Supplier Operations Manager

Job Title: Supplier Operations Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: Up to £400 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO0000019972_1575979656
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 10, 2019 12:07

Job Description

Sitec currently have an opportunity for a Supplier Operations Manager to join our client based in Portsmouth. This is a contract role for an initial 6 months and has a pay rate of £400p/day Ltd.

Role Overview

The operations we are responsible for are the development and deliveries by our subcontractors of complex systems and equipment, usually electronics ones. Our Supplier Operations Managers (SOM) are responsible for each contract to lead our supplier and the internal Airbus stakeholders to ensure delivery to agreed performance and flight quality, on time and to cost.

As a result, the role is a mixture of supplier, product, engineering, manufacturing and project management roles, all held through influencing skills, as the formal decision authority is shared within several Airbus stakeholders. Delivering equipment to AIT, you would have a direct impact on Telecom or ENS Payloads, and you will share the pride of successfully launching them into space with a strong Airbus and supplier team.

Skills Required

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Degree in Engineering, Business Management or equivalent

A least 5 years of experience in activities which have allowed you to acquire sound skills and knowledge of:

  • Engineering/Quality/Manufacturing/Technical Procurement
  • Ability to anticipate, assess and mitigate risks
  • Strong communication skills including active listening and empathy
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to persuade, influence and convince
  • Excellent skills in relationship building, team building, empowering, motivating others and conflict management
  • Skilled use of office tools (Word, Microsoft Project)
  • Negotiation level of English, both written and verbal
  • Industrial experience abroad would be a highly valued benefit
  • Knowledge of other languages, particularly German, French, Spanish or Japanese would be a highly valued benefit
  • System engineering / Project management certifications would be a valued benefit
  • Skills/Experience in any other digital tools would be a valued benefit

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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