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Procurement Sub Contract Manager

I am actively assisting a leading technical engineering Business who are seeking a Procurement Sub Contract Manager.

The primary purpose of the Procurement Sub Contract Manager role is to work as the procurement interface, integrating into project teams while supporting other areas of the procurement function.


Key Responsibilities - Procurement Sub Contract Manager



  • Lead the delivery of sub-contract management activities and other procurement related services which may be required by the Business i.e.

    Make vs Buy, Supplier Capability Assessments

  • Promoting customer intimacy in internal and external relationships

  • Focal point for project and suppliers regarding contract and supply base matters

  • Drive and lead 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

  • Construct and lead the contracts and supply chain management Life Cycle Management (LCM) deliverables

  • Effectively communicate engineering and project requirements to the supply base

  • Work with stakeholders, at all levels, in order to understand Internal Customer requirements



Knowledge and Skills - Procurement Sub Contract Manager:



  • The Procurement Sub Contract Manager requires appropriate training to degree level or equivalent or significant relevant work experience (studying towards or achievement of MCIPS is preferred)

  • The Procurement Sub Contract Manager requires 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

  • As well as procuring hardware the ability to procure in-tangible services linked to design and development / professional services is desirable

  • The Procurement Sub Contract Manager requires relationship building skills with cross-functional colleagues, customers and suppliers

  • The Procurement Sub Contract Manager must have demonstrated experience and understanding of the Commercial and Legal Aspects associated with contracting within the Defence & Aerospace industry (or a similar sector)

  • The Procurement Sub Contract Manager must have also demonstrated experience and understanding of Compliance associated with contracting within the Defence & Aerospace industry (or a similar sector)

  • The Procurement Sub Contract Manager must have the ability to think ‘outside of the box' offering solutions to enable the function to add value and innovation

  • SAP familiarity (or equivalent integrated business systems)

  • The Procurement Sub Contract Manager must have the ability to engage and influence cross-functional/cross site teams