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Senior Buyer - Strategic

BAE Systems UK

Location: United Kingdom

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Buyer - Strategic

Location: Radway Green, Glascoed, Washington, hybrid working

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


What you’ll be doing:

    Responsible for the Supplier Sourcing and development of Sourcing Strategies

      Collaborate with colleagues to develop effective strategic relationships with suppliers

        Identifying, Reporting and Mitigating Category and Supplier Risks

          Responsible for Negotiation and Pursuing cost reduction internally and externally at all levels

            Creating, updating and presentation of Procurement actions

              Driving our sourcing plans to ensure business and supply continuity

              Your skills and experiences:

                Degree qualified or equivalent level of education

                  CIPS qualified or willing to work towards if this is not held

                    Experience with Procurement Sourcing

                      Experience with Procurement strategy

                        Creative and strategic thinking


                        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 Commercial and Procurement team:

                        BAE Systems Land UK collects together a unique combination of experience, knowledge, tools and processes to deliver world-class products and next generation systems technology. We have a proven track record in supporting military forces in operational environments, providing ammunition solutions to markets around the world.

                        Our Procurement team will provide you with the opportunity to work on a fast-paced project where you will learn and develop quickly around procurement competencies. This can allow for quick development opportunities. You will be a critical member of a team that is responsible for carrying out activities around supplier engagement, managing RFQ’s, sourcing new business, driving cost reduction and influencing the direction of how the sourcing is achieved.

                        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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