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Planning Manager / Master Scheduler

  • West Midlands
  • £50000 - £65000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB254

Holt Executive is exclusively supporting its global leading aerospace partner with their search for an experienced Planning Manager / Master Scheduler. Our client is looking for a commercially savvy, analytical planning professional to lead the coordination of schedules and inventories to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the assigned department or facility.

Key responsibilities for the Planning Manager / Master Scheduler:

  • Organise, implement and maintain scheduling management system supporting identified projects and their plans.
  • Assist to set up tasks and sub tasks to ensure satisfactory realisation of project contract requirements as scheduled.
  • Log all new information into database and provide scheduled reports for contract coordination and reporting purposes.
  • Interact with customer and project staff to schedule work and coordinate assignments.
  • Design, develop and maintains master schedule for the programme; revises as needed and alerts appropriate staff of schedule changes or delays.
  • Interact with project team and task managers to define scope of work to develop and update detailed schedules, cost information and identification of variances from original plan.
  • Analyse critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around.
  • Develop and update weekly short interval schedule working with technical liaison engineers.
  • Suggest management of risks affecting project profit, costs, schedules and client relations.
  • Support project management team to maintain timely and effective change management processes, procedures and systems.
  • Assist project team to develop and maintain periodic status reports to keep management informed on project progress.
  • Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules.
  • Interact with customers, managers, operation leaders, financial controller and EVM analyst.

Key experience and skill set required for the Planning Manager/ Master Scheduler position:

  • Advanced level of Microsoft project, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) SC security clearance.
  • A huge desirable would be to have experience working in the defence or aviation manufacturing space.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Extremely proficient with production planning systems, Goldesp and Aurora would be advantageous.
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) SC security clearance.

Education and Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in a related field advantageous.
  • At least five years of related experience is desirable
  • Project management qualification, APM, Prince 2.
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Sub Contract Manager (Senior Procurement specialist)

  • Bedfordshire
  • £1 - £999999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB123

For the Sub Contract Manager position we are currently recruiting for, our client is looking for an experienced professional to lead the delivery of Support sub-contract work packages and other procurement related services as required. A large part of the role will be to work with internal teams to assist the translation of customer/project requirements into commercial documents, particularly pertaining to the design, development, and production of bespoke complex electronic systems and other technical services.

The main focus for this role will require a demonstrated ability to manage internal and external relationships and experiences of working cross-functionally in a matrix organisation, in order to influence a breadth of business decisions and will need to demonstrate effective subcontract management by developing robust contracts which address lifecycle factors whilst fostering and maintaining key supplier relationships, delivering on short term demands and long term business objectives. This role will be heavily focused around strategic procurement activities.

Key responsibilities for the Sub Contract Manager (Procurement Specialist) position:

  • Understanding mechanisms of mitigating risk associated with entering into commercial agreements
  • Develop and negotiate robust contracts for services, intangible and tangible deliverables
  • Promotes customer intimacy in both internal and external relationships
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Work with stakeholders, at all levels, in order to understand customer requirements and critical success factors
  • Management of Compliance and Governance, restrictions for all procured items and services

Key responsibilities for the Sub Contract Manager (Procurement Specialist) position:

  • Strong and effective communication skills, with the ability to develop and nurture internal and external relationships, promote customer intimacy and team working.
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent or significant relevant work experience (studying towards or achievement of MCIPS is preferred)
  • A good understanding of the Commercial and Legal Aspects associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry or a similar market 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

Desirable skills and experience:

  • A track record of delivering Sub-Contracted work packages
  • Background and experience of Support and Repair contracts is preferred
  • 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
  • A good understanding of IPR associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry (or a similar sector)
  • SAP familiarity (or equivalent integrated business systems)
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Programme Manager

  • Basildon, Essex
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK000629

Holt Executive would love to hear from experianced Programme Managers with defence/aerospace experiance who are wanting to use 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 Programme Manager will be based in Basildon. The Programme Manager will have responsibility to lead, deliver and be accountable for all aspects of specific business area. Responsible for development and implementation as well as providing effective leadership to the team, partners and key suppliers.

