Procurement Officer

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Procurement Officer

Would you like to be part of a team planning, delivering and monitoring procurement all the procurement activities, working on cutting edge technology for the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Procurement Officer in Complex Systems and Support, BAES Submarines at our site in Frimley.

As a Procurement Officer you will play a pivotal role in the execution of the end-to-end procurement process i.e. delivery of information, products and services to quality, cost and schedule requirements.

This role will give you the opportunity to review supplier performance and communicate with and influence both internal and external stakeholders.We offer excellent training and career progression both within BAES Submarines and our other Business Units.

Your main responsibilities as a Procurement Officer:

Undertaking transactional procurement activity including; raising Request for Quotations, negotiating price and lead times, creating and managing purchase orders, expediting delivery and managing payments

Undertaking supplier assessment and due diligence activity to ensure the effective selection of suppliers to meet business needs.

Recording and report cost savings / cost avoidance.

Communicating with suppliers and internal / external stakeholders – resolving a wide variety of routine problems and quality issues, escalating complex / high impact issues when necessary

Applying awareness of risk and opportunity management to address low impact risks within contract management activity.

Updating systems relating to the procurement activity, in accordance with document management policy and process

Reviewing the performance of suppliers against quality, cost and delivery metrics to ensure Submarines' requirements are met and to secure improvements.

Completing cost-forecasting for equipment within individual's scope

Supporting the team in the preparation of material in support of major subcontract / transactional process activity

Your skills and qualifications as a Procurement Officer:

CIPS/ Previous procurement or project experience

Understanding of negotiation and supplier management techniques

Understanding of commercial aspects of contracts (with support)

What we're looking for in you:

You must have excellent communication skills with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders. You should also be able to work within a closely knit team.

Location: Frimley

Salary: Competitive – Commensurate with skills & experience

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

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

Complex Systems and Support:

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers.

Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer’s affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

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.