This role will involve actively working in a matrix organisation structure as the primary Procurement lead within the Integrated Mission Solutions (IMS) Sector of our Electronic Warfare (EW) business.
Support IPT and developing strategic relationships with key partner companies.
The main focus for this role will require a demonstrated ability to manage internal and external relationships and experiences of working cross functionally in a matrix organisation, in order to influence a breadth of business decisions and will need to demonstrate effective subcontract management by developing robust contracts which address lifecycle factors whilst fostering and maintaining key supplier relationships, delivering on short term demands and long term business objectives.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate successful subcontract management by developing robust contracts which mitigate commercial risk and address lifecycle factors whilst fostering and maintaining supplier relationships.
Key Responsibility Areas
Lead the delivery of sub-contract work packages and other procurement related services as required by the business
Develop effective relationships both horizontally and vertically with the IMS Suppliers, Partners and Subcontractors to influence successful achievement and execution of the current and future programmes.
Translate customer/project requirements into commercial documents, particularly pertaining to the design, development and production of bespoke complex electronic systems and other technical services
Work with stakeholders, at all levels, in order to understand customer requirements and critical success factors
Understanding mechanisms of mitigating risk associated with entering into commercial agreements
Develop and negotiate robust contracts for services, intangible and tangible deliverables using standard and non-standard formats
Ensure that the appropriate commercial protections are in place such as; effective Partnering Agreements, Supply Agreements, Software Licence Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA's)/Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA's)/Export Licences etc.
Drives and leads strategies to influence business decisions throughout the project life cycle
Identify solutions for complex areas of potential risk/opportunity e.g. sub-contract risk, IPR, liability and exchange rate exposure etc.
Create and maintain robust Procurement Plans and executable strategies in line with Life Cycle Management (LCM) principles
Lead the generation and review of 'appropriate' specifications and Statement of Work documents
Promotes a culture of best practice and sharing of knowledge within the function and across the wider business
Management of Compliance and Governance, restrictions for all procured items and services
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
Strong and effective communication skills, with the ability to develop and nurture internal and external relationships, promote customer intimacy and team working.
A track record of delivering Sub-Contracted work packages
Qualified to degree level or equivalent or significant relevant work experience (studying towards or achievement of MCIPS is preferred)
A good understanding of the Commercial and Legal Aspects associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry or a similar market sector
An ability to think 'outside of the box' offering solutions to enable the function to add value and innovation
Ability to engage and influence cross-functional/cross site teams
Good communication skills - written, oral and presentations.
Background and experience of managing software sub contracts and complex terms and conditions is preferred
A good working knowledge and understanding of Procurement within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector) and ability to apply them with minimal supervision and direction
A good understanding of IPR associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector)
Degree or equivalent in Business Studies
Ideally MCIPS qualified or studying towards
SAP familiarity (or equivalent integrated business systems)
This role may require some travel to different Leonardo MW Ltd and supplier facilities - with occasional overnight stays