Procurement Manager - Avon

Supply Chain
Ref: 949 Date Posted: Wednesday 14 Jul 2021
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Procurement Manager
Location:               Bristol
Salary:                   Up to £45,000 + Bonus, Overtime, Flexible working, Pension & more
We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Manager, working with a global leading engineering organisation, where you will undertake a critical role, pro-actively managing a diverse range of internal stakeholders, at all levels within the business, together with external Supplier and Customer relationships
The Major Equipment Procurement (MEP) division focus on the sourcing, contracting and supply of bespoke high value / high complexity sub-systems needed to deliver world leading defence capabilities for our home Nations and their Allies. The Procurement Manager role is unique, fast paced and exciting, requiring a combination of commercial expertise and partner management skills to lead business relationships with strategic suppliers, across a wide range of initiatives.
Procurement Manager Responsibilities
  • Working with the International Industrial Cooperation (IIC) department to represent the MEP position and to define the associated requirements in support of the generation of IIC and offset strategies.
  • Engage with sales / bid campaign teams early-on to understand Customer and corporate IIC and offset requirements, rules or policies.
  • Oversee the development of new IIC and offset strategic business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities including engagement with incumbent Suppliers to promote the benefits of IIC and offset to their business.
  • Collaborate with management in pursuing necessary business partnerships, alliances and joint ventures that improve the capabilities of the organisation.
  • Manage the assessment of potential IIC and offset business opportunities through activities such as market and economic analysis, monitoring competitive activity and identifying customer needs.
  • Ensure development, implementation, execution and performance of International Industrial Cooperation or Offset plans (new and existing) to address associated projects and commitments, including the negotiation of acceptable Industry plans given the specific requirements of the applicable country.
  • Generating requests to the Supply Chain for Proposals, managing the subsequent engagement with potential Suppliers and partners in strategic countries, leading the evaluation of proposals, negotiating and executing the required commercial arrangements.
Procurement Manager skills and qualifications required:
  • Ideally Degree level (or equivalent) academic qualifications (Law, Business, Economics, Commercial)
  • Experience in Contracting, Intellectual Property identification, etc
  • A team player capable of influencing and managing relationships, you should also be comfortable working autonomously when required.
  • An interest in supporting Business Acquisition.
  • An understanding of commercial constructs including contracts (prime and sub), requests for quotation, Statement of Works, Technical Requirement Specifications, Intellectual property valuation and Licensing (Royalties and Fees) etc.
  • Project management or legal experience would be valuable, but not essential
  • An understanding of Intellectual Property, and how it can be valued, is desirable.
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