Sub Banner Default


Sub Contract Manager - Defence Engineering

This job is no longer open for applications.
​Please see similar jobs below:

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Maritime Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Becky Round

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Client:


ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK develop, supply and support cutting-edge maritime technology for customers worldwide. Based in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, they work closely with the UK Royal Navy and global customers to create products which protect lives at sea.

Due to continued success we are currently looking to recruit a Sub-Contract Manager to support the Submarine division on major programs within AEUK.

Key Responsibilities:
* To deliver a high level procurement service to internal stakeholders
* To manage all subcontract activities in conjunction with Project / technical teams including subcontract construct, negotiation, implementation and on-going monitoring of performance against defined targets of performance, cost and delivery
* Define and manage key supplier relationships and KPI's to deliver good sub-contractor performance in cost, service and quality and subsequent improvements
* Development of long term relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers
* Travel to visit key suppliers for audits , contract and price negotiations, periodic performance reviews within and outside of the UK as required
* Identify new products and alternative suppliers or sourcing strategies to meet the project requirements through strong market awareness and category management
* Negotiate, establish and manage procurement contracts to meet the needs of the project through life
* Identification, assessment and management of subcontracted risk in support of projects
Adhere to legislative and corporate compliance
* Promote Procurement best practice
* Actively assist in developing AEUK supply chain maturity and performance
Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required
* Experience of managing procurement contracts throughout the whole project lifecycle
* Ability to forge strong working relationships with peers and other colleagues and suppliers in a matrix organisation
* Ability to liaise with and influence internal and external key stakeholders
* Experience of managing long term supply contracts including monitoring and reporting KPI's
* Experience of managing and improving supplier performance
* Financial management experience of complex subcontracts
* Proactive individual with a high level of communication skills and attention to detail
* Experience of Risk management and obsolescence management in a Project environment
* Experience of in service / through life support an advantage
* Experience of developing and implementing innovative supply chains strategies
* AX knowledge a definite advantage - must have MRP/ERP experience
* Experience of working on Large MOD programs in the Supply Chain would also be an advantage (either Bid or Delivery)

* Degree in relevant subject or experience in similar role or equivalent MCIPS is desirable
* Strong IT skills, especially in Microsoft Office.
Behavioural Requirements
* Takes ownership, demonstrates a bias for action, sense of urgency and focus upon continuous improvement
* Strong analytical, interpersonal, and negotiation skills coupled with good verbal and written communication skills
* Well-developed stakeholder relationship skills gained within a multi-functional environment
* Calm under pressure, organised and credible
* Able to manage own workload efficiently whilst coping with changing demands & issues