Location Luton, Luton, England
Job-type Full time
Salary Market related
Contact Daisy Smith
Call Daisy
Email daisy.smith.02A7A6AA0.0@applybe.com
Reference SCMLEO1309

Position: Sub-Contract Manager

Location: Luton

Industry: Defence & Security 

Contract: Permanent 

Salary: Negotiable 



This is an exciting opportunity to join a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, as a Sub-Contract Manager. The role offers an opportunity to thrive and grow within the Surveillance & Protection Technologies (S&PT) sector. This role will involve supporting a variety of complex assignments within the Integrated Defensive Aids Systems (IDAS) and Integrated Project Team (IPT) in the S&PT sector. The main focus for this role will be the management of high value and high risk sub-contract commitments, both tangible and intangible in their nature.

The individual will need to demonstrate successful subcontract management, by developing and managing robust contracts which mitigate commercial risk and address lifecycle factors, whilst fostering and maintaining supplier relationships.

The business offers a number of benefits including, but not limited to, a monthly car allowance, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and 8 flexi days), continuous learning and development and flexible working.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Management of Export Compliance, restrictions and third-party rights for all procured items and services
  • Operate as a locally acknowledged expert within the function
  • Lead the delivery of sub-contract management activities and other procurement related services which may be required by the business
  • Provide leadership and governance in business winning and programme delivery with minimum supervision
  • Accountable for the Procurement activities within the IDAS IPT
  • Negotiate complex agreements and risk/reward mechanisms for business case models
  • Translate customer/project requirements into commercial documents, particularly pertaining to the design, development and production of bespoke complex electronic systems and sub-systems
  • Understand 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 and conditions from customer contracts to enable compliance with contractual obligations and mitigate commercial/contractual risks
  • Promotes customer intimacy in both internal and external relationships
  • 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, IPR, liability and exchange rate exposure etc. and deliver solutions/mitigations
  • 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
  • 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


Candidate Requirements:

  • Requires technical training to degree standard, professional qualification and/or significant domain experience (studying towards or achievement of MCIPS is preferred)
  • Demonstrated collaboration, communication, planning, problem solving, influencing, decision making and continuous improvement skills
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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


For more information regarding this role please call Daisy Smith on 01453 829769 or email daisy.smith@omegaresource.co.uk