Interim Programme Sourcing Manager (Indirects & Direct Procurement)


  • Fixed Term Contract
  • Abingdon Reaction Engines

Our client is pioneering the next generation of hypersonic & space access propulsion.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced indirect procurement professional with ideally, some direct procurement knowledge for a 6 month fixed term contract, with the possibility of an extension. As a key member of the Supply Chain Team, you will work within a team of 6 Programme Sourcing Manager’s reporting directly to the Head of Supply Chain whilst creating and implementing a supply chain commercial framework to meet the company requirements.

Developing expert knowledge in and designing and implementing effective strategies to maximise value for a range of indirect categories like Transport, Capex, Site & Facilities Management, Services, I.T. & Telecoms, and HR will be your major responsibility. The ability to work collaboratively across functions and departments will be extremely important for your success.

Key aspects of this role include but are not limited to sourcing strategy development, implementation, and analysis; creating SOW packages and conducting ITT activities, operational contract review & execution including negotiations and compliance; drafting Terms & Conditions, internal customer service advisory support; as well as facilitate cross functional and cross departmental collaboration.

The successful candidate will be ideally CIPS qualified with at least 4 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management and a proven track record of success working in Indirect Procurement. Experience in leading cross functional teams, strong communication and analytical skills and the ability to be a proactive team player is a must. You will be commercially astute with sufficient gravitas to inspire and give confidence to both internal and external stakeholders.

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