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Procurement Subcontracts Manager

  • Location: England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: £350 - £450 per day + PAYE or Umbrella company per day
  • Job Type:Remote Working

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Aerospace and Defence
  • Contact: Louise Wardle
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 23 July 2021
  • Job Ref: 184641LW_1624451511

Procurement Subcontracts Manager with defence/aerospace experience & MCIPS or equivalent required to be fully responsible for the management of subcontracted suppliers.

This will be a remote role with possibly a few days a month on site in Cheadle or Crawley.

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.
Engage and communicate efficiently with internal Customers and Stakeholders

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), supporting Technical discussions, Contract and Work Package kick-off meetings and evaluation of Supplier tenders.
Generate/review RFQs, ensuring bid and program requirements are captured
Evaluate supplier proposals for compliance against requirements and identify areas of risk/concern
Create accurate Procurement estimates, covering labour, material and Total Cost of Ownership to the bid team
Draft and negotiate agreements
Negotiation of sub-contracts, including appropriate Customer flow down, to support Project budget constraints and achieve timely performance.

Manage the schedule and performance of allocated work packages. Coordinate and lead subcontract review meetings

Recognise export controls associated with supply chain architecture and program requirements

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

Monthly measurement of Supplier metrics and enforcement of contractual agreement

Recognise and identify subcontract claims as they develop and manage the timely resolution obtaining legal expertise where necessary.

Ensure relevant governance is complied with in accordance with internal processes

Record and report UPD Savings

Review and monitor supplier financial stability, identify risk areas prior to engagement

Responsibilities in support of the Project Phase

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.

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, risks and opportunities.

Ensure suppliers are paid on time and only after acceptable delivery or milestone performance.

Annual review and presentation of performance for suppliers to the wider business. Manage any follow-up actions with the supplier and analyse areas of risk such as conflicts, deviations and ambiguities.

Make appropriate recommendations to the wider Project on the mitigation of such risks while monitoring and supporting any subsequent remedial actions.

Compliance to Governance Rules

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

All assigned CAPAs (Corrective Action Preventative Action) and the respective stages for all Internal, External and Supplier Audits will be completed in the prescribed timeframe in the CAPA, to achieve zero overdue date performance

Maintain an ethical approach to tasks and relationships in accordance with relevant internal policies

To drive sustainability in our projects to optimise cost benefits and innovation from within our supply chain, and pro-actively reduce risk and non-compliance to legislation. To incorporate sustainable requirements: energy, climate change and material security & criticality into the product and services procured

Skills Essential

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.


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

Experience: Essential

8 years + relevant experience in mid to senior level procurement


Experience of e-procurement tools
Experience in using ERP systems including Oracle (B1) and / or SAP

Qualifications: Desirable

MCIPS or equivalent qualifications

Business or Engineering degree, or equivalent

Professional qualification in related disciplines eg PM, Engineering, Supply Chain

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