Supply Chain Manager

  • 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.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost.

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support.  

Within land systems, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.

Job Description

Our Supply Chain Manager position is based within our Military Aerospace Business (MILA.) The primary objective for this role is to create a robust, sustainable and high performing Supply Chain able to meet key customer delivery and milestones, for both current and future programmes.

  • Maintain and build a high performing Supply Chain, able to meet Customer demands.

  • Build effective ‘operational’ relationships both internally as well as with our Customers and Suppliers.

  • Lead a team of Procurement/Supply Chain Professionals ensuring they meet company objectives.

  • Instil accountability through the portfolio of suppliers, managing supplier performance whilst always striving for cost effective value for money (VFM) solutions through the portfolio as well as subcontractors.

  • Ensure our suppliers meet their contractual obligations and work with the team to ensure they have the right information and support to make this happen.

  • Work with our suppliers and subcontractors to develop their efficiency in order to ensure their capability with current and future programmes and that they have the capacity both now and in the future.

  • Identify potential risks within the supply chain and put in process and plans to mitigate that risk. Work with the team to identify these areas and escalate any main areas of concern.

  • Ensure functional excellence through best practice, effective communication and leadership. Work with the team on the vision for future Procurement Strategy and support the development of those within the function.


Our ideal candidate will have previous experience working within a similar role. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, effective Supplier Management experience and the ability to work with all those involved ensuring we meet our business and Customer objective and expectations.

  • Experience of supply chain management in the Aerospace, Defence Industry or Manufacturing environments – ideally one that incorporates MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul)

  • CIPS post graduate or equivalent and a qualification within Engineering or Business is desirable.

  • Demonstrable evidence of innovation and implementation of best practice in a Procurement or Supply Chain context

  • An effective people manager passionate about developing a high performing team

  • Good commercial and financial understanding.

  • A natural communicator with excellent interpersonal skills that facilitates good negotiating and influencing 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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