Strategic Supplier Development Lead

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Strategic Supplier Development Lead

Location: Scotstoun, Glasgow; We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

    Executing supplier development principals, toolsets, and processes at a strategic level to resolve supplier performance issues, mitigate risk, generate additional value, and deliver optimised cost

      Carrying out supplier audits, including management systems, process capability, ramp to rate, capacity assessments etc

        Identifying improvement opportunities with suppliers and leading the implementation of associated workstreams

          Facilitating improvement workshops and training/coaching cross functional teams on toolsets and approaches

            Coordinating cross-platform integration of improvement workstreams and risk mitigation

              Building and managing cross business strategic relationships and networks

                Providing regular communications into the senior procurement community

                Your skills and experiences:

                  Understanding of the key drivers to supplier performance and experience of supplier performance management & development tool sets

                    Understanding of whole product lifecycle

                      Has a Safety, People, Quality, Delivery & Cost improvement approach (SPQDC)

                        Project management skills and ability to manage multiple work streams

                          Continuous improvement and problem solving mind-set

                            Strong communication skills with the ability to influence others across the business

                              Experience of developing & delivering training and skills deployment interventions


                              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 Strategic Supply Chain team:

                              Joining the Strategic Supply Chain team, you will be involved in procuring materials and services as required for the International Navy through life support activities. This is a dynamic team with the ability to proactively develop solutions that can meet the business’ needs. This role will also offer you encouragement and support through personal and functional development.

                              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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