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Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    Up to £33.63 per hour

  • Contact:

    Janet Mottram

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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An opportunity has arisen for a Supply Chain Manager to join the team with our prestigious client BAE

Job Description

Responsible for the management of all aspects of contract delivery and performance throughout the contract life cycle.

Procurement packages are established and may be at pre contract or delivery phase. Contract managers will be responsible for procurement packages within the following categories:

Complex power and propulsion systems or equipment

Modified systems or equipment

Equipment parts (complex, modified and COTS)

Build consumables

Commodities (raw materials)

Applications are invited from Contract Managers experienced in delivery of similar contracts preferably in defence or similar industry e.g. automotive, aerospace for current and future vacancies.

Additional Information

The Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Principal and Supply Chain Lead positions have the same overall contract management responsibilities. Contract value and complexity differentiates the 3 positions with Supply Chain Manager being the most senior of the 3 positions.


End to end Contract Management in line with procurement and category strategies:

Sourcing process

Supplier selection

Bid tending and evaluation

Price negotiation

Contract mobilisation

Management of contract life cycle

On time delivery performance of product and associated documentation

Cost account management

Right first time quality performance

Working to programme schedule

Dispute resolution with supplier

Contract closure

Additional Key Accountabilities:

Supplier and stakeholder management

Maintaining supplier regulatory compliance documentation

The Individual



Contracting and legal environment


Supplier management and measurement

Risk and opportunity management

Financial spend management

Life cycle management


Experience of managing a range of direct procurement packages, commodities or equipment in a defence or similar industry e.g. automotive, aerospace

Technical and commercial skills in relation to supply chain processes and activities

Project Management within Supply Chain

Ability to implement Contract Management Strategies

CIPS qualification desirable

Recognising the restricted nature of the work there is a requirement for the candidate to be eligible to obtain Security Clearance for this role.

Apply now