Sub-Contract Project Manager

  • Location

    Basildon, Essex

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £45 - £52 per hour + NEGOTIABLE

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Sub-Contract Manager required to provide Sub Contract Project Management support to the Procurement organisation for Bids and Projects. This will involve all aspects to Sub Contract Management from assessing the suppliers through Sub Contract award to delivery and acceptance of the supplies and closure of the Sub Contracts. The role will be responsible for ensuring the suppliers meet the terms and deliveries of their Sub Contracts.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

  • To provide procurement governance and leadership within the Bid/Project Management business areas
  • Provide senior Procurement leadership and management to business area IPTs for effective Life Cycle Management (Tender Vet, Phase Reviews, CSR's etc) and to achieve delivery and margin for all associated projects
  • The application of Procurement and Subcontract best practice expertise and process.
  • Selection and development of strategic suppliers/partners. Ownership and responsibility for supplier performance, relationships and the 'material' budget.
  • Preparing, negotiating and implementing any partnership, subcontract, teaming or non disclosure agreements ensuring that the Company is always fully protected commercially. Manage export applications/approvals, ITAR, TAA procedures and processes
  • Creating a Procurement Plan for the Project to ensure all requirements are understood and documented to support project reporting and risk mitigation
  • Manage a complex supply chain and support the Scope of Work creation to ensure that all Suppliers have an understood baseline and work package
  • Project Manage new and existing Supply Chains ensuring that required outputs and schedules are completely understood throughout the programme.
  • Manage the supply cash flow programme in line with the customer payments and negate any slippages where these may not be fully aligned
  • Be the focal point for monthly reporting, milestone monitoring and any remedial actions required with full ownership of the Project Supply Chain
  • Supplier Down Selection
    • Define the Procurement Strategy
    • Assess need for a Sub-Contract and determine potential suppliers, NDA's to be raised and RFI to be issued, visits to be held to review their capability to deliver
    • Down select potential supplies from visits and RFI returns, review with the Project
    • Challenge assumptions of project bid teams and ensure necessary procurement fields are populated with accurate data, eg: suppliers conformance to project requirement, lead times, exchange rate, quotation validity, export restrictions.

  • Supplier Selection
    • Develop and ApprovetheRFQ pack for down selected suppliers to include:
      • Statement Of Work
      • Technical Requirements Specification
      • Draft Contract to include customer flow down requirements
    • Issue the RFQs to down selected suppliers who hold an approved NDA
    • Assess Tender Responses and undertake Source Selection from RFQ
  • Sub Contract Award
    • Manage the Sub Contract Negotiations to be held with the preferred supplier to achieve a Sub Contract that meets the needs of the Project.
    • Awarded the agreed Sub Contract to the preferred supplier against clear achievable and measurable delivery objectives.
  • Sub Contract Management
    • Develop the Procurement Plan and support the Project Risk Management Plan
    • Manage the relationships with the suppliers so that they deliver to specification, cost and schedule.
    • Approve milestone claims from the supplier when the milestones have been met.
    • Maintain the Sub Contract through the life of the project closing it when all milestone and deliveries have been received.
    • Mediation of supply chain conflicts against contractual objectives.
  • Reporting and managing cross-functional Input.
    • Ensure cost savings/reductions are recorded within appropriate register, and performance is tracked against functional saving objectives.
    • Drive supply chain performance to achieve on time delivery objectives and ensure SAP accurately reflects latest position.
    • Ensure project procurement risks are understood and articulated to necessary internal and external stakeholders.

Candidates should be procurement professionals with a minimum of 5 year's experience at an appropriate level in the Defence industry.

CIPS, Management, Engineering and or Project Management qualifications are desirable

Management of Contract and major subcontractors for long term, high value systems integration programmes.

Understanding of Terms and Conditions.

Experienced in defence contracting with knowledge of MOD DEFCONS and associated flowdowns

Creation and implementation of commercial documents.

Risk management.

Supplier assessment/Due Diligence.

TAA/ITAR export controls.

Project Management experience essential

Experience of Offset programmes would be desirable.

Supply chain management skills

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