Procurement Manager - Supplier Management


Procurement Manager – Air Capability & Equipment Shared Service

We have a number of exciting opportunities within the Military Industry, both Strategic and Operational, as part of the Air Capability & Equipment (AC&E) Shared Service. Do you think you have the skills and attributes to make a positive difference by driving value and performance for our business and customers?

We currently have vacancies for Procurement Managers at both our Warton and Samlesbury sites.

AC&E is a Shared Service, providing a variety of procurement services to the business across a wide range of products and global customer base

The Procurement Manager roles are an invitation to demonstrate how you would lead through life strategic and operational activity on 3 major air platforms and future programmes. The role will require you to lead a team of professionals managing several suppliers to ensure delivery of contractual requirements, develop solutions to address customer challenges and develop and inspire your team to meet the shared service goals and objectives.

All of these roles offer an opportunity for personal development and career progression within the wider organisation.

Your main responsibilities as Procurement Manager – Air Capability & Equipment Shared Service will include:

Leading and developing a team of procurement professionals

Managing delivery of production requirements, developing strategies for sustainment and future contracts

Developing and influencing strategies to meet customer and supplier challenges

Leading the evaluation and negotiation of proposals, identifying key procurement opportunities, dependencies and risks

Developing, reviewing and challenging of existing and new business agreements

Managing supplier contractual performance and adherence against key performance indicators

Where appropriate lead cross functional initiatives, working with suppliers to improve overall performance and adherence to contract

Your skills and qualifications as a Procurement Manager:


High level of business acumen and financial understanding

Experience of leading and developing teams to a successful outcome

Experience of working within a change environment

Experience of sourcing strategies and supplier approvals

Technical procurement skills: strong negotiation and contracting capability, procurement strategy development, supply chain management, supplier development


Knowledge of the military environment, market and supply base

Strategically driven to maximise value from the Supplier Solutions

Procurement, Project Management, Finance or Commercial environment

What we're looking for in you:

You need to demonstrate the right behaviours to succeed in a time pressured environment where solutions can constantly be changing to meet political and competitive environments. You will have excellent communication skills and be confident presenting information and influencing a wide range of stakeholders.

You will be well organised 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 demonstrate positive behaviours to succeed in a changing business environment.

Location: Warton/Samlesbury - Willingness to travel to suppliers’ premises, UK and International

Salary: £44,600

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.

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.