Buyer/ Senior Buyer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Medway

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Buyer / Senior Buyer

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

Salary: £25,000 - £32,000 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing

  • Receiving requisitions and demands, negotiate with suppliers and process Purchase Orders, Purchase Order Amendments and/or Purchase Agreements
  • Negotiating Terms and Conditions, Price Agreements and other contractual documents with suppliers
  • Maintaining strong, effective relationships with suppliers and be able to resolve relationship and performance issues
  • Understanding the budget requirements for the Purchase Orders, identify opportunities for cost reduction/avoidance through effective negotiation
  • Understanding and communicating key performance indicators for suppliers and be able to engage with and address issues at a senior level within the supplier organisation

Your skills and experiences:


  • Proven experience in buying/procurement/purchasing
  • Prior experience in leading negotiations and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Manufacturing background would be preferable


  • HNC/HND in Business Studies or equivalent experience
  • MCIPS Qualified or Equivalent experience
  • Experience using ERP systems such as Oracle


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:

Reporting into the Procurement Team Lead, the Buyer /Senior Buyer is responsible for the management of a supplier or group of suppliers for a particular business area or product/commodity group. You will maintain strong relationships with suppliers, internal project teams and functions to ensure that the requirements of the business are satisfied, and that the future relationship with the supplier is understood and managed effectively. This is an exciting opportunity offering development and progression within a forward thinking organisation.

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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