Procurement & Supply Chain Manager

Location: Torquay
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 35,000
Reference: BBBH1019
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Gap professional are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client who are looking for a Procurement & Supply Chain Manager.

Job: Permanent
Location: Torquay
Hours of work: Monday to Friday 40 hrs (Flexibility required) Will be expected to travel.
Salary: Negotiable (Dependant on Experience) 
The Procurement and Supply Chain Manager will play a pivotal role in the Manufacturing Centre leadership team to develop and deliver MC strategy and objectives whilst leading the supply chain teams in the associated sites. He/she will also form part of the global procurement team playing a leading role in the development of Group Procurement strategy, Policy, Processes and Tools. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Develop and implement group processes, tools, reports and metrics
Implementation of Group supplier contracts

Manufacturing Centre

Implantation of global strategies, process and procedure and development of strategies as appropriate
Provide leadership and management for the on-site supply chain teams. Define organisation structure, succession and development plans for all supply chain personnel
Defining and implementing business stream commodity strategies to support the requirements of the MC including low cost sourcing, off set, exchange rate mitigation
Provide relevant Procurement Data and information during the annual Budget and Strategy Process, followed by ownership for delivery of the material budget.
Suppliers QCD Performance

Agree supplier quality and delivery targets. Ensure appropriate action plans are implemented including the chargeback to suppliers of justifiable costs derived through poor quality and/or delivery performance.
Achieve cost reduction pans in line with procurement targets. Run all necessary action plans to ensure delivery of budget target (negotiation, resourcing etc)


Play a lead role in S&OP process
Minimise the use of Discrete PO’s and replace with forecasting mechanism to supply base
Delivery of inventory objectives through appropriate use of short term actions whilst increasing the use of Forecasting.

Risk Management

Minimise risk to supply through the negotiation of long term agreements with key suppliers. Ensure all suppliers confirm to all applicable laws, regulations and codes of conduct including export control.
Implement risk reviews and define and manage mitigation plans
Ensure supplier compliance with all legal, regulatory and customer requirements

Design, Customer Quotation and New Product Introduction

Liaise with design engineering to develop supplier strategies
Work with sales in compiling new bids to customers to ensure correct tender process with suppliers
Work with programme team and site management team in agreeing new programmes
Working with Site Personnel responsible for define and coordinate all procurement activity from supplier selection through to industrialisation

knowledge, skills and Experience

Ensure all procurement processes and procedures are relevant, up to date and aligned to group policy
Understand fully all system tools and ensure correct implementation by procurement personnel
Be current with industry standard accreditation's in order to apply to supplier chain where appropriate
Be fully versed in scorecard KPIs, understand how Supply Chain actions and strategy effects site performance
Full Driving License (essential)


Degree in engineering, business or science related field preferred
CIPS Qualification


Extensive experience in a procurement and supply chain role with leadership responsibility
Experience in a manufacturing environment preferably within Aerospace and Defence
In depth knowledge and experience of running MRP systems
Technical experience preferable
Significant experience in developing and managing overseas Supply Chains

Closing date is 5th December 2019