Procurement Projects Manager - Glasgow

Date Posted: Thursday 09 June 2022

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Role: Procurement Projects Manager

Location: Hybrid






Primary Purpose of the Role:

To represent Procurement as an integral part of a campaign, Bid or Product or Project team, leading the resources of the function in order to optimise its contribution to producing competitive campaigns, bids and products, and delivering profitable projects.


Work with internal stakeholders to ensure Acquisition or Sourcing strategies for a campaign, bid, or product or project are aligned to the needs of the business in the short, medium and long term durations whilst offering innovative solutions


Work with the bid and product development teams to ascertain the work package needs, competitiveness objectives and target costs. Develop a supply chain architecture; negotiate with the supply chain, under these mandates, to obtain a complete and competitive supply chain architecture which delivers the full requirement of the bid/product.


Deliver a risk managed set of Terms and Conditions of contract for all elements of the supply chain.

In project phase, work closely with key stakeholders and functions as necessary, to manage all Procurement aspects (such as Materials, Subcontracts Management & Material Management & Control) ensuring work packages are executed in accordance with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements


Undertake the management of resources in support of a Bid/Project and ensure that suitable and adequate resourcing levels are available.


Accountable for ensuring all Thales governance requirements are complied with on a Bid and or Project and ensuring Procurement activities are tailored in accordance with the level of risk/value exposure.


Although the role maybe assigned to a particular business or location, the job holder may be requested to support the function’s activities in other businesses or locations across the UK.






  • Commercially astute with advanced negotiation skills and experience including differing contracting models
  • Broad range of Procurement skills focused on: Needs Analysis, Design to Cost, Make-Team-Buy, Technical Interface Management, Acquisition Strategy definition, International Sourcing, Supplier Management, Risk and Opportunity Management, Subcontract Management.
  • Leadership, presentation and communication skills
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills to optimise cross-functional & cross-organisational working and to work effectively with suppliers.
  • Negotiation skills in a complex systems’ environment
  • Analytical skills
  • Commercially astute with advanced negotiation skills and experience including differing contracting models
  • Well-developed organisational skills




  • Team management, leadership and team development
  • Major development/manufacture sub-contract program/project management experience
  • Broad technical and commercial understanding of the Thales product and associated bought in supplied parts and services
  • Ability to lead Make, Team, Buy decisions
  • Upstream purchasing techniques deployment, especially Co-Development, Co-Engineering, Value Engineering, Value Analysis, Functional Analysis, Cost Analysis.






  • Supply chain architecture development and implementation
  • 10 years plus relevant experience in mid to senior level procurement or commercial roles
  • Track record of success in a similar role in relevant businesses or markets
      • Supplier Relationship and Performance Management, negotiation techniques and measurement



  • Experience of procurement tools such as E-ACQ,
  • Proven track record of working cooperatively with Engineering and R&T teams
  • Experience in using ERP systems including Oracle and / or SAP
  • Experience of presenting to end customers during bid or project phases



Financial / Budgetary Responsibility to be adjusted according to level of responsibility

  • Manages procurement activity on bids at typically B2 or Onerous level
  • Manages procurement activity on typically A1 or A2  Programs with a Procurement Work Package content of >£10m







  • MCIPS, degree or equivalent qualifications in other commercial or project management disciplines



      • Already studying towards MCIPS or Business Degree/Qualification or equivalent or willingness to do so
      • Business or Engineering degree, or equivalent
      • Professional qualification in related disciplines e.g. Project Management, Engineering, Supply Chain