Senior Procurement Manager

Senior Procurement Manager

Job Title: Senior Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 896265_1569500995
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 26, 2019 13:30

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our clients Major Equipment Procurement (MEP) function. MEP focus on the sourcing, contracting and supply of bespoke high value / high complexity sub-systems and new technology acquisition in support of such systems needed to deliver world leading defence capabilities for our home Nations and their Allies.
The MEP role is unique, fast-paced and exciting. A key aspect of the role is combining your wealth of commercial expertise with stakeholder management skills to lead senior business relationships with strategic suppliers across a wide range of initiatives and strategies to drive overall supplier performance
As a Senior Procurement Manager, you will be empowered to ensure suppliers perform their contractual obligations in order to maintain our client's ability to meet its customer delivery milestones and the MEP team are given the right support and tools to enable this to happen.
As part of your role you will be responsible for:

*Creating a clear vision for the team and Procurement Strategy.
*Providing Commercial/Contractual advice, guidance (including advice and guidance on export control, Offset, Industrial Participation and Intellectual Property) and support to team members and internal customers.
*Synthesise multiple, often complex inputs to establish direction and sustain value-added activities.
*Lead a team of procurement professionals (typically 3 to 5) to ensure they are effectively directed at achievement of company and project objectives.
*Managing major supplier relationships and lead negotiations across platforms and programmes.
*Provide advice and guidance on high-risk suppliers to Senior Management.

You will have the following experience

*Substantial experience in a senior Procurement or Supply Chain related role, ideally in a Defence, Aerospace or similar contracting environment.
*Demonstrable evidence of innovation and implementation of best practise in a Procurement or Supply Chain context.
*People management experience, preferably within a complex organisation.
*Ideally degree qualified in a business discipline, relevant procurement or supply chain accreditations or equivalent experience.
*An enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable individual able to deal with changeable / ambiguous complex situations whilst remaining motivated and calm throughout the contract lifecycle.
*An ability to understand the customer needs and convert this into, and successfully deliver, complex sub-contracts / commercial agreements, negotiate terms & conditions, delivery schedules and achieve VfM prices to maximise the benefit to customers.
*A natural communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, with experience in driving multi-functional teams and delivering to challenging timescales.
*Strong relationship management skills demonstrating an aptitude to be able to lead a team and influence key stakeholders with sincerity and credibility.

Title: Senior Procurement Manager
Pay Rate and Bens:
Location: Hertfordshire

Key Skills: Procurement, Supply Chain, Supplier performance, Contact Knowledge, Contractual Obligations, T&C's, Contract Terms, Commercial.

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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