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Buyer

  • Bridport, Dorset
  • £40000 - £50000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK28973

Holt Executive would love to hear from experienced Strategic Buyers who are looking to use their knowledge and join an innovative forward thinking company who design and manufacture products for the defence and aerospace markets.

The Strategic Buyer will have a strong focus on vendor and product development in the supply chain. With main goals set around cost, quality and delivery the position holder also needs to have a natural skill at identifying and developing new suppliers/materials and technologies in-line with product initiatives.

This exciting role, due to growth within the business, is a strategically and technically focused procurement role and a background in technical manufacturing or engineering sector would be advantageous.

Key Responsibilities for Strategic Buyer:

+ Drive supply chain development for cost, quality and delivery

+ Identify and action productivity savings projects In-line with company targets

+ Identify and develop new suppliers/materials/technologies in-line with product/process initiatives

+ Negotiate price conditions (price, payment terms, Incoterms, warranty, logistic requirements) with vendors

+ Build and develop beneficial relationships with suppliers

+ Control vendor selection for NPI (New Product Introductions)

Key Requirements for Strategic Buyer:

+ Experience of supply chain control for a manufacturing company

+ Experience of vendor performance improvement

+ Experience of identifying and driving productivity cost savings with vendors

+ Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and specifications.

+ Experience of working with an MRP/ERP system

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Senior Indirect Procurement Manager

  • Coventry, West Midlands
  • £350 - £400 per day
  • Permanent
  • DB901291

Holt Executive would love to hear from experienced Senior Procurement Managers who are looking to use their knowledge and experience within a leading Global leading company who specialise in components for Defence and Aerospace markets.

The Senior Procurement Manager will have responsibility for developing, procurement approval and executing the commodity strategies, across a specific site, division or globally. Managing the implementation whilst supporting the site teams to deliver on their plans through working closely between group, division, product groups and sites.

Key Responsibilities for Senior Procurement Manager:

+ Development, documentation and implementation of commodity strategies, ensuring alignment of all stakeholders. Ensure the material for category management supports standardised processes, document lessons learned and good practice, and deliver improved operational efficiency. Owns and delivers the category in year savings plan

+ Sources new products and services in line with company policies, processes, strategy and best practice.

+ Responsible for delivery of strategic targets for assigned commodity/sites, and support, and act as a champion for the global procurement transformation project, with a particular focus on embedding category management across the business.

+ Engage with stakeholders in a matrix, to ensure that the Corporate Services sourcing activities aligns to key operational objectives and expectations. Acts as an Ambassador of the Procurement organisation with internal stakeholders and external suppliers, supporting divisions/sites in delivery of annual cost, Quality & delivery objectives for assigned commodities.

+ In assigned commodities, manages risk within the supply chain through commodity knowledge, supplier capabilities and financial health.

+ Supporting resolution of cost, quality and delivery issues within the site/team as requested.

+ Develop and deploy (in conjunction with Division and group teams) Procurement processes, practices and reporting, to drive continuous improvement and align activities across company.

+ Manage stakeholders and key suppliers through routine effective business reviews, to understand influence vendor performance, future opportunities, and/or challenges.

+ Setup and lead various Steering Groups as appropriate, in order ensure category governance and compliance.

Key Requirements for Senior Procurement Manager:

+ Demonstrated capability/experience in a Strategic Category Management role with a strong grasp of Category Management principles, latest tools and best practice

+ Extensive experience within the Professional Services or Travel categories

+ Ability to develop and implement a commodity strategy, covering all aspects such as cost/quality/delivery etc across multi sites

+ Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations

+ Experience in supporting continuous improvement processes

+ Ability to operate in a highly matrixed organisation

+ Strong project management and prioritization skills

+ Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders and ability to influence.

+ Demonstrates a high level of ethical behaviour in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance

+ Strong Negotiation skills

+ Experience of tendering and managing high value contracts.

Experiance required for Senior Procurement Manager:

7 – 10 years Procurement experience (of which minimum 5, being procuring Corporate Services)

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Commercial / Contract Officer

  • Luton, Bedfordshire
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Contract
  • PK001221

Holt Executive would love to hear from all Commercial / Contract Officers with experience in the Aerospace and Defence Sector.

