Senior Procurement Engineer


Senior Procurement Engineer

Would you like to work in fast paced role with a wide variation of tasks undertaken from day to day, being involved across all of the platforms that come under US Programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Procurement Engineer at our sites in Warton and Samlesbury.

As a Senior Procurement Engineer, you will be leading and developing where appropriate a small team of purchasing individuals and manage suppliers.

This role will provide you with opportunities to progress both within the current department, externally within Air and the wider BAE Systems business units as well as the opportunity to gain professional qualifications with The Chartered Instituted of Procurement & Supply.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Procurement Engineer will involve:

Issuing of Request for Quotations to Suppliers

Negotiating with and placing orders on suppliers for purchasing high quality parts and equipment in support of our aircraft programmes and manage supplier performance

Supporting preparation of procurement documentation and reporting to support our internal management review processes and for reviews with our suppliers

Tracking record of building relationships with internal stakeholders, suppliers and customers

Experience of developing Procurement strategies

Playing an active role in negotiating and placing contracts / purchase order for all types of contract e.g. availability, services etc.

Senior Procurement professionals maybe expected to lead and develop where appropriate or mentor a junior member of the Procurement team

Embracing our recently launched Enterprise Resource Planning system (Infor LN) for managing Procurement activities, changing the way we do things in the Air sector

Your skills and qualifications:


Dependant on the role an ability to work flexible at both Warton and Samlesbury sites is preferred (Home site will be Samlesbury)

Willingness to travel to suppliers to participate in business reviews where necessary

A willingness to study for the CIPS qualification, if you do not already hold it

You will need to be able to work well on your own initiative and will have excellent communication skills.You’ll possess excellent communication skills and ability to manage professional relationships

Be able to demonstrate that you are comfortable with communicating effectively at all levels such as Internal & External Stakeholders, colleagues and customers

Being confident with using software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and/or other ERP related software tools (Infor LN)

Paying great attention to detail when creating Invoices, Purchase Orders etc


Holds or working towards a CIPS qualification

Holding a degree or equivalent level which relates to Procurement (Business Studies, Finance, IT etc) or relevant experience

Demonstrating exposure to a Procurement and/or Supply Chain role in previous work experience

Commercially astute with an awareness of the challenges facing the Procurement function in the defence industry

Ability to influence and manage stakeholders’ expectations

What we're looking for in you:

You will be well organised and thorough 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 will have excellent communication skills. You need to demonstrate positive behaviours to succeed in a changing business environment. The role will require close working with numerous stakeholders and the ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively across networks.

Location: Warton/Samlesbury

Salary: £37,654+

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 Air

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today.You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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.