Great position open for a Head of Supply Chain who has good background within Aerospace and Defence with at 5 years background within Procurement or Supply. You will be working for a Global Engineering company. Location is within Buckinghamshire. Permanent Position with excellent salary on offer as well as benefits.Role purpose:You will be coordinating with the commercial and project delivery teams to ensure an appropriate level of contract flow down to key, high value or high risk suppliers or subcontractors.You will lead all facets of Supply Chain management including, but not limited to; Procurement, Inventory Management, Material Forecasting, Sourcing, and financial management to budget.Key skills:Coordination with the commercial team and project delivery teams to ensure an appropriate level of contract flow down to key, high value or high risk suppliers or subcontractors.Engagement and interaction with bid teams for key, high value or high risk suppliers or subcontractors during the bid phase to ensure that quotes received include acceptance of an appropriate level of anticipated contract flow down.Lead all facets of Supply Chain management including, but not limited to; Procurement, Inventory Management, Material Forecasting, Sourcing, and financial management to budget.Responsibility:Lead the activities of all functions involved in the sourcing, material acquisition, control of materials from the forecast demand to the delivery of stock to the production facilitiesLead commercial negotiations for major procurement contracts; make recommendations on sourcing direction based on Total Cost of Ownership, supply chain & business risk, supply chain positioning & optimized strategic buffersDevelop lean supply chain initiatives to ensure we maintain pace with our customer demand while protecting working capitalWork with the Operations Director, to develop and implement a departmental strategy and budget which supports the overall business plan. Take ownership of specific areas of the plan, and manage their implementation including the development of key metrics and reportingEstablish with effective leadership skills a continuous improvement cultureLead the creation and updating of relevant processes and procedures in addition to compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards related to Supply Chain and the policies of UltraLead and coach others in achieving Supply Chain excellence, quality control and safetyDevelop and continuously improve supplier relationship & performance programs, supported by relevant KPIsContribute cross-departmentally with existing and new product development projects, ensuring timely acquisition of materials and a robust Supply Chain to support products from development to end of lifeTake responsibility for the employee lifecycle of direct reports, from recruitment, training and development, performance management and employee engagementExcellent analytical skills and ability to assimilate data from various sources and synthesize inputs into actionable, cost-effective plansContinuously analyse the supply chain and implement alternative sourcing strategies to reduce cost and improve performance.Support Customer offset requirements through the development of local supply solutions.