Head of UK Supply Chain & Procurement

Head of UK Supply Chain & Procurement

Job Title: Head of UK Supply Chain & Procurement
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Reference: 895280_1540215546
Contact Name: Aleysha Armstrong
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 22, 2018 14:39

Job Description

A world-leading, multi-national Defence systems provider is undergoing a period of rapid expansion. We are offering you the opportunity to join the business at an exciting time of growth, joining a fast-paced team providing key information systems within a multi-disciplinary engineering organisation at the forefront of their field. As the Head of UK Supply Chain & Procurement (Mechanical), you will instrumental in transforming the Procurement and Supply Chain functions within the UK. You will have budgetary responsibility across multiple Mechanical domains, and be accountable for developing critical Category strategies, supporting significant development milestones and production capability. You will build the Supply Chain and Procurement team capabilities, to deliver critical business results through high levels of functional collaboration and team development.

Leading an established team Procurement/Supply Chain/Commodities team, you will hold primary responsibility for further building the team capabilities and increasing the value of the function in a fast growing & technically complex area. Working across the lifecycle of multiple, complex programmes, your role will be varied, and diverse. You will collaborate with and develop relationships with senior management, both in the UK and Europe to transform the functional capability thorough consolidation of best practice methods and tools including the implementation of innovative digital platforms. In return for your passion and commitment, you will be rewarded with competitive salaries, a comprehensive pension scheme, and a wide range of desirable employee benefits, as well as future career development opportunities.

As the Head of UK Supply Chain & Procurement (Mechanical), your main responsibilities will be/include:

*Lead the transformation of Procurement & Supply Chain activities in the UK Mechanical Domain.
*Manage & develop the team of Procurement & Supply Chain professionals to deliver against the objectives
*Contribute to continuous improvement opportunities
*Ensuring effective workload planning to deliver objectives
*Ensuring the definition & implementation Industrial Policy, Procurement & Supply Chain strategies consistent with the business' requirements & policies
*Providing oversight, approval & governance to manage & execute commercial contract arrangements with suppliers, including frame contracts, building supplier relationships at senior levels.
*Manage the key Supply Chain activities required to deliver products throughout the product lifecycle.
*Ensure compliance & continuous improvement activities are established throughout the internal & external supply chain.

Successful candidates will have/be:

*Ideally degree / Post Graduate in Business, Procurement & Supply Chain or Engineering
*Ideally CIPS qualified (Level 6)
*Strong experience in strategic & operational procurement & supply chain environments, with experience in both new product and production environments
*Highly motivated, with demonstrated capability in team management & development, able to quickly build trust & respect
*Exceptional communication, relationship & stakeholder management
*Good knowledge of manufacturing & production continuous improvement methods & tools
*Working knowledge of SAP, understanding of digital platform opportunities, collaboration & risk management tools
*Analytical capabilities using BI & standard tools (Excel)
*Confident presenting to wide range of groups and functional areas

Head of UK Supply Chain & Procurement (Mechanical)
Location- Hertfordshire
Salary- Up to £70k DOE + competitive benefits

Key Words: Procurement, Commodities, Supply Chain, Policy, Contract, CIPS, Strategy, Stakeholder, Mechanical, Manufacture, Production, Engineering, Business Process

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 this 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 role is a permanent position.

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