Senior Procurement Manager

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Type: Permanent
Contact: Nick Taylor Job Published: 26 days ago

Procurement Manager



Procurement Manager needed for a multinational engineering company specialising within aerospace & aviation based in Bournemouth. Ideally looking to employ an experienced and well-rounded Procurement Manager that takes pride in their work, with an in-depth knowledge of supply chain processes, bid & risk management and strategic thinking being ideal qualities. .

The successful candidate would desirably have a relevant degree and have commercial experience within procurement/supply chain and come from an engineering/aerospace/defence background.


  • 37 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday
  • Single PMI
  • 3x Life Cover
  • 50% Income Protection
  • 12% Pension
  • 25 Days Holiday

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Procurement Manager will include:

  • Managing strategic suppliers and strategic relationships
  • Identify and manage risks associated with key and major subcontracts
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders across the company's UK and key suppliers
  • Preparing tender packs, evaluating tender proposals, negotiating contract terms and conditions.
  • Negotiating proposals, contract modifications and agreements as required
  • Assessing the Make vs Buy and provide pay back justifications
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements with suppliers whilst applying sound commercial judgement and ensuring compliance with the company's policies; insurance requirements; confidentiality requirements; and 'flow down' requirements from customer contracts
  • Supporting the company's bid teams to source, manage and secure sub-contracts that meet customer needs and differentiates the company from its competitors
  • Drive improved profitability and bid cost reduction through re-use, best practice processes and knowledge sharing.
  • Manage and control all subcontract documentation, data, files and reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Supporting internal Phase Reviews/Approvals ensuring that all required approvals are obtained prior to executing a subcontract
  • Ensuring integrity of commercial in confidence, security classified and export controlled information
  • Ability to coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members to take positive action and accountability.

What experience you need to be the successful Procurement Manager:

  • Experience in strategic supplier relationship management and developing procurement plans.
  • Graduate level
  • Tertiary qualifications in business, commerce, law, strategic procurement or a related discipline
  • At least 5 years' experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on both simple and complex subcontracts
  • Experience in supporting a Bid Team to negotiate and secure sub-contracts on complex support service programmes
  • Experience with preparing tender documentation
  • Experience with evaluating tender responses
  • Experience with project management principles and working as part of a project team
  • An advanced knowledge of procurement and contract management principles An advanced understanding of key contractual principles (e.g. contract formation, indemnities, consequential loss)
  • Expertise in various contract types (Cost-type, Firm / Fixed Price, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, Fixed Price Level of Effort, Time and Material)
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to clearly recognise risk elements in business transactions and develop strategies for mitigating risk

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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