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Senior Supply Chain Manager; Manufacturing & Disruptive technologies


QinetiQ
Salary: 1
Location: Farnborough
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Management Jobs
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QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

Role Purpose

Top level: Negotiates favourable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers and prepares and processes requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of technical equipment, custom engineered products, systems, software or components. Acquires and maintains understanding of technology trends, market forces, cost trends and supplier technology road maps. Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to organisation policy and discusses defects and delivery problems with suppliers and negotiates refunds.

The role is responsible for driving the cost effective and timely delivery of procurement sourcing projects. The Senior Supply Chain Manager has both internal and external recognition as an expert and is responsible for driving the sourcing process, supplier risk management, and collaboration with business leadership to develop the procurement strategy for the full range of procurement projects.

Sourcing exercises will be initiated both by internal stakeholders to work on cost centre funded projects, or subcontracts in support of customer funded work. Work in this area is focused around high tech, niche goods & services.

The Senior Supply Chain Manager will need to be able to develop new supplier relationships in order to meek QinetiQ’s future aspirations. This will require knowledge of specific manufacturing, defence, engineering and associated supply chains.

Key Accountabilities

Develop strong relationships with key decision-makers in order to influence behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities.

Maintain awareness of the restrictions, controls and accreditations that are placed upon suppliers working in a Defence environment, ensuring at all times that both sourcing strategies and the incumbent supplier base do not jeopardise or threaten internal compliance.

Collaborate with the Category Procurement Team to identify opportunities to utilise extant supplier relationships and frameworks that leverage Group scale. Conversely, the Senior Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for identifying repeat requirements from the projects pipeline and placing demands on the Category Procurement Team to deliver suitable, long term contracting mechanisms.

Ensure compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Code of Practice and Sourcing methodology.

Collaboratively develop plans with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of targets, improve supplier performance, and implement continuous improvement plans across spend.

Collaborate with peers to develop and enhance systems, process, and best practice sharing to help QinetiQ achieve best in class performance, and bring consistency to sourcing activities.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

Ability to manage and support others through the bidding processes.

Understands impact of external customer requirements, recommends and executes solutions to minimise risk and significantly improve probability of winning external bids & tenders.

Influences adjacent functional team members to improve solution design or commercial offering.

Is recognised as an expert within the business, through the provision of specialist depth /breadth knowledge.

Working independently to solve challenging problems, with guidance required in only the most demanding situations.

Execution of best practice within the function.

Ability to lead functional teams as may be required.

Adaptive and change focused; able to adapt pace of delivery to meet business requirements.

Natural and articulate around management. Good listening skills and able to focus on issues critical to senior leaders. Can deliver communication concisely and steer conversation towards decisions needed.

Has the technical skill combined with sufficient gravitas to be recognised as a subject matter expert

Highly customer focused and concerned with meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

Highly results oriented. Keeps the organization on track and delivery oriented.

Emotionally intelligent and comfortably relates to many different types of people. Is personally self-aware of strengths and weaknesses.

Experience & Qualifications

Advanced manufacturing processes, techniques and associated supply chains.

Influencing, creating and executing strategic Make Vs. Buy decisions.

Global strategic sourcing of high technology goods and services.

Management and mitigation of supply chain risk & creation of opportunity.

Adept at business relationship management; internally & externally facing.

Degree in a Business or Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.

CIPS Qualified or equivalent experience.

5+ years in a Procurement or Supply Chain related role

Knowledge of procurement systems and infrastructure.

Proven contract negotiation skills.

Demonstrated written and verbal leadership and influencing skills.
QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

Role Purpose

Top level: Negotiates favourable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers and prepares and processes requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of technical equipment, custom engineered products, systems, software or components. Acquires and maintains understanding of technology trends, market forces, cost trends and supplier technology road maps. Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to organisation policy and discusses defects and delivery problems with suppliers and negotiates refunds.

The role is responsible for driving the cost effective and timely delivery of procurement sourcing projects. The Senior Supply Chain Manager has both internal and external recognition as an expert and is responsible for driving the sourcing process, supplier risk management, and collaboration with business leadership to develop the procurement strategy for the full range of procurement projects.

Sourcing exercises will be initiated both by internal stakeholders to work on cost centre funded projects, or subcontracts in support of customer funded work. Work in this area is focused around high tech, niche goods & services.

The Senior Supply Chain Manager will need to be able to develop new supplier relationships in order to meek QinetiQ’s future aspirations. This will require knowledge of specific manufacturing, defence, engineering and associated supply chains.

Key Accountabilities

Develop strong relationships with key decision-makers in order to influence behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities.

Maintain awareness of the restrictions, controls and accreditations that are placed upon suppliers working in a Defence environment, ensuring at all times that both sourcing strategies and the incumbent supplier base do not jeopardise or threaten internal compliance.

Collaborate with the Category Procurement Team to identify opportunities to utilise extant supplier relationships and frameworks that leverage Group scale. Conversely, the Senior Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for identifying repeat requirements from the projects pipeline and placing demands on the Category Procurement Team to deliver suitable, long term contracting mechanisms.

Ensure compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Code of Practice and Sourcing methodology.

Collaboratively develop plans with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of targets, improve supplier performance, and implement continuous improvement plans across spend.

Collaborate with peers to develop and enhance systems, process, and best practice sharing to help QinetiQ achieve best in class performance, and bring consistency to sourcing activities.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

Ability to manage and support others through the bidding processes.

Understands impact of external customer requirements, recommends and executes solutions to minimise risk and significantly improve probability of winning external bids & tenders.

Influences adjacent functional team members to improve solution design or commercial offering.

Is recognised as an expert within the business, through the provision of specialist depth /breadth knowledge.

Working independently to solve challenging problems, with guidance required in only the most demanding situations.

Execution of best practice within the function.

Ability to lead functional teams as may be required.

Adaptive and change focused; able to adapt pace of delivery to meet business requirements.

Natural and articulate around management. Good listening skills and able to focus on issues critical to senior leaders. Can deliver communication concisely and steer conversation towards decisions needed.

Has the technical skill combined with sufficient gravitas to be recognised as a subject matter expert

Highly customer focused and concerned with meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

Highly results oriented. Keeps the organization on track and delivery oriented.

Emotionally intelligent and comfortably relates to many different types of people. Is personally self-aware of strengths and weaknesses.

Experience & Qualifications

Advanced manufacturing processes, techniques and associated supply chains.

Influencing, creating and executing strategic Make Vs. Buy decisions.

Global strategic sourcing of high technology goods and services.

Management and mitigation of supply chain risk & creation of opportunity.

Adept at business relationship management; internally & externally facing.

Degree in a Business or Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.

CIPS Qualified or equivalent experience.

5+ years in a Procurement or Supply Chain related role

Knowledge of procurement systems and infrastructure.

Proven contract negotiation skills.

Demonstrated written and verbal leadership and influencing skills.
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