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Supply Chain Specialist (Bids) (Permanent)

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire Country: UK

Core Duties

  • Establish supply chain strategies/negotiation plans/make vs buy reviews
  • Defining Supply support and Logistics, Inventory optimisation and arising rate management requirements
  • Creation and update of procurement plans
  • Sub contract creation and negotiation ensuring the correct flow down of appropriate Terms and Conditions from the prime contract
  • Provide appropriate supply chain related inputs into internal reviews
  • Lead and manage supplier response evaluation activities to identify the best value for money solutions
  • Engage and support stakeholders to generate, negotiate and place contracts with selected suppliers; including agreeing scope, contracting frameworks, prices and delivery schedules
  • Managing and mitigating supply chain risk

Functional Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent and broad Supply Chain best practice knowledge and experience
  • A breadth of business knowledge and expertise, including good business, market and competitor knowledge as well as depth of vision and creativity and an ability to develop Supply Chain strategy to support business objectives and strategy
  • Contracting for Availability (CfA) bid experience including and not limited to Service Management, Equipment availability provision and tracking, Packing, Handling, Storage and Transport, Performance Management and Reporting, Risk and Opportunity Management, Configuration Management and Obsolescence Management
  • Strong commercial awareness and ability to create and negotiate terms and conditions
  • The ability to utilise and interpret financial data and performance measures
  • Broad engineering knowledge would be a distinct advantage but not essential

Business expertise

  • Defence supply chain experience
  • In depth knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain Management practice

Interpersonal skills

  • Self Confidence - Demonstrate confidence in ability to successfully take on challenges and add value
  • Initiative - Recognise short term opportunities and take proactive steps to act on them
  • Collaborate - Uses own (and others) and externally with partners, suppliers and other organisations to help get things done
  • Lateral thinker - Articulate and intelligent with good lateral thinking skills
  • Build trusted, long term customer relationships
  • Problem Solving - Identify problems and test a number of alternative solutions using knowledge, skills and experience
  • Management - Manage emotions and strong feelings under stress, behave in appropriate and helpful ways if placed in difficult circumstances
  • Teamwork - Actively work to cooperate with others; believe that working together is more productive than by working separately or competitively.

Posted Date: 11 Jul 2019 Reference: JS-7295 /BBBH7295 Employment Agency: aap3 Contact: Rochelle Robinson