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Great Malvern, Malvern WR14, UK
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

Job Title: Senior Supply Chain Manager
Location: Farnborough or Malvern
Package: Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full Time / Permanent
Role ID: SF16319

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. Be part of our journey and join us as a Senior Supply Chain Manager at either our Farnborough or Malvern sites, working within a highly collaborative procurement and supply chain environment.

About The Role
Whilst providing procurement expertise and leadership to the business in support of delivering or securing critical new business for QinetiQ, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of the development and management of lifecycle relationships with suppliers.

What you’ll be doing

  • Leading the supply chain activity within your bidding/project teams
  • Defining, planning and executing cost effective, commercially sound procurement solutions for complex bids
  • Leading supply chain discussions with suppliers and partners
  • Ensuring procurement solutions are customer focussed, meet program timescales and technical requirements.
  • Identifying and mitigating risks to ensure a successful end to end solution
  • Supporting supply chain processes and ensuring compliance with business governance
  • Providing procurement expertise to stakeholders and the wider business
  • Developing an excellent understanding of the industry to improve procurement solutions and identify opportunities
  • Collaborating with peers to develop and enhance systems and processes and share best practice knowledge

This role is full-time, 37 hours per week, and may be based out of either our Bristol, Farnborough or Malvern offices. We offer flexible, adaptive working options, with typically two to three days working from home.

Skills and Experience


  • Demonstrable experience in the understanding of external customer requirements and the recommendation of supply chain solutions which contribute to the winning of new business and/or improvements in the delivery of existing projects
  • Proven stakeholder management experience within a procurement function
  • Commercial acumen and contract negotiation experience
  • Management/ownership of the full procurement lifecycle
  • Experience in supply chain risk management – identification and mitigation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that support collaborative stakeholder relationships


  • Degree in a Business or Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • MCIPS or equivalent experience
  • Defence experience
  • Knowledge of Agile processes and techniques
  • Sustainable Procurement; environmental, social, governance (ESG)

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Our Benefits

  • Flexible, adaptive working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.

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