My role involves identifying distributor partners who will benefit MPE, organising and negotiating pricing for ongoing contracts and reviewing on a regular basis to ensure materials costs are kept to a minimum, sourcing components for lean manufacturing, liaising with customers at quote stage to fully understand and meet their requirements and re-sourcing any problematical parts.

I have worked at MPE since 1991 as a shopfloor assembler, shopfloor second stage operator, flow solder machine operator, surface mount machine operator and buyer, and I have been in my current position for around 8 years.

The thing I like most about working for MPE is that they are a very fair company to work for and all levels of staff are very personable and approachable.

If I were stuck on a desert island, I’d like to have a solar-panelled water purifying system to ensure I remain hydrated.