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Senior Professional - Supply Chain

Senior Professional - Supply Chain


Role Summary


We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Professional - Supply Chain.


The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work for our major defence client in the Maritime sector.


Key Responsibilities



  • Establish & maintain accurate forecasts for supplier document deliveries, based on equipment maturity and supplier practicalities, for assigned Procurement Packs.

  • Act as Comments Consolidator for Support CDRLs (for assigned suppliers and Procurement Packs), liaising with reviewers, suppliers and the engineering teams to achieve ontime, quality deliveries

  • Continuously improve the processes relating to Supplier CDRLs Procurement Activities

  • Plan procurements, including:


    • Working with the teams and other stakeholders, to recommend or influence make/buy and sourcing solutions

    • Identification of suppliers, including running competitions and gaining supplier approval where appropriate

    • Flow down of appropriate terms and conditions

    • Developing a negotiating strategy


  • Place subcontracts, direct to the Maritime Services supply chain.

  • Review and manage the supplier performance, manage change and maintain relationships.


Key skills & qualifications



  • Requires professional knowledge and understanding of Procurement principles and practices, including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made across the wider Supply Chain

  • Works with other functional representatives and/or customers and suppliers to meet operational needs of line management and the business.

    Typically this role would also be involved in roll-out and management of supply chain processes and technologies.

  • Leading teams that maintain and update infrastructure and processes and transport management, as well as leading cross-functional teams to optimise these and implement improvements.

  • Will have an in-depth understanding of how the teams co-ordinate their efforts and resources to achieve shared objectives.


What we're looking for in you



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

  • Stakeholder management skills.



Location: Portsmouth



Rate: £36.80 per hour (inside IR35)



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




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