Senior Supply Chain Manager - Manufacturing & Technology In recognition of the key role the procurement function plays in the growth of this organisation, one of the world's leading defence, aerospace, technology and security companies, they are recruiting for a Senior Supply Chain Manager on a permanent basis.The role will form part of their procurement team, supporting strategic projects within the Manufacturing & Disruptive Technologies domain, with a strong emphasis on stakeholder engagement, and executing effective procurement strategies that lead to winning of profitable and efficient new business.This role represents an opportunity to influence organisational growth, through work on external customer bids, providing procurement and supply chain expertise and strategy, from conception through to delivery. What's on offer?Permanent role with a true industry leader and innovatorCompetitive base salary plus pension, 25 days holiday and flexible benefit schemeEasily accessible Farnborough location, modern offices with parking and restaurant on siteTrue career progression on offer within this large organisation About your new roleThe role is responsible for driving the cost effective and timely delivery of procurement sourcing projects. The Senior Supply Chain Manager has both internal and external recognition as an expert and is responsible for driving the sourcing process, supplier risk management, and collaboration with business leadership to develop the procurement strategy for the full range of procurement projects.Managing prime contractor interfaces, risk mitigation (i.e. flow-up/down arrangements within prime contract) and flexibility within supply chain, including, supplier sourcing and selection through the make or buy process and appropriate leverage to deliver improvement, quality, performance, innovation and cost reduction. Key accountabilities include:Develop strong relationships with key decision-makers in order to influence behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities.Maintain awareness of the restrictions, controls and accreditations that are placed upon suppliers working in a Defence environment, ensuring at all times that both sourcing strategies and the incumbent supplier base do not jeopardise or threaten internal compliance.Collaborate with the Category Procurement Team to identify opportunities to utilise extant supplier relationships and frameworks that leverage Group scale. Conversely, the Senior Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for identifying repeat requirements from the projects pipeline and placing demands on the Category Procurement Team to deliver suitable, long term contracting mechanisms.Ensure compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Code of Practice and Sourcing methodology.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 About youPrevious experience in a similar role within Defence or Engineering environmentsExperienced in the procurement of emerging technologiesProven contract negotiation skillsOpen to occasional travel as required If you believe this is the next career move for you, please do not hesitate to apply now.