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Sub Contract Manager

Salary: CompetitiveStart date: ASAPLocation: LutonContract type: Permanent

Job description

The Company is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. They employ 4,000 people across the UK. They are entering a period of expansion offering exciting opportunities to work at the forefront of technology. 

They are looking for a Subcontract Manager; the ideal candidate will support a variety of complex assignments within the Technology Integrated Project Team (IPT) within the Surveillance & Protection Technologies (S&PT) sector. The main focus for this role will be the management of subcontract commitments both tangible and intangible in their nature. The successful candidate will have the ability to manage a team of people working on complex Procurement work packages across the Technology IPT with a variety of suppliers whilst taking responsibility for the development of the people within the team and the team itself.  

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Lead the delivery of sub-contract management activities and other procurement related services which may be required by the business
  • Translate customer / project requirements into commercial documents, particularly pertaining to the design, development and production of bespoke complex electronic systems
  • Manage and develop a team to achieve the goals of the business
  • Understanding mechanisms of mitigating risk associated with entering into commercial agreements
  • Develop and negotiate robust contracts for services, intangible and tangible deliverables
  • Working in collaboration with cross functional stakeholders to ensure the flow down of appropriate terms and conditions from customer contracts to enable compliance with contractual obligations and mitigate commercial/contractual risks
  • Promotes customer intimacy in both internal and external relationships
  • Focal point for project and suppliers regarding contract and supply base matters
  • Drives and leads strategies to influence business decisions throughout the project life cycle
  • Identify solutions for complex areas of potential risk/opportunity e.g. sub-contract risk, liability and exchange rate exposure etc. and deliver solutions/mitigations
  • Draft and prepare complex contract documentation using standard and non-standard formats
  • Lead the generation and review of 'appropriate' specifications and Statement of Work documents
  • Promotes a culture of best practice and sharing of knowledge within the function and across the wider business
  • Construct and lead the contracts and supply chain management Life Cycle Management (LCM) deliverables
  • Work with stakeholders, at all levels, in order to understand customer requirements and critical success factors
  • Management of Export Compliance, restrictions and third-party rights for all procured items and services
  • Operate as a locally acknowledged expert within the function 

 Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required: 

You really must have:

  • Requires appropriate training to degree level or equivalent or significant relevant work experience (studying towards or achievement of MCIPS is preferred)
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of Procurement within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector) and ability to apply them with minimal supervision and direction
  • Relationship building skills with cross-functional colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • A good understanding of the Commercial and Legal Aspects associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector)
  • An ability to think 'outside of the box' offering solutions to enable the function to add value and innovation
  • Ability to engage and influence cross-functional/cross site teams
  • A desire and aspiration to manage and develop a team to achieve the goals of the business 

It would be nice if you had:

  • Proven ability to manage and develop a team to achieve the goals of the business
  • As well as procuring hardware the ability to procure intangible services linked to training, software and professional services is desirable
  • A good understanding of Export Compliance associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector)
  • SAP familiarity (or equivalent integrated business systems) 

Cordius Recruitment team offers unrivalled expertise; a flexible and personal approach of successful recruitment within Engineering, Supply Chain and Technical disciplines - our highly experienced team of specialist consultants offer professional and transparent services to match the individual needs of both clients and candidates.

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