Procurement Leader

BAE Systems UK

Location: United Kingdom

Job Type: Not Specified



Job title: Procurement Leader

Location: Frimley/ Farnborough (Portsmouth and Bristol would also be considered)

Salary: Circa £56,000

What you’ll be doing:

Manage and undertake of all aspects of procurement related activity to cost, quality and schedule and independently lead projects and work within the Corporate Procurement Policy and Process in line with business requirements and performance objectives.

    Manage the process to source, negotiate and place major contracts with suppliers

      Manage contracts to achieve on time delivery of quality and cost standards

        Contribute to continuous improvement activities

          Report progress and key issues to a range of stakeholders

            Lead a team, demonstrating strong and fair leadership, to maximise their potential.Providing ongoing support and contribute to the development of the team

            Your skills and experiences:

              Experience of managing suppliers/ contracts in highly regulated industries

                Working knowledge of SAP or similar ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system

                  Experience of leading / mentoring / coaching others to develop and empower them

                    Excellent relationship and project management skills

                      Strong commercial and legal skills and experience

                        CIPS Qualification is 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 incentive scheme.

                        The Procurement team:

                        The Integrated Combat Systems Procurement team are responsible for managing major high value and complex contracts with significant defence suppliers. This opportunity will provide you with fantastic opportunities to gain skills and experience and build a strong network in support of your future career goals and ambitions.

                        We have opportunities available at both professional and leadership level, so whether you are an accomplished leader looking to utilise and build upon your experience or a procurement professional seeking the opportunity to develop, we want to hear from you!

                        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.

                        You’ve got this!