Accountabilities of Programme Manager:

+ Accountable for all aspects of Programme delivery – Current Order book £73m

+ Leading Contract Negotiations for UK MoD, LHD and BDUK business

+ Coordinates and leads multi-LoB and cross-divisional campaigns

+ Accountable for all aspects of RW Relationship Management covering UK MoD, (L)HD and partners.

+ Accountable for the capture of the IBP order intake commitments within Rotary Wing and maturing NIFNIR and Reserve opportunities into Forecast.

Responsibilities of Programme Manager:

+ Achievement of the IBP Order intake target for their programmes within the S3 UK RW Business Area.

+ Achievement of S3 UK RW IBP for the Programme Delivery elements, sales, EBIT and cash.

+ Consistent delivery of a robust IBP forecast for growth in line with business expectations and strategy.

+ Strong network of internal and external partners generated and maintained.

+ New prospects identified, qualified and developed – captured using campaign plans, SAP and IBP entries.

Experience required for Programme Manager:

+ Demonstrable track record in both winning and delivering business.

+ Solid understanding of Military (both UK and export markets) Rotary Wing Avionics Support Solutions.

+ Credible and confident in engaging with senior executive management in customer and partner organisations.

+ Proven track record in building and leading multidisciplinary teams for campaigns, bids and delivery programmes.

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GL Accountant for a 6 month FTC

  • Aberdeen
  • Up to £36000 per annum + Pro-Rata
  • Contract
  • DB37851

Holt Executive are actively supporting a globally leading technology organisation which has a requirement for a GL Accountant for a 6 month FTC.

This role will provide support to the financial controller by managing daily accounting tasks for the company and its subsidiaries. Assisting with preparation of the financial statements are a large part of the GL accountant’s day-to-day work.

Key responsibilities and tasks for the GL Accountant 6 Month FTC:

  • Posts and processes journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Assists in the preparation of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements per legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
  • Reconciles the intercompany charges and current accounts
  • Assists with preparation of the balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepares and submit weekly/monthly reports as required
  • Assists the Finance team in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings
  • Audits financial transactions and documents accounting control procedures
  • Keeps up with financial policies, regulation, and legislation
  • Develops periodic reports for management
  • Assists with other accounting projects
  • Additional ad hoc activities requested by the manager
  • Assist with annual audit information requests
  • Provides back up to the AR and AP team as necessary
  • Supports Finance team with SOX compliance
  • Respects and complies with internal HSE procedures.

Experience required for the GL Accountant 6 Month FTC:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics desirable
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in a similar position
  • Part Qualified and actively studying towards an accountancy qualification desirable
  • IT proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature but recognizes the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice.
  • Strong drive and proactive mindset with the ability to work independently

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Supply Chain Team Leader

  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK001365

Holt Executive would love to hear from all Supply Chain Professionals 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 Supply Chain Team Leader will be based in Southampton. The Supply Chain Team Leader will have responsibility to control the supply of manufactured and purchased items in a timeframe that supports the Master Production Schedule (MPS) ensuring that all material in supply chain is at an appropriate build standard. Maintain material status within SAP expediting internal make and external supply items to ensure compliance to plan as well as develop and lead the team of buyers.

