Engineering Outsourcing Manager

Safran Group
Grove, UK
16 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.
Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.
Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification of electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 12,400 employees across 12 different countries.

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Job details
Main domain/Job field
Research, design and development - R&D Technical Direction
Job title
Engineering Outsourcing Manager
Employment type
Professional category
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Part time / Full time
Job description
This role is responsible for ensure that strategic and operational requirements of all outsourced work are identified and fulfilled by providing and managing a robust outsourcing process and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships.It will provide a single point of contact for locally & globally sourced technical and/or professional sub-contracting services supporting both Technical and Non-Technical Work Packages and Contingency Resourcing (Technical Assistance).• Define and develop clear Make vs Buy strategy for each engineering CoE with the CoE managers, Head of Engineering and Pitstone site General Manager. • Deploy and execute the agreed strategy with service providers with a clear approach to minimise Technical assist type of outsourcing - migrating towards more work package type of outsourcing.• Ensuring that the outsourcing strategy is aligned with the budget to ensure planned and actual spends match.• Management of suppliers to include a robust governance structure for the purpose of recording operational performance as well as reviewing strategic direction and future opportunities across the site and functions.• Facilitate, monitoring and regular reporting of supplier performance metrics using methods such as site visits, program and relationship reviews to ensure all suppliers of resource or work packages are efficiently managed, offer value for money and the right quality.• Presenting status and clear reporting of all outsourcing activities and overall effectiveness & value for money to the General Manager, Head of Engineering & the CoE managers. • Work in conjunction with the Procurement team to develop and maintain supplier contracts, including full terms and conditions to ensure local functional requirements are properly addressed.• Support SAFRAN UK in any consolidation supplier strategy to ensure the Pitstone site benefits from any volume based agreements.• Drive continual review to suggest improvements to the cost benefit and competency effectiveness of each supplier engagement; e.g. assessment of Technical Assistance v's Work Packages, supplier consolidation.• Create and maintain standard SoW templates with 'how-to-complete' guidelines, roles and responsibilities to help streamline the outsourcing process for all functions which are a customer for this process - also support creation of full SOW`s for specific activities as needed.• Ensure suppliers' compliance with company policies and procedures.This should not be considered an exhaustive list of the duties of the position, and stretch objectives may be set, with support and training provided as appropriate.
Additional description
• Manage all outsourcing needs in a consolidated & consistent manner• Will manage a team of up to 2-3 resources• Site annual spend on Outsourcing: £5M+• Liaise with multiple internal and external stakeholders• Visits to SAFRAN UK and globally-based supplier sites
Travel specifictity
Some travel requirement to visit suppliers as needed.
Candidate skills & requirements
• Knowledge of business-wide processes relevant to the Pitstone site.• Project management skills (planning, communication).• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain excellent and credible stakeholder relationships, including peers, management and customers.• Extensive experience working in aircraft, aerospace, electronics, software and/or other high tech industries. (Relevant Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification).• Experience with successful Outsourcing within the UK, Europe and globally.• Specific experience in managing contractor suppliers and agencies directly.• Leadership and team management skills with a proactive and energetic style.• Competent in using Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project tools.• Ability to generate and maintain performance metrics and demonstrate their use to generate further improvements both internally and within our suppliers.Job location
Job location
Europe, UK, England, South East
City (-ies)

Pitstone, UK

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