Head of Supply Chain - Logistics

North Lanarkshire
23 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Supply Chain - Logistics - Contract/Commercial management, Stakeholder Management

A Head of Supply Chain with is required to work on a six month contract with the possibility for our Defence client based in Glasgow.

This is an interesting contract on the newest Naval Frigate programmes

Overview of the Head of Supply Chain -Logistics role

This role will be responsible for defining the outsourced logistics strategy to support materials delivery and management across multiple Naval Ships Shipbuild and Combat Systems programmes and UK locations.

This is a critical role that will review, develop and deploy the appropriate contracting methodology with the 3PL provider, enabling a cost effective and continuous logistics solution to our UK and international programmes.

This is primarily a complex commercial contract management role that requires a level of expertise within the Logistics arena. The role holder will draw upon extensive knowledge of Procurement best practice, subject matter expertise and LfE to lead the Procurement and Logistics process.

Working closely with key programme stakeholders, the Head of Supply Chain - Logistics will ensure the 3PL provider fulfils end-to-end Logistics lifecycle scope. From receipt of Supply Chain generated demand, forecasting, Logistics, Despatch, Warehousing, Inbound Inventory and Materials Management, ongoing performance management of the 3PL provider is paramount.

The role holder will assume Control Account Management responsibilities for the cross programme Logistics service, ensuring the delivery of budgets to the agreed Strategy and cost model, including the realisation of identified opportunities.

Key skills required for the Head of Supply Chain - Logistics

* Create, develop and deploy the Naval Ships outsourced Logistics strategy, including contracting strategy

* Work with key stakeholders to capture, verify and agree ongoing logistics business requirements. Work closely with the Global Combat Ship organisation to understand the international business impact and directly alongside the Head of Logistics for BAE Systems Australia to agree touchpoints and hand over arrangements for the Frigate Programme

* Develop, own and drive the overarching team delivery plan. Define measures, milestones, dependencies, key performance indicators and internal service delivery agreements to enable delivery. Ensure the flow down of meaningful delivery objectives to team member

* Develop the Naval Ships central warehouse concept to provide improved storage, resilience and flexibility across programmes and sites. Create a compelling business cases for change, aligned and in collaboration with business stakeholders and the wider Procurement team

* Commercial management and execution of 3PL contract, including management of supplier deliverables, contract change activities and fulfillment of documented BAE Systems deliverables

* Lead supplier contract performance reviews, establish clear lines of communication and regular dialogue channels

* Weekly / monthly reporting activities reflecting 3PL and contract status, performance, SHE, quality, risks and budget delivery and savings

* Budget management for 3PL direct labour including reporting methodologies and reconciliations

The position is based in Scotstoun and Govan with ad hoc UK travel.

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