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Procurement Leader

Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : Supply chain Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time

Job Description

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems and is at the forefront of contributing to safer, more sustainable aviation for current and future generations. We design, test, manufacture and assemble landing gear used on commercial aircraft including Airbus and Boeing, and UK military aircraft such as the Eurofighter Typhoon. Gloucester is home to the UK division and has been a leader of cutting edge landing gear technology for over 90 years, since the innovative designs of Sir George Dowty. YOU can be a part of our legacy …

What will I be doing?

Reporting directly to the Procurement Manager/Team leader, this role involves pro-actively managing relationships with Suppliers / other Procurement Leaders (PLs), ensuring Safran Landing Systems (SLS) requirements are clearly recognised.

This role is responsible for the following objectives:
• Manage a portfolio of Suppliers to ensure requirements are met
• For poor performing Suppliers analyse the impacts of an improvement request, implement the action plan resulting from the impact analysis
• Participate in multisite Supplier business reviews with a SLS cross functional team (CFT)
• Support the Supplier Performance Quality Leader (SPQL) in the effective implementation of Supplier Performance strategy and initiatives from SLS
• Manage internal expectations with key Customers to ensure full customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:
Order Book Management
• Analyse, process, confirm and communicate requirements to the supplier
• Review and upload the supplier schedules received from suppliers
• Suggest and support implementation of solutions in case of shortages
• Negotiate dead-lines/quantities with suppliers
• Oversee the progress of manufacturing on the supplier's site
o In supplier scheduling (capacity and critical materials/ components)
o Monitor supplier capacity
o In the management of Supply transport
• Manage delivery receipts
• Manage the flow of returns to the supplier
• Participate in Line of Balance (LoB) reviews
Escalate delivery and quality issues with the Supplier
• Reconcile performance with suppliers throughout the month
• Measure and analyse supplier performance in coordination with the SPQL and if their targets are not being reached, set up internal and external action plans in close cooperation with the purchasing and quality.
• Escalate to SPQL/Commodity Program Manager(CPM) to drive decision making process with other functions
• Identify & close out of root causes
• Warning in case of supplier risk
• Communicate to the supplier on Major Program changes
• Monitor implementation
• Liaise with Purchasing, Supplier Performance Quality Manager(SPQM) and CPM to manage Supplier relationship and risks and other common issues
• Implement Recovery plans: managing the priorities consistent with the program priorities

Complementary Description

What we will give you?
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy/sell annual leave
• Annual bonus & Share scheme options
• Pension scheme (up to 8% match) and life assurance (4x salary)
• Onsite parking, including EV chargers, subsidised restaurant, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities
• Our Benefits Portal offers a number of schemes including: cycle to work, technology & retail savings, access to healthcare & wellbeing services, discounted gym memberships and more! • Global and local career progression opportunities and training & development programmes
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• Social events throughout the year, and access to Dowty Sports and Social clubs

Why us?
Safran was ranked globally as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.
Our employees are at the heart of our success and we work together towards Four People Fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:
• We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleague

Job Requirements

What do you need from me ?

Knowledge, Experience & Behaviours
• Good working knowledge of ERP system and MRP2 Principles in SAP
• Experience in Aerospace would be an advantage
• Computer literate in word & excel
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Analytical skills
• Decision making skills
• Problem solving skills
• Negotiating and Influencing skills
• Business understanding
• Commercial awareness

What's my next step?
Please apply by uploading a CV, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call

Diversity & Inclusion
We want Safran Landing Systems to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.
We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Landing Systems an inclusive place to work.

‘Offers of employment will be subject to a relevant level of company security vetting, which may include a criminal record check'

Specificity of the job

Some UK and international travel may be required.

Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QH


England United Kingdom

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