Supply Chain Manager

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United Kingdom, England, Capability Green, Luton

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The Opportunity

At Leonardo, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a Supply Chain Manager.  Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK.



Reporting into the VP Operations for operational activity with process and governance from Supply Chain Manager UK (Edinburgh).  Main duties will be to ensure that any non commercial issues relating to production part material supply are managed to ensure material is delivered iaw MRP need date minimising the impact to Sales output.  To achieve this, you will coordinate and manage multi Function involvement best suited to solving the problem(s) at hand, ensuring responsibility and accountability is understood and ensuring and all output related actions are clear in terms of action and ownership and are time bound.   Other key responsibilities will be providing the necessary reporting into the VP Operations and Supply Chain Manager UK, attending key Project meetings relating to your designated Site and ensuring the associated KPI metrics of the role are managed and reported.  Although Custom Working will relate to this role, it is envisaged the role will require a minimum of 3 days onsite attendance.




  • Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
  • Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
  • Flexible benefits: Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle, health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.
  • Network groups : To support our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion, we have a range of network groups for colleagues :
    Carers (employees caring for family or friends)
    Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
    Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
    Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)
    Ethnicity Inclusion (developing a more ethnically based workforce)
    Wellbeing (promoting & supporting employee wellbeing)
  • Training : Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
  • Continuous Learning : You will be supported in your ongoing professional development through training and mentoring
  • Investors in People : We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Silver Award
  • Employee Assistance Programme : Providing free and confidential mental health support
  • Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and 12 flexi days


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What you will do

  • Understand the open order book management status of your designated Site managed by the SC Acquisition Team.
  • Attend any regular meetings / calls with Suppliers to ensure complex / subcontract related PO’s are micro managed, especially at sub tier material ordering phase.
  • Liaise with IPT to understand Project milestones that need to be achieved that relate to material supply.
  • Ensure compliance with Law 262 Free Issue and produce mandated reporting.
  • Liaise with MPM’s on data integrity, ensuring Material Master accurately reflects SC ownership of production parts.
  • Support the SC Acquisition Team in the management of Site RTV (excluding WSP’s).
  • Ensure team address the clearance of Supplier invoicing issues in a timely manner.
  • Provide reporting for revenue forecasting purposes.
  • Ensure that Procurement are made aware of any commercial / contracting implications associated with material supply issues.
  • Develop appropriate relationships and act as the Interface with SC Acquisition Buyer and LOB IPT‘s to understand material issues and ensure closure is in line with MRP requirements
  • Monitor Supplier / Project Joint Action Plans (JAP’s) and ensure these are discussed at all IPT Supply Reviews so that actions are allocated, understand and time bound.  Produce appropriate reporting metrics.
  • Understand the SC reporting tools (3SR, CSR & Revenue Forecasting).
  • Present 30-60-90 day report at LOB Supply Review for SC owned material.
  • Be aware of any Procurement owned Supplier CSIP’s that may impact material supply.
  • Promote a culture of Best Practice in Material Supply sharing knowledge within the function and within the wider business
  • Support management of obsolete material and proposed LTB’s to ensure seamless material supply transition in line with MRP requirements.
  • Support LOB Supplier RBR’s where necessary.
  • Support the MRB/FRB process, ensuring all external material supply information is flowed and is a conduit into execution team and JAP’s (where relevant).



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What we are looking for

Key Performance Indicators:


  • Effective communication and execution of all Functional / Legislative governance and compliance.
  • Deliver Functional / Site demonstrated performance KPI’s are managed and appropriate RCCA carried out when outwith target
  • Alignment of supplier delivery with Internal MPS Plans and any associated Material Supply Risk Mitigation Plans.
  • Management of material reporting into local CSRs
  • Collation, management and reporting of Joint Action Plans (JAP’s)
  • Ensure system and master data accuracy is maintained at all times.



Knowledge, Skills & Experience:


  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven stakeholder management and influencing skills across IPT / Sector / LOB.
  • Good organisational skills, demonstrated through ability to plan and prioritise
  • Provide escalation path for team on all material issues.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Experience of material planning, supply and control
  • Good understanding of fundamentals of MRP, push-pull scheduling, BOBJ reporting.
  • Relevant Process knowledge – for example SAP, Material, MRP, PDM, NPI, Inventory control, LCM
  • Good solid knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Delegation skills
  • Leadership and performance management including coaching & mentoring of team.
  • Understanding of company cost systems with support into revenue


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