Senior Procurement Practitioner
Would you like to work in a challenging evolving environment where no two days are the same having to multi-task across several different functions at any one time? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Procurement Practitioner at our site in Barrow in Furness.
As a Senior Procurement Practitioner, you will be responsible for the delivery of the submarines unit Supply Chain requirements so ensuring materials and services are provided within budget and to schedule and in full compliance with the technical and quality requirements. This will involve delivering the product by ensuring purpose and clarity and to meet key delivery targets within an acceptable timescale and budget. You will also help to deliver key strategies, policies and procedures that enhance product quality and customer satisfaction..
This role will give you the opportunity to have regular interaction with suppliers to drive delivery performance and also to adopt tools and techniques that will ensure the delivery of common business and functional objectives. This role also provides a good potential to learn new skills with exposure to many different facets of the Submarine business.
Your main responsibilities as a Senior Procurement Practitioner are as follows:
Manage own contracts in accordance with all the Supply Chain processes and procedures
Maintain the required levels of reporting across your team associated with:
Lead all aspects of Supplier Management including negotiation of contracts, conducting CSRs, performance improvements and supplier development activities
Maintenance and creation of Purchase Orders in SAP
Maintenance and creation of TeamCenter chronicles and workflows
Facilitate and/or lead the LCM requirements associated with the work package and that of the team.
Be accountable for all related Supply Chain activity in line with area of responsibility
In time, lead, develop and motivate assigned personnel to ensure they are capable of delivering and exceeding their accountabilities.
In time, manage team performances via MPR’s, PDR's, PDP and be responsible for the ongoing training of all team members
Your skills and qualifications:
Good people management skills to ensure supply chain requires are understood and supported through the interaction with other functions
Have the ability to interpret Supplier performance metrics and to work with suppliers to address performance shortfalls
Good problem solving within continuous improvement activity
A good knowledge of all financial aspects of the role from cost accountant management reviews, Cost Forecasting through to value for money for the equipment being procured
Major subcontract management experience
Run full Contract Management Reviews with Suppliers and take appropriate actions
Understanding of Supplier Performance reviews (SPR) and Cost Forecasting
Proven negotiating skills with subcontractors and senior stakeholders
Familiarisation with SAP
Familiarisation with Submarine Policy and Process, eg., BP019, BP038
Daily interaction with team members in support of overall Team Performance Management
What we're looking for in you:
Ability to operate at any level with our or a supplier's business
People management skills with a team
Ability to react to the changing demands through the life cycle of the various projects
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.
Maritime – Submarines
Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.
The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.
Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.
We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
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