Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Wrexham has an exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain Lead.

  • Full Time- Permanent Contract.
  • 39 hours per week - Monday-Thursday: 0800-17:00, Friday:0800-13:00
  • Job location: Llay, Wrexham, LL12 0PB
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union

The Supply Chain Lead role is responsible leading the team of Supply Chain Buyers, to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day business. Working with internal stakeholders (intercompany) and suppliers to develop close working relationships to ensure products (including raw material and special processing) are delivered on time to the agreed system price and quality requirements.

Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension plan
  • On site bonus scheme
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Discounts available with selected mobile companies
  • Discounts available with selected gym membership
  • Employee Advantages Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Occupational Health and ergonomics focused
  • Extended paid Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead data gathering and analysis for key meetings – Business Reviews, Rate readiness and Weekly Management meeting
  • Provide escalation support to the Supply Chain Buyers including when appropriate attend the daily operational meetings
  • Lead annual spend and budget forecasting for allocated Business Units
  • Support the Category Lead and Category Manager where required in data collection, strategy development and negotiations
  • Blanket order – working with the Category Lead ensure order coverage
  • Invoice queries – lead investigations and drive resolution to invoice issues
  • Goods & Services on time delivery – manage and expedite to required lead-times - intercompany and supplier
  • Responsible for ensuring optimum stock levels are achieved and weekly/monthly purchases are in line with forecast
  • Complete Purchase Order approval process and issue to supplier in line with process
  • Check requisitions to ensure correct supplier, nominal code and quotations
  • Supplier & Stakeholder Relationship Management – structured reviews KPI driven
  • KPI reporting – responsible for supplier performance Quality/Cost/Delivery/Innovation/Risk
  • SAP – provide leadership support for the team

Position Requirements


  • Good general education

Professional Accreditations:

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) desired or working towards the qualification.


  • 3- 5 years of procurement experience or equivalent in a customer facing role

Key Competencies:

  • Operational - knowledge of Sales and Operational Planning
  • Cost Awareness
  • Supplier and Stakeholder Relationship Management
  • Financial and Commercial awareness
  • Contractual awareness
  • Project management

Other skills/Abilities


  • Negotiation – linked to expediting from the supplier base
  • Results orientated - meets deadlines, identifies actions, achieves goals
  • Innovator - thinks creatively, anticipates changes, produces solutions
  • Complier – follows procedures and encourages others to as well


  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Influencing
  • Team player
  • Decision making

Personal Attributes:

  • Positive “can do attitude”
  • Proactivity with a solution orientated approach
  • Resilience to overcome problems
  • Adaptability and flexible to new ideas and ways of working
  • Accountability
  • Influencer – builds relationships and effectively presents arguments
  • Self starter

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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