Supplier Manager

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Bradley Lamb

Supplier Manager


Supplier Manager needed for a multinational Defence organisation based in Bedfordshire. They're looking to employ an experienced Supplier Manager who will lead a subcontract team with the responsibility for delivering the cost, technical, schedule, and quality performance of a Major Subcontracts to meet a variety of programme and business requirements.

The successful Supplier Manager will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum
  • Pension Plan
  • Career Progression
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Sick and bereavement leave
  • Free, on-site flu shots
  • Free, confidential, on-site biometric health screenings

What the role entails:

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

  • Leading the cross functional Supplier Management Team
  • Establishing milestone objectives and managing performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications.
  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with the internal customers
  • Using best practices for subcontract management, including cost management, earned value, risk management.
  • Owning technical, schedule, quality and cost subcontract requirements.
  • Ensuring that the subcontract schedule and milestones are reflected by, and integrated with, the overall programme schedule
  • Conducting Programme Reviews and providing accurate, concise, and timely status reports to senior executives and corporate management as required by the Business Rhythm
  • Configuration control of the subcontract and associated documentation
  • Managing any supplier improvement programme working with the Supply Chain Excellence Manager

What you need to be the successful Supplier Manager:

In order to be the successful Supplier Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive effective Supplier relationships
  • Demonstrable success as a supply chain professional delivering against requirements for complex subcontracts, ranging from build to print - system design to specification.
  • Experience in working in multi-functional organisations and a proven ability to achieve technical and business goals.
  • Strong procurement/commercial, business acumen, financial control and analytical skills.
  • Ability to understand the procured product, and the critical processes and sub-tier suppliers that it is dependent upon.
  • Capable of identifying and mitigating risks and effective issue resolution.
  • Capable of operating to tight schedules in a dynamic work environment.
  • Enthusiastic, determined and committed.
  • Confident self-starter, with an ability to innovate and think laterally
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player with strong management skills.
  • Flexibility to travel as required

Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Supplier 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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