Supply Chain Lead

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £60000.00 per annum + car + bonus schemes

  • Contact:

    Alex Benton

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Location is flexible - could be based in Farnborough, Worcester, Portsmouth or Bristol

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 multiple new vacancies across the function up to a senior level.

This role will oversee a team of 4 Supply Chain Managers, responsible for driving the cost effective and timely delivery of procurement sourcing projects.

You will play a senior role in the Bids and Programmes procurement team, 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 innovator
  • Salary up to £60,000, plus Car and Bonus schemes
  • Easily accessible Farnborough location, modern offices with parking and restaurant on site
  • True career progression on offer within this large organisation

About your new role

You will be responsible for managing and developing a group of best in class procurement practitioners, providing subject matter expertise to the business. You will ensure that the team will be capable of ensuring best practice sourcing processes, decision-making, contract drafting and excellent supplier management.

Day-to-day you can expect to be negotiating favourable terms with key suppliers, including volume discounts and long-term contracts. You will also utilise your understanding of technology trends, market forces and cost trends to ensure the business is making efficient use of the wider supply chain.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Develop strong relationships with leaders and key decision-makers
  • Maintain awareness of the restrictions, controls and accreditations that are placed upon suppliers working in a Defence environment
  • Collaborate with the Category Procurement Team to identify opportunities to utilise extant supplier relationships and frameworks that leverage Group scale
  • 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 adjacent Leads to develop and enhance systems, process, and best practice sharing
  • Develop direct reports through the provision of direct and actionable feedback, and creation of meaningful development plans.

About you

  • Proven experience in a similar role within Defence or Maritime environments
  • Experienced Procurement or Supply Chain manager
  • Degree in a Business or Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • CIPS Qualified desirable, or working towards
  • Open to occasional travel as required

If you believe this is the next career move for you, please do not hesitate to apply now.