Client: I am working closely with a Global leading company who work within the Defence, Aviation and Aerospace market. A company that believe their employees work best when they are able to achieve balance between work and other aspects of life!

Position: The Commercial Officer will be based in Luton on a Fixed Term Contract. With a focus on UK and export contracts this will be a great opportunity to gain commercial experience within a market leading company.

Key Responsibilities of Commercial Officer:

+ Commercial support and administration of existing contracts

+ Preparing Commercial proposals for submission to customers

+ Producing accurate and compliant customer pricing

+ Representing the Commercial function at customer meetings

+ Preparing internal documentation required to obtain bid approvals

+ Obtaining bid approvals in line with governance process and delegated authorities

+ Drafting and negotiating terms and conditions of contract with customers

+ Drafting and reviewing agreements such as Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

+ Work as an integral member of the Integrated Project Team (IPT) and Commercial team

Experience of Commercial Officer:

+ Demonstrated experience of commercial/contracts in Defence sector

+ Experience of bidding for and managing contracts with UK customers

+ High level of numeracy and proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

+ Knowledge of commercial processes and procedures

+ Knowledge and experience of reviewing and negotiating terms and conditions

+ Ability to constructively challenge others to influence the commercial position

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to build and support relationships with customers and partners

+ A familiarity with SAP (or equivalent ERP system) and its functionality

+ A professional qualification such as IACCM, CIPS

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Contracts Manager

  • Luton, Bedfordshire
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK78945

Holt Executive would love to hear from experienced Contracts Managers who are looking to use their knowledge and experience within a leading Global leading Electronics manufacturer who supply into the Defence, Automotive, Aviation and Aerospace market.

Joining a global leader whose business is consistently growing with high profile opportunities you will be able to develop and grow within the organisation whilst being entitled to fantastic lifestyle benefits as well as an award winning pension scheme.

The Contracts Manager will have a main focus on The Surveillance and Protection Technology sectors whilst working closely with the integrated project teams and be responsible to help support the maintenance of current and development of new relationships with a wide portfolio of Customers within domestic, US & European Markets for rotary and fixed wing platforms.

The role provides a magnificent opportunity to be within a complex and dynamic work environment focusing on Radar Warning Receivers, DAS Controllers, Electronic Support Measures, Integrated Defence Aid Systems and more.

Key Responsibilities for Contracts Manager:

+ Provide commercial and contract management guidance to Integrated Project Teams

+ Manage and develop a team to achieve the goals of the business

+ Act as the customer’s key point of contact for all contractual matters

+ Be responsible for preparation & submission of compelling commercial proposals

+ Provide a high degree of understanding of the business Life Cycle Management and business processes with an ability to apply them independently to meet business objectives.

+ Manage the commercial bid approval process in accordance with the company’s procedures with mitigation of risk as appropriate.

+ Work with the Legal Department and IPTs to prepare, draft and negotiate Customer terms and conditions of contract and other non-standard agreements

+ Work closely with Procurement to ensure flow down of key Customer Terms and Conditions

+ Identify areas for personal development to enhance capabilities that add value to the business

+ Business approvals within delegated authority

Key Requirements for Contracts Manager:

+ Ability to operate as a locally acknowledged expert within the function and able to work autonomously

+ High level of customer intimacy in both internal and external relationships

+ Possesses expertise to be called upon as a commercial advisor for specific complex assignments

+ Ability to apply a high degree of understanding of the business Life Cycle Management and business processes and ability to apply them independently to meet business objectives

+ Ability to engage and influence cross-functional/cross site teams

+ Manage the performance and identify development opportunities for your team

+ Manage and develop a team to achieve the goals of the business

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Project Manager

  • Luton, Bedfordshire
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK001248

Holt Executive would love to hear from all Project Managers who are wanting to develop their skills and be challenged by high value projects in a global, dynamic and competitive environment.

