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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 Lead (Bids)

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

Great opportunity for an experience Supply Chain professional with Bids experience to work for an engineering giant in Portsmouth.

Reporting to the Supply Chain lead, supporting the day to day Supply chain bid activities, following a strategic structured sourcing process, to carry out appropriate sourcing activities to identify Value for Money (VfM) solutions within a business winning Project environment.

Responsibilites

  • Implementing robust supply chains to support delivery of customer bids
  • Define and deliver the Procurement Plan aligned with the overall Bid Project Plan and schedule
  • Ensure the timely preparation of supplier RFQs and quotations in support of the price assembly process
  • Analysing current data to inform the supply chain solution
  • Negotiate supply chain solutions to support Customer tender
  • Work closely with the wider procurement team across BAE Systems Maritime and Maritime Services to ensure that existing supply chain trading relationships and capabilities are leveraged
  • Manage the supplier relationships throughout the bid process
  • Managing and mitigating supply chain risk

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been confirmed as being INSIDE IR35

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


Senior Buyer

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £20.00 - £25.00 per hour

Senior Buyer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Samlesbury as a Senior Buyer. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to join the existing Capital & Construction procurement team, working across Warton & Samlesbury sites.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with key stakeholders to determine product and service needs
  • Lead the process for undertaking market surveys of potential suppliers
  • Lead the process to prepare and issue pre-qualification documents
  • Assess the commercial status of potential suppliers including use of external financial advisors where appropriate
  • Prepare & issue reports outlining recommendations for the use of potential suppliers
  • Lead the process for supplier de-briefs
  • Where required undertake visits to assess potential suppliers
  • Corroborate the commercial and procurement aspects of business cases for proposed investments
  • Help devise procurement strategies and contracting routes
  • Prepare & maintain procurement plans
  • Attend & support project reviews
  • Assist suppliers to register & use e-RFX systems
  • Provide commercial advice on scopes of work & schedules of service prepared by others
  • Prepare & collate RFP packs (in conjunction with our professional advisors where necessary)
  • Develop assessment criteria to be utilised to select the successful bid
  • Issue tenders using e-RFX systems
  • Ensure tenders are run in accordance with the appropriate governance guidelines
  • Respond to tender queries as received from bidders
  • Manage tender returns in accordance with appropriate governance guidelines
  • Undertake commercial assessment (in conjunction with our professional advisors where necessary – on larger projects a QS may lead the commercial tender assessment)

Key skills & qualifications

Excellent stakeholder engagement skills Ability to manage contracts including contract negotiation

Supplier Management

Experience working in a similar position or a related degree

Experience within construction and/or plant & equipment categories

Strong negotiation and communication skills

Good understanding of construction & engineering processes

Ability to work under pressure, whilst ensuring deadlines are met

Experience with Word and Excel software

Comfortable in a fast paced commercial environment

Ability to read, understand and abstract technical information from drawings and specifications to procure materials, equipment and services

Knowledge / experience of JCT / NEC contracts

Knowledge / experience of CDM (Construction Design Management) Regulations

Knowledge / experience of RIBA plan of works

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: Samlesbury & Warton

Rate: £25.00 per hour

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


Procurement Professional

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £30.00 - £35.00 per hour

Procurement Professional Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow as a Procurement Professional. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to undertake all aspects of procurement related activity to cost, quality and schedule.

Key Responsibilities

Deliver Procurement expertise in line with corporate Procurement policy and process in line with business requirements and performance objectives.
The following activities are typical of work to be carried out with levels of autonomy as indicated.
All tasks must be performed with a right first time ethic in order to meet business-wide Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People principles.
* Have a sound understanding of and apply the Quality Management System documentation e.g. Policy, Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope and to comply with Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) rules and control measures.
* Support the development, review and update of relevant systems and processes to ensure the effective delivery of activities in assigned areas.
* Support team members to self-verify work to ensure adherence to relevant business systems procedures, policies and processes. Provide guidance to enable the team to produce right first time information.
* Apply strong awareness of risk and opportunity management to optimise performance and minimise risk within scope of work.
* Support team members in ensuring all business systems, document management systems and data sources are kept up-to-date to provide a single point of truth for stakeholders.
* Develop, maintain and manage key relationships both internally and externally. Lead team members to promote effective cross functional collaboration and deliver procurement support and guidance to other functions as required.
* Support audit activity as required.
* Support the delivery of Quality Integrated Work Team performance and Quality Maturity Matrix improvement activity.
* Contribute knowledge and experience to support Continuous Improvement and Learning from Experience activity across the Supply Chain function.
* Provide development support to team members, colleagues and Early Careers.
* Plan, control and deliver assigned projects independently.

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: £35.00 per hour

PLEASE NOTE – This role is inside of 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.


Category Manager – Logistics

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £450.00 - £500.00 per day

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Logistics Leader to develop the future strategy for Logistics / Materials Management which ensures operational efficiency and material availability are optimised in conjunction with delivering a cost benefit realisation.

Scope

– Develop a medium to long-term strategy that delivers a best-in-class logistics operation / solution

– Evaluate existing supply chain operations, both internal and external

– Undertake deep dive into end-to-end value stream identifying further opportunities for improvement to material availability

– Present findings, ideas and improvement plans to senior leaders

– Monitor progress of ongoing improvement projects, tracking benefits realisation

– Leverage the experience and expertise both internally and with our key logistics partners to accelerate the pace of change

– Support Logistics Working Group

Anticipated Deliverables

A detailed strategy paper / document, containing:

– An outline of opportunities identified

– A potential prioritisation matrix

– Business Case for strategy detailing potential size, complexity, and estimated resource required to deliver

– Proposed route to implementation, including anticipated project plan

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