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Supply Chain Managers are responsible for overseeing and managing our clients overall supply chain and logistics strategy in order to maximize process efficiency and productivity. They also play a crucial role in developing and maintaining good relationships with vendors and distributors working alongside procurement. Aap3 has provided Supply Chain professionals to organisations throughout the UK.


Supply Chain Professional

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £19.94 per hour + Inside IR35

Applies Supply Chain processes (Procurement, Logistics or Planning) within projects or business functions and works with other functional representatives and/or customers and suppliers to meet operational needs of line management and the business. Requires a good professional knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain principles and practices, including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made across the wider Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Professional

Overview

Applies Supply Chain processes (Procurement, Logistics or Planning) within projects or business functions and works with other functional representatives and/or customers and suppliers to meet operational needs of line management and the business.

Requires a good professional knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain principles and practices, including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made across the wider Supply Chain.

Core Duties

Procurement

  • The Procurement Professional develops and applies procurement processes within projects or business functions to source goods and services, either for routine purchases or for lower value/risk non-standard items or services
  • The Procurement Professional works with other functional representatives and/or customers and suppliers to meet operational needs of line management and the business, and to ensure that quality, cost and delivery considerations are factored into procurement decisions
  • The role requires a solid professional knowledge and understanding of procurement principles and practices, including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made to business stakeholders and suppliers

Logisitcs

  • The Logistics Professional will use apply their knowledge of logistics processes and technologies to ensure that these meet BAE Systems’ and the customer’s requirements
  • This will include maintaining and updating the warehousing infrastructure and processes as required by the business , operating warehousing processes to meet agreed service levels , as well as understanding the key issues in relation to transport management. Furthermore the Logistics Professional will interface with stakeholders both inside and outside of Supply Chain, and appreciate the impacts of logistics decisions on the Supply Chain as a whole
  • The Logistics Professional may also be asked to play a role in identifying and delivering improvements to logistics processes both within Supply Chain and as part of cross-functional teams

Planning

  • The Logistics Professional will use apply their knowledge of logistics processes and technologies to ensure that these meet BAE Systems’ and the customer’s requirements
  • This will include maintaining and updating the warehousing infrastructure and processes as required by the business , operating warehousing processes to meet agreed service levels , as well as understanding the key issues in relation to transport management. Furthermore the Logistics Professional will interface with stakeholdersboth inside and outside of Supply Chain, and appreciate the impacts of logistics decisions on the Supply Chain as a whole
  • The Logistics Professional may also be asked to play a role in identifying and delivering improvements to logistics processes both within Supply Chain and as part of cross-functional teams

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Supply Chain Professional

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £22.26 - £27.26 per hour

Supply Chain Lead Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Supply Chain Lead. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work within the Warship Support Maritime Services Supply Chain responsible for delivering procurement / supply chain activities.

Supply Chain Lead

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Supply Chain Lead.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work within the Warship Support Maritime Services Supply Chain responsible for delivering procurement / supply chain activities associated with a defined area.

Key Responsibilities

– Support and/or prepare outputs and deliverables and select suppliers in line with the departmental procedures and systems

– Support and/or negotiate all commercial, financial, quality and schedule elements of contracts and any authorised changes in line with departmental procedures

– Pro-actively support and deliver effective supplier management and manage open order book in line with the project’s integrated schedule

– Support Line Manager in delivering KPI’s

– Identify and implement cost saving opportunities

– Identify risks, opportunities and mitigation plans and implement accordingly

– Act as the primary point of contact with assigned suppliers and customers (internal/external).

– Understand and adhere to the company Export Control requirements

– Be first port of call for escalations within the Supply Chain team

– May be required to support in areas outside of this scope due to business requirements

Key skills & qualifications

– Experience of Procurement / Supply Chain Department

– Commercial and contractual acumen

– Working understanding of tool sets and IT (SAP desirable but not essential)

– Experience and understanding of MRP

– Working knowledge of Purchase to Pay

– Tender process and down selection experience

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £27.26 per hour (inside IR35)

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Supply Chain Professional

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £36.80 per annum

SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Supply Chain Professional. The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work on the Supply Chain for some of the most critical Naval and Maritime Defence projects in the world at one of the busiest Naval Bases in the UK.

SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Supply Chain Professional.