Client: I am working closely with a Global leading Electronics manufacturer who supply into the Defence, Aviation and Aerospace market. A company that believe their employees work best when they are able to achieve balance between work and other aspects of life! That’s why they are committed to developing a working environment that promotes the benefits and well-being of all our employees.

Position: The Project Manager will be based in Luton. The position holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of projects / work packages up to the value of £1M. Being required to support the development and delivery of a portfolio of software products that are used to program electronic warfare equipment.

Key Responsibilities of Project Manager:

+ Defining project / work package scope and goals

+ Planning and scheduling activities

+ Resource planning and allocation

+ Leading and motivating project teams

+ Delivering against budgetary, schedule and contractual objectives

+ Conducting risk and opportunity assessments

+ Managing internal and external stakeholders

+ Business and financial reporting

Experience required for Project Manager:

+ Minimum of 1 years’ project management experience in a high-tech engineering environment

+ Experience of SAP enterprise resource planning software

+ Experience of product lifecycle management

+ Knowledge of engineering, commercial and/or financial aspects of project execution

+ APM project management qualification

What the client offers:

+ Flex-leave schemes: They offer their employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life.

+ Annual leave: They offer 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays.

+ Award-winning pension scheme: Their multi-award-winning pension scheme includes generous employer contribution.

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Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Gatwick

  • Gatwick, West Sussex
  • £35000 - £58000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB49517

Holt Executive are currently partnering with a leading Aviation technology provider who are currently seeking an Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics.

My client is seeking a Licensed Aircraft Engineers -Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics due to the growth within the business and a continuous growing customer portfolio. The Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative will perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations to my clients In aircraft technology solutions to include: troubleshooting and testing of electronic assemblies and units, the removal and replacement of electronic assemblies, units or cabling while installed in the aircraft and the modification/alteration of installed equipment.

Key Responsibilities for the Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics

  • Perform built-in test (BIT) and manual test of Panasonic Avionics Corporation IFE systems.
  • Troubleshoot electronic units, cabling or seat consoles in which failures occur down to the line replaceable modules, using knowledge of electronic theory.
  • Identify necessary repairs to restore functional acceptance, which may require the removal and replacement of defective line replaceable modules and/or cabling.
  • Operate airline communications equipment.
  • Communicate and interface with customer.
  • Document the testing and repairs using computer and bar-coding equipment.
  • Receive and prepare parts.
  • Check aircraft logs for defects including deferrals
  • Sweep cabins for unreported defects
  • B1 Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Senior Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics will maintain integrity of Maintenance Service Stores Inventory by completing all necessary stock room procedures, booking parts into stock, on to aircraft and out to repair.
  • Endeavour to meet, greet and dispatch each and every flight and perform the required tasks as per contract.
  • Ensure all necessary customer and Maintenance Service documentation is properly completed and filed prior to the end of the shift.
  • Aircraft documentation to be completed in accordance with customer specific requirements.

Key Skill and Qualifications required for the B1 Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics:

  • Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Senior Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics Must have an EASA CAT A1 or B1/B2 licence
  • Aircraft maintenance experience essential
  • Avionics/ IFE experience Desirable
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Senior Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics Must hold a valid Driver’s Licence
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to work shifts
  • Ability to pass extensive security and background checks for Airside access

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Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative

  • London
  • £35000 - £58000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB97412

Holt Executive are currently partnering with a leading Aviation technology provider who are currently seeking an Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics.

My client is seeking a Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics due to the growth within the business and a continuous growing customer portfolio. The Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative will perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations to my clients In aircraft technology solutions to include: troubleshooting and testing of electronic assemblies and units, the removal and replacement of electronic assemblies, units or cabling while installed in the aircraft and the modification/alteration of installed equipment.

