Job Description

Supply Chain Lead- 6 month Contract


£19.36 PAYE p/h

Responsible for the management of all aspects of contract delivery and performance throughout the contract lifecycle.

Procurement packages are established and may be at pre contract or delivery phase. Contract managers will be responsible for procurement packages within the following categories:

  • complex power and propulsion systems or equipment
  • modified systems or equipment
  • equipment parts (complex, modified and COTS)
  • build consumables
  • commodities (raw materials)

Applications are invited from Contract Managers experienced in delivery of similar contracts preferably in defence or similar industry e.g. automotive, aerospace for current and future vacancies.

Additional Information

The Supply Chain Principal and Supply Chain Lead positions have the same overall contract management responsibilities. Contract value and complexity differentiates the 2 positions with Supply Chain Principal being the more senior of the 2 positions.


  • End to end Contract Management in line with procurement and category strategies:
  • contract mobilisation
  • management of contract lifecycle
  • on time delivery performance of product and associated documentation
  • Cost account management
  • right first time quality performance
  • working to programme schedule
  • dispute resolution with suppliers
  • contract closure

Additional Key Accountabilities:

  • Supplier and stakeholder management
  • Maintaining supplier regulatory compliance documentation

The Individual


  • Sourcing
  • Contracting and legal environment
  • Negotiation
  • Supplier management and measurement
  • Risk and opportunity management
  • Financial spend management
  • Lifecycle management

For more information please contact Liam Fahey on 0161 694 9207 or email

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