Procurement Manager

Job Description

At Vertical Aerospace we’re working to design the future of air travel. We are embarking on an exciting new chapter in the development of Electric Aircraft and are now looking for an early career Procurement Manager.

You’ll be in charge of purchasing goods and/or services to help us develop models, full scale prototypes and production aircraft. You’ll ensure that we obtain quality and certifiable products for competitive prices and in a timely fashion - and you’ll play an integral role in ensuring the engineering team stick to budget.


Your duties will be wide ranging and varied and will include:

  • Liaising with key company employees to determine their product and service needs
  • Developing and implementing a strategy for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels
  • Monitoring business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services - without sacrificing quality or delivery times
  • Nurturing relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for company
  • Identifying and researching potential new suppliers
  • Researching new products and services to meet company's goals
  • Assessing total costs of company purchases
  • Working closely with Quality Assurance to manage Approved Suppliers Listing, Supplier KPIs, Supplier Audit schedules
  • Defining and maintaining Aerospace procurement terms and conditions to discharge the obligation of Design and Production Organisations under Part 21
  • Attend monthly Senior Management Team meetings to contribute to the cross-functional development of the Company

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • 2 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • You must be people person who is good at networking
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Superior organisational skills
  • Good business instincts and financial analysis skills
  • Strong with mathematics and mental arithmetic skills

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor's or Masters Degree in Business, Economics, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or a related field
  • Previous experience as a Procurement Clerk, Junior Buyer or Procurement Manager for an Aerospace business
  • A personal interest in Aviation and aircraft

To apply for this role, submit your CV and a covering letter to us.