Our leading defence client is recruiting a number of Procurement Professionals on a permanent and contingent basis to support and assist the Project Procurement Manager in the management of Procurement activity in Future Programmes.
Candidates will have es previous experience of Procurement, preferably with knowledge and experience of Procurement in New Product Introduction, product development environments. Knowledge in Defence Programmes and the UK Supplier base in this domain (Electrical & electronic systems, raw materials, metalwork, machining and fabrication) is ideal.
Candidates must be prepared to work a few days/week on site in Telford as there will be a mix of remote and on site working.
The role involves but is not limited to the following:
Taking specific responsibilities within the overall function for the delivery of timely Procurement activities to support the development of solutions, creation of competition, delivering UK content that demonstrates value for money.
Working with the wider Commodity Teams and Procurement teams internationally, this is an opportunity to ensure coherent category management is implemented for the business needs.
The role will involve the oversight and support to other Procurement Project activities and require the reporting of Programme progress into business management.
Works as a member of a business or functional team to provide Procurement capability and communications on Procurement strategy creation/deployment to meet the operational needs of the management within the business
As a member of the Procurement team and community within a business / function will manage the effective deployment of Procurement processes and would contribute to the development of Procurement policy and processes for the defined area of responsibility
Responsible for discharging procurement requirements through the full lifecycle of the business, whilst ensuring that SHE remains central to the task
Managing evolving effective business management processes, in a manner that engages and involves all of the procurement team and where applicable, other functions within the business Providing an excellent internal customer experience, through functional and supplier performance and embedding a culture of continuous improvement
Contributing to an environment that is oriented towards the highest ethical standards, trust, open communication and creative thinking
Championing SHE performance and quality within the supply chain
Take an active role in participation of partnering activities with key suppliers, and support the development of long term supplier strategies & relationships
Understand and implement "supplier management" ethos/culture/processes
Understand and implement contractual clauses and obligations across various organisations, and at differing times within the project phase lifecycle
Must be cognisant of and have ability to undertake and participate in the creation and execution of legally-binding contractual documents. (Non-Disclosure Agreement's, Security Aspects Letter's, Teaming Agreements, MOU's, Loan Agreements, Sub-Contracts, Terms and Conditions, Cyber Essentials documents, Defcons etc.)
What Qualifications and Experience You Should Have:
Experienced in creation & implementation of Project Procurement activities including reporting
Experienced in working within a multi-national Procurement organisation and complex matrix organisations.
Working knowledge of creating Requests for Tender and the assessment process
Ability to understand the diversity of the organisational climate and reach a consensus when faced with diverse operational activities and conflicting regulations
Ability for calm and pragmatic decision making and the ability to work with the business and find cost effective solutions with appropriate risk mitigation
Knowledge of the Procurement role in the early phases of Product Lifecycle - New Product Introduction / Product Development
Highly motivated and self-disciplined, with the ability to work autonomously, under the minimum of supervision
Ability to manage relationships with stakeholders, dealing with escalations and facilitating discussions with different stakeholder groups to address conflicting requirements and priorities
Ability to manage oversight of multiple Subcontracts during the future performance phases of the programme
Deliver coherent Project Procurement management that will deliver to schedule and demonstrate value for money
Capability to highlight deficiencies and lead the implementation of sensible but effective risk mitigation
Must be cognisant of and have ability to undertake and participate in the creation and execution of legally-binding contractual documents. (Non-Disclosure Agreement's, Security Aspects Letter's, Teaming Agreements, MOU's, Loan Agreements, Sub-Contracts, Terms and Conditions, Cyber Essentials documents, Defcons etc).
Ability to work in a multi-national organisation, collaborate and develop with international colleagues the best Procurement solutions for the Joint-Venture and contribute to the wider Procurement organisation's desire to develop Global Category Management.
Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.