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Supplier Development Manager - Stevenage

Supply Chain
Ref: 7057 Date Posted: Friday 03 May 2024
Supplier Development Manager
Location:                 Stevenage
Work Policy:           Hybrid working with 2 days onsite
Salary:                     Up to £50,000
Headline Benefits: A bonus of up to £2,500, Paid Overtime, Strong pension, 25 days annual leave with the option to accrue 15 additional days flexi leave, enhanced parental leave.
We’re working with an award-winning, world-leading, technical & scientific engineering organisation, with sites across Europe, who have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Development Manager
Their order book stretches for many years, and they have healthy profits and a range of new projects in place. They’re stable with steady controlled growth, offer dynamic working, and fantastic opportunities to grow and develop your career further.
The business are firm believers in offering all staff the best possible platform to succeed, providing support for career development as well as personal assistance. They hold numerous awards on the back of this work and have a range of employee networks and internal communities that include Parents and Carers, Gender Equality, Neurodiversity, Pride, Ethnic Diversity and many more. They really care about their staff and are passionate about what they do and why they do it.
The Supplier Development Manager role:
An opportunity has arisen due to the ramp-up of deliveries for a Supplier Performance Manager to join the procurement function in the Sub-Assemblies team. This position provides an exceptional chance contribute to the efficient management of supplier performance, capability, and risk. You will have the opportunity to work with advanced technologies and collaborate with a committed team of experts.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to:
  • Influence the evolution of the company’s industrial and business environment.
  • Improve internal working practices to drive efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Be a member of a dedicated team of supply chain managers handling supplier performance in terms of delivery and quality.
  • Work and collaborate with colleagues (UK and internationally) from various departments, procurement experts, technical and quality experts, and key suppliers (some travel will be required).
  • Participate in well-resourced training and development programs to enhance your procurement and quality knowledge.
Supplier Development Manager experience required
  • Ideally, a degree-calibre Supply Chain professional with international working experience in technology companies.
  • Proven ability to improve supplier performance in terms of delivery and quality using appropriate tools and lean methodologies.
  • Manage a portfolio of suppliers, monitoring their performance and addressing supply chain risks.
  • Assess supply chain and supplier capabilities to meet MBDA's delivery profile (current and future).
  • Proficiency in creating and validating process flows, conducting lead time analysis, identifying capacity bottlenecks, and understanding yield, resources, and sub-tier mapping activities.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and experience with techniques such as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) to drive root cause analysis and improvement plans within the supply chain.
  • Conduct analysis and provide executive summaries to support decision-making.
  • Additional responsibilities may include contributing to departmental supply chain excellence initiatives.
  • Previous experience in supply chain management or as a Supplier Development Manager in the Aerospace, Defence, or Manufacturing sectors is desirable.
Please note:
Rules onsite require British Citizenship. Dual nationals can apply for this position, and you will be required to undergo UK Security Clearance.
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