Sub Contract Manager

Sub Contract Manager

Remote role with occasional travel to Bristol

Permanent Opportunity

£50,000 - £55,000 per annum

*Please note this role requires the candidate to be eligible for SC Clearance

Job Description

The main focus for this role will require a demonstrated ability to manage internal and external relationships and experiences of working cross functionally in a matrix organisation, in order to influence a breadth of business decisions and will need to demonstrate effective subcontract management by developing robust contracts which address lifecycle factors whilst fostering and maintaining key supplier relationships, delivering on short term demands and long term business objectives.


  • Lead the delivery of CS3 sub-contract work packages and other procurement related services such as business winning activity as required by the business

  • Translate customer / project requirements into commercial documents, particularly pertaining to the delivery of equipment and wider solutions of the Integrated Solutions Sector in the UK and abroad

  • Understanding mechanisms of mitigating risk associated with entering into commercial agreements

  • Develop and negotiate robust contracts for services, intangible and tangible deliverables

  • Promotes customer intimacy in both internal and external relationships

  • Drives and leads strategies to influence business decisions throughout the project life cycle

  • Identify solutions for complex areas of potential risk /opportunity e.g. sub-contract risk, IPR, liability and exchange rate exposure etc.

  • Draft and prepare complex contract documentation using standard and non-standard formats

  • Lead the generation and review of 'appropriate' specifications and Statement of Work documents

  • Promotes a culture of best practice and sharing of knowledge within the function and across the wider business

  • Work with stakeholders, at all levels, in order to understand customer requirements and critical success factors

  • Management of Compliance and Governance, restrictions for all procured items and services

Required Skills

  • Strong and effective communication skills, with the ability to develop and nurture internal and external relationships, promote customer intimacy and team working.

  • Background and experience of delivering training services type contracts to customers in the armed forces or the private sector

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent or significant relevant work experience (studying towards or achievement of MCIPS is preferred)

  • A good understanding of the Commercial and Legal Aspects associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry or a similar market sector

  • An ability to think 'outside of the box' offering solutions to enable the function to add value and innovation

  • Ability to engage and influence cross-functional/cross site teams