Head of Procurement and Supply Chain

Head of Procurement and Supply Chain

Job Title: Head of Procurement and Supply Chain
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Christchurch, Dorset
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896676_1582193127
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 20, 2020 10:05

Job Description

Our client is a leading aerospace, avionics, and defence engineering company in the UK, designing and manufacturing projects for such clients as the UK MOD for military and civil purposes for the last 80 years.

We are looking for a Head of Procurement and Supply Chain with aerospace / aviation industry experience to be responsible for development and control of external and internal strategic supplier and customer relationships.
In this role you will drive and deliver a culture of safety first with a high level of compliance. Geographically spread suppliers and operational bases necessitate a preparedness to work additional hours, be on call after hours, travel and hold effective relationships with a broad range of suppliers.

As Head of Procurement and Supply Chain your main responsibilities will include:

Be accountable for the successful execution (cost, quality and schedule) of all Procurement and Supply Chain activities and their contribution to effective service delivery.
Development and control of the Procurement and Supply Chain budgets and KPI's. Adherence to delegated authority processes.
Develop of self-managed teams by setting clear objectives, managing performance and developing skills and competencies.
Drive strategic procurement assessments including make buy plans, insourcing/outsourcing strategies and total cost of ownership evaluation.
Lead effective supplier management processes and reinforce strong supplier partnerships.
Understand contractual, quality, qualification, technical and commercial terms and conditions.
Develop, train, implement and review practices and procedures to ensure continual improvement, best practice and regulatory compliance.

Qualifications and Requirements

A high-level procurement background with clear development from Buyer through to Leadership
Ideally Graduate level qualified with CIPS
Will have significant Aerospace industry experience with recognisable Tier 1 - 3 Aerospace organisations
Developing and implementing Procurement and Supply Chain solutions to improve the financial performance of the business
Supply Chain Management tools, techniques and relationship skills that enhance supplier performance across quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness
Supplier identification, assessment and Contract negotiation
Leadership skills with a record of establishing a positive culture, driving change and performance.
Effective influencer across all levels of the organisation

Job Title:Head of Procurement and Supply Chain
Salary:Competitive + Corporate Benefits
Location:Bournemouth, Dorset
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:896676


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 Nationals. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. 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 submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.