Key Responsibilities for the Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics

  • Perform built-in test (BIT) and manual test of Panasonic Avionics Corporation IFE systems.
  • Troubleshoot electronic units, cabling or seat consoles in which failures occur down to the line replaceable modules, using knowledge of electronic theory.
  • Identify necessary repairs to restore functional acceptance, which may require the removal and replacement of defective line replaceable modules and/or cabling.
  • Operate airline communications equipment.
  • Communicate and interface with customer.
  • Document the testing and repairs using computer and bar-coding equipment.
  • Receive and prepare parts.
  • Check aircraft logs for defects including deferrals
  • Sweep cabins for unreported defects
  • B1 Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Senior Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics will maintain integrity of Maintenance Service Stores Inventory by completing all necessary stock room procedures, booking parts into stock, on to aircraft and out to repair.
  • Endeavour to meet, greet and dispatch each and every flight and perform the required tasks as per contract.
  • Ensure all necessary customer and Maintenance Service documentation is properly completed and filed prior to the end of the shift.
  • Aircraft documentation to be completed in accordance with customer specific requirements.

Key Skill and Qualifications required for the B1 Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics:

  • Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Senior Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics Must have an EASA CAT A1 or B1/B2 licence
  • Aircraft maintenance experience essential
  • Avionics/ IFE experience Desirable
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Licensed Aircraft Engineers – Senior Aircraft Maintenance Service Representative – Aviation / Avionics Must hold a valid Driver’s Licence
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to work shifts
  • Ability to pass extensive security and background checks for Airside access

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Commerical Manager – Product / Analytics

  • London
  • £70000 - £80000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB8195

Holt Executive are actively partnered with a global leading technology/telecoms organisation to support a new Commercial Manager – Product / Analytics requirement.

Our client is requiring an experienced Commercial professional to work closely within their Product Management function to provide commercial analysis and insight into performance of the existing product portfolio. Within this role you will drive and aid commercial decision making across all Inmarsat business areas, using data driven approaches to analyse customer usage, product performance and profitability.

Within the Commercial Manager – Product / Analytics position, our client is looking for a talented individual to evaluating new product and development opportunities and produce robust business cases to justify investment and assist in negotiating any third party partnerships required to deliver the key areas of product strategy.

Key Responsibilities for the Commercial Manager – Product/Analytics:

  • Analyse and evaluate product performance as part of the portfolio review process across the key stages of the product lifecycle. Make robust, data driven recommendations on whether to invest, partner, develop, enhance, harvest or end of life products.
  • Support Product and Portfolio Managers in preparing PG business cases for new products or product enhancements, working with Finance, Pricing to ensure business cases have a clear commercial rationale covering market opportunity, value proposition, pricing, competition, TCO and cost to serve.
  • Support Portfolio Managers in proposing and evaluating new business models for non-airtime products or applications. Working with pricing team to look at how existing pricing can be incorporated into new business models for value added services and applications.
  • Provide commercial review of TRB decks from BUs, insure these are consistent with product and pricing strategy and have a clear commercial and marker rationale.
  • Work with Head of Commercial to provide analyst of 3rd party contracts that form part of new products and applications. Assist in the negotiation of these contracts, assessing commercial and legal terms. Work closely with legal and procurement to ensure contracts and supply of these services are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Work with legal to produce T&Cs and contractual arrangements for new products and services developed by PG.

Key experience required for the Commercial Manager – Product/Analytics:

  • Excellent analytical experience ideally an MBA or equivalent.
  • Commercial or finance background essential, with an ability to understand the costs, structures of products and businesses and how they impact product decisions.
  • A clear ability to work across an organisation to drive decision making leading multi-disciplinary teams from technology, sales, operations, finance and other commercial teams.
  • Experience in analysing and preparing business cases, an understanding of business valuations and assessment criteria.
  • Working knowledge of any common Business Intelligence and Analysis tools.
  • Strong business background, an understanding of technology and ability to translate informed technology assessments into clear product and commercial opportunities.

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Sub-Contract Manager

  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK96358

Holt Executive would love to hear from all Sub-Contract Managers who are wanting to further their career and join a global leading company with outstanding employee benefits.

Client: I am working closely with a Global leading Electronics manufacturer who supply into the Defence, Aviation and Aerospace market. A company that believe their employees work best when they are able to achieve balance between work and other aspects of life! That’s why they are committed to developing a working environment that promotes the benefits and well-being of all our employees.

