Head of Supplier Development

University of Sheffield - Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Contract Type: Open Ended

Working Pattern:

Full-time role

35 hours per week


Advanced Manufacturing Park
Brunel Way
S60 5WG


Grade 9: £49,772 - £55,998 per annum. Potential to progress to £64,894 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.


The Head of Supplier Development is a high profile senior management role that will place you at the leading edge of the national supplier development programme for the nuclear manufacturing industry.

Reporting to the Operations Director, the Head of Supplier Development will work closely with the senior leadership within Nuclear AMRC. The Nuclear AMRC supplier development programmes, including the flagship Fit for Nuclear (F4N) programme, have already yielded significant successes over the past 3 years and due to this, Nuclear AMRC is expanding the programme and recruiting this exciting new position to provide the internal capability and ensure the external capability that we use is appropriate and governed.

As Head of Supplier Development, you will lead a team of industrial advisors and supply chain executives to help deliver the supplier development strategy for the Nuclear AMRC. Part of the strategy is to enhance the capabilities and competitiveness of nuclear manufacturing industry, working with our members to develop world-leading manufacturing processes and technologies.

You and your team will help UK manufacturing companies prepare, compete and collaborate to win nuclear contracts at home and globally, whilst supporting the Nuclear AMRC and its members to become a focal point for the national nuclear manufacturing industry.

You will have an honours degree in a relevant engineering discipline (or equivalent experience in nuclear industry its technology manufacturing and proven experience working within the civil nuclear industry and its manufacturing supply chain) as well as relevant and comprehensive knowledge of the UK nuclear programmes (new build, decommissioning, plant life extension, new technology, wider energy and naval. It is essential that you have had experience developing and leading teams, staff and contractors, to deliver large programmes and implementing step change relative to the programme. Skills required include; effective communication skills, both written and verbal, report writing skills, experience of delivering presentations; and communicating to staff at all levels in the organisation.

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