Procurement Leader

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Procurement Leader

Would you like to play a key role in the Submarine Supply Chain? We currently have vacancies for Procurement Leader's at our site in Frimley.

As a Procurement Leader, you will be responsible for the delivery of the Submarines Unit Supply Chain requirements, ensuring materials and services are provided within budget, to schedule and in full compliance with the technical and quality requirements.

This role will provide you with a challenging & evolving environment where no days are the same; you will have regular interaction with suppliers to drive delivery performance. You will learn new skills and gain exposure to many different facets of the Submarine business.

Your main responsibilities as a Procurement Leader will involve:

Manage own contracts in accordance with all the Supply Chain processes and procedures

Maintain the required levels of reporting across your team associated with:

  • progress in Development and Production phases
  • cost management
  • spend management
  • Supplier Performance (SPR)
  • schedule delivery performance of data and hardware

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 Lifecycle management 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 Performance management and be responsible for the ongoing training of all team members

There is an expectation for you to visit supplier sites

Your skills and qualifications:

Good people management skills to ensure supply chain requires are understood and supported through the interaction with other functions, e.g. engineering, QA

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 and understanding what actions need to be taken if performance in these areas is not meeting the desired standard

Major subcontract management experience

What we're looking for in you:

Understanding of supplier performance reviews and cost forecasting

Proven negotiating skills with subcontractors and senior stakeholders

Familiarisation with MRP/ERP system such as SAP or Oracle

Management and Leadership skills

Ability to operate at any level with our or a supplier’s business

Location: Frimley
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.

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.

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.