Supply Chain Development Specialist

Supply Chain Development Specialist

Job Title: Supply Chain Development Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896602_1579699849
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 22, 2020 13:30

Job Description

Our client is a national market leader in the fields of marine defence and nuclear engineering and enjoys the backing of a large international group. They are well respected within their specialised industries and present interesting challenges to meet specific cutting-edge design requirements. The client has a strong reputation for offering excellent job satisfaction and career progression.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Supply Chain Development Specialist to provide support to complex strategic projects in the Naval Marine Commercial Team within the Marine Sector.

In this role you will help generate significant value for the business by designing supply chains that align with the business needs, developing key supplier relationships to increase performance and by providing enabling elements that ensure on time delivery as well as reducing the total cost of bought in goods and services.

As Supply Chain Development Specialist your tasks and responsibilities will include:

Ensure all Contracts within your authority meet the company policies and procedures and are compliant within the legal entity that they are being placed.
Design and develop cross business strategic supply chains that meet immediate and future needs.
Source new routes to supply markets developing relationships and supply chain designs that are future forward, collaborative and mutually beneficial.
Negotiate Contract Terms and Conditions both for materials and services and incorporate in flexible contract arrangements that motivate the required performance
Use contracts to stimulate the potential for innovation, best practice ways of working and encourage the generation of collaborative mutually beneficial supplier relationships.
Analyse supply routes, procurement spend and capability requirements and seek to introduce the most cost effective contracting route to suit each circumstance.
Manage and develop Key Supplier Relationships in line with sourcing strategies to provide dynamic supply solutions across the business.
Prepare and issue Invitations to Tender or requests for quotations. Chairing tender opening meetings, bid clarification meetings with Tenderers and start-up meetings. Systematically evaluate competing offers and present recommendations to stakeholders
Negotiate competitive prices often against a background of demanding target savings and sole source suppliers.
Work with other stakeholders to create strategic sourcing arrangements in support of business objectives.
Manage contracts of significant value and impact and ensure delivery of performance and benefits.

Qualifications / Experience

A recognised degree level qualification and/or relevant engineering/supply chain/lean culture experience
Membership of a relevant professional body e.g. CIPS
Working knowledge of strategic sourcing, contract management and supplier development
Working knowledge of business law and relevant industry standards, able to confidently negotiate and agree terms and conditions and contractual arrangements.
Experience of managing and developing relationships
Ability to negotiate favourable solutions in a single source and competitive environments
Data gathering and manipulation and analytical skills
Sound commercial awareness and business environment experience

Job Title:Supply Chain Development Specialist
Salary:Competitive + Flexitime + Corporate Benefits
Location:Devonport, Plymouth, Devon
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:896602


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.

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.