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Project Procurement Manager vacancy in Loudwater (067jc)

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Location: Loudwater
Region: London and South East
Salary: £ Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Management, Procurement
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
A part of a large Group, our Client is a UK based solutions provider and systems integrator operating in the Defence and Aerospace markets, delivering world leading products, solutions and services to their national and international customers.

They are currently seeking to recruit audacious and highly capable people to work on cutting edge technologies and inspire their up and coming team members to deliver best in class results.
At the Company you will:
• be part of an agile organisation, with the ability to make a real difference
• have the opportunity to be involved in multiple domains and projects, throughout the engineering lifecycle
• work in a dynamic environment, with the ability to make significant personal impact
• have exposure to all functional and business areas, with opportunities to broaden your knowledge
• be in an environment where talent is recognised and promoted, independent of experience
• have the opportunity to work on exciting new product developments
• work for the dominant provider of UK surface ship Anti-Submarine Warfare solutions, with many related export opportunities

Purpose of Role
• To ensure that project procurement activities meet Quality, Cost and Delivery targets.
• To provide clear guidance, plans and actions on supply chain delivery to management team
• To be the key point of contact for all procurement activities for projects

Key Responsibilities
• Develop and implement a project procurement strategy, incorporating QCD improvements, providing direction to the buying team to ensure effective implementation of new supplier introduction, product change and new products.
• As a senior member of the department, provide cover and delegate for the Head of Supply Chain as required, also providing leadership and support as a role model for the Supply Chain team.
• Provide procurement analysis of sourcing and cost data for new bids and quotes utilizing the buying team, then reporting to programme management and commercial departments.
• Generate monthly reports and give regular feedback on procurement actions to support successful delivery of projects to management.
• Lead cross functional team reviews to support continuous improvement plans, procurement solutions for late delivery of parts, lead and manage project material shortage meetings and produce minutes’/action plans to ensure delivery of parts, on time/right first time.
• Represent the Company at other external and internal departmental meetings where supply chain input is required.
• Develop initiatives that ensure KPI metrics reflect continuous improvement and actions are progressed in line with company expectations.
• Identify and implement strategic procurement process improvements and introduce best practice procurement and supply chain management techniques.
• Lead key supplier communication updates and meetings, producing minutes and actions to be shared with management.
• Be responsible for selecting new sources of supply and negotiating commercial agreements, terms and conditions, Service Agreements and leveraging preferential terms for the business.
• Lead & facilitate supplier/component development workshops as required.
• Prepare and issue Request for Proposal’s, Request for Quotation and Non-disclosure agreements.
• Ensure that new supplier and parts have all necessary supplier quality, commodity and IFS cost data set up.
• Communicate, monitor and report supplier performance to compliment operational objectives on costs, cash-flow, quality, delivery and inventory.

Skills, Qualification and Experience
• Experience of procurement in the Defence Sector desirable
• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools and MRP systems (IFS, SAP or ORACLE)
• SC cleared beneficial
• Experience of purchasing low volume, high value products
• CIPS qualified beneficial but not essential

Personal Attributes
• Proactive, tenacious, resourceful, desire for career progression within the Company

In return the Company offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme based on company profit/cash targets, 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy additional 5 days, a flexible Company benefits scheme you can tailor to suit your needs, competitive Pension scheme with Life Assurance, flexible start/finish times, a confidential Employee Support Helpline, free car parking.

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