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Procurement & Supply Chain Business Applications Support Lead

BAE Systems

Location: Edinburgh

Job Type: Full time


  • Perform purposeful work of national significance
  • Support the enterprise wide collaboration from an experience working in a varied and exciting blend of supply chain applications and capability projects
  • Enjoy flexibility, engaging work and a culture that embraces diversity and open-mindedness

At BAE Systems we are recognised for delivering projects of global and national significance to our customers and with this we are known for developing some of the most impressive careers.
We currently have a unique opportunity as a Procurement and Supply Chain (SC) Business Application Support Lead within our Supply Chain Function based in Edinburgh, South Australia. (We are alos accepting applicants from Perth, WA as well)

What this opportunity will mean for you?

  • Performing purposeful work where your efforts are recognized in an environment enabling you to thrive
  • Extensive career and development opportunities, as your success is our success
  • Accessibility to flexible working arrangements that will provide you with balance and a lifestyle that fosters wellbeing
  • Access to our competitive employee benefits program that are designed to better support you: Employee Benefits
  • Being part of a workplace culture that is safe, inclusive and takes pride in their company values

Your new role:
Reporting to the Supply Chain Business Applications Manager, you will be responsible to lead user access, support and training, test system upgrades and interfaces and deliver the incremental continuous improvement of SC business applications.
More specifically, you will:

  • Lead the delivery of end user support for supply chain business applications (Oracle ERP and / AVEVA ERM) via the supply chain service desk (Jira), including issue resolution, access requests and queries.
  • Deliver continuous improvement of enterprise systems and processes to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chain operations.
  • Lead stakeholder analysis and requirements development for continuous improvement activities.
  • Lead the prioritisation of issue resolution and improvements, working closely with other functions.
  • Lead the maintenance, data integrity and compliance of supply chain modules in accordance with business and governance policies.
  • Lead testing activities relating to upgrades and continuous improvement activities, including creation of testing procedures and training.
  • Lead the development and delivery of new user training for supply chain business applications.
  • Provide procurement and supply chain analysis and expertise for continuous improvement projects lead by other functions and projects.
  • Proactively maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders across the enterprise, including Engineering, Planning, Commercial, Procurement, Logistics, Operations and Finance.

About you:
As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Experience working with procurement and/or supply chain applications (e.g. Oracle (Cloud/on-prem), AVEVA, SAP, Blue Yonder, ivalua, GEP, Icertis, Coupa and Jaegger).
  • Experience working in a supply chain or procurement role.
  • Strong communicator with an ability to negotiate and influence internal and/or external stakeholders and deliver training in a classroom or workshop environment.
  • An ability to balance conflicting priorities to deliver against customer and business requirements with strong stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Whilst not essential, qualification business management, procurement/supply chain management, innovation and technology, Lean, Six Sigma or other continuous improvement methodologies discipline is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of internal audits and financial controls.
  • Defence security clearance or eligibility to obtain.

Whilst not essential, degree qualification business management, procurement/supply chain management, innovation and technology related discipline is desirable.
We believe in hiring for potential so if this role resonates with you, but you don't meet all the required criteria, we would still love to hear from you!

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:
Applications can be addressed to: Lisa Mitchell, Talent Acquisition Specialist - Professional and made online here.

Our culture:
You will be joining a culture that truly cares about your wellbeing. Diversity and inclusion is at the top of our agenda. We are striving to create an inclusive culture where the voices and talents of every individual are valued and everyone has a sense of belonging.
We welcome applications from all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience.
We are also proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180
If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives via this link.
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