Senior Supply Chain Manager

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Supply Chain Manager – Procurement Capability and Governance

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

Salary: Competitive plus car allowance

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for strategic change and development in the areas of strategy, process, systems and governance
  • Strategic development, maintenance and implementation of a strategy for Procurement Capability and Governance covering source to pay
  • Leading the continued development and improvement of procurement processes, procurement systems, tools, applications and technology
  • Leading the continued development and improvement of procurement governance and assurance
  • Working in collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders in the delivery of strategic objectives
  • You’ll also have people management responsibilities within this role

Your skills and experiences:

  • Proven leadership and management experience of multidisciplinary teams in a matrix organisation
  • Supply Chain related experience in relevant role at a senior level
  • Knowledge of procurement including process design/improvement, procurement systems/tools/applications/technology, governance and assurance implementation and continuous improvements
  • University level education and/or professional qualifications gained through industry (MCIPS or equivalent preferred)
  • Data analysis and reporting experience with the ability to articulate in a variety of forms and formats to suit the audience


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:

The Supply Chain is a team made up of around 550 people, with around 40% within procurement. As the Procurement Capability and Governance lead you will be responsible for leading on the Governance and Assurance, strategy, development and capability of the function. This role provides excellent opportunities for growth and high levels of exposure and networking.

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.

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