Supplier Manager

  • Location

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Tom Wowk

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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As a Supplier Manager (Project Buyer), the role will oversee the following responsbilities:

  • To manage the day to day requirements and controls of the Purchasing Module on the ERP system
  • Supplier selection and management of sub-contracted work packages.
  • Development of a competitive flexible supplier base, focussed on year on year cost reduction.
  • Understanding and interpreting engineering requirements, including quality, delivery, specifications and price and ensuring that these requirements are understood and reflected throughout the procurement cycle.
  • Ensuring that all enquiries are sent out in a professional and timely manner to establish the most competitive sources to support the bid management process.
  • Negotiation of contracts.
  • Prevention of critical supply issues through best practice supply chain management techniques.
  • Pursuing Lean, inventory and consignment initiatives within the supply chain.
  • To encourage communication between the supplier and engineering to effect cost reduction of mature and new products
  • Liaise with other Departments and stakeholders to formulate 'make or buy decisions'
  • To manage on time delivery from the supply base and expedite Purchase Orders as required
  • Carry out site visits to suppliers as necessary

Ideally, the candidate will have the following background:

  • Good communication skills
  • Strong supplier management background
  • CIPS qualified or working towards
  • Experience of using ERP system
  • Literate in Microsoft office
  • Experienced at working within a cross functional team
  • Full driving license
  • Relevant previous purchasing experience, i.e. with an Aerospace & Defence Company
  • Previous experience in Electrical, Mechanical or Pneumatics commodities is preferred
  • Previous experience with Supply Chain New Product Integration is preferred