Operations Manager- Supply Chain

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £35.00 - £40.00 per hour + LTD

  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    11 Months

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  • Client:


Morson International is looking for Operations Manager for our client based in Porstmouth.

Job description

To be the primary interface with the nominated Supplier(s). Be fully responsible for managing the purchase phase of the supply chain core process and deliver equipment to projects on time, to cost and fulfilling all performance and quality requirements. Provide support to all aspects of the Supply Chain process for Equipment's and participate in schedule and cost improvement initiatives within business and with suppliers.

Main responsibilities

  • OQOT delivery of equipment from suppliers
  • Day-to-day management of contract implementation (multi-project, international); timely and accurate reporting to PSMs; facilitate appropriate technical interaction between project (MSC/MPC) and supplier
  • Acquiring in-depth knowledge of supplier leading to effective control of supplier
  • Identifying risks and proposing/agreeing mitigating actions
  • Quality responsibility for EQSR, PDR, CDR, MRR, TRR, TRB/SRB & DRB. Management of NCR's and RFWD and chairing of NRB's. Quality interface for MIP's, EEE and M&P. To provide support to quality audits as required.
  • Completion of annual supplier evaluation (with appropriate support)
  • Local follow-up/support to development plans (defined by SDM)

Primary Activities

  • Primary interface to the Project/Product Supply Manager (PSM) into projects
  • Suppliers and project
  • Act as the focal point towards the supplier(s)
  • Manage all aspects of the subcontract execution, in particular is accountable for OQ OT OC delivery of equipment and related documentation & services
  • Perform the follow-up of the supplier progress from Kick Off to delivery and act as the interface between supplier and Project Supply manager all the way to the delivery point of the equipment to Flight stores/AIT.
  • Manage the Subcontracts/Requisitions/Purchase Orders/Invoicing using the company IT systems
  • Report to PSM programmes/projects on progress, risk, schedule and cost and quality management.
    • Integrate Supplier reporting methodology in to Project reporting process, agree best process between Project and Supplier
    • Integrate Supplier schedule in to Project Master Schedule
    • Provide weekly update to Project Schedule
    • Attend weekly Project Reviews with the PSM
    • Report on/manage assigned Work Packages (including budget) as necessary
  • Report on individual equipment status; progress, technical issues, PA issues including EEE.
  • Manage the flow of change requests and change notices to and from the supplier during this phase; ensure compliance of suppliers to the Terms and Conditions of the contract.
    • Liaise with Export Control Department to ensure fulfilment and supplier compliance of export control regulations such as ITAR
    • Prepare for MRR, prepare draft minutes, execute MRR meeting (at suppliers premises if necessary) to assure manufacturing facility readiness and complete MRR process with this issue of minutes. Manage Actions raised through to closure
    • Prepare for TRR, prepare draft minutes, execute TRR meeting (at suppliers premises if necessary) to assure Test facility readiness and complete TRR process with the issue of minutes. Manage Actions raised through to closure
    • Conduct the acceptance and delivery process TRB/SRB
      • Ensure Test data received and reviewed by Procurement and Engineering.
      • Ensure initial EIDP received and reviewed
      • Prepare TRB minutes, execute TRB meeting and complete TRB process with this issue of minutes. Manage Actions raised through to closure
      • Inform Goods-In of pending equipment arrival
      • Ensure Supplier provides a CoC with each equipment delivery.
    • Ensure that DRBs are completed in line with subcontract/project needs. Prepare for DRB, prepare draft minutes, execute DRB meeting and complete DRB process with this issue of minutes. Manage DRB Actions raised through to final project closure.
    • Update and add information to the Equipment Supply Database to maintain a current level of knowledge on suppliers, competitors and RFP's/projects to enable the supply relationship to be managed by the Supply Relationship Managers.
    • Undertake all PA aspects through the procurement process
      • Ensure appropriate flow down of requirements
      • Ensure contractual QA requirements are understood and followed
      • Lead manufacturing, test, acceptance and delivery reviews
      • Perform verification/inspection of hardware, as required
      • Ensure all EEE reviews are monitored and reports on any issues
      • Ensure all M&P reviews are monitored and reports on any issues
      • Report on the status of qualifications, LAT's and RVT's
      • Manage the Alert and Warning Notice process with Suppliers through to closure

The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a basic disclosure certificate prior to commencement of the contract.