Material Supply Officer

  • Location

    Yeovil, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £11.57 - £12.57 per hour + PAYE

  • Contact:

    Kirk Shortland

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


Morson International are recrutng for a Material Supply Officer for a leading aerospace client based in Yeovil.

 Manage Contract Performance
You will drive and direct critical activities with your defined suppliers to ensure you can deliver
the right product to the customer at the right time. Liaise with internal customers, suppliers
and other departments to advise on progress of activities with a view to minimising lead times
and achieving on-time delivery.

Establish regular reviews to monitor, identify, report and mitigate risk, escalating issues as required to ensure that contract conditions are complied with. You may be required to agree targeted and actual levels of performance with suppliers. Regularly monitor progress against plans and involve specialists as required. Provide regular
opportunities for discussion and feedback on performance levels achieved. Ensure and maintain accuracy of data used to support operational planning across the business. You will use your knowledge and technical expertise to co-ordinate and position products and services to meet specified programme requirements. You will understand the contribution that your own activities make to the departments' goals and business capability. Review and improve
your own activities and support initiatives to continuously improve departmental processes,
products and services.

 Customer Service
You will ensure product and service delivery requirements are agreed with relevant
customer(s) and that their expectations and requirements are clearly articulated and
understood by all involved. To ensure the timely delivery of those products and services, you
are to consult and liaise with appropriate stakeholders in order to identify and resolve any
issues that may impact on service delivery. Provide adequate and timely advice to any
member of the organisation who requests or requires it. You will provide adequate and timely
notice to your line manager when circumstances indicate that expectations/requirements may
not be met.

 Process Administration
Ensure that all policies, processes and procedures that you use in your work are effective and
documented appropriately. Make suggestions to line management with a view to improving
these processes to enhance the efficiency of the service provided by the department. Where
relevant, conduct regular reviews to ensure that they remain effective and applicable, meet
appropriate legal, contractual and regulatory requirements and are compliant with the
Company Operating System.
Team Working
Ensure any tasks or activities undertaken by yourself or with a team are discharged effectively
and with regard to safe working practices. Seek opportunities with the framework of your
working environment to develop your knowledge and skills to undertake additional tasks and
activities as appropriate. Undertake broader development through appropriate developmental
activities, sponsored by your line manager. Provide advice and support to others working
within your team (which may be cross-functional), keep abreast of developments within your
area of expertise and share this knowledge and experience with colleagues. Ensure any
issues that affect your ability to discharge your tasks and projects are identified and referred
to your line manager in a timely and appropriate manner.

 Resource Control
Ensure resources available for carrying out your duties are used effectively and efficiently.
This will involve minimising waste or duplication and maximising the potential for making
savings where this would not adversely affect the level of service provided by the department.
Report any potential shortfalls to your line manager. Apply appropriate controls to monitor
and report on the use of resources.

 Role
Ensure documentation gathered and produced is understood and where applicable signed,
validated and communicated in accordance with current regulations and requirements.
Ensure relevant information flows effectively and is made available to the team, your line
manager, customers and stakeholders. Use the information available to you to identify areas
of operations where improvements might be achieved. Ensure any agreed supplier
concessions submitted have the appropriate business case documentation.

 The job holder will have previous experience within a material supply, procurement/commercial or
manufacturing environment. Will have experience of working across/within functional teams and
have experience in managing suppliers to achieve high levels of business satisfaction and
confidence in their ability to meet business requirements.
 Will be required to work within a rapidly changing environment, and will need to have the ability to
balance a significant number of variables before reaching an informed decision on supply issues.
 Possess influencing skills, and negotiation skills to ensure delivery of outputs and product in or
from areas where you have no direct authority.
 The job holder should possess good communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability
to influence internally and externally and solve problems using own initiative or on occasion by
seeking assistance.
 Advance team working skills and capable of co-ordinately some multi-functional team activity.
 Capable of operation at senior levels within both company and supplier organisations.
 Ability to work using own initiative, without assistance.
 Will possess a knowledge of materials and inventory management to understand the flow of
materials and to understand the effects your actions have on customer requirements.
 A sound understanding of the structure of the company purchase orders, terms and conditions of
supply and general supplier contractual requirements.
 Possess effective supplier management tools and techniques and project management skills.