The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work on the Supply Chain for some of the most critical Naval and Maritime Defence projects in the world at one of the busiest Naval Bases in the UK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop relationships with key project personnel to become the supply Chain ‘Point of Contact’ for the project teams.To attend key Project lifecyle ‘gate reviews’ and other review meeting as deemed appropriate.
  • Develops and applies procurement processes within E&ES to source services and goods, for both routine purchases and those requiring an element of contract management.
  • Works with other functional representatives and/or customers and suppliers to meet operational needs of line management and the business, and to ensure that quality, cost and delivery considerations are factored into procurement decisions
  • Supports the development and implementation of supplier management plans for key/Strategic suppliers including partnering strategies, risk and opportunity management and stakeholder management.
  • Supports the planning of E&DS procurement activity in conjunction with technical and Project Management teams making sure timescales and lead times are embedded in the project plan.
  • Ensures full compliance with BAE Systems Maritime Services Supply Chain processes, policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that all purchases are made using online tools and the ERP system (SAP) in compliance with Supply Chain procedures and best practice.
  • Ensures that hard and soft deliverables are made on time and in full and to the correct quality standards. Identifies potential risks and issues and works with the wider team to find resolutions.
  • Work with the Supply Chain team to develop a communications structure to manage Supply Chain status, performance, and critical issues management within a project and functional management structure.
  • Provides visible active commitment to SHE and Quality.
  • Supports the drive for continuous performance through LfE and wider transformational activity within E&DS and the E&DS Supply Chain team.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Requires a solid professional knowledge and understanding of Procurement and Supply Chain management principles and practices, including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made to stakeholders and suppliers
  • Has solid professional knowledge and understanding of BAE Procurement online tools and the ERP system (SAP)

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £36.80 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Freight Officer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum

Freight Officer Role Summary We have an exciting new fixed-term contract opportunity based near Portsmouth as a Freight Officer. The role will be an initial 12-month fixed-term contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for overseeing/arranging shipment of goods to and from sites within the UK and internationally, and transfers of export-controlled technology / US technical data.

Freight Officer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new fixed-term contract opportunity based near Portsmouth as a Freight Officer.

The role will be an initial 12-month fixed-term contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for overseeing/arranging shipment of goods to and from sites within the UK and internationally, and transfers of export-controlled technology/US technical data.

Key Responsibilities

  • Control international and domestic freight movements through Asset Management Requests (AMRs) for five business units.
  • Liaise with approved freight agencies to move goods domestically and internationally.
  • Ensures that freight and logistic issues, including those related to customers or suppliers are reported to RMS Trade Compliance Manager, and acts to resolve any problems.
  • Decide on the preference for freight movements and meet savings objectives to achieve the best and most efficient route to effect delivery or transfer of goods, and to comply with any necessary regulations or compliance requirements (such as Dangerous Goods requirements, or Government Security Classified (GSC) goods are correctly handled through an approved courier).
  • Manage any Customs Special Procedures, Reliefs granted by HMRC or applications for schemes and guarantees as required. Support programmes by actively suggesting any schemes that may be suitable. Liaise with US imports to ensure that all US exportations meet the requirements of ITAR at US Border Control.

Experience in a similar role is essential.

Experience working in the defence industry is desired.

Location: Havant/Hybrid

Rate: £30,000 – 32,000

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Senior Professional – Supply Chain

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £31.80 - £36.80 per hour

Senior Professional - Supply Chain Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Professional - Supply Chain. The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work for our major defence client in the Maritime sector.

Senior Professional – Supply Chain

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Professional – Supply Chain.

The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work for our major defence client in the Maritime sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish & maintain accurate forecasts for supplier document deliveries, based on equipment maturity and supplier practicalities, for assigned Procurement Packs.
  • Act as Comments Consolidator for Support CDRLs (for assigned suppliers and Procurement Packs), liaising with reviewers, suppliers and the engineering teams to achieve ontime, quality deliveries
  • Continuously improve the processes relating to Supplier CDRLs Procurement Activities
  • Plan procurements, including:
    • Working with the teams and other stakeholders, to recommend or influence make/buy and sourcing solutions
    • Identification of suppliers, including running competitions and gaining supplier approval where appropriate
    • Flow down of appropriate terms and conditions
    • Developing a negotiating strategy
  • Place subcontracts, direct to the Maritime Services supply chain.
  • Review and manage the supplier performance, manage change and maintain relationships.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Requires professional knowledge and understanding of Procurement principles and practices, including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made across the wider Supply Chain
  • Works with other functional representatives and/or customers and suppliers to meet operational needs of line management and the business. Typically this role would also be involved in roll-out and management of supply chain processes and technologies.
  • Leading teams that maintain and update infrastructure and processes and transport management, as well as leading cross-functional teams to optimise these and implement improvements.
  • Will have an in-depth understanding of how the teams co-ordinate their efforts and resources to achieve shared objectives.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £36.80 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Supply Chain Lead

