Sub-Contract Manager

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  • Location:

    Luton, Bedfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £60 - £65 per hour

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    Harry Garvin

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    over 2 years ago

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Sub-Contract Manager

Location: Luton

Number of Hours: 37 hrs


12 month Contract

This role will involve actively working in a matrix organisation structure as a Sub Contract Manager supporting a variety of complex assignments across a number of Integrated Project Teams within the Combat Air Systems sector.

This role will require a demonstrated ability to manage internal and external relationships and will require broad experiences of working cross functionally in a matrix organisation, in order to influence a breadth of business decisions throughout the Life Cycle Management framework.


  • Lead the delivery of sub-contract management activities and other procurement related services which may be required by the business

  • Translate customer / project requirements into commercial documents, particularly pertaining to the design, development and production of bespoke complex electronic systems

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

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

  • Working in collaboration with cross functional stakeholders to ensure the flowdown of appropriate terms from customer contracts to enable compliance with contractual obligations and mitigate commercial / contractual risks

  • Focal point for project and suppliers regarding contract and supply base matters

  • 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, liability and exchange rate exposure etc. and deliver solutions/mitigations

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

  • Construct and lead the contracts and supply chain management Life Cycle Management (LCM) deliverables

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

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge:

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

  • A good working knowledge and understanding of Procurement within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector) and ability to apply them with minimal supervision and direction

  • As well as procuring hardware the ability to procure intangible services linked to training, software and professional services is desirable

  • Relationship building skills with cross-functional colleagues, customers and suppliers

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

  • A good understanding of Export Compliance associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector)

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