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Procurement Bids Lead

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Procurement Bids Lead

Location: Portsmouth - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: up to £37,920

Referral Scheme Bonus: £1000

What you’ll be doing:

Creation and compilation of typically moderate complexity costed Bill Of Materials for bids and projects.

Compilation of accurate and timely material costings via supply chain interaction.

Establishing supply chain strategies

Completing the validation of enquiries and quotations from Supply Chain, ensuring they are in line with the scope of work.

Populating and maintain the cost models, ensuring the data stays current and in line with the scope of work.

Managing change to cost models in line with internally or externally driven change to the scope of work.

Providing data and information for internal reviews, meeting and in support to cost investigation and negotiations.

Bid Support for manufacturing to deliver fully costed material budgets.

Your skills and experiences:


Understands how to prepare cost data and information and identify cost reduction opportunities

Is able to read and interpret technical drawings/specifications

Current estimating experience

Has good mathematical skills and I.T. Skills, in particular Microsoft Excel.


Defence sector experience

SAP knowledge and 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 team:

You will be working in a small Procurement team within our prestigious Small Boats division (wider team of 20 incorporating Manufacturing and Training Services) supporting a number of bids. This role will develop your estimating skills and potentially offer career opportunities within materials management or supervisory opportunities.

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.