Procurement Bids and Projects Manager

  • Location

    Crawley, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months+

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Procurement Project Manager required to be fully responsible for the management of suppliers, within a specified project. The role will require frequent and close engagement of suppliers to ensure that requirements are executed in accordance with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements.

Management of internal and Customer Change(s) with Supplier(s) making sure all subcontracts, are updated accordingly; including drafting, extending, renewing and terminating agreements. Management and development of appropriate mechanism (s) to monitor compliance to agreed terms and conditions with the supplier(s).

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Ongoing Supplier Management responsibilities

Manage, and be accountable for, the overall performance and compliance of their Supplier(s).

Ensure Supplier requirements are executed achieving favourable conditions and consistency with technical, program, cost and performance equirements.

Engage and communicate efficiently with internal Customers and Stakeholders as necessary in executing Supplier requirements.

Manage the procurement of all requirements for allocated Supplier(s).

Be the sole point of contact for all communications between the company and the Supplier(s) including; Requests for Proposals and Quotations, supporting Technical discussions, Contract and Work Package kick-off meetings and evaluation of Supplier tenders.

Manage the schedule and performance of allocated work packages, ensuring rigorous adherence to project management, quality and technical governance. Coordinate and lead subcontract review meetings.

Recognise export controls associated with supply chain architecture and program requirements including: ITAR(TAAs(& TCPs)/MLAs) EAR ECCN,UK & foreign Military and Dual-Use Controls.

Ensure appropriate Supplier Relationship Management and Performance Management techniques are employed with Supplier(s) to improve performance, mitigate risk and capture innovation from suppliers.

Monthly measurement of Supplier metrics and enforcement of contractual agreement where KPIs are not being met.

Recognise and identify subcontract claims and manage the timely resolution under changing provisions where possible.

Ensure relevant governance is complied with.

Review and monitor supplier financial stability.

Strategic responsibilities in support of the wider Project

Work with key stakeholders to ensure the release of procurement specifications, statements of work and requisitions.

Validate target costs and all savings per work package.

Work with the Acquisition Project Manager to contribute towards monthly procurement reporting to the Project.

Contribute to the Procurement Risk Register, ensuring appropriate risk is captured and Supplier mitigation actions are undertaken and completed.

Manage all procurement costs through the lifecycle of the project.

Analyse costs of products and systems to identify focus areas or opportunities for reduction.

Work with Technical teams to resolve design issues impacting on Supplier performance

Commit to procurement performance including bought in costs, delivery/lead times, quality, resource management, cash-flow, risks and opportunities.

Analyse existing subcontracts (including terms and condition, statement of works, technical requirement specifications, etc) and analyse areas of risk such as conflicts, deviations and ambiguities. Make appropriate recommendations to the wider Project on the mitigation of such risks

Compliance to Governance Rules

Ensure relevant governance is complied with, including Export control process, UK Procurement Policy adherence and Purchase Order approval



Broad range of Procurement skills focused on: Needs Analysis, Design to Cost, Make-Team-Buy, Technical Interface Management, Supplier Management, Risk and Opportunity Management, Subcontract Management.

Commercially astute with advanced negotiation skills and experience including differing contracting models


Major development/manufacture sub-contract program/project management experience

Broad technical and commercial understanding bought in supplied parts and services

Ability to lead Make, Team, Buy decisions



Track record of success in a similar role in relevant businesses or markets

Supplier Relationship and Performance Management techniques and measurement

Use of Supplier Relationship and Performance Management techniques and measurement


Experience of e-procurement tools, ERP systems including Oracle (B1) and / or SAP and experience of presenting to end customers during Project Phases



MCIPS or equivalent qualifications in other disciplines, particularly Project Management

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance