Head of Supply Chain - Aerospace / Defence

Ref No. EMP443033
Location High Wycombe, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Introduction

A large-scale Aerospace Defence technology and production engineering business is currently recruiting for a Head of Supply Chain on a permanent basis.

Important

Proven track record in leading a Procurement and/or Supply Chain function within the technical manufacturing sectors.

The Job

A large-scale Aerospace Defence technology and production engineering business is currently recruiting for a Head of Supply Chain on a permanent basis.

The Head of Supply Chain is a key ambassador for the business both internally and externally, providing both strategic direction and operational leadership for the supply chain team, ensuring co-ordination across the commercial team and project delivery teams to ensure contract flow down to key, high value or high risk suppliers. Lead all facets of Supply Chain management including, but not limited to Procurement, Inventory Management, Material Forecasting, Sourcing, and financial management to budget.

Experience working in the Aerospace and/or Defence industry is preferred however, applicants will be considered from all technical manufacturing / engineering sectors.

Role - Head of Supply Chain - Aerospace / Defence

Type - Permanent position

Salary - Competitive (DOE)

Location - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Key responsibilities for Head of Supply Chain job role and not limited to:

  • Lead the activities of all functions involved in the sourcing, material acquisition, control of materials from the forecast demand to the delivery of stock to the production facilities
  • Lead commercial negotiations for major procurement contracts; make recommendations on sourcing direction based on Total Cost of Ownership, supply chain & business risk, supply chain positioning & optimized strategic buffers
  • Develop lean supply chain initiatives to ensure we maintain pace with our customer demand while protecting working capital
  • Work with the Operations Director, to develop and implement a departmental strategy and budget which supports the overall business plan. Take ownership of specific areas of the plan, and manage their implementation including the development of key metrics and reporting
  • Establish with effective leadership skills a continuous improvement culture
  • Lead the creation and updating of relevant processes and procedures in addition to compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards related to Supply Chain
  • Lead and coach others in achieving Supply Chain excellence, quality control and safety
  • Develop and continuously improve supplier relationship & performance programs, supported by relevant KPIs
  • Contribute cross-departmentally with existing and new product development projects, ensuring timely acquisition of materials and a robust Supply Chain to support products from development to end of life
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to assimilate data from various sources and synthesize inputs into actionable, cost-effective plans
  • Continuously analyse the supply chain and implement alternative sourcing strategies to reduce cost and improve performance.

Key skills and experience required for Head of Supply Chain role and not limited to:

  • Proven track record in leading a Procurement and/or Supply Chain function
  • Manufacturing background is essential - will be considered from all industries
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to perform and produce results in a team environment.
  • Experience with presentations of complex issues to upper and executive management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities is required
  • Eligible to gain UK MOD SC Clearance

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

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

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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