Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager - Boeing

  • Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

We specialise in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of civil and military aircraft, defence vehicle engineering, shelter manufacture, composite solutions and the provision of personnel, training and advice. We are renowned and respected worldwide for our quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

Part of the 105 year-old Marshall Group of Companies, which has an annual turnover of £1.3 billion, we have over 80 years of aviation experience and have completed over 1500 aircraft modifications in 35 countries. Within our land systems capability, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations.

Job Description

Marshall ADG are looking for a Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager to lead and manage the full end to end Supply Chain activities for a major aircraft project. The ideal candidate will manage and direct the resources, facilities, functions and skills of the Supply Chain to provide effective support across the project.

This role will include the management and organisation of operational purchasing, inventory management, warehouse management and demand management & fulfilment.

  • Leadership and development of the Supply Chain function including the development of technology, continuous improvement and improving performance.

  • Supplier performance measurement, supplier operational reviews and supplier negotiations.

  • Dealing with all issues relating to the Purchase to Pay process.

  • Development of staff including appraisals and improving performance, whilst always ensuring resources meet the needs of the business.

  • Represent the Procurement & Supply Chain function at meetings with board and senior management

  • Provide guidance and specialist advice to the Project on all Purchasing and Supply Chain matters such that the Project is contracting and operating within a safe commercial framework, meeting its third party regulatory and compliance requirements, minimising risk and exposure of the Company whilst maximising profit opportunity.

  • To ensure that the supply chain delivers against its objectives and fully meets the business needs.

  • Support of customer bids in providing Supply Chain solutions and Purchasing input to Business Development.

  • Analyse the supply chain effectiveness, identify and deliver improvements through people, process, and technology.

  • To ensure HMRC, ITAR and import & export issues are understood and managed in relation to all Purchasing and Supply Chain activities.

  • To liaise and work closely with the Project and the overall business including Quality, Commercial, Design, Planning, Marketing, Production and Manufacturing to ensure that the department’s efforts are directed towards satisfying the needs of the internal customer and for overall company gain.


  • MCIPS Preferred

  • Experience of working in an Engineering / Manufacturing environment

  • Preferred Industry sectors – Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial or Technology

  • Ideally experience of working in a complex matrix business

  • Experience of managing teams in Purchasing and Supply Chain

  • Commercially astute

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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