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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.


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)

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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.


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.


Material Provision Co-Ordinator

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £17.00 - £21.00 per hour

Material Provision Co-Ordinator Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Material Provision Co-Ordinator. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to ensure that all materials and tooling at the pre-production phase are identified, kitted and available to allow work to be passed to production. This role will co-ordinate and work collaboratively with the stores and supply chain team.

Material Provision Co-Ordinator

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Material Provision Co-Ordinator.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to ensure that all materials and tooling at the pre-production phase are identified, kitted and available to allow work to be passed to production. This role will co-ordinate and work collaboratively with the stores and supply chain team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for pre-production checks to ensure right materials and tooling is assigned to work orders that enable Team Leaders to allow first time execution of work.
  • Ownerships for kitting materials to work orders in the lay apart areas so materials are in hand and not just shown on IFS. Deliver kitted work orders to the receipt and despatch area of the project.
  • When materials are MSM work collaboratively with MoD team so these are collected from the ship and kitted as part of the kitting and pre-production checks process.
  • Accountable for maintaining and monitoring both the consumable containers and forward spares lockers.
  • Work collaboratively with the planning and supply chain team by completing material usage reviews and ensuring the relevant follow up actions are actioned by (feedback change requests) so lessons are identified for future projects.
  • Work collaboratively with other stakeholders such as logistics and stores to improve the material provision and recommend adjustments to the Min/Max stock levels (COP) accordingly to ensure the right level of materials are is always available.
  • Accountable for taking issues and problems with materials/tooling and apply fundamental problem solving skills to resolve issues that arise from production delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with the planning and estimating team to ensure the parts database is live and accurate and achieve sharing

Key skills & qualifications

  • Good communication skills to ensure information can be flowed within the IDT and industrial levels.
  • High levels of customer focus to ensure that delivery meets and exceeds the set expectations set by both the Ship staff and COM’s.
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety requirements/legislation.
  • Good financial awareness skills to ensure value for money for material and tooling provision, with the aim of reducing material costs to projects.
  • Excellent problem solving skills that enables information to be collated processed so solutions are put in place to assist the daily drum beat of production teams.
  • Good people and behavioural skills to motivate a team to deliver effectively against tight schedules.
  • Must be methodical when reviewing information within IFS so that faults and issues can be identified and corrected prior to work being released.
  • Has the ability to interpret Engineering specifications, drawings and guidance to ensure material and tooling provision is readily accessible to Team Leaders and industrial staff prior to it being released.
  • Computer literate and good understanding of IFS, Word and Excel.

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: £21.12 per hour (Inside IR35)

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


Supply Chain Advisor

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £13.98 - £19.72 per hour

Supply Chain Advisor Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Supply Chain Advisor. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work for our client in the Defence industry, supporting the development of procurement / supply chain strategies & plans, and the engagement of internal and external suppliers & customers as required to meet the project/business objectives.

Supply Chain Advisor

Role Summary

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

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work for our client in the Defence industry, supporting the development of procurement / supply chain strategies & plans, and the engagement of internal and external suppliers & customers as required to meet the project/business objectives.

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

Key skills & qualifications

  • Experience of Procurement / Supply Chain Department
  • A degree of 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: £18.98 per hour (inside IR35)

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


Supply Chain Manager

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • £35.00 - £39.00 per hour

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Scotstoun as a Supply Chain Manager. The role will be an initial 6 month and will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with key programme stakeholders, the Supply Chain Materials Management & Outsourced Logistics to fulfil the end-to-end Logistics lifecycle scope. 6 to 12 months duration with temp to perm opportunity for the right candidate Hybrid working available - 3 days on site and 2 days from home.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Scotstoun as a Supply Chain Manager

The role will be an initial 6 month and will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with key programme stakeholders, the Supply Chain Materials Management & Outsourced Logistics to fulfil the end-to-end Logistics lifecycle scope.

  • 6 to 12 months duration with temp to perm opportunity for the right candidate
  • Hybrid working available – 3 days on site and 2 days from home.

Key Responsibilities

This is primarily a complex commercial contract management role that requires a level of expertise within the Logistics arena. The ideal candidate will draw upon extensive knowledge of Supply Chain best practice, subject matter expertise and LfE to lead the Supply Chain and Logistics process.

