Head of Procurement

Location:Cumbria
Job Type:Full Time
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Head of Procurement

Would you like to lead the transformationactivities required for the Procurement function and the procurement activitiesin relation to Offset at a BAE Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Head of Procurement at our site inBarrow.

As a Headof Procurement, you will be responsible for directing the Weapon SystemsUK Procurement Function and ensure their output meet the capability needs ofthe Programs and Functions and the Weapon Systems UK business strategy.

This role will provide you with the opportunityto engage and influence at Weapon Systems UK level interacting with Leadershipteam members and Weapon Systems/P&S US leadership team members,representing the procurement function at UK Procurement DirectorsForum/Procurement Global Procurement Council level.

Your main responsibilities as a Head ofProcurement will involve:

Effectively managing resources to discharge allprocurement requirements through the full lifecycle of the WSUK business,whilst ensuring that SHE remains central to the task.

Engaging as part of the WSUK Leadership Team toalign objectives with overarching business strategies and deliver agendas asdefined by the IPT leads

Managing the deployment of Business ManagementProcesses, in a manner that engages and involves all of the Procurement teamand where applicable, support functions.

Ensuring people are trained, competent andempowered to meet the business objectives

Providing an excellent customer experience,through Supplier performance and embedding a culture of continuous Value Chainimprovement

Promoting a one-team approach across WSUK,Barrow-in-Furness

Creating an environment that is oriented towardtrust, open communication and creative thinking

Championing SHE performance within the WSUKSupply Chain

Financial budget responsibility

Your skills and qualifications as a Head ofProcurement:

Considerable Procurement and Supply ChainManagement experience at various organisational levels

Knowledge of defence industry procurement, inparticular in a low volume, high value manufacturing setting

Management responsibility of a team (desirablewould be that this is over a number of locations)

A proven track record of enhancing the ValueChain

Highly developed influencing skills forinterfacing with senior level stakeholders both inside and outside of BAESystems

What we're looking for in you:

You should have a very high level of complexityfinding solutions to problems with conflicting views of different functions andprograms with conflicting priorities.You must be highly experienced and capable at building relationships andbuilding networks, with experience of leading diversely located teams, bothdirect and virtual, including service providers.

Location: Barrow

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Ouremployees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitivepension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed ShareIncentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexibleworking, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local andnational employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annualincentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leadingglobal defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edgeof technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customersin over 100 countries.

BAE Systems – Weapon Systems UK

As part of BAESystems Platforms and Services organisation in the USA, Weapon Systems (UK) designs,develops, manufactures and supports artillery systems, naval guns, small andmedium calibre barrels and provides engineering capability to the wider BAEsystems business. Our global reach brings our customers a depth andbreadth of expertise that meet critical needs in the air, on land, and at sea. Ourmission strives for us to be our customer’s trusted and affordable weaponsprovider, delivering enhanced effects on target and complete mission solutions.We are looking for innovation, commitment and drive to help define the futureof Weapon Systems capabilities.

Our UKmanufacturing site is based at BAE Systems Barrow in Furness site and issupported by a design team which includes Electronics, Software andMechanical engineering disciplines**.**We pride ourselves on employing thebest professionals around. Our commitment to our employees and theirdevelopment is always a priority and our investment in you means working for uswill provide you with endless opportunities to create your desired career withus. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can beproud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer.We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from allbackgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of thecommunity which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, includingwomen, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use anypersonal information relating to your background at any stage of theapplication process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAESystems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factorsincluding your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/oryour place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for theorganisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive,we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply asearly as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAESystems.