Subcontract Manager

Ref: ZR_6883_JOB  ·  Posted on 01 June 2022


Our client is a leading global Defence, Aerospace and Manufacturing organisation who are looking for an experienced Commodity Manager to develop commodity and sourcing strategies.

The Subcontract Manager will be responsible for partnering and relationship management strategies and responses to customer Requests for Proposal.

The role will be responsible for and directs all phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, cost accountability, programme execution and contract closure.

This role can be based anywhere in the UK, with key offices in West London, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire or Buckinghamshire, but they have more offices that they could consider as a candidate’s ‘base’ and a large proportion of the work could be done remotely.

There is expected travel to sites across the UK.

Key responsibilities
  • Creates, executes and manages various International or Domestic subcontract types (Cost Type, Incentive Type, Firm Fixed, etc.), using various source selection techniques.
  • Performs or supports cost and price analysis, develops negotiation strategies, and leads negotiations in order to create value for money outcomes for procuring goods and services.
  • Ensure supplier performance and support of the contract milestones of the system.
  • Responsible for early subcontractor identification and engagement to support new business pursuits.
  • Participates in gate reviews and capture / proposal efforts.
  • Participates and leads supplier assessments and supplier development activity teams.


Skills & experience
  • Experience in Subcontract Management, Procurement, Commodity and / or related field
  • Knowledge of import/export legislation and logistical requirements
  • Experience in high complexity proposal and programme governance activities
  • Administration of delivery/acceptance/invoicing of goods and services
  • Experience in or exposure to negotiating high complexity non-standard agreements
  • Experience of developing and managing Subcontractor Relationship Management and collaborative working
  • Knowledge and creating various type of supplier agreements

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

If you do not hold an active SC clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.


Additional benefits
  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.
  • Canteen facilities available at some sites
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