  • Develop, own and drive the overarching delivery plan. Define measures, milestones, dependencies, key performance indicators and internal service delivery agreements to enable delivery.
  • Commercial and financial management and execution of 3PL contract, including management of supplier deliverables, contract change activities and dispute resolution.
  • Develop the warehousing concepts to provide improved storage, resilience and flexibility across programmes and sites.
  • Ensure business and 3rd Party Logistics provider is compliant with FCF and all other associated controls
  • Undertake Programme and Business reviews, including presenting supplier, contract and financial delivery management information to senior leadership team.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Proven Track record of deploying logistics strategy and managing a 3PL/4PL in a large scale, complex manufacturing programme
  • Expert level negotiation skills, proven Influencing and Strategic Supplier Management capabilities
  • Financial business and budgeting capabilities
  • 5 years experience in logistics, operations and management

What we’re looking for in you

  • This is a business, customer and supplier facing role, which will require the deployment of extensive stakeholder management and influencing skills across the organisation.
  • 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.

Location: Scotstoun, Glasgow

Rate: £39.87 per hour (inside IR35)

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


Supply Chain Advisor

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £13.98 - £18.98 per hour

Supply Chain Advisor Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Supply Chain Advisor. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work for our client in the Defence industry, supporting the development of procurement / supply chain strategies & plans, and the engagement of internal and external suppliers & customers as required to meet the project/business objectives.

Supply Chain Advisor

Role Summary

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

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work for our client in the Defence industry, supporting the development of procurement / supply chain strategies & plans, and the engagement of internal and external suppliers & customers as required to meet the project/business objectives.

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

Key skills & qualifications

  • Experience of Procurement / Supply Chain Department
  • A degree of 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: £18.98 per hour (inside IR35)

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


Supply Chain Lead

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £24.00 - £29.00 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 support the development of procurement / supply chain strategies & plans.

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 support the development of procurement / supply chain strategies & plans.

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
  • Ensure application of the estimating and procurement process is adheard to in line with supplier commodity and supplier approvals (JOSCAR)
  • Understand drawing and specification requirements
  • Ensure robust contractual arrangements with the supply chain including flow down of business/project conditions.
  • Ensure compliance with company policy & procedures including the Quality System, SHE & Responsible Business Conduct. Flow down to suppliers of obligations in this regard
  • Working knowledge of the legal environment related to purchasing contracts and framework agreements

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: £29.46 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

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


Material Provision Co-Ordinator

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £17.00 - £21.00 per hour

Material Provision Co-Ordinator Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Material Provision Co-Ordinator. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to ensure that all materials and tooling at the pre-production phase are identified, kitted and available to allow work to be passed to production. This role will co-ordinate and work collaboratively with the stores and supply chain team.

Material Provision Co-Ordinator

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Material Provision Co-Ordinator.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to ensure that all materials and tooling at the pre-production phase are identified, kitted and available to allow work to be passed to production. This role will co-ordinate and work collaboratively with the stores and supply chain team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for pre-production checks to ensure right materials and tooling is assigned to work orders that enable Team Leaders to allow first time execution of work.
  • Ownerships for kitting materials to work orders in the lay apart areas so materials are in hand and not just shown on IFS. Deliver kitted work orders to the receipt and despatch area of the project.
  • When materials are MSM work collaboratively with MoD team so these are collected from the ship and kitted as part of the kitting and pre-production checks process.
  • Accountable for maintaining and monitoring both the consumable containers and forward spares lockers.
  • Work collaboratively with the planning and supply chain team by completing material usage reviews and ensuring the relevant follow up actions are actioned by (feedback change requests) so lessons are identified for future projects.
  • Work collaboratively with other stakeholders such as logistics and stores to improve the material provision and recommend adjustments to the Min/Max stock levels (COP) accordingly to ensure the right level of materials are is always available.
  • Accountable for taking issues and problems with materials/tooling and apply fundamental problem solving skills to resolve issues that arise from production delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with the planning and estimating team to ensure the parts database is live and accurate and achieve sharing

Key skills & qualifications

  • Good communication skills to ensure information can be flowed within the IDT and industrial levels.
  • High levels of customer focus to ensure that delivery meets and exceeds the set expectations set by both the Ship staff and COM’s.
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety requirements/legislation.
  • Good financial awareness skills to ensure value for money for material and tooling provision, with the aim of reducing material costs to projects.
  • Excellent problem solving skills that enables information to be collated processed so solutions are put in place to assist the daily drum beat of production teams.
  • Good people and behavioural skills to motivate a team to deliver effectively against tight schedules.
  • Must be methodical when reviewing information within IFS so that faults and issues can be identified and corrected prior to work being released.
  • Has the ability to interpret Engineering specifications, drawings and guidance to ensure material and tooling provision is readily accessible to Team Leaders and industrial staff prior to it being released.
  • Computer literate and good understanding of IFS, Word and Excel.

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: £21.12 per hour (Inside IR35)

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