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BAE Systems UK
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Job Title: Buyer

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

Salary: £35,000 dependent on skill set and experiences

What you’ll be doing:

Providing day-to-day procurement activities, either through the management of day-to-day routine procurement activities, or by supporting strategic procurement initiatives or projects

Engaging with stakeholders both within Supply Chain, in customer functions and in suppliers to ensure that day-to-day objectives around quality, cost and delivery are achieved

Being commercially aware and to establish strong working relationships with suppliers

Understanding of drawing and specification requirements

Ensuring robust contractual arrangements with the supply chain including flow down of project conditions

Your skills and experiences:

Understanding of supply chain processes

Procurement experience is essential

Knowledge of basic Supply Chain technologies as well as an understanding of the basics of contract law, negotiation, supplier management, MRP systems and any other relevant Logistics or Planning systems

IT skills are required to perform the role effectively, Microsoft office – knowledge of Word & Excel required

Good communication skills


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 Underwater Supply Chain team:

You will get the chance to deal with cutting-edge underwater technologies as a buyer, providing ongoing assistance and helping with new developments on ongoing projects. Your involvement in important projects and programmes will increase your visibility within BAE and may open career opportunities in sub-contract management positions in this sector and other Maritime Services fields.

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.