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.
Here is your chance to become part of the success story.
We are looking for a talented Procurement Contract Specialist to join our UK team based at our Yeovil site in the South West of England.
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.
As a member of the Mission Systems Sourcing and Contracting Team you will support all of the Leonardo Helicopters Divisional (LHD) legal entities (in UK , Italy, USA and Poland) to :
Own a number of Mission Avionics commodity types and act as primary interface for LHD with Suppliers wrt business relationship and as LHD commercial specialist for your commodities.
Lead negotiations and manage contracts with suppliers.
Support of new customer bids, managing new supplier sourcing and selection as required.
Build supplier / commodity strategies, working in coordination with key stakeholders including Engineering and Programme / Product Management departments.
Manage the contractual aspects of new developments / improvement of existing arrangements.
Manage strategic supplier equipment development programmes in coordination with engineering and programme management teams.
Key Responsibility Areas
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 LHD team for significant supplier issues.
Manage delivery of design, development and qualification programmes.
Support business meetings as required in all LHD and Supplier locations worldwide.
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
Candidates should be ideally educated to Degree level or have HNC Business studies (or equivalent) and / or MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification and have some 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).
Ideally candidates should have evidence of managing more complicated acquisitions, development programmes and / or service contracts.
Candidates should be able to show evidence of their ability to lead multi functional teams and influence decision makers and stakeholders within the internal and external supply chain at all levels of seniority .