Commodity Manager

Commodity Manager

Job Title: Commodity Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 896117_1564562990
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 31, 2019 09:49

Job Description

Our client is a leading developer of mission and safety critical equipment in the aerospace and defence industries. supporting military and civil aerospace customers by providing innovative electronic, electro-mechanical and pneumatic solutions for safety critical and high integrity applications. also providing equipment for modern military land vehicles that improve their reliability and performance whilst reducing the burden on their operators and maintainers.

The Commodity Manager is required to establish and develop effective partnership relationships with the alliance and strategic suppliers within the PCS supply chain. The individual will be responsible for managing and reporting supplier performance in a structured and data driven way to achieve OTIF and Quality rating targets in excess of 95%. Business interests are to be protected by effectively flowing down contract requirements using LTA's with alliance and strategic suppliers. The individual will be expected to continually monitor supply chain performance and make recommendations to ensure that commodity alignment is optimised. It is anticipated that the role will require a significant amount of travel, both UK and overseas, with up to 50% of time being spent out of the office. To achieve the goals of the Commodity Manager they will need to work effectively with internal and external colleagues to resolve difficulties and anticipate and avoid conflicts.

As part of your role you will be responsible for:

*Achieve a 10% cost saving within supply base based on annual spend year on year
*Negotiate and draft contractual price and service level agreements (back to back with customer agreements) and ensure these are supported by Contracts.
*Co-ordinate and actively participate in QBR/SBRs with relevant suppliers/stakeholders
*Introduce supplier scorecards into the supply base including OTIF and quality stats and work with supplier to improve/maintain.
*Lead supplier rating activity and work with your suppliers to improve/maintain performance.
*Working closely with QA to put plans in place to develop under-performing suppliers
*Work closely with projects team and manage their expectations regarding satisfying customer quotations.
*Develop partnership relationships with our alliance and strategic suppliers and ensuring OTIF > 95%.
*Ensure that the parts allocated to alliance and strategic suppliers align with their core capabilities.
*Ensure that extra ordinary costs are not incurred as a result of supply chain activity e.g. FAIR's, delivery charges, artwork, tooling.
*Continually review the supply chain structure to ensure best fit and identify opportunities for strategic consolidation of the supply bases, supporting supplier transfer Projects where required.
*Creating strategies with Supply base in relation to continuous improvement and lean purchasing
*Ensure supply chain actions resulting from engineering changes are implemented with minimum impact on delivery and inventory
*Align all contracts with alliance and strategic suppliers to minimise shipping and transportation charges.
*Provide objective data and analysis to support make vs buy analysis
*Action MRP messages and shortage reports with the aim to 'fix' reoccurring issues
*Place/Expedite/Confirm orders as required
*Provide sourcing support to Project bids
*S3 collaboration - to align strategy to corresponding S3 commodity & timely response to Data requests.
Title: Commodity Manager
Pay Rate and Bens: Competitive
Location: Cheltenham

Key Skills; Supply Chain, Purchasing, Procurement, Logistics, Commercial Acumen, Cost Saving, Stakeholder management, Supplier performance, Supplier management, Strategy, Electronics, Aerospace, Aviation, Land Systems, Defence, Military, Engineering

If you are a good match, then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a permanent role

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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