Procurement Professional

BAE Systems
16 May 2022
30 May 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK Air Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Our Air Business

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts. 

Procurement Professional

The Air Sector Procurement team are on a journey to build a world-class procurement function that creates and drives value for our business. People are at the heart of this, and we are keen to bring diversity to our teams to build on our solid foundations and work collaboratively to drive our functional transformation.

As an Air Procurement Professional, you will work within a fast-paced Procurement Delivery Team, executing the sourcing process based on the Category Strategy, development, production or support volumes and unique project requirements.

This role will challenge you to bring your own individual skills and creativity to inspire an effective procurement service and in turn, provide you with the opportunity to further your career within the function and the wider business.

Your main responsibilities as a Procurement Professional will involve:

    Working as a member of the procurement and supply chain team to provide procurement insight, services and support to meet the operational needs of the businessWorking on current established contracts, as well as supporting and influencing new bids for existing products and general supply chain requirementsEngaging with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the product or service provision meets the governance requirements of the business and our customers, delivers optimum value for money and achieves the required service levelRaise formal documents to support the sourcing and contracting process, include Request for Information, Request for Quotation, Assessment documents, Purchase Orders and ensure all Import/Export Control data relating to their allocated category area is correct and maintainedEffectively manage the assigned order book, to ensure timely delivery, accurate cash forecasting and payment within agreed termsNegotiating pricing and contracting terms and conditions as applicable and optimising the execution of the supply chain, balancing inventory, supply orders and schedule demand. This will include working with the engineering team to understand engineering requirements, ensuring those requirements are understood and reflected throughout the procurement lifecycleManaging supplier performance and relationships to ensure delivery, quality, financial stability and in-service performance, reporting upon Key Performance Indicators to identify and monitor supplier performance

What we are looking for in you:


    Proven experience of working within a professional environmentAbility to effectively communicate at all levels such as Internal & External Stakeholders, colleagues and customersProven experience of working with Microsoft Office tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel and/ PowerPoint etc.A willingness to travel to suppliers / other sites to participate in business reviews where necessaryYou should be willing to work towards a CIPS certification

    Experience of working in a Procurement Delivery environmentExperience of working with LN Infor or similar ERP systemsAnalyse information and propose solutions that best meet the requirements of the businessContinuous improvement mind-set with proven examples of identifying new ideas that drive improvement Problem solving, working collaboratively to identify a solution




£34,744 plus depending on experience


Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.