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £22.26 - £27.26 per hour

Supply Chain Lead Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Supply Chain Lead. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work within the Warship Support Maritime Services Supply Chain responsible for delivering procurement / supply chain activities associated with a defined area.

Supply Chain Lead

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Supply Chain Lead.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work within the Warship Support Maritime Services Supply Chain responsible for delivering procurement / supply chain activities associated with a defined area.

Key Responsibilities

– Support and/or prepare outputs and deliverables and select suppliers in line with the departmental procedures and systems

– Support and/or negotiate all commercial, financial, quality and schedule elements of contracts and any authorised changes in line with departmental procedures

– Pro-actively support and deliver effective supplier management and manage open order book in line with the project’s integrated schedule

– Support Line Manager in delivering KPI’s

– Identify and implement cost saving opportunities

– Identify risks, opportunities and mitigation plans and implement accordingly

– Act as the primary point of contact with assigned suppliers and customers (internal/external).

– Understand and adhere to the company Export Control requirements

– Be first port of call for escalations within the Supply Chain team

– May be required to support in areas outside of this scope due to business requirements

Key skills & qualifications

– Experience of Procurement / Supply Chain Department

– Commercial and contractual acumen

– Working understanding of tool sets and IT (SAP desirable but not essential)

– Experience and understanding of MRP

– Working knowledge of Purchase to Pay

– Tender process and down selection experience

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £27.26 per hour (inside IR35)

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Senior Material Controller

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £17.61 - £22.61 per hour

Senior Material Controller Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow-In-Furness as a Senior Material Controller. The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large and highly-reputable Defence company.

Senior Material Controller

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow-In-Furness as a Senior Material Controller.

The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large and highly-reputable Defence company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote and comply with Company SHE, security, mandatory training and business requirements.
  • Represent the Supply Chain Function at meetings with regard to designated areas. Provide update on material status and issues (internal and external supply) whilst taking appropriate actions and expediting to satisfy project schedule demands, key milestones and objectives.
  • Production of KPI’s and reports to satisfy business requirements, stating material readiness for specific materials within the appropriate window, in accordance with the System of Work.
  • Ensuring that material issues are resolved in a timely manner, kept up to date or escalating where appropriate.
  • Participate in the assessment of departmental policies and procedures on a periodic basis to identify improvements and confirm that they are appropriate for business needs.
  • Prepare and collate data, to support departmental reports.
  • Promote ‘Right First Time’, contribute to LfE process and liaise with CI team throughout the material readiness/delivery phase.
  • Provide training of team members with regard to use of appropriate business systems, tools and techniques to ensure compliance with function processes and procedures.
  • Principal contact for designated area, providing clear understanding of material status. Expediting priorities to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Display and promote professional behaviours in all areas of performance and duties.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Ability to identify and resolve issues in assigned area of responsibility
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders and customers.
  • Experience in a Supply Chain role/knowledge of Supply Chain processes.
  • Skilled in use of standard Microsoft packages and business systems.
  • Highly motivated and driven to deliver departmental and business targets.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Barrow

Rate: £22.61 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Supply Chain Lead

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £24.00 - £26.00 per hour

The role includes the supporting of bids and the execution of the supply chain strategy and plans, as well as the engagement of internal/external suppliers & customers to ensure the smooth completion of the project's objectives. It is part of a buoyant and stable team supporting the ship repair activities of Royal Naval vessels in Upkeep and Fleet Time within Warship Support.

