Subcontract Programme Managers

BAE Systems
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
28 Jul 2017
28 Aug 2017
Specialist Area
Procurement, Supply chain
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Major Subcontract Programme Manager

Would you like to play a key role managing major subcontractors for our Submarine Solutions business? We currently have vacancies for Major Subcontract Programme Managers at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Major Subcontract Programme Manager, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining an effective subcontract programme management capability. You will be ensuring a cost effective, “end to end” solution is delivered for complex subcontracts with individual values of £20M+ that meet the end customer’s requirements as well as the business objectives of BAE Systems Submarines.  

This role will provide you with the chance to manage from “cradle to grave” subcontract activities for major submarine programmes of national importance, as well as liaising with key senior stakeholders.

Your main responsibilities as a Major Subcontract Programme Manager will involve:

Collaborating with Commercial, Engineering, Quality and Build Delivery to understand the customer’s requirement in order to define and then implement the major subcontract to understand the customer’s requirement in order to define and then implement the major subcontract strategy that fulfils those requirements

Aligning the subcontract strategy with the planning activities for the overall programme and executing all tendering activities in accordance with appropriate legislation and assessed workload

Ensuring individual procurement, supply chain, negotiation and make vs buy plans for each contract are in place

Overseeing/leading on all activities associated with the negotiation and placing of major subcontracts and managing the deliverables ensuring that the contract’s cost, schedule and performance boundaries are maintained; conducting regular internal Phase Review assessments of suppliers’ own sub-contract management and procurement plans

Acting as the key interface between the business and cross-sector suppliers and suppliers’ best practice programmes/teams thereby promoting continuous improvement and managing the resolution of performance issues with the contract

Your skills and qualifications:

Clear track record of having defined and implemented sizeable subcontract strategies in support of major programmes in UK-based or international businesses

Proven experience of leading and developing the functional capability within subcontract programme management and procurement teams

Proven track record of having successfully delivered innovative, robust, high performing subcontract solutions in a major programme environment

Demonstrable stakeholder management skills, with a clear ability to engage, constructively challenge and influence successful programme outcomes

Relevant industry recognised qualifications/ certification such as MCIPS or equivalent

What we're looking for in you:

As a subcontract programme manager, with a track record of leading and delivering complex subcontracts for major programmes you will be an excellent communicator, able to influence at all levels across the business. With a collaborative working style you are effective at both a strategic and tactical level.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes bespoke relocation packages and support, a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive and a Car ore Car Allowance.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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