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BAE Systems • Preston, United Kingdom

Logistics Category Manager

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

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Job Description

Job Title: Logistics Category Manager

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

Salary: £60,000+ depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Commercial lead for key warehousing and outsourced service contracts within the Logistics Category across multiple UK BAE Systems businesses and sites
  • Responsible for executing stakeholder focussed category management of BAE Systems warehousing requirements in the UK
  • Managing the end-to-end procurement process for Logistics projects including contract renewals and framework procurement agreements; demand management; negotiations; sourcing events and supplier management
  • Be a subject matter expert within the logistics category developing and executing best-in-class procurement strategy
  • Collaborate with other Logistics stakeholders locally and globally to support global objectives
  • Manage and influence key business relationships and stakeholders in line with requirements
  • Proactive approach to managing contracts and framework agreement within the Logistics Category
  • Negotiate and agree contractual terms on behalf of BAE Systems, ensuring suppliers are appointed onto the appropriate terms and conditions
  • Working with key internal stakeholders, identify and propose new and updated procedures related to best practice in Procurement Category Management
  • Line management of a small team of procurement professionals
  • Supporting the Materials Handling and Packaging strategies of the business

Your skills and experiences:

Essentials:

  • Clear Commercial & Procurement experience in the Logistics category
  • Experience of Category Management
  • Proven track knowledge in contract negotiation
  • Working with large spend previously – at least £10 million+

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Contract Management – technical contract knowledge
  • Experience working within a logistics organisation
  • MCIPS qualified, or willing to work towards

Benefits:

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 Logistics team:

The logistics category team comprises two other category leaders who are responsible for the procurement of indirect supplies to operational areas across all BAE Systems UK business units.

Key sub-category areas within this scope include transportation, outsourced warehousing services, material handling, packaging solutions, customs brokerage and show freight.

We are responsible for executing stakeholder focussed category management of BAE Systems logistics and warehousing requirements in the UK

We also manage the end-to-end procurement process for Logistics projects including contract renewals and framework procurement agreements; demand management; negotiations; sourcing events and supplier management.

Logistics is a rapidly evolving category with innovative solutions including 4PL and data-driven AI delivery and we are only just starting to fully exploit the benefits for the Global organisation

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.

Closing Date:18th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
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Working at BAE Systems

Company employees

90,000+

Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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