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Job Title: Materials Procurement Lead 


Location: Aspire Business Centre, Tidworth

Reports to: Head of Procurement and Supply Chain

Key Purpose of the Role:

To provide, manage and deliver the materials planning & delivery integral to the overall ADSL procurement & supply chain function, ensuring ADSL operations have always an adequate flow of materials.

Key Responsibilities:

• Managing the materials procurement activities for ADSL.
• Developing IFS reporting and metrics to enable visualisation of performance levels in both external supply chain, and internal logistics organisation.
• Collaborate with the Logistics and operational teams to determine supply needs and ensure the supply chain is in place.
• Establish as appropriate, “pull control” techniques including KANBAN, consignment stocks and point-of-use methodologies, including potentially vending solutions.
• Coordinate with the Logistics team, to ensure optimal materials flow in consideration of ADSL service levels and seasonal variability.
• Supervise, coach, develop and mentor colleagues and team members (as appropriate).
• Support the ongoing development of IFS, and ADSL policies, processes and procedures from a materials management and procurement perspective.
• Ensure that governance requirements outlined in the Levels of Authority document are fully satisfied.
• Collaboratively developing ADSL Strategic Sourcing, implement and deliver procurement strategies, aligning to the business requirements, addressing local performance and service issues.
• Develop, deploy and manage ADSL’s materials procurement & supply chain strategy, policies, processes & procedures relating to: supplier selection, contract award and supply supporting the Garrison teams to manage supplier performance
• Operate the SPR (Supplier Performance Review) process relating to Materials procurement, acting on the feedback obtained, and ensuring Garrison inputs are provided to Pan Garrison SPRs.
• Support the Garrison teams in the ongoing management of suppliers, addressing and if necessary escalating issues concerning supplier performance

Desirable: Qualifications


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Degree in relevant discipline (Business Studies, Finance, Accounting or a related field)

  • Member of, or working towards MCIPS certification, or other recognised supply chain institution.


  • Experienced practitioner in supply chain and inventory control systems. Integrated ERP system experience essential (ADSL uses IFS).

  • Experienced in managing Procurement activity within an operational environment.

  • Possesses a range of Procurement skills including tendering, purchasing, negotiation and supplier relationship management.

  • Possesses strong communication skills and having the experience/credibility to operate effectively and build relationships within ADSL and with new and existing suppliers /contractors.

  • Organisational skills – planning, effective time management, reviews progress against plan

  • Commercially and financially astute.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Results orientation – satisfies internal/external customers

  • Addresses procurement technical issues, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of procurement systems and processes

  • Interpersonal skills – builds positive relationships with operations and procurement staff, credible, approachable to all levels of staff, shows respect and tolerance

  • Effective communication skills

  • Team player, enthusiastic, positive and supportive

  • Computer literate in the use of business systems and MS Office



    • Job type: Full-time
    • Location: Tidworth
    • Date posted:
    • Pay: £-