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Procurement Leader - Supplier Development

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Procurement Leader- Supplier Development

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

Salary: £43,373 + Depending on Experience (Package includes a company car)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Monitoring supplier improvement progresses using Continuous Improvement Plans and supplier performance measures in line with improvement plans, objectives and capture benefits
  • Developing and delivering training to ensure Suppliers and internal functions are capable and confident to undertake ongoing Improvement activity (Lean, Practical Problem Solving, Project Management)
  • Conducting analysis and providing/delivering executive summaries, reports and presentations when required using Supplier Development trackers, templates and other formats as necessary

Your skills and experiences:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and an understanding of Lean principles and techniques such as DMAIC and process mapping
  • Internal and external auditing skills; quality planning; product and process failure investigations; non-conformance and corrective action management
  • Ability to assess supplier capability from a manufacturing, inspection and operational standpoint
  • SC21 Practitioner experience is desirable
  • Six Sigma qualified would be desirable


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 leave incentive.

The Procurement team:

This team is responsible for the development of strategic, critical and leverage suppliers across Maritime Submarines, identifying and delivering improvement initiatives to mitigate and maximising the probability of programme success, continuity and longevity of supply.

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.