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Interim Subcontract Manager

Ref no. BHN573025
Location Marlow, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Subcontract Manager reqired for a 6 month coontract to support on major programmes, must be available to be onsite 3 days a week and eligible for SC.

Key skills required for this role

subcontract manager with experience on major programmes


Subcontract manager with experience in defence

Job description

Purpose of the Role (Overview):

  • The main purpose of this role is to provide sub-contract management support to the ESMCP and NATO JEWCS Programmes with the organisation involving managing critical subcontracts and ensuring compliance with internal and external governance and legislation.
  • This role reports to the Head of Procurement but will work closely with the Programme Directors, Commercial Manager, Engineers and Project Managers for both Programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining collaborative and commercially robust business relationships with sub-contractors.
  • Generation and issue of RFQ packs and running pricing competitions (where applicable).
  • Generation, negotiation and maintenance of sub-contractor contracts alongside relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Undertake internal governance reviews and obtain necessary financial/ programme approvals.
  • Managing sub-contracts to ensure the on-time, on-cost, on-quality delivery of tailored high value, sophisticated sub-systems and services.
  • Resolving any sub-contract issues/conflicts, whilst ensuring efficient and effective communication with all relevant internal stakeholders to ensure risk mitigation.
  • Risk and opportunity management and safeguarding the interests of the organisation.


  • Tenacity: day-to-day problem solving and challenging for resolution
  • Strong communication: reporting and co-operation with senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Team work: capable of influencing and managing multiple relationships.
  • Analytically positive: continually improve opportunities, analyse situations and present possibilities, whilst balancing risk.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability.
  • Experience within the defence aerospace/ land sector.
  • Proven track record to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Experience in procurement/subcontract management - negotiation, contract and/or terms and conditions management.
  • Business, procurement or supply chain qualification/accreditation (degree/CIPS) or equivalent experience.
  • UK MoD contracts knowledge - desirable.
  • SC Clearance -preferred.

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