Supply Chain Manager

  • Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    £50000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Leigh Sproston

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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We are recruiting for a Supply Chain Manager on a permanent basis to be consulted out at one of our clients in Farnborough.

Top level: Negotiates favourable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers and prepares purchase contracts for the procurement of technical equipment, custom engineered products, systems or components. Acquires and maintains understanding of technology trends, market forces, cost trends and supplier technology road maps. Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to organisation policy and reviews defects and delivery problems with suppliers to instigate corrective actions.

Key Accountabilities

Develop strong collaborative 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 accreditation's that are placed upon suppliers working in the Space 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 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 to help achieve best in class performance, and bring consistency to sourcing activities.

Experience & Qualifications

Advanced manufacturing processes, techniques and associated supply chains.

Influencing, creating and executing strategic Make Vs. Buy decisions.

Global strategic sourcing of high technology goods and services.

Management and mitigation of supply chain risk & creation of opportunity.

Adept at business relationship management; internally & externally facing.

Please forward CVs in the first instance to Leigh Sproston