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Procurement & Supply Chain Director - Defence

Ref no. BHN557836
Location Rugeley, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

A global leading defence business are currently recruiting for a Supply Chain Director based in the Rugeley on a fulltime permanent.

Key skills required for this role

Procurement, Purchasing, Sourcing, Subcontract Management, Supply Chain


Proven experience in a senior leadership role within Procurement and/or Supply Chain.

Job description

A global leading defence business are currently recruiting for a Supply Chain Director based in the Rugeley on a fulltime permanent.

Role - Procurement & Supply Chain Director

Type - Permanent

Location - Rugeley

Salary - Competitive (DOE) + bonus + benefits

Key roles and responsibilities for Procurement & Supply Chain Director and will not be limited to:

  • Responsible for providing daily leadership, operational direction, and continuous improvement to all assigned supply chain personnel.
  • Ensure support for the Program Office for assigned business area.
  • Responsible for leading development, maintenance, and use of Program Supply Chain plans for active Programs. Responsible for teaming with Program and Finance leadership to ensure material availability supports business objectives.
  • Responsible for teaming with the Quality organisation to manage supplier base risk and supplier development.
  • Responsible for leading supplier evaluation, selection, and management activities
  • Establish goals and objectives for group and individual employees in group.
  • Identify and implement appropriate performance metrics.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Supply Chain
  • Confers with organisation's senior management to plan business objectives, to develop organisation policies related to Supply Chain and to coordinate the Supply Chain function.
  • Advises management regarding sub-contractual rights, obligations, and other sub-contractual matters such as effective use of resources and legal issues.
  • Translates the organisations strategic vision into discrete work activities.
  • Ensure continuing compliance with all policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop staff training and developments plans for continuous improvement.
  • Comply with all government, corporate and business unit policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Leads others through change and deliver organisational improvement on defined metrics, other duties as assigned.

Key skills and experience required for Procurement & Supply Chain Director job applicant and will not be limited to:

  • Strong operational management skills (e.g., knowledge of various Supply Chain tools, methods, and approaches; determine correct acquisition method; ensure levelling of workload across programs to ensure completion within defined operational metrics, etc.)
  • Knowledge of planning and inventory management methodologies, approaches, and strategies to optimise supply chain value.
  • Ability to lead complex international supply chain sourcing and procurement activities (e.g., RFX development and management; supplier qualification and management; contract formulation and negotiation; etc.)
  • Strong management skills while aligning the organisation to meet changing demands.
  • Implement and execute change management.
  • Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles with a sense of urgency.
  • Sound cognitive processing to deliver solid decisions.
  • Works within the highest level of integrity and safety.
  • Eligibility to gain UK SC clearance

To apply for this Procurement Director / Purchasing Director / Supply chain Director / Procurement & Supply Chain Director / Head of Procurement / Head of Purchasing / Head of Supply Chain / Head of Procurement & Supply Chain , candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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