Sub Contract Manager/Procurement Lead x 2
2 x Sub Contract Manager/Procurement Lead with Procurement Strategy and MCIPS is required to work on a six month contract with the possibility for our Defence client based in Luton
This is an interesting contract within the Combat Air Sector of our client.
This role will involve actively working in a matrix organisation structure as a Sub-Contract Manager into the Development Integrated Project Team (IPT) within the Combat Air sector of our client.
The primary focus for this role will be the management of sub-contract commitments both tangible and intangible in their nature across both Development & Series Production.
This role will require a demonstrated ability to manage internal and external relationships and will require broad experiences of working cross functionally in a matrix organisation, in order to influence a breadth of business decisions throughout the Life Cycle Management (LCM) framework. The individual will have strong and effective communication skills, with the ability to develop and nurture internal customer relationships, promote customer intimacy and team working.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate successful subcontract management by developing robust contracts which mitigate commercial risk and address lifecycle factors whilst fostering and maintaining supplier relationships.
Skills, qualifications & knowledge
Requires appropriate training to degree level or equivalent or significant relevant work experience (studying towards or achievement of MCIPS is preferred)
A good working knowledge and understanding of Procurement within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector) and ability to apply them with minimal supervision and direction
As well as procuring hardware the ability to procure intangible services linked to training, software and professional services is desirable
Relationship building skills with cross-functional colleagues, customers and suppliers
A good understanding of the Commercial and Legal Aspects associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector)
A good understanding of Export Compliance associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector)
An ability to think 'outside of the box' offering solutions to enable the function to add value and innovation
SAP familiarity (or equivalent integrated business systems)
Ability to engage and influence cross-functional/cross site teamKey responsibility areas
Lead the delivery of sub-contract management activities and other procurement related services which may be required by the business
Develop, implement and execute the Procurement strategy for the Combat Air area
Translate customer / project requirements into commercial documents, particularly pertaining to the design, development and production of bespoke complex electronic systems
Develop and negotiate robust contracts for outsourced services and intangible deliveries
Identifying and sourcing appropriate supply chains for the delivery of outsourced intangible services
Key skills required for the Sub Contract Manager/Procurement Lead
The role is based in Luton, Bedfordshire - commutable from Watford, St Albans, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Stevenage with excellent access from London
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