Commodity Manager (Fuels, Oils and Lubricants)

Commodity Manager (Fuels, Oils and Lubricants)

Job Description

Job ID: 12361
Job Function: Commodity Management
Job Term: Permanent
Job Region: UK & Europe
Posted Date: 1 Dec 2021

Job Overview

TVS are operating as part of Team Leidos, a team of defence and logistics specialists, supporting a major transformation contract providing an end to end supply chain service delivering commodity and inventory savings to the UK Ministry of Defence.

We are now recruiting for a Commodity Manager working for TVS as part of a vibrant and dynamic team, committed to transforming the way the MOD works.

Please note we work on a hybrid model of four days WFH and one day in our offices in Emersons Green, Bristol each week. Therefore, you must be located within reasonable commuting distance to Bristol.


Job Responsibilities

To provide an industry and intelligent customer-facing Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person (SQEP) in oils and lubricants, for Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products, that is technically compliant with the UK MoD Schedule of Requirement; covering all elements that define an item of supply including Acquisition Safety Management, relevant British Standards, Defence Standards and Product Quality Assurance.

  • Act as the subject matter and technical expert for the full range of oils and lubricant products within the Team Leidos Commodity pillar, this includes being the intelligent customer to the MoD technical authority (Defence Strategic Fuels Authority (DSFA)).
  • Review the current MoD Future Lubricants Project requirement and ensure it is to an industry compliant interpretation.
  • Work with the DSFA to improve product identification, specification and though life development, including identify and implement product innovation where needed to meet the user’s requirement.
  • Specify suitable and robust products to meet the customer (MoD) requirement in line with Defence and British Standards.
  • Provide SME on product uses, safety cases and safety issues within both Team Leidos and the MoD.
  • Must be able to assist in investigations and understand failure reports of product malfunction and failure; effectively engaging with both the user and industry to resolve and find solutions.
  • Put in place sound processes and technical specification to ensure suppliers meet UN certification packaging requirements in accordance with all Dangerous Goods regulations and compliance.
  • Assist in the maintenance of product technical data information on TVS’ Msys Product Data Management (PDM) system and MoD Hazardous Stores Information System (HSIS).
  • Visit Suppliers, Front Line Commands and attend relevant Industry meetings and exhibitions to maintain and enhance the product range.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent industry experience in oils and lubricants.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of lubricant types, manufacture and use.
  • Desirable experience and knowledge of lubricants used in the airworthy environment.
  • Desirable, previous experience of working with the defence industry – not essential.
  • Desirable, have or be prepared to under-go Security Clearance to enable work on MoD premises.
  • Ability to represent TVS with either or both customers and suppliers at a senior SQEP level.
  • Must hold a UK driving license and be prepared to travel anywhere in the UK.
  • Computer Literate, experienced in using databases / spreadsheets, presentations and report writing.

In return for your hard work we offer excellent career progression opportunities and a professional environment where you can acquire, use, and continue developing your skills.

Your package will include:


  • Competitive Salary and pension scheme with life assurance
  • 25 Days Holiday (plus 8 statutory Bank Holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme supporting wellness with immediate access to:
    • GP consultation and second opinions
    • Mental health support
    • Financial and Legal support
    • Wellbeing and healthy living support
  • Employee referral scheme with financial reward
  • Professional Membership and Study Sponsorship
  • Pass scheme (£100 to undertake training of your choice)

At TVS SCS we encourage and support our employees to realise their potential. They are empowered to take initiative, and achieve high impact results that really make a difference to our business and our customers.

The successful candidate will be required go through a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance.

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