Key Responsibilities of Supply Chain Team Leader:

+ Proactively interface with Manufacturing to facilitate progress to completion of Work In Progress or delivery of materials in accordance with required schedule 3 month execution window

+ Escalate supplier performance impacting the plan to Procurement or if stable M&SC managed parts resolve directly

+ Management of RTV material logistics from shop-floor back to supplier & back, ensuring that Quality issues are reviewed and trends identified to the Integrated Project Team (IPT)

+ Actively involved in the daily IPT meetings ensuring that all material issues are managed between inter-site, procurement and Team Leaders

+ Advise relevant internal stakeholders when material delays are likely to impact achievement of on time delivery, proposing re-prioritisation and additional scenarios

+ Manage the expediting activity within your team, working with the PET tool managing push-pull messages to align with MPS changes, ensuring no overdue material or overdue release of requisitions (REQ’s)

+ Ensure inventory levels are optimised in accordance with lean manufacturing principles

+ Effective Communication to the Division of system improvements or changes impacting your processes

+ Set & lead load board reviews as active member of IPT

+ Manage a small team of Buyers

+ Using KPI’s demonstrate performance and risk areas, ensure system data integrity

Experience required Supply Chain Team Leader:

+ Able to demonstrate exposure and experience in aspects of project planning, scheduling, work package management, sub contract management and cost control – a PM “toolbox”

+ Strong team leadership skills and a high level of personal drive and commitment are also important

+ Proven project management experience including the Business Winning phases will be a distinct advantage, as will the ability to develop and maintain excellent customer/ supplier relations

+ The successful applicant will have excellent team working and communication skills, having worked with related functions such as Commercial, Engineering, Operations, Procurement, Quality Assurance

+ Ideally the successful candidate will have a degree in Engineering or Business or equivalent

+ Aptitude and ability to manage a significant number of people or cross-functional teams

+ Internal credibility across all levels of the Business

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Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals

  • Crawley, West Sussex
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK00154

Procurement & Supply Chain

Holt Executive would like to hear from all Procurement & Supply Chain professionals looking to take the next step in their career.

Currently partnered with a number of market-leading companies based in Crawley and the surrounding areas, looking to grow and strengthen their Procurement teams. These companies offer competitive salaries with additional employee benefits.

Required experience and attributes:

  • 3+ years Procurement or Supply Chain experience
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing and negotiating
  • Strong communicator both verbal and written
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Experience working with an MRP/ERP system
  • Ambition, drive, and enthusiasm with a desire to develop personally and professionally

If you would like to find out more regarding these opportunities please Apply Today and we will be in touch shortly.

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Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals

  • Guildford, Surrey
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK001266

Procurement & Supply Chain

Holt Executive would like to hear from all Procurement & Supply Chain professionals looking to take the next step in their career.

Currently partnered with a number of market-leading companies based in Guildford and the surrounding areas, looking to grow and strengthen their Procurement teams. These companies offer competitive salaries with additional employee benefits.

Required experience and attributes:

  • 3+ years Procurement or Supply Chain experience
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing and negotiating
  • Strong communicator both verbal and written
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Experience working with an MRP/ERP system
  • Ambition, drive, and enthusiasm with a desire to develop personally and professionally

If you would like to find out more regarding these opportunities please Apply Today and we will be in touch shortly.

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Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals

  • Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK200219

Procurement & Supply Chain

Holt Executive would like to hear from all Procurement & Supply Chain professionals looking to take the next step in their career.

Currently partnered with a number of market-leading companies based in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas, looking to grow and strengthen their Procurement teams. These companies offer competitive salaries with additional employee benefits.

Required experience and attributes:

  • 3+ years Procurement or Supply Chain experience
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing and negotiating
  • Strong communicator both verbal and written
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Experience working with an MRP/ERP system
  • Ambition, drive, and enthusiasm with a desire to develop personally and professionally

If you would like to find out more regarding these opportunities please Apply Today and we will be in touch shortly.

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Ethics & Compliance Manager

  • Crawley, West Sussex
  • £1 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB3975

Our client is requiring a talented Ethics and Compliance Manager to be heavily responsible for ensuring all employees and business partners in assigned region (Europe) understand applicable company policies including Financial Crime, Anti Bribery & Corruption, Sanctions & Export Control and Conflicts of Interest Management and ensure that all regulatory requirements are identified, processes are in place to ensure standards can be met, monitoring is undertaken and guidance and training for improvement is provided as necessary.

