Supply Chain Programme Manager

Job: Supply Chain Programme Manager

Location: Derby (Hybrid working)

Salary: Competitive Salary + Package + Bonus

Duration: Permanent


Do you want to be part of an organisation that will create clean, affordable energy for all? We’re working with Rolls-Royce SMR (small modular reactor) to recruit a Supply Chain Delivery Manager.

The Company

Rolls-Royce SMR is a start-up joint special purpose vehicle (SPV) business, specifically created to design, construct and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactors power plants that will be a critical and strategic player in the race to Net Zero carbon emissions globally. Spun out of Rolls-Royce with its pedigree in engineering excellence but also attracting world class inward investment this is an exciting new business with an optimistic opportunity to be a global player in the coming years.

The Post

An influential and key role within the procurement team you will be responsible for working within the component and system delivery teams to ensure that procurement elements of programs are properly resourced, dependencies understood and timescales underpinned. You will ensure purchasing activities related to the through life delivery of our components are managed and be responsible for large packages of work. With the component and buying teams you will manage delivery of equipment to sites and factories and be responsible for steering supplier relationships.

This is a chance to work closely with stakeholders at all levels internally as well as externally. We are committed to exceeding our customer expectations to deliver products and services of the highest quality, on time, in full and at a globally competitive cost.

This role will test your program management and supply chain experience and is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business in a key role.

Key Responsibilities

Purchase/Project Strategy - Accountable for securing Purchase commitment to the project business plan and responsible for ensuring that Purchase resource is provisioned accordingly. Accountable for successful delivery of SC project once assigned. Accountable for ensuring that, at each stage of the project, the customer requirements are understood and incorporated into Purchase strategy. Accountable for ensuring that Customer Project teams are conversant with the relevant Purchase strategies, policies, organisation and processes.

Programme Management - Accountable for ensuring Purchase and Project input to the Supply Chain Requirements Document is achievable. Responsible for ensuring that Purchase plans are maintained, reviewed and supported by relevant management reports covering the key deliverables. Accountable for review of programme status with customers in accordance with Programme Management governance. Responsible for coordinating Customer/Project specific campaigns. Accountable for the management of Purchase issues and risks

Supplier Relationships - Where designated, responsible for the effective day to day supplier relationship management and operational performance of partners and suppliers

Cost Management - Management of short/medium term cost improvement plans with designated suppliers that are aligned to integrated commodity / category strategy(s). Understands suppliers manufacturing processes and associated cost drivers to support the development of cost engineering capabilities within the supply chain

Strategic Sourcing - Where designated, responsible for supporting the programme management and execution of sourcing activities, to meet the internal and external stakeholder requirements for current and future programmes.

Export Control - Responsible for ensuring that any Export Control provisions are deployed across Purchase and other functions within the IPT.

Risk Management - Responsible for deployment of Risk Management process using standard tools & processes to identify key risks and secure the required mitigation. Provides Customer interface with Purchase Risk Co-ordinator

Customer/Project Reviews - Accountable for completion of the functional input to gated reviews in line with business requirements. Responsible for ensuring that resultant Purchase actions are closed out in a timely manner. Responsible for presenting the Purchase Function project strategy & status to the customer as required.

Project/Purchase Interface - Accountable for engagement of relevant Purchase roles with the project. Accountable for co-ordination of major Project/Supplier interface events covering major schedule changes, Project and Customer Reviews.

Processes and Procedures - Accountable for ensuring Project and Customer compliance to Purchase processes and procedures

Code of Ethics - Responsible for ensuring their own compliance to the company and/or professional certification code of ethics.

Required Competencies

  • Understands the appropriate level of Risk in the Company.
  • Has a grasp of any implications of Public Relations.
  • Understands and applies appropriate Corporate Governance to decision making.
  • Understands appropriate Commercial and Corporate law decision making.
  • Understands Safety & UK Regulatory Affairs
  • Building & maintaining relationships
  • Respectful Work Environment
  • Take Ownership
  • Taking Effective Actions
  • Commitment to safety
  • Communicate effectively
  • Purchasing Processes
  • Export Control
  • Project Risk Management
  • Negotiation
  • Project Consolidated Planning
  • Project Change Control
  • Project lifecycle management

Qualifications & Experience

  • Knowledge of Purchasing Strategy, Policies & Processes
  • Knowledge of Project Management processes, tools and techniques
  • A proven track record in delivering results
  • Possesses the flexibility to respond to uncertain or ambiguous situations with a minimum of stress
  • Global outlook and exposure to different challenges, cultures and ways of working.
  • Skilled at various influence tactics
  • Good communicator
  • Knowledge of Purchasing Strategy, Policies & Processes
  • Knowledge of Project Management processes, tools and techniques
  • A proven track record in delivering results

For further information please apply online or contact Jack Dawkins at Morson Talent

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Derbyshire, England, UK