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Project Leader - Supply Chain Excellence

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


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Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working alongside Project Management colleagues to deliver supplier improvement activities
  • Reporting, analysing & presenting data using excel & PowerPoint
  • Working with suppliers to drive improvement
  • Supporting Coaching/ Training activities within the supplier’s business

Your skills and experiences:


  • Understanding of operational planning
  • Supplier improvement experience
  • Proven experience working on a major project
  • Commercial experience is desirable


  • Lean & Six Sigma knowledge/ experience


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Supply Chain team:

Working as part of the Supply Chain function, alongside the Procurement team, you will be aligned to a UK based supplier for a period of time to support improvement. Once the improvement has been implemented successfully you will then move to support an alternative supplier.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.