As a Supply Chain Lead your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Using an ERP tool (IFS), source, negotiate and manage the procurement and or costing of Material in support of Ship Repair Projects.
  • Support and/or prepare outputs and deliverables and select suppliers in association with the departmental procedures and systems.
  • Support and/or negotiate all commercial, financial, quality and schedule elements for projects and any authorised changes in line with departmental procedures.
  • Proactively support and deliver effective supplier management and delivery in line with the project’s integrated schedule.
  • Identify risks, opportunities and mitigation plans, implement accordingly.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for assigned projects, suppliers and customers (internal/external).

As a Supply Chain Lead your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Proven experience of working with a Supply Chain or Procurement delivery focussed role.
  • Strong IT skills, particularly relating to Microsoft Excel.
  • Good level of numeracy and analytical ability.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Stakeholder and Supplier Management experience.
  • Able to self-manage, use initiative and work well with others

What we’re looking for in you:

We are looking for candidates who possess experience of working within a similar role, have the drive and tenacity to deliver results and are flexible and adaptable to change. You will be an outstanding communicator with sound analytical, problem solving skills

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Commercial Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £60.00 - £65.00 per hour

Works as a member of the Commercial Team to provide Commercial services and support to meet the operational needs of the line management within the Naval Ships Combat Systems business

Major Tasks and Activities:

  1. Management of nominated strategically important contracts or bids and oversight to other contract and bids within the team
  2. Lead Capture team through the Request for Bid Approval (RBA) process.
  3. Drafting of any necessary contracts and agreements in accordance with policy.
  4. Development of commercial proposals and the commercial review of the full suite of proposal documents
  5. Support to Procurement in the preparation of sub-contract terms and conditions
  6. Lead in the Negotiation of major tenders and ensuring that this results acceptable business agreements and contracts

Additional Key Accountabilities:

  1. Ability to follow up activities to ensure inputs from others are received and progressed to conclusion
  2. Commitment to meet deadlines and targets
  3. Ability to work unsupervised and provide solutions for management consideration

Key Technical Skills

The role requires a good and broad professional knowledge and understanding of Commercial Principles, Techniques and Practices, including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made. Experience of dealing with UK MOD an advantage.

Key Leadership/People Mgmt Skills

Suitable candidate to be a self- motivated and focused individual. Shall be a leader and a coach to the Commercial Officer/Senior Commercial Officer and ensure a good quality of work.

Shall be able to work equally on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills

  • Will work with other functional representatives and/or customers/suppliers to meet the operational needs of line management and the business
  • Must have good communication skills together with the ability to relate challenging scenarios to customers and suppliers (both internal and external to the business)

Company/Industry Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of UK naval defence sector an advantage
  2. Awareness of business and culture
  3. Understanding of and compliance to Business Ethics requirements (Code of Conduct and Responsible Business Conduct)
  4. Knowledge of company life cycle management and commercial processes
  5. Understanding of contract terms and conditions
  6. Business awareness
  7. Experience of managing customer interface

Qualification

Business Degree or at least 5 years plus experience in a commercial role

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Supply Chain Advisor

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £14.00 - £16.00 per hour

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering supply chain activities within the Operations Delivery Team.

The role includes the supporting of bids and the execution of the supply chain strategy and plans, as well as the engagement of internal/external suppliers & customers to ensure the smooth completion of the project’s objectives. It is part of a buoyant and stable team.

As a Supply Chain Advisor your main responsibilities will involve:

Using an ERP tool (IFS), source, negotiate and manage the procurement and or costing of Material in support of Ship Repair Projects.

Support and/or prepare outputs and deliverables and select suppliers in association with the departmental procedures and systems.

Support and/or negotiate all commercial, financial, quality and schedule elements for projects and any authorised changes in line with departmental procedures.

Proactively support and deliver effective supplier management and delivery in line with the project’s integrated schedule.

Act as the primary point of contact for assigned projects, suppliers and customers (internal/external).

As a Supply Chain Advisor your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Proven experience of working with a Supply Chain or Procurement delivery focussed role.

Strong IT skills, particularly relating to Microsoft Excel.

Good level of numeracy and analytical ability.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Stakeholder and Supplier Management experience

Able to self-manage, use initiative and work well with others

What we’re looking for in you:

We are looking for candidates who possess experience of working within a similar role, have the drive and tenacity to deliver results and are flexible and adaptable to change. You will be an outstanding communicator with sound analytical, problem solving skills.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.