Project Procurement Managers

  • Location

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £47.89 per hour

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Project Procurement Manager (PPM) required to perform an integral role in representing the Procurement function with regard to nominated programmes, projects and major subcontracts. The PPM will serve as an interface between the Project Management function and the core Procurement Team, ensuring Programme and Project requirements are coherently captured and verified by way of functionally approved Technical Specifications, Functional Specifications and Statements of Work (SoW). The PPM will ensure that SoWs are adequately matured to be received by the core Procurement Team for various stages of procurement activity e.g. RFI, RFQ and Contract Award (including the capture of mandatory Customer or Government contract flow downs)

With support from the Procurement Team, the PPM will be responsible for aggregating and presenting spend, and supplier performance data at Contract Status Reviews and will hold a high level understanding of any key supplier issues and remedial actions. The PPM will also attend CAM reviews, and with support from the Procurement Team, will have an understanding of the EVM position in order to report, and justify variances in CPI, SPI and EAC etc.

When required, the PPM will represent the procurement activity of their nominated programme at meetings with Customer(s) and End Users. Furthermore, the PPM may at times represent Procurement as an integral part of a campaign, Bid or Product or Project team, leading the allocated resources of the function in order to optimise its contribution to producing competitive campaigns, bids and products, and delivering profitable projects.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Act as the interface and intermediary communicator between Project Management and the core Procurement Team.

Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the Project Management Function.

Act as primary point of contact for Project Management requests for information.

Act as communicator of any key supplier issues / risks and opportunities from the Core Procurement Team to the Project.

Agree, consolidate, and articulate Project Management requirements back to the core Procurement Team. Where applicable, ensure that the derivations of requirements are mature enough for RFQ and contract packs are complete and agreed with all cross functional stakeholders

Implement strategies developed and flowed down by Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

Ensure major Subcontractor Risk registers are up to date and review with Subcontract Managers.

Ensure cross-functional expertise agree and signs-off any Major Subcontract Requirements before initiating core Procurement Team activity.

Coordinate Major Subcontract down-selection activity with core Procurement Team and wider stakeholders ensuring cross-functional agreement before contract award.

Ensure that the appropriate flow downs of mandatory Head Contract requirements are captured in respective subcontracts.

Manage and maintain weekly KPIs where instructed by the Supply Chain Director.

Manage allocated Major Subcontract(s)

Support the bid and tender processes for new business and ensure that the appropriate resources and procurement / supply chain strategies are taken into account during the bid process and that proposed supply solutions are competitive and both technically and commercially robust.

As a result, create, agree, maintain all governance requirements and Procurement Plan with the bid/project team.

Where needed, work with multiple stakeholders to develop a procurement plan to meet needs of the bid or product

Provide an excellent cross-functional and, customer experience, through internal relationship management and by embedding a culture of continuous improvement.

The role requires an excellent self-starter with 3-5 years' demonstrable experience of the management of both people, and major subcontracts in a Procurement function.

The candidate must be willing to travel overseas on occasion.

The role necessitates exceptional interpersonal proficiency, in order to guide stakeholders in a successful execution of Procurement activity.

Broad understanding of end-to-end procurement including, but not limited to: market research, supplier fragility, negotiation, business continuity planning, subcontractor risk management, supplier surveillance, supplier performance, sustainable procurement, EVM, Control Account Management, export control (including ITAR / TAAs / UK & foreign Military and Dual-Use Controls) .

Awareness of USG (Defence) Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) and UK / MoD DEFSTANS.

Degree level qualification in Procurement/Supply chain or equivalent preferred. Membership or working towards Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

Strong understanding of Regulatory and Contractual requirements.

Proven ability to build rapport with individuals from all functions in the organisations.

Experience supporting new campaigns with good all-round business knowledge and understanding of cross-functional business processes (and interfaces, especially around the end to end supply chain process).

Resilient and self-motivated, and able to meet challenging deadlines and maintain a high standard of professionalism and workmanship.

Working knowledge of SAP beneficial.

Effectively managing and prioritising resources; working collaboratively between different parts of the organisation to achieve results.

An ability to act autonomously and assertively while creating an environment that is oriented toward trust, open communication, problem solving, and creative thinking

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