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7 months ago
Aeropeople Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Clare Green
Category: Purchasing Jobs

An exciting opportunity is now available for an experienced Supplier Performance Manager to join a unique company based in Stevenage within their Procurement division. Working in the global defence industry, they currently have 10,000 employees across their UK and European offices and are now looking to increase their headcount by 5% in 2018.

The ISP organisation is responsible for procuring and managing the supply chain for direct and indirect products and services for both projects and the business. The total spend is approximately €500M per year across the UK, France and Italy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The objective of the key supplier performance management role is to achieve a high performing sustainable supply chain by developing a capable supply base in order to ensure On Time, On Cost, On Quality electrical/ electronic sub-assembly deliveries.
  • The Supplier Performance Management role shall inform the business of supplier capability, strengths and weaknesses, manage further evaluation, risk assessment and undertake mitigation action through continuous improvement activities.
  • Working with a multifunctional team to support development and implementation of international sourcing strategies for various Electrical / Electronic categories.
  • Implement/ maintain improvement plans of new & existing suppliers to improve performance and mitigate risks as required.
  • Contribute to contract reviews with a focus on scheduling focussing on the business needs and supplier capacity.
  • Manage the industrial validation of suppliers for new product development with the appropriate business functions and set up validation plans for the production phase.
  • Ensure supplier industrial validation is maintained in compliance with the validation plan and take into account changes (Prod rate, stop & go, design, process, production location) throughout the product life cycle.
  • Monitor and analyse the supplier industrial performance (KPIs of On Time and On Quality) anticipating drifts and issues to ensure adherence to delivery schedule.
  • Analyse root causes of late deliveries and non-conformances and set up/manage the internal/ external improvement actions.

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.
  • International travel will be included as part of the multi-national nature of the team, providing you with the opportunity to learn and work with other cultures.

Please note that in order to apply for this role you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of supplier performance management in the Aerospace or Defence Industry or similar environments with specific focus on supplier industrial performance.
  • Experience of electrical/ electronic technologies and associated manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of risk management, identification, analysis, forecast and action planning.
  • Effective evaluation of supplier's business, technical, manufacturing, and design readiness
  • Expertise in relationship management tools and techniques.
  • Expertise in problem solving techniques, e.g. PFMEA.
  • Expertise in Business Excellence and Manufacturing Excellence tools and techniques.
  • Understanding of Industrial Validation.
  • Professional accreditation and/ or degree level education an advantage.
  • Engineering experience/ vocational qualifications an advantage.
  • Able to work within a demanding and changing environment.
  • IT skills in terms of data analysis, manipulation and presentations.
  • Additional language skills would be an advantage (French, Italian, German).

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