Head of Supply Chain Development

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    6 months ago

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Head of Supply Chain Development


We are looking to recruit a Head of Supply Chain Development for a new permanent position working out of our UK headquarters based in Farnborough, Hampshire.

QinetiQ are a multinational defence and technology organisation providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests. This role is accountable for providing a best in class supply chain excellence and solutions to the QinetiQ business, including the Supply Chain and Procurement function. As head of function, the Head of Supply Chain - Supply Chain Development has both internal and external recognition as an expert and is responsible for driving sourcing effectiveness, system improvements, supplier risk management, and collaboration with the other Heads of Supply Chain and Procurement and key stakeholder areas of the wider group business leadership

The Head of Supply Chain - Supply Chain Development is responsible for leading and developing a group of best in class Supply Chain professionals, providing subject matter expertise to the Supply Chain and Procurement Function and well as the Business Groups. Projects will be will be initiated both by request and through proactive identification of opportunities.

The role will form part of the Supply Chain & Procurement Leadership Team, contributing to the governance, structure and ethics of the department, correct deployment of resources to meet all customer requirements, and ensuring a consistently high standard of performance is expected and achieved from all Supply Chain & Procurement staff.

What's on offer?

  • Permanent role with a true industry leader and innovator, FTSE250
  • Be part of a team working closely with leading edge and emerging technologies supporting national security
  • Competitive Salary, Leadership Bonus Scheme, Share Reward Scheme, Car Allowance, Private Medical.
  • You will be given a clear career development pathway, to enhance your skill set and help you reach your full potential
  • Flexible working option

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop strong relationships with internal and external leaders and key decision-makers in order to influence behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities.
  • Collaborate widely across the business and external market to identify opportunities
  • Collaboratively develop plans with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of targets, improve supplier performance, and implement continuous improvement plans across spend.
  • Collaborate with peers to develop and enhance systems, process, and best practice sharing to help QinetiQ achieve best in class performance, and bring consistency to sourcing activities.

Key Knowledge & Skills

  • Degree in a Business or Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • CIPS Qualified or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience in a Procurement or Supply Chain related role
  • Knowledge of procurement systems and infrastructure.
  • Proven contract negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal leadership skills.

If you believe this is the next career move for you, please do not hesitate to apply now, or call the recruitment team for a confidential conversation.