Head of Supply Chain

Purchasing · Bicester, Oxfordshire
Department Purchasing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Evolito was spun out of YASA Limited to exclusively industrialise the next-generation electric motor technology and IP for the rapidly-growing aerospace market.

By accelerating the adoption of electric propulsion, we will help revolutionise personal mobility and transform our towns and cities with clean, noise-free electric air transportation.

As part of our current high-growth phase, we are looking for a Head of Supply Chain to join the team to develop the overall Evolito procurement and purchasing strategy, including leading and developing a team of Supply Chain professionals.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and evolving a strategic supply chain supporting each of Evolito’s product family road-maps
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and contractors to ensure a high quality, reliable source of supplies, services and information
  • Ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, ensuring that the team are aware of the policies and their individual responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Ensuring that supplier bids and contracts are negotiated in an efficient and ethical manner
  • Working with the Engineering, Operations and Quality Teams to deliver equipment from suppliers that meets our specification, quality, schedule and cost requirements
  • Supporting in the MPS and MRP process as a key stakeholder, taking responsibility for supplier delivery performance adherence
  • Providing monthly and quarterly reports on cost and schedule performance in line with Evolito targets
  • Leading on cost by actively pursuing cost reduction or cost avoidance activity, often requiring multi stakeholder buy-in
  • Supporting investigations and resolving claims for delay, poor quality or performance.

Skills and experience required:

  • Previous proven experience building and leading a high performing team of Supply Chain professionals
  • Experience of direct procurement in similar complex environments such as automotive, aerospace, energy infrastructure, rail etc.
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing, supplier management processes, and principles of supply chain
  • Detailed understanding of Lifecycle Management and Business Management Systems
  • Good commercial acumen and experience of writing and negotiating contracts with suppliers
  • Experience managing complex contracts in a delivery phase
  • Experienced with risk management
  • Instinctive problem-solving skills coupled with a sound analytical approach
  • Ability to work under pressure while managing conflicting demands against tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Excellent collaboration and team working skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A flexible approach to work
  • UK driving license and ability to travel.


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  • Location
    Bicester, Oxfordshire
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor