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Graduate Job Graduate Commercial Engineer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Huf UK Limited
Reference: J468
Salary: £23,000  

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Huf UK, part of the Hülsbeck and Fürst Group develop and produce mechanical and electrical locksets for the automotive industry.  In short, we design and manufacture systems that lock, unlock and start your cars.

Working with some of the most prestigious brands in the world, Huf are world class when it comes to innovation and production quality.

To support our exciting growth plans we are looking for a high calibre graduates to join the business in the role of a Commercial Graduate Engineer.

The Role

Working closely with current and future suppliers this role appraises the suitability and capability of potential suppliers as part of the tender process as well as carrying out regular audits on current suppliers.  This role is integral to ensuring the smooth supply and quality of a Huf supplier.

Where problems are identified, your role would include working with the supplier to identify the areas of weakness and assisting them in turning the situation around.

Your technical expertise will provide a useful platform when evaluating new suppliers as well as providing clarification in meetings prior to briefing them.

With this role comes the opportunity to meet suppliers across Europe and therefore your flexibility to travel is required, sometimes at short notice.

Whilst delivering the associated administration you will manage the supplier advanced product quality planning system administration (APQP) associated with supplier visits.

You will also chair a monthly meeting about supplier quality.

What we are looking for

It goes without saying that we want the best graduates. Obviously it means different things to different people but what does the ‘best’ mean to us? 

Through your academic achievements you will have achieved a minimum of 2:2 degree classification in either Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics or Physics; you will also have good ‘A’ Levels (A’s and B’s) and Maths and English at GCSE.

We are also looking for the following key attributes, which you will be able to demonstrate through your time at University and your commercial exposure to date:

You will also be: -

•             Commercially minded – understand that businesses function to serve their customers well and in return we are rewarded as such.

•             Be driven by providing solutions for people.

•             Possess and inquisitive mind and a keen willingness to learn.

•             Be analytical and detailed.

•             Understand Mathematical modelling and data analysis.

•             Be technically competent with both mechanical principles and electronics.

•             Be able to read technical drawings.

•             Be a team player.

•             Customer focused.

•             Be a problem solver.

•             Be results driven.

•             Be passionate about doing a good job.

•             Not be afraid to ask questions and positively challenge the status quo.

•             Numerate.

•             Think creatively with your focus on improvement.

What we offer

Firstly, a great career with an international company! We are committed to developing our people and providing opportunities for advancement and recognition.

Some roles will provide international travel so your mobility and flexibility is important.

You will be enrolled on to the well structured and ‘Best in Class’ OPEN Programme.  This a two year Graduate Management Development Programme operated by our partners, Discovery Graduates, incorporating experiential learning and underpinned by a Postgraduate Certificate accreditation in ‘Professional Development, Leadership and Change Management’.

You will also have the opportunity to utilise your learning in ‘real life’ business improvement projects, supported by a mentor.

You may have the opportunity to take part in the Huf International programme.

If you think this role could be for you please apply today at for immediate consideration.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants.  All applications will be processed through Discovery.  We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.  In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: Any Location, West Midlands

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