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Procurement Manager

  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £350 - 450 per day per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 2 months ago

  • Sector: Aerospace and Defence
  • Contact: John Sadler
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 707 1516
  • Client: Morson Talent
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  • Expiry Date: 22 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 193242JSR

Morson is delighted to be working in partnership with a leading defence organisation to recruit a Procurement Manager for an initial 4-6 Month contract. The role would be based in Glasgow however it would be a combination of remote and site based work. There is a rate of up to £450 Per Day via an Umbrella Company on offer. Please find the role description below:

To represent Procurement as an integral part of a campaign, Bid or Product or Project team, leading the resources of the function in order to optimise it’s contribution to producing competitive campaigns, bids and products, and delivering profitable projects.

Work with internal stakeholders to ensure Acquisition or Sourcing strategies for a campaign, bid, or product or project are aligned to the needs of the business in the short, medium and long term durations.

Work with the bid and product development teams to ascertain the work package needs, competitiveness objectives and target costs. Develop a supply chain architecture negotiate with the supply chain, under these mandates, to obtain a complete and competitive supply chain architecture which delivers the full requirement of the bid/product.

Deliver a risk managed set of Terms and Conditions of contract for all elements of the supply chain.
In project phase, work closely with key stakeholders and functions as necessary, to manage all Procurement aspects ensuring work packages are executed in accordance with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements.


• Commercially astute with advanced negotiation skills and experience including differing contracting models
• Broad range of Procurement skills focused on: Needs Analysis, Design to Cost, Make-Team-Buy, Technical Interface Management, Acquisition Strategy definition, International Sourcing, Supplier Management, Risk and Opportunity Management, Subcontract Management.
• Leadership, presentation and communication skills
• Exceptional Interpersonal skills to optimise cross-functional & cross-organisational working and to work effectively with suppliers.
• Negotiation skills in a complex systems’ environment
• Analytical skills
• Commercially astute with advanced negotiation skills and experience including differing contracting models
• Well-developed organisational skills

• Team management, leadership and team development
• Major development/manufacture sub-contract program/project management experience
• Ability to lead Make, Team, Buy decisions
• Upstream purchasing techniques deployment, especially Co-Development, Co-Engineering, Value Engineering, Value Analysis, Functional Analysis, Cost Analysis.


• Supply chain architecture development and implementation
• Relevant experience in mid to senior level procurement or commercial roles
• Track record of success in a similar role in relevant businesses or markets
? Supplier Relationship and Performance Management, negotiation techniques and measurement

• Experience of procurement tools such as E-ACQ,
• Proven track record of working cooperatively with Engineering and R&T teams
• Experience in using ERP systems including Oracle (B1) and / or SAP
• Experience of presenting to end customers during bid or project phases


• MCIPS, degree or equivalent qualifications in other commercial or project management disciplines

? Already studying towards MCIPS or Business Degree/Qualification or equivalent or willingness to do so
? Business or Engineering degree, or equivalent
? Professional qualification in related disciplines eg Project Management, Engineering, Supply Chain.

Please register interest by submitting an up to date CV without delay.