake the audit.
  • Have freedom to refine an audit based on health and safety risks and express to the business concerns outside of the report boundaries, for example behaviours and obstructions
  • Support in the creation and implementation of improvement programmes with our suppliers so as to ensure compliance and performance improvement. Assist with supplier assessments and write concise reports, which include development recommendations, for Local business, Managing Directors, senior leaders and the Regional Managing Director in Construction Products, ensuring that the suppliers contribute to the provision of an outstanding customer experience.




The Values of the business are also relevant to this role:

  • We act with Safety, Health and the Environment as a priority
  • We always aim for continuous improvement at all levels and in all areas
  • We put customer focus as a key objective
  • We differentiate through Quality and Innovation
  • We have respect for others – as Individuals and as employees
  • We work as a team with loyalty and integrity
  • We demonstrate accountability for our actions

What can we offer you!

Saint Gobain also offers great company benefits such as a competitive salary, annual bonus, pension, holiday flexibility, rewards scheme, on call bonus, life assurance and company share scheme.


Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale. We have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employ 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of the most well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Saint-Gobain Professional Services, this is one of more than 30 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you will be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

The Ambition of Saint-Gobain

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.



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