Graduate Opportunity

Account Manager

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Martin-Baker is the world's leading manufacturer of ejection seats and related equipment.

It is the only company that can offer a fully integrated escape system that satisfies the very latest in pilot operational capability and safety standards. Martin-Baker offers a complete 'end-to-end service’, from helping the customer to establish operational safety and escape requirements, including design, development and qualification, to on-going support throughout the entire service life of the aircraft.

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Job description

A vacancy has arisen for an Account Manager working in the Sourcing department at the Denham site. This entry level position will be responsible for sourcing and purchasing goods and services in accordance with the company’s manufacturing and development objectives. The accountabilities identified below are to be phased in with job training and experience.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Provide the primary point of contact for suppliers into Martin Baker and manage allocated supplier relationships to ensure that supply to Martin Baker of products services and or material is delivered in accordance with contractual terms and the production schedule.
  • Review the status of supplier relationships including performance against KPI and proactively identify and manage any risks that may impact on Martin Baker.
  • Identify and engage with new suppliers via tendering and RFI and RFQ exercises as required.
  • Liaise with Quality Assurance and Manufacturing to ensure that product, services and materials are supplied to the technical and quality standards required.
  • Support Production Engineering and Programmes to develop Statement of Works for new supply of parts and equipment.
  • In conjunction with the Commodity Managers, research and evaluate new suppliers
  • Monitor the external environment and keep an up to date knowledge of competitors and supplier capacity and capability.
  • As required support customer meetings, bids and reviews in respect of supply chain strategy and any issues affecting ability to deliver.
  • Preparation and authorisation of purchase requisitions in accordance with standard operating procedures and delegated authorities including; sourcing , creating specifications and contracting with suppliers
  • Identify risks within suppliers e.g. obsolescence of materials and parts, or changes in ownership that may impact Martin Baker. Support the Commodity team to develop risk mitigations and corrective actions plans.
  • Identify blocks and problems in the supply chain working with suppliers, manufacturing, production control and shipping to ensure that deliveries to customers are met.
  • Participate in cross functional project teams developing or modifying product processes as a Purchasing Lead.
  • Responsible for the supplier requisition release report and invoicing status and supplier dashboard data.
  • Generation and maintenance of supplier data in SAP – cost, scheduling lead times etc. to support financial and governance process.
  • Undertake data analysis to support process management and investigate trends etc
  • Ensures compliance with export controls e.g. UK, USA and others as appropriate.

Education & qualifications

  • A 2:1 degree or equivalent, preferably in a mathematical/statistical, engineering, business, purchasing or accountancy based discipline.

Person specification:

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills; able to confidently present to a wide-range of contacts internally and external to the company.
  • Able to network and build relationships with colleagues and suppliers.

Specific/technical skills

  • Numerate and able to interpret and analyse data
  • Well versed in the use of Microsoft products particularly Excel.

Knowledge & experience 

This position would suit an open-minded graduate (or equivalent) willing to learn and apply transferable skills to a broad range of tasks and issues encountered in the Sourcing environment.

For all successful candidates, Martin-Baker will undertake background security checks. As part of this, we will need to confirm your identity, employment history and address history to cover the past five years as well as your nationality, immigration status and criminal record. For positions that require Security Clearance, the successful candidate must hold or be willing to obtain security clearance up to the relevant level for the role.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: ACCMAN0219

Please send your CV and covering letter to quoting the above reference number.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Denham, Middlesex
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Analytics
  • Maths
  • Systems

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