Procurment Professional (IT Hardware)

Location:Surrey
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Procurement Professional (IT Hardware)

Would you like to play a highly varied role working in a busy environment in BAE Systems Complex Systems and Support? We currently have a vacancy for a Procurement Professional managing IT hardware at our sites in Frimley and Ash Vale.

As a Procurement Professional, you will be responsible for supporting procurement activities within integrated project teams for the delivery of multiple cross-functional engagements. This role includes the development of procurement strategies and plans, supplier performance management and contract management initiatives.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to take part in making a positive difference on our part of the boat programme.

Your main responsibilities as a Procurement Professional will involve:

Developing, maintaining and managing key relationships both internally and externally. Collaborating with team members to promote effective cross functional collaboration and deliver procurement support and guidance to other functions as required.

Supply Chain activities to develop our supply base and undertake the full procurement process with a range of IT hardware suppliers - both strategic and transactional, several of which are important to the delivery of our boat programmes.

Negotiate and deliver efficiencies and cost savings for the range of IT hardware which is required across a number of our programmes.

Contributing knowledge and experience to support Continuous Improvement and Learning from activity across the Supply Chain function.

Having a sound understanding of and apply the Quality Management System documentation e.g. Policy, Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope and to comply with Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) rules and control measures

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills:

Supply Chain experience in a similar role (minimum 4 years).

Good product and supply chain knowledge around IT systems and the supply base in the UK.

Experience of working on a range of large and small contracts, negotiating terms and conditions, as well as leading supplier relationships.

Proven track record of supporting stakeholder engagement within a highly regulated environment.

Desired skills:

Experience of ERP Systems (especially SAP).

Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and office packages.

Experience of managing data and generating reports.

CIPS Qualification (preferably Level 4 or above)

What we're looking for in you:

You’ll be driven but patient, imaginative, analytical and open to implementing changes and new ideas.You should also possess excellent communication skills and able manage professional relationships.

The role will require close working with numerous stakeholders and the you must be able to work collaboratively across networks.

Location: Frimley (Will be required to travel to Ash Vale)

Salary: £Competitive

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.


Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.