Key Responsibilities for the Ethics & Compliance Manager:

  • The key responsibilities are spread out across Training & Communications, Monitoring Oversight, Counselling, Policies, and Third-Party Due Diligence and Reputational Assessment.
  • Conduct or coordinate Ethics & Compliance training as part of regional/country onboarding processes
  • Identify risk areas and target audiences that could benefit from additional training opportunities
  • Conduct live (including web-based) targeted training at the employee’s location.
  • Collaborate with the companies Office of Ethics & Compliance to suggest country-specific communications
  • Assist in advising on and/or coordinating translations of communications for the region.
  • Monitor regulatory environment as directed by the companies Legal & Office of Ethics & Compliance
  • Support internal audits, as needed, and address issues identified in audits
  • Establish yourself as a business partner in the region who can provide direct compliance counsel with minimal oversight on questions related to the E&C program, including gifts & entertainment, donations, charitable contributions, compliance with anti-corruption laws, etc.
  • In conjunction with Legal, provide business support for new client opportunities, strategic alliances, partnerships, subcontractor relationships, etc. as such relationships are further developed
  • Provide counseling and/or coordinate with Legal and Office of Ethics & Compliance, as appropriate, on regional specific tasks
  • Assist in drafting, reviewing, revising, and implementing E&C corporate policies and procedures
  • Identify country-specific compliance issues and determine if a regional version of any policy or implementing procedures are needed; lead development of the same
  • Monitor external environmental for possible changes that would impact the E&C program, policies, procedures, etc.
  • Serve as point-of-contact for anti-corruption due diligence reviews for vendors and Business Partners, client reputational screenings and potential M&A targets in APAC and provide assessments of potential risks associated with these transactions

Key Experience and knowledge required for the Ethics & Compliance Manager position:

  • Understanding of compliance laws, including the U.S.Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, global competition laws, and data privacy.
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills, in addition to a demonstrated record of cross-functional collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment. Degree Level education desirable
  • 2+ years anti-corruption compliance experience with an emphasis on regional issues with a law degree or 5 years anti-corruption compliance experience with an emphasis on regional issues without law degree in assigned region. Fluent English (both written + spoken)is essential

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Project Manager

  • Luton, Bedfordshire
  • £9 - £99999 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK001349

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 to manage an International project working into a new Programme, for a specific International Partner.

This person will be required to work collaboratively across UK industry to deliver the particular feasibility study with the specific nation supporting the development of the next stage of activity, and then delivering the same.

The selected Nation has a highly developed defence industrial base to engage, with a significant capability within the defence electronics domain.

Key Responsibilities of Project Manager:

  1. Support to the International Tempest Programme (an element of the UK’s Combat Air Acquisition Programme)
  2. Project Manage contracts related to International Tempest/International CAAP to the satisfaction of the Programme, Partners and UK MOD
  3. Relationship Management with the other UK defence organisations
  4. Support the continuing International relationship development and future business opportunities

Experience required for Project Manager:

  1. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate exposure and experience in aspects of project planning, scheduling, work package management, sub contract management and cost control – a PM “toolbox”
  2. Strong team leadership skills and a high level of personal drive and commitment are also important
  3. Proven project management experience including the Business Winning phases will be a distinct advantage, as will the ability to develop and maintain excellent customer/ supplier relations.
  4. The successful applicant will have excellent team working and communication skills, having worked with related functions such as Commercial, Engineering, Operations, Procurement, Quality Assurance.
  5. Ideally the successful candidate will have a degree in Engineering or Business or equivalent.
  6. Good “soft” skills are essential.
  7. An ability to operate on a national/transnational level.
  8. Good communication & presentation skills are essential.
  9. Aptitude and ability to manage a significant number of people or cross-functional teams.
  10. Internal credibility across all levels of the Business.

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