Position: The Sub-Contract Manager will be based in Southampton. The role that falls within the Procurement organisation is to provide Sub- Contract Project Management and Strategic Supplier Account Management. It will involve all aspects of Sub-Contract Management from assessing the suppliers through sub-contract award to delivery and acceptance of the supplies and closure of the sub-contracts. The role will be responsible for ensuring the suppliers meet the terms and deliveries of their sub-contracts and order commitments.

Key Responsibilities of Sub-Contract Manager:

+ To provide senior Procurement governance and subcontract leadership to multiple IPTs and business areas both internally for effective Life Cycle Management (Tender Vet, Phase Reviews, CSR’s etc) and externally acting as a critical point of liaison with the supply chain to achieve delivery and margin for all associated projects.

+ The application and governance of Procurement and Subcontract best practice expertise and process in accordance with published UK Process. Support functional and external audits as required.

+ On-Boarding Supplier selection and development and ongoing surveillance of strategic suppliers/partners in conjunction with category and supply chain areas. Ownership and responsibility for supplier performance, relationships and the ‘material’ budget.

+ Development of strategic Suppliers and Partners. Regular and strategic business reviews to support this and support performance requirements in line with functional need and KPIs.

+ Ongoing monitoring and surveillance of overall Supplier performance, not limited to delivery, cost and quality aspects. Ownership and responsibility for Supplier performance, relationships and the ‘material’ budget.

+ Cross-functional input into IPT teams. Adopting the role of IPT Procurement lead for allocated IPTs and programs, providing cross-functional input as required.

Experience of the Sub-Contract Manager:

+ A broad level of exposure at an appropriate level in the Defence or equivalent compliance driven industry.

+ CIPS, Management, Engineering and or Project Management qualifications are desirable

+ Project Management and strong direct Supplier Management background essential.

+ Management of Contract and major subcontractors for long term, high value systems integration programmes.

+ Understanding of complex Terms and Conditions.

+ Strong influencing and negotiation skills.

+ Pro-active and results driven. Able to actively balance the requirements of output and functional compliance.

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Logistics Team Leader

  • Luton, Bedfordshire
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK001242

Holt Executive would love to hear from all Logistics Team Leaders who are wanting to further their career and join a global leading company with outstanding employee benefits.

Client: I am working closely with a Global leading Electronics manufacturer who supply into the Defence, Aviation and Aerospace market. A company that believe their employees work best when they are able to achieve balance between work and other aspects of life! That’s why they are committed to developing a working environment that promotes the benefits and well-being of all our employees.

Position: The Logistics Team Leader will be based in Luton. This is a fantastic opportunity to manage the Logistics function within Manufacturing & Supply Chain. Ensuring that the Logistics function effectively supports delivery requirements as well as leading and developing staff.

Key Responsibilities of Logistics Team Leader:

+ Goods inwards, stores, despatch & Return to Vendor.

+ Service Level Agreements in place, visible, reported and reviewed.

+ Inventory and storage Management and Effective Perpetual Inventory count process.

+ Ensure that all materials are adequately stored and that they are not subject to any damage of any type either physically or electrically by static damage.

+ Implementation of the site Inventory strategy

+ Responsible for leading & managing all logistics activities within the Integrated Programme Delivery Group.

+ Manage staff training & development plans that improves efficiency.

Experience of the Logistics Team Leader:

+ Experience of implementation of KPI’s.

+ Ability to plan own work and that of others.

+ Stakeholder management and influencing skills.

+ A good, overall, understanding of SAP, as well as good process awareness.

+ Understands company cost systems & performance measures for project, overheads & capital costs.

+ Experience in Goods in/out and inventory control.

+ Team Leadership experience including coaching and performance management.

+ Knowledge of manufacturing environments.

What the client offers:

+ Flex-leave schemes: They offer their employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life.

+ Annual leave: They offer 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays.

+ Award-winning pension scheme: Their multi-award-winning pension scheme includes generous employer contribution.

+ Employee discount schemes.

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