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3 months ago
Leonardo Helicopters
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Yeovil
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Leonardo MW Ltd
Sector: Engineering
Category: Aerodynamics Engineer Jobs

Leonardo Helicopters part of the multi-national Leonardo Group is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of helicopters. We have a great heritage and pride ourselves both on our reputation for excellence and for providing opportunities for our people.

Employment benefits include a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave, salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme, the opportunity to join an award winning pension scheme, free car parking, employee discount scheme, an on-site Occupational Health Service, flexible working, flexi -leave scheme and a generous relocation package.

Here is your chance to become part of the success story:

We are looking for a talented Procurement Contracts Specialist to join our UK team based at our Yeovil site in the South West of England.

As a Procurement Contracts Specialist, your main purpose is to ...

To support all Leonardo Helicopters Divisional (LHD) legal entities (UK, Italy, USA and Poland) by:

Owning a number of Airframe System commodity types and act as primary interface for LHD with Suppliers with regard to business relationship and as LHD commercial specialist for your commodities.
Leading negotiations and manage contracts with suppliers.
Supporting new customer bids, managing new supplier sourcing and selection as required.
Building supplier/commodity strategies, working in coordination with key stakeholders including Engineering and Programme /Product Management departments.
Managing strategic supplier equipment development programmes in coordination with engineering and programme management teams.

  • Define manage and deliver strategies to procure commodities in regional and global markets in support of Leonardo Helicopter Divisions business needs, including the strategic sourcing of new suppliers and Equipment to provide high levels of supplier performance.
  • Support the provision of supplier Equipment costs to new Customer programmes bidding activity.
  • Control Supplier costs in alignment with Programme Budgets and achieve departmental cost reduction targets.
  • Negotiate appropriate contractual frame works (to include Terms and Conditions/pricing and support requirements) that support business requirements, both for more complex bespoke equipment acquisition, design, development and qualification programmes and also less complex commodity acquisitions.
  • Develop and consolidate business relations with key suppliers. Acting as point of escalation for the LHD team for significant supplier issues.
  • Manage issue of Purchase Orders for and delivery of design, development and qualification programmes.
  • Support business meetings as required in all LHD and Supplier locations worldwide.
  • As necessary support Operational activities of UK and Italian legal entities.
  • Candidates should be ideally educated to Degree level or have HNC Business studies (or equivalent) and/or MCIPS (or equivalent professional qualification) with relevant experience within the Aerospace or similar Sector.
  • Where a Candidate can demonstrate a high level of experience within a Procurement or Commercial role within an Aerospace or similar Sector then lower level formal qualifications may be acceptable.
  • Candidate should have relevant procurement or commercial experience, ideally in a strategic role, with proven examples of agreeing terms and conditions, managing contractual compliance issues and delivering, performance improvement against core objectives e.g. cost reduction, schedule adherence, lead time reduction etc.

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