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Supplier Operations Manager

Line Up Aviation
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Transport / Distribution / Logistics
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function

Our client has a unique opportunity for a Supplier Operations Manager to join them on a permanent basis. As the Supplier Operations Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the whole of the Engineering and Baggage function is commercially aware of its budgets and has appropriate controls and procedures in place to manage costs, realise financial opportunities and mitigate risks. You will provide leadership to the function to ensure that contracts are managed to deliver specified safety, quality, financial, innovation, risk, compliance and performance objectives.

Role: Supplier Operations Manager
Location: South of England
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week


  • Maintain clear governance of supplier performance across cost, asset performance, compliance, risk, opportunities realisation, H&S and environmental targets. This will be done by the robust testing of the operational plans across all delivery teams, ensuring commercial performance is understood.
  • Ensuring of the contract scope is understood by the delivery teams and is supported and tested in terms of cost control, asset performance, compliance, risk, H&S and environmental targets.
  • Have the ability to challenge cost and contract management by carrying out audits and Quantity surveying jobs by attending shift work to ensure value for money.
  • Work with the business to create a culture that delivers cost savings to current cost base whilst maintaining or improving asset performance through the innovation of contracts.
  • This will involve the robust review of what works are currently sent to suppliers and ensuring value for money.
  • Work with the Operation Manager's and other BU team members to identify and deliver performance / cost saving measures.
  • Ensure during re-tending of the contract pipeline we maximise our understanding of today's asset base, ensuring our business partners and suppliers play an active role in asset management and help contribute to the operational asset strategy & delivery teams operational plans.
  • Ensure appropriate Commercial controls are in place, to ensure that we only pay for what we buy, incorporating, a cross area audit, final account valuations and cost review process.
  • Benchmark services to drive best practice and share across the supplier base



  • Strong track record of delivering business improvement and change in a complex environment, achieving significant increases in operational and commercial performance, whilst reducing costs and improving efficiency.
  • An effective problem solver with high intellectual capability, with record of applying a challenging and analytical approach to complex issues and developing innovative yet pragmatic solutions.
  • Demonstrable background in driving commercial best practice and knowledge of procurement processes


  • Degree qualified and membership of relevant professional body including Quantity Surveying.
  • Proven track record in delivery of compliance within a complex work place setting.
  • Broad, transferable knowledge of a wide range of assets, systems and improvement methodologies relevant to the airport.
  • Strong and inspiring leadership skills, able to create a clear vision for the future and effective at engaging and motivating others to follow and pursue that vision.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Natalie Dalkin at Line Up Aviation

Line Up Aviation has carved its own place in the recruitment of Aviation and Aerospace personnel all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with some of the industry's best known companies who demand the highest standard of applicants.

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