Careers at Carallon

Working here

We're proud of Carallon's history: a team of passionate engineers who worked hard together to create genuinely innovative, exciting tech. We're dedicated to keeping Carallon infused with that spirit of cooperation and learning as we continue to create products that surprise, excite and lead our industries.

Some benefits of working here include:

  • Creating industry-first technologies that are globally renowned and respected
  • Being part of an Employee Ownership Trust that works for the benefit of the employees
  • An Employee Council with representatives from every department
  • Flexible working hours
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • On the job training
  • Free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme operated by Health Assured

Our ethos

Everyone's an engineer

At Carallon, all the managers are also engineers and software developers. This is true all the way up to the Managing Director. The company was founded by and is still led by engineers. This fosters a supportive work environment where like-minded people can easily collaborate to solve problems.

Dynamic projects

Carallon develops for lots of different products simultaneously, so we're confident you'll never get bored. You’ll be challenged with creating completely new solutions as well as troubleshooting or optimising existing products. Sometimes you'll be creating ground-breaking new products that will go on to impact an entire industry.

Flexible hours

Maybe you’re a night owl who likes to code in the evenings, or maybe you’re at your brightest when tinkering with tech over your morning coffee. Whatever kind of person you are, Carallon offers flexibility in working hours; as long as you get the job done, you can adjust your hours to suit you.

Friendly work environment

We are big believers in strong teamwork and communication, and are proud to foster a friendly, open, collaborative work environment. We celebrate diversity, and encourage a healthy work/life balance. We also know the best way to learn is by doing, so we offer on-the-job training to enable you to build a rewarding, lasting career with us.

Current vacancies

We always want to hear from talented people with a passion for what we do, whether you're a new graduate or a programmer with years of experience.

Even if you don't see a position listed below, you're welcome to send your CV and a speculative cover letter to careers@carallon.com.

If you have any questions, please e-mail our Director of Human Resources Sarah Darby for a graduate job description and details of how to apply.

Also shown below are vacancies at our sister companies, when they have them.

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.

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