Strategic Procurement Manager Job at Rolls Royce – in Strategic Procurement Manager

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Strategic Procurement Manager

Derby or remote anywhere in the UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Strategic Procurement Manager to join our Rolls-Royce Civil Business. The role provides a strong platform to develop commercial agility and leadership skills as part of a deployed role working on projects to deliver most value to Strategic Procurement. The flexible nature of it enables to lead activities within the four Strategic Procurement Categories (Raw Material and Forming, Design Make, Complex Machining and Finished Components) and engagement with Operating Business Units (OBUs) and Functions. Its breadth suits individuals who are comfortable working as part of a small or larger team depending on the project and can influence and deliver results where they may have limited background knowledge. A great team culture is an important part of any successful team and we are looking for individuals who will contribute to this.

Did you know that an engine is made up of approximately 30,000 parts? Did you know that around 70-80% of a Gas Turbine engine is manufactured from other companies who ship them to us for us to build and test our engines? Have you thought about what else might need to be purchased to run a Company like Rolls-Royce? From parts that go on the engines, to training services, to IT, to buildings, to catering services, to consumables – the Rolls-Royce Procurement teams buy it all. Our Procurement teams are responsible for buying everything that Rolls-Royce can’t make itself. We create the procurement strategy, select the supplier, negotiate the best deal, agree the contract, and then manage the contract ensuring that we select a high performing supply chain. The performance of our external supply chain is critical to all of our business metrics. The Rolls-Royce Procurement team are central to Rolls-Royce’s success.

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer the power that matters to our customers, to society and to the planet.

We deliver the best jet engines in the world. Through intelligent innovation and active collaboration, we’re putting our customers at the forefront of the aviation industry – and we keep them there. Our product portfolio powers more than 35 types of commercial aircraft, and with over 13,000 engines in-service around the world; we’re keeping the world flying.

Key Accountabilities:
Evaluate insights including spend analyses, risk management/ mitigation, market research, category analysis, and sourcing event recommendations.

Action opportunities for cost savings delivering the biggest opportunities regardless of procurement category

Use expert negotiation skills to deliver value and leverage to contracts regardless of procurement category

Develop cost savings opportunities engaging with digital manufacturing, R2, engineering, etc. Implement these cost savings opportunities

Deliver the wider strategic procurement KPI commitments in line with agreed metrics

Mentor the team members that you are supporting and working with enabling high performing teams.

Ensure commercial negotiations are carried out in line with ATS and for ensuring adherence to functional processes and procedures

Key Skills, Qualifications, Experience:
BA degree or equivalent with significant industry experience.

Proven track record of delivering results.

Familiarity with purchasing and supply chain management.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Proven negotiation skills at senior levels.

Experience in influencing senior stakeholders.

Ability to deal with ambiguity.

We offer excellent development, a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, employee support assistance and employee discounts.

Pioneer optimum performance. Join us and you’ll develop your skills and expertise to the very highest levels, working in an international environment for a company known the world over for brilliance and innovation.

Beyond tomorrow

We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here.

So that you can be your best at work and home, we’ll consider flexible working arrangements for everyone, in any role.

Closing Date: 21st October 2021

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14 Oct 2021; 00:10

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