Job Opportunity

Outsource Lead

Job title
Outsource Lead

Purpose of job
To manage the sub-contracts for outsource engineering work packages

Reporting relationships
Reporting to Business Partner

Dorset Innovation Park, Winfrith

Employment status
Permanent, full time (37 hours/ week)

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver a high level procurement service to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead the end to end Procurement process for outsource engineering work packages
  • Work with Engineering to create strategic supplier partnerships to deliver AEUk’s future growth strategy.
  • Devise and implement innovative ways of working with the sub contractors to streamline interactions.
  • To manage all subcontract activities including subcontract construct, negotiation, implementation and on-going monitoring of performance against defined targets of performance, cost and delivery..
  • Delivery of improvement in overall value (quality, cost, delivery, performance) from subcontract.
  • Identification, assessment and management of subcontracted risk in support of associated bids/projects.
  • Procurement reporting to project team, including subcontract status, risks and subcontract performance.
  • Ability to forge strong working relationships with peers and other colleagues
  • Adhere to legislative and corporate compliance.
  • Development of long term relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Actively assist in developing AEUK supply chain maturity and performance.

Knowledge and experience (will be developed in the job role if not held)

  • Experience of outsourcing engineering activity.
  • Experience supporting bid activity from a procurement perspective.
  • Good understating of engineering process and practices.
  • Project Management skills
  • Strong Commercial skills with a good understanding of terms and conditions and the ability to draft and develop sub-contract documentation such as statements of work, payment plans and CDRLs.
  • Ability to forge strong working relationships with peers and other colleagues
  • Ability to liaise and influence key Stakeholders.
  • Proactive individual with a high level of communication skills and attention to detail
  • Good understanding of Category Management
  • Supplier relationship and performance management
  • Experience of Risk management
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation
  • Experience of Project Reporting.

Behavioural requirements

  • Takes ownership, demonstrates a bias for action, sense of urgency and focus upon continuous improvement.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and negotiation skills coupled with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed stakeholder relationship skills gained within a multi-functional environment.
  • Calm under pressure, organised and credible.
  • Able to manage own workload efficiently whilst coping with changing demands & issues.

Qualifications and skills

  • Degree in relevant subject or experience in similar role or equivalent is desirable
  • Project management qualification desirable
  • Strong IT skills, especially in Microsoft Office.

More information
The successful candidate must be able to achieve full SC (Security Clearance).

How to apply
Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the post to recruitment@uk.atlas-elektronik․com by the closing date and state the job title in the subject line.

Due to the nature of our work and the projects you will be working on, all candidates must be eligible to gain security clearance. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications for all posts from suitably qualified people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Winfrith Newburgh
Dorset DT2 8ZB