We have a number of exciting opportunities within the Military Industry, both Strategic and Operational, as part of the Air Capability & Equipment (AC&E) Shared Service. Do you think you have the skills and attributes to make a positive difference by driving value and performance for our business and customers?
We currently have vacancies for Procurement Managers at both our Warton and Samlesbury sites.
AC&E is a Shared Service, providing a variety of procurement services to the business across a wide range of products and global customer base
The Procurement Manager roles are an invitation to demonstrate how you would lead through life strategic and operational activity on 3 major air platforms and future programmes. The role will require you to lead a team of professionals managing several suppliers to ensure delivery of contractual requirements, develop solutions to address customer challenges and develop and inspire your team to meet the shared service goals and objectives.
All of these roles offer an opportunity for personal development and career progression within the wider organisation.
Your main responsibilities as Procurement Manager – Air Capability & Equipment Shared Service will include:
Leading and developing a team of procurement professionals
Managing delivery of production requirements, developing strategies for sustainment and future contracts
Developing and influencing strategies to meet customer and supplier challenges
Leading the evaluation and negotiation of proposals, identifying key procurement opportunities, dependencies and risks
Developing, reviewing and challenging of existing and new business agreements
Managing supplier contractual performance and adherence against key performance indicators
Where appropriate lead cross functional initiatives, working with suppliers to improve overall performance and adherence to contract
Your skills and qualifications as a Procurement Manager:
High level of business acumen and financial understanding
Experience of leading and developing teams to a successful outcome
Experience of working within a change environment
Experience of sourcing strategies and supplier approvals
Technical procurement skills: strong negotiation and contracting capability, procurement strategy development, supply chain management, supplier development
Knowledge of the military environment, market and supply base
Strategically driven to maximise value from the Supplier Solutions
Procurement, Project Management, Finance or Commercial environment
What we're looking for in you:
You need to demonstrate the right behaviours to succeed in a time pressured environment where solutions can constantly be changing to meet political and competitive environments. You will have excellent communication skills and be confident presenting information and influencing a wide range of stakeholders.
You will be well organised with a keen eye for detail and a willingness to learn new skills and undertake further training where necessary. You will be able to work well on your own initiative and demonstrate positive behaviours to succeed in a changing business environment.
Location: Warton/Samlesbury - Willingness to travel to suppliers’ premises, UK and International
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.