Sub-Contract Manager


Excellent basic salary plus comprehensive benefits package


Sector: Defence
Function: Purchasing & Supply Chain
Contact: Dan Plimmer
Phone: 01384 446174
Job Ref: 67217

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Do you have Sub-Contract Management  experience, and are you seeking a new job within the defence sector. Jonathan Lee Recruitment is helping an advanced engineering and defence company recruit a Sub-Contract Manager, the role comes with an excellent  salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including bonus, pension and 25 days holiday.

Candidates will need to have lived in the UK continuously for the last 5 years and will be security cleared. Hybrid working available upon request

As a Sub-Contract Manager, you will develop and manage effective relationships across the breadth of the company and its customers and have the confidence to technically direct cross discipline project teams. You will also need to bring maturity and credibility when engaging with customers, senior managers and stakeholders.

In your first few weeks in this Sub-Contract Manager role, you can expect to:

  • Lead strategies to influence business decisions throughout the programme life cycle
  • Ensure appropriate Supplier Relationship Management and Performance Management techniques are employed with suppliers to improve performance, mitigate risk and capture innovation from suppliers
  • Ensure continuous monitoring and action against risks and opportunities (including cost savings) by executing complex sub-contracts
  • Manage and be accountable for the overall performance and compliance of key suppliers
  • Manage the schedule and performance of suppliers, ensuring rigorous adherence to commercial, quality and technical governance

To apply for this Sub-Contract Manager role, your soft skills, expertise and experience should include:

  • Ability to work within defined compliance and processing structures
  • Good business and commercial awareness
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Possess excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills with experience building and managing strong, long-lasting relationships across internal and external stakeholders, partners and suppliers

Ideally you will also have an understanding of the following:

Demonstrable experience working within a complex, multinational, multi-site organisation - preferably within the aerospace & defence sector or other comparable industries

- Proven experience in a mid-level supply chain or similar role, with a record of success

- Preferable understanding and practical experience of negotiating UK MoD Defcons

- Strong technical awareness of the end-to-end supply chain activities (including experience of project management), with the ability to identify and mitigate risks and assess opportunities.

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you'll receive a generous salary  and a benefits package.

If this full-time Sub-Contract Manager job motivates and inspires you, please contact Jonathan Lee Recruitment today. We'd love to help you get your next role.

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