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Procurement Manager

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Procurement Manager

Would you like to work in a challenging environment on multi-million pound contracts that support the future of the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Procurement Manager within the Type 26 Combat Systems team at our site in Filton.

As a Combat Systems Procurement Manager, you will have day-to-day accountability and management of contracts ranging in size of £10m to £140milion as well as the responsibility to direct and manage all the assigned procurement / supply chain activities associated with the Type 26 Combat Systems programme. You will engage and support key stakeholders on activities to generate, negotiate, place and manage major contracts with selected suppliers and maintain an effective rapport with the current supplier base.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong contract management experience, preferably within a complex systems' driven environment, and the ability to influence senior stakeholders both internal and external, as well as the ability to lead a team in contract and commercial excellence.

Your main responsibilities as a Procurement Manager will involve:

Managing the overall performance of nominated contracts ensuring timely execution of those contracts to required standards and costs

Providing support guidance and effective management to an assigned procurement team

Engaging and supporting stakeholders on activities to generate negotiate and place contracts with suppliers.  Activities include agreed scope definition, contracting frameworks, prices and delivery schedules

Manage and provide inputs to the monthly business reporting cycle including effective procurement support and presentation at monthly reviews

Your skills and qualifications:

Ability to project manage an evolving work scope and to effect positive cooperation from Customers, Suppliers and colleagues and to direct within the team, the required strategies to be implemented for the successful contracting methodologies

Provide technical and personal leadership to team members

Be the team procurement/ Supply Chain subject matter expert

Lead the team in contract and commercial excellence

Manage and resolve disputes

What we're looking for in you:

To be successful in this role we are looking for an adaptable candidate who is both trustworthy and driven. You will show excellent communication skills both verbal and written. You will be able to demonstrate a sound commercial background in managing major subcontracts and be approachable to other team members. You will also have good stakeholder relationship skills.

Location: Filton

Salary: Up to £55K with associated package dependent upon experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


(COMPANY NAME) is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's (COMPANY NAME).

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

(COMPANY NAME) is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at (COMPANY NAME), including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process

Source: Company website
Posted on: 10 Aug 2018
Languages: English
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