Procurement Sub-Contract Manager

  • Location

    Crawley, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Procurement Subcontracts Manager is required to be fully responsible for the management of suppliers within a specified category in support of bids, products or projects.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Responsibilities for Supplier Management

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 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; RFPs and RFQs and evaluation of Supplier tenders.

Generate/review RFQs, ensuring bid and program requirements are captured

Evaluate supplier proposals for compliance against requirements

Create accurate Procurement estimates, covering labour, material and Total Cost of Ownership to the bid team

Draft and negotiate agreements - MOUs, SLAs, Teaming Agreements, and Subcontracts.

Negotiation of sub-contracts, including appropriate Customer flow down, to support Project budget constraints.

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).

Attend regular Progress Report Meetings with all Supplier(s).

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

Recognise and identify subcontract claims as they develop and manage their timely resolution.

Ensure relevant governance is complied with in accordance with company processes.

Record and report UPD Savings

Review and monitor supplier financial stability, identify risk areas

Responsibilities in support of the Bid Phase or development of New Products

Promote early Procurement and Supplier engagement in Bids, Projects and Product design

Contribute to the Acquisition Strategy and Plan

Responsible for providing accurate and updated information to the Procurement Summary Sheet (PSS).

Assist in Purchase vet planning.

Contribute to, and challenge the Make, Team, Buy approach

Identify and mitigate risks and maximize opportunities

Undertake commercial and contractual tasks as required, including definition of Customer flow down terms and conditions.

Record and report all Savings

Responsibilities in support of the Project

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

Validate target costs and all savings per work package.

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

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.

Annual review and presentation of performance for suppliers to the wider business as part of a strategic appraisal of each supplier. Manage any follow-up actions with the supplier that may arise from the review.

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.

Compliance to Governance Rules

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

Some or all of the following is required:

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

Advanced negotiation skills and experience including differing contracting models

Major development/manufacture sub-contract program/project management experience is required.

Extensive relevant experience in a complex procurement environment with a track record of success in a similar role in relevant businesses or markets

Supplier Relationship and Performance Management techniques and measurement skills

The following would be preferred:

Experience of e-procurement tools

Proven track record of working cooperatively with Engineering and R&T teams

Track record of working within a category structure, setting strategy and delivery of results

Experience in using ERP systems including Oracle (B1) and / or SAP

Experience of presenting to end customers during Bid /Project Phases

MCIPS or equivalent qualifications in other disciplines

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