Procurement Leader

Last updated 9 days ago

Procurement Leader

Would you like to be part of an exciting and complex engineering project? We currently have a vacancy for a Procurement Leader at our site in Barrow.

As a Procurement Leader, you will be responsible for a team of professional staff in the delivery of the Dreadnought Supply Chain On Site Service Contracting requirements, ensuring that major manufacturing and technical services supporting boat build are provided within budget and to schedule and in full compliance with the technical and quality requirements.

This role will provide you with the potential to learn new skills, exposure to many different facets of the Submarine business while building a strong stakeholder network.

Your main responsibilities as a Procurement Leader will involve:

Delivering the service and product by ensuring that direct reports have purpose and clarity and are empowered to meet key delivery targets within an acceptable timescale and budget

Helping to deliver key procurement strategies, supporting competitive tendering and major sub-contract negotiation. Responsibility for post contract management and Supplier performance, relationship management and development.

Ensuring that we work to policies and procedures that enhance services / product quality and customer satisfaction

Working cross functionally in order to ensure achievement of key knowledge transfer and deployment of best working practices across the business

Managing behaviours to ensure they are conducive to the required business culture, maintaining a united and professional image

Maintaining the required levels of reporting across your team associated with; progress in key service delivery phases, cost management, spend management, Supplier Performance and schedule delivery performance KPI's.

Responsibility for the maintenance and creation of Sub-Contracts and associated Purchase Orders in SAP

Responsibility for the maintenance and creation of TeamCenter chronicles and workflows

Where required facilitating and/or leading the LCM requirements associated with the work package and that of the team

Your skills and qualifications as a Procurement Leader:


Full MCIPS Qualification or working towards

Good people management skills required to manage team with various levels of experience and skill sets

Experience or ability to interpret Supplier performance metrics and to work with suppliers to address performance shortfalls

A good knowledge of all financial aspects of procurement; cost accountant management reviews and Cost Forecasting through to value for money for the equipment being procured

Major subcontract management experience, negotiation and tendering.

Experience of running full Contract Management Reviews with Suppliers


Understanding of Supplier Performance Reviews (SPR)

Familiarisation with SAP and TeamCenter

Familiarisation with Submarine Policy and Process, eg., BP019, BP038

Team Performance Management

Knowledge of continuous improvement processes

What we're looking for in you:

You should have proven negotiation skills with the ability to manage challenging stakeholders. You must be able to work on your own initiative and have good problem solving and team leadership capabilities

Location: Barrow

Salary: £41,690+ Depending on 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.

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.