Engineering Supply Manager

Engineering Supply Manager

Job Title: Engineering Supply Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895408_1544450628
Contact Name: Desi Koleva
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 10, 2018 14:03

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Head of Electrical/ Electronic Procurement and to develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a Engineering Supply Manager.

About the Role
*The primary interface will be with Electronic Engineering (EE) and will be co-located with EE project managers providing intelligence of cost, lead time, risks and opportunities associated with the supplier base.
*Facilitating EE projects to ensure consistency of the approach across the various procurement categories (Cables, Connectors, CCA, PCB, COTS…etc.)
*Interface with project managers to promote industrial policies (make / buy) and the ISP Sourcing strategies of the categories.
*Deploy industrial policy and procurement strategies in EE projects to ensure the control of costs, delays and quality of the supply chain in development and in order to efficiently prepare for production.
*Provide expertise into the development of product roadmap and policies and will identify and characterise new needs ahead of development projects (e.g. IRAD, product policy and roadmap, demonstrators ...etc.) and proactively initiate sourcing actions to adapt/modify the supply base.
*Define the supply chain architecture into
*Provide key input to EE projects and ensure ISP activities (supplier sourcing, RFQ, supplier risk management, industrial validation of suppliers) are progressing in accordance with projects plans.
*Analyse the specific needs of the projects and ensures the completeness of the TRS/SoW before the launching of tenders to suppliers.
*Identify the critical components / sub-assemblies (Price, long lead time, export restrictions, suppliers at risks etc.) at the earliest in the design phase in order to anticipate supply problems and implement solutions.
*Work with EE to develop efficient and/or innovative Purchasing solutions to facilitate short-cycle projects (rapid prototyping).
*Facilitate the connection between engineering and other departments of ISP (Mechanics, Software ...) as required.
*The candidate will be based at least 50% within EE teams to ensure a real local service.
*As an Engineering Supply Manager you will be driving towards achieving a vision of 'Creating and enabling the conditions to shape the best performing and sustainable supply base capable of supporting the company's global leadership'.
*This role provides a fantastic opportunity for the successful individual to take on a focused role requiring tangible deliverables.
*International travel will be included as part of the multi-national nature of the team, providing you with the opportunity to learn and work with other cultures

You will have the following experience:
*Good general knowledge of electronic / electrical and mechanical technologies related to EE products.
*Procurement experience a benefit.
*Good knowledge of EE organisation, teams and skills.
*Good knowledge of the design processes implemented within EE.
*Highly visible, collaborative and a relationship builder.
*Ability to listen and analyse.
*Customer service oriented.
*Professional accreditation and/or degree level education an advantage.
*Engineering experience/ vocational qualifications an advantage.
*Able to work within a demanding and changing environment.
*IT skills in terms of data analysis, manipulation and presentations.
*Fluent in the English language.
*Additional language skills would be an advantage (French, Italian & German).

£40,000 - £55,000 + benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful organisation, offering Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities. If you believe this is the right fit for you moving forward, then please do send your CV across to us.

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.

The role will require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual's ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

This is a Permanent Role

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