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Head of Procurement - Aviation

  • Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: Management
  • Date posted: 22/08/2017
  • Job reference: J372823A

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Head of Procurement - Aviation

£80,000 - £90,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits


We are looking to recruit for the role of Head of Procurement - Aviation to work as part of a large procurement team within a FSTE100 engineering and support services business. The role is permanent and is to be based in Bristol with UK travel.

The organisation are the UKs leading provider of engineering support solutions to the MoD and Armed Forces as well as being market specialists within other industries such as construction, energy, marine technology, emergency services, network engineering and training. The UK military aviation division spends in excess of £100m per annum on goods and services. The Head of Procurement - Aviation will be accountable for defining and executing the Procurement and supply chain strategy for the business.

You will manage both a Category team and a business focused operational Procurement team (c.20 direct reports)

Objectives for the role will include:

  • Delivering tangible, bottom-line benefits to the business arising from Category management of expenditure and strategic procurement activity
  • Supporting the delivery of objectives through the provision of excellent operational Procurement support;
  • Providing leadership and direction to both the Category and operational Procurement teams, as well as maintaining a strong presence amongst the wider Group Procurement function.
  • Providing strategic procurement support to the business winning process
  • Conduct sourcing activities in support of the overall strategy. This will include designing the supply chain and sourcing strategy for major bids.

Qualifications Skills & Experience Required

  • Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Engineering degree.
  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Extensive experience in a senior Strategic Sourcing or Category Management role. Deep knowledge and understanding of current strategic Procurement techniques
  • Proven track record of identifying and delivering year-on-year Procurement savings against targets
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to establish and communicate the vision and strategic direction
  • Considerable experience in P&SC team management, in a relevant industry or environment
  • Has a clear commercial 'edge' - extensive experience of negotiation and comfortable with challenging commercial interactions
  • Strong relationship-building, influencing, interpersonal and communication skills

The organisation offers the supportive environment you would expect from a FTSE100 employer including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, starting salary £80,000 - £90,000, car allowance, bonus scheme up to 25%, BUPA private healthcare, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours and ongoing career development opportunities.

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