Procurement Professional

Location:Cumbria
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Procurement and Buying Professional

Are you a highly experienced Procurement/Buying Professional, are you looking for the opportunity to be part of a large scale programme? We currently have openings to work within our Maritime, Submarines programme at Barrow-In-Furness, which will give you just that opportunity.

As a Procurement/Buying Professional, you will be responsible for delivering Procurement activity for the specific item/scope of work assigned, including the execution of the end to end Procurement process, for example the delivery of information, products and services, to quality, cost and schedule requirements. You will manage the supplier performance and improvement activity, including pro-active risk/opportunity management. As well as developing, maintaining and managing stakeholders.

This role will be at the forefront of this development and will give you the opportunity to have a positive impact on this programme.

Your main responsibilities as a Procurement/Buying Professional will involve:

Planning, controlling, executing and monitoring all in-scope transactional Procurement and major subcontracting activity with minimal supervision

Developing and agreeing the Procurement strategies for particular assigned areas and leading implementation of plans. Whilst promoting cross functional collaboration to ensure full, thorough engagement and buy-in to contracting strategies

Undertaking as well as supporting the team, in supplier assessment and due diligence activity to ensure the effective selection of suppliers to meet business needs

Adapting approach to ensure that negotiations are concluded for an optimised business outcome

Recording and reporting cost savings / cost avoidance and delivering ongoing cost analysis. As well as robust project / contract management

Delivery of a coherent subcontract document as well as effectively managing sub-contract change

Leading the timely identification, analysis and resolution of internal and external issues which may potentially affect the supply of material to programme requirements

Update in house reporting systems with accurate information relating to the procurement activity and in accordance with document management policy and process

Undertaking the continuous review of supplier performance against quality, cost and delivery metrics to ensure Submarines' requirements are met and therefore supporting the future Supply Chain strategy

Contributing to business wide change and improvement projects

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills:

Knowledge of and experience within a Supply Chain environment

Demonstrable understanding of building knowledge of supplier operations and working with them to optimise their service

Experience of working on large contracts and negotiating terms and conditions

Proven track record of supporting stakeholder engagement within a highly regulated environment

Ability to understand and develop cost management

Desired skills:

Experience of ERP Systems

Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Experience of managing, analysing data and generating reports

CIPS Qualification

What we're looking for in you:

You’ll be driven but patient, imaginative, analytical and open to implementing changes and new ideas. You should also possess excellent communication skills and able manage professional relationships.

The role will require close working with numerous stakeholders and you must be able to work collaboratively across networks.

Location: Barrow

Salary: £35k+ 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, testing 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.