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Commodity Management and Sourcing Manager

Employer
Raytheon UK
Location
United Kingdom-Glenrothes
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Sector
Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
Job Type
Permanent

Job Details

Date Posted:
2024-03-27
Country:
United Kingdom
Location:
GBR02: Glenrothes, Scotland, Queensway Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, KY7 5PY
Position Role Type:
Unspecified
Summary of Role:

Within the Weapons and Sensors Business Area, one of the largest operating areas within the Raytheon UK business, the dynamic Commodity team manage circa £100M annually and are an integral part of the Supply Chain team. The Team are involved in several exciting and high-profile programmes and accountable for partnering and promoting relationship management strategies resolving risk and challenges within the supply chain and bring material & services into the Raytheon safeguarding continuity of supply, to the highest quality and deliver on time.

Reporting to the Commodity Senior Manager for the Weapons and Sensors Business Area, the Commodity Manager will be responsible to lead and manage a team of three or four Commodity Specialist and will be accountable for all Commodity activity across the business area. Creates and leads strategies for their own Commodity areas and provide support to the other Commodity Leads as well.

Commodity Manager conducts Make v Buy exercises, develops sourcing strategies and Business Cases, selects sources, negotiates and manages supplier agreements of various types (Commodity / Service / International) associated with complex supplier requirements. Liaises with suppliers at various management levels to drive improvement and resolve disputes. Contributes to Business Area and Stakeholder Functional strategies via specific commodity strategies. Manages and monitors supply chain and supports the drive for business growth, efficiency, profitability and intercompany relationships.

At Raytheon UK (RSL), we are driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach and yours as a RSL employee.

If you think you have what it takes and want to join a dynamic organisation, then read on!

Main Duties (Leading and/or Supporting):
  • Liaising with peers from other functions and RTX businesses and the Functional LT.
  • Leads or supports cross-functional teams in conducting Make v Buy exercises and developing and deploying commodity strategies.
  • These strategies include:
    • Direct spend commodities,
    • Target Return on Investment (ROI),
    • Commodity risk management,
    • Service levels, and
    • Approved/preferred suppliers.
  • Engages with Stakeholder Functional leads regarding supplier bid and selection criteria.
  • Participates in / leads supplier assessments and supplier development activity teams, including the administration of appropriate due diligence activity
  • Leverages commodity opportunities and synergies across RTX.
  • Ensures that strategies are in alignment with market conditions, Raytheon requirements, goals and growth plans.
  • Leverages supplier and industry capabilities in conjunction with Stakeholder functions to align functional strategies and identify gaps to link supplier capabilities with Raytheon requirements.
  • Develops Commodity Strategies and Agreements
  • Develops and manages tenders. Performs or supports cost and price analysis, develops negotiation strategies, and leads negotiations in order to create value for money outcomes for procuring goods and services
  • Produces business cases/ briefing materials for management reviews
  • Works with suppliers and functional stakeholders to achieve collaborative partnering, strategic relationship management to deliver required service level KPIs
  • Establishes and manages supplier relationships to include supplier continuous improvement/development goals.
  • Executes to customer requirements including government regulations, public law and Raytheon policies and procedures.
  • Actively promotes the contributions that the function can make to achieving corporate objectives across the organisation, with stakeholders and with the supply chain
  • Continually assesses and promotes sustainable and responsible procurement, including social, cultural and diversity values in the organisation and throughout the supply chain
  • Utilises project management skills and techniques when managing suppliers.
  • Evaluates the challenges faced by the organisation and the supply chains and takes action to mitigate risks and to develop opportunities
  • Responsible via subordinate personnel to place all non-Production requirements on suppliers in an expeditious and efficient manner in line with Raytheon policy and commodity strategies and to ensure the execution of the orders.
Candidate Requirements:

Essential:
  • Experience in Commodity, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, and/or related field
  • MCIPS (Level 5, 6 or 7) / BA / MBA / B.Eng / M.Eng / MSc or equivalent
  • Ability / Experience to manage a small team with focus on policy and strategy implementation, along with operational plans with measurable contribution towards the achievement of results of the sub-function.
  • Can create strategy supported by strong presentation skills
  • Experience of creating strategies and turning them into operational reality
  • Knowledge of import/export legislation and logistical requirements
  • Experience of programme management skills (IPDS/Risk Management/Programme Gating / KPIs / SOW Development / Business Finance)
  • Experience in medium/high complexity proposal and programme governance activities
  • Flexible and positive attitude
  • Sourcing, SRM/SPM & P2P lifecycles
  • Experience of developing and managing Subcontractor Relationship Management (SRM) and collaborative working
  • Able to lead effectively in a multi- functional team
  • Experience or knowledge of MRP, SAP and purchase order placement/ material receipt processes
  • Experience of working with international suppliers/programmes
  • Experience in or exposure to negotiating high complexity non-standard agreements
  • Experience of problem solving and dispute resolution
  • Experience of Teammate selection and Teaming Agreements with Service Level KPIs
  • Experience of running complex supplier competitions
Desirable:
  • Interconnects & Consumables Experience
  • 6 Sigma / Lean process improvement skillset
  • Knowledge of import/export legislation and logistical requirements (ITAR)
About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:
• 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
• Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
• 6 times salary 'Life Assurance'
• Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme's.
• Enhanced sick pay scheme
• Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
• 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).
Diversity:

Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.

Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including RTXWISE, RTXMCN, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA), RTXPride and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion council, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,

Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant 'Gold Award' Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Company

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.

 

Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.

 

With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.

 

Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

Company info
Telephone
01895 816248
Location
Uxbridge
GB

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