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Supply Chain Specialist

Supply Chain Specialist


  • Manage, support and or prepare outputs and deliverables and select suppliers i.a.w.

    with the departmental procedures.

  • Manage and support or negotiate all commercial, financial, and schedule elements of the subcontracts/project and any authorised changes in line with departmental procedures

  • Pro actively support and deliver effective supplier management and service delivery.

  • Identify and implement business improvements resulting in cost saving opportunities.

  • Act as the primary point of contact with assigned suppliers and customers (internal/external).

  • Company/Industry Knowledge

    • Detailed and solid understanding of Procurement Processes and IT

    • Minimum five years' experience in a Supply Chain environment, with at least three years' experience managing a wide range of services, commodities or equipment.

    • Strong knowledge of the legal environment related to purchasing contracts and framework agreements within the defence sector.

    • Good knowledge of Supply Chain processes and interfaces between the business, project, partners, suppliers and customers

    • Awareness of payment mechanisms, including payment by results (Earned Value Management)

    • Understanding of continuous improvement and Value Add/ Value Elimination Cost reduction analysis

    • Understanding of Problem solving techniques

    Qualifications Required

    • Degree Qualified in a Business or Engineering discipline or Relevant working experience in the field of Supply Chain (Subject Matter Expertise).

    • Working towards CIPS qualification or equivalent

    Key Skills

    • Experience of Procurement / Supply Chain Department (5 year min)

    • Commercial and contractual acumen.

    • Working understanding of tool sets and IT.

    • Management of cost drivers in the value chain and the principles of Total Cost of Ownership.

    • Management of change programmes.

    • Risk & opportunity management

    AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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