Supply Chain Programme Manager

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Supply Chain

Department: Supply Chain Procurement

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Job: Supply Chain Programme Manager    

Location: Derby or Warrington (Hybrid working)

Permanent position

Job profile

This is more than just a job; this is a legacy.

An influential and key role within the procurement team you will be responsible for working within the component and system delivery teams to ensure that procurement elements of programs are properly resourced, dependencies understood and timescales underpinned.  You will ensure purchasing activities related to the through life delivery of our components are managed and be responsible for large packages of work.  With the component and buying teams you will manage delivery of equipment to sites and factories and be responsible for steering supplier relationships.

This is a chance to work closely with stakeholders at all levels internally as well as externally. We are committed to exceeding our customer expectations to deliver products and services of the highest quality, on time, in full and at a globally competitive cost.

This role will test your program management and supply chain experience and is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business in a key role.

Rolls-Royce SMR

Rolls-Royce SMR was established with one clear goal - to deliver clean, affordable energy for all.

Rolls-Royce SMR offers a radically different approach to delivering nuclear power, we have drastically reduced the amount of construction activities and transformed the delivery environment, from a large complex infrastructure programme into a factory built commoditised product.

Rolls-Royce SMR uses established nuclear technology and know-how to offer a low cost, deliverable, global, scalable, and investable solution, that can be rolled out around the world.

About the position

  • Purchase/Project Strategy - Accountable for securing Purchase commitment to the project business plan and responsible for ensuring that Purchase resource is provisioned accordingly.  Accountable for successful delivery of SC project once assigned. Accountable for ensuring that, at each stage of the project, the customer requirements are understood and incorporated into Purchase strategy. Accountable for ensuring that Customer Project teams are conversant with the relevant Purchase strategies, policies, organisation and processes.
  • Programme Management - Accountable for ensuring Purchase and Project input to the Supply Chain Requirements Document is achievable. Responsible for ensuring that Purchase plans are maintained, reviewed and supported by relevant management reports covering the key deliverables.  Accountable for review of programme status with customers in accordance with Programme Management governance. Responsible for co-ordinating Customer/Project specific campaigns. Accountable for the management of Purchase issues and risks
  • Supplier Relationships - Where designated, responsible for the effective day to day supplier relationship management and operational performance of partners and suppliers 
  • Cost Management - Management of  short/medium term cost improvement plans with designated suppliers that are aligned to integrated commodity / category strategy(s).  Understands suppliers manufacturing processes and associated cost drivers to support the development of cost engineering capabilities within the supply chain
  • Strategic Sourcing - Where designated, responsible for supporting the programme management and execution of sourcing activities, to meet the internal and external stakeholder requirements for current and future programmes.
  • Export Control - Responsible for ensuring that any Export Control provisions are deployed across Purchase and other functions within the IPT.
  • Risk Management - Responsible for deployment of Risk Management process using standard tools & processes to identify key risks and secure the required mitigation. Provides Customer interface with Purchase Risk Co-ordinator
  • Customer/Project Reviews - Accountable for completion of the functional input to gated reviews in line with business requirements. Responsible for ensuring that resultant Purchase actions are closed out in a timely manner. Responsible for presenting the Purchase Function project strategy & status to the customer as required.
  • Project/Purchase Interface - Accountable for engagement of relevant Purchase roles with the project. Accountable for co-ordination of major Project/Supplier interface events covering major schedule changes, Project and Customer Reviews.
  • Processes and Procedures - Accountable for ensuring Project and Customer compliance to Purchase processes and procedures
  • Code of Ethics - Responsible for ensuring their own compliance to the company and/or professional certification code of ethics.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Knowledge of Purchasing Strategy, Policies & Processes
  • Knowledge of Project Management processes, tools and techniques
  • A proven track record in delivering results
  • Possesses the flexibility to respond to uncertain or ambiguous situations with a minimum of stress
  • Global outlook and exposure to different challenges, cultures and ways of working.
  • Skilled at various influence tactics
  • Good communicator
  • Knowledge of Purchasing Strategy, Policies & Processes
  • Knowledge of Project Management processes, tools and techniques
  • A proven track record in delivering results

Pay and Benefits

A highly competitive salary is on offer along with a performance related bonus.

A range of flexible benefits are available to choose from, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.

Travel: the location of work can be either Warrington OR Derby

Flexible working / hybrid and remote working patterns are available with agreement.

Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week with some additional hours as and when required.

Who we are

Rolls-Royce SMR’s small modular reactor (SMR) programme is the first of its kind in the UK, with the opportunity to develop a factory-built nuclear power plant that is deliverable and scalable at a global level.

A Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470mw of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll-out of renewable generation.

In addition to stable base load power, Rolls-Royce SMRs will be able to provide energy for the Net Zero manufacture of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels, to support the path to Net Zero and the decarbonisation of transport.

The 470MW SMR draws upon well-established Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) technology in use all over the world, but Rolls-Royce SMR’s unique approach will see the reactor components built in factory conditions and assembled on site.

Our factory-built model is entirely scalable, as demand increases, we invest in further factories using the same design and management systems used for all our SMRs.

When fully operational the Rolls-Royce SMR programme is forecast to create 40,000 regional UK jobs by 2050 and generate £52bn in economic benefit. 

Having begun the design assessment process with the UK regulators, the organisation is at a point where it needs to significantly increase its workforce, offering candidates the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within a world-class team.

How to apply

Rolls-Royce SMR is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

However, you identify or whatever your path here, please apply if you see a position that interests or excites you. Come join us and help us build a global company where we're all proud to belong. Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate.

Rolls-Royce SMR is a place where everyone can grow, so whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day

If you are not yet ready to apply, but would like to find out more, please contact to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.

For further information please apply online or contact Jack Dawkins at Morson Talent

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