Subcontract Manager

Ref: ZR_6122_JOB  ·  Posted on 14 April 2021
Key responsibilities
  • Working with large and sophisticated platform integrators as suppliers and internal multi-functional teams
  • Works with a team of Subcontract specialists and MPMs supported by other functions to deliver programmatic needs, helping develop and manage the team to deliver supplier performance
  • Prepare and implement Teaming and Subcontract management strategies and relationship management plans
  • Develop innovative supply chain solutions
  • Negotiate Non-Standard Subcontract Agreements including developing cost reduction opportunities
  • Identify and manage business risk
  • Administer complex due diligence activity
  • Maximise programme financial performance associated with subcontracts
  • Ensure Subcontractor compliance and performance and manage issues and disputes
  • Accept and pay for goods and services
  • Maintain governance and appropriate records
  • Manage change
  • Functional representative at customer, supplier and internal reviews including Gates, MRB's and EAC's
  • Produce business cases / briefing material for senior management reviews
  • May participate in or lead cross-functional improvement activity
Skills & experience
  • Experience of high value subcontract negotiations including flowdown of MoD terms to large sophisticated suppliers
  • Experience of managing the performance of large, sophisticated Defence suppliers including collaborative working using a BS11000 methodology
  • Strong programme management and financial management skills to include Schedule management
  • Risk and opportunity management
  • Earned value management
  • Change Management
  • Estimate at Complete analysis
  • Issue management, problem solving and dispute resolution
  • Good experience of Supplier Relation Management (SRM) 
  • Experience in Kraljic / Porters five forces
  • Able to work in and lead a multi-functional team
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
  • Flexible and positive attitude
  • Experience of proposal development
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the UK and possibly of some overseas travel

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Experience of contracting with large value subcontracts within the aerospace and defence industry
  • Good working knowledge of import / export legislation
  • Strong network of industry / internal contacts
  • Excellent experience of make/Buy reviews and Supplier Management and Engagement Plans
  • Eligible for or holder of current SC security clearance 
  • Good understanding of Electronics or Sensors
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