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.

Job Description

Job Title: Procurement Lead – IT Services

Location: Barrow-in-Furness or Preston (with travel to Barrow) – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £50,000-£55,000 dependent upon experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Undertaking proactive supplier management of key IT Service Providers including supplier relationship management, contract change, escalations, risk management and leading Governance forums
  • Being involved at all stages of the IT project lifecycle starting with stakeholder and demand management, sourcing and tendering and contract negotiation
  • Promptly addressing any escalations from internal business stakeholders within the IT community
  • Supporting a large-scale programme which will transform the way IT is currently procured within BAE Systems. This will involve transition activity from incumbent suppliers to new providers and will require excellent stakeholder management and engagement
  • You may have line management responsibility and there will be opportunities to deputise for the Senior Procurement Manager
  • You will negotiate and agree contractual terms, pricing and service levels on behalf of BAE Systems
  • Perform elements of operational procurement such as requisition and invoice approval

Your skills and experiences:


  • Commercial and contractual acumen, experience of managing large suppliers with significant spend
  • Pro-active and self-motivated working with limited supervision
  • Effective communicator, able to influence and build relationships with stakeholders across all levels
  • Able to adapt to and embrace change


  • Proven experience in Indirect Procurement, specifically within the IT and Technology categories
  • Professional or academic qualification in IT
  • MCIPS or studying towards


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 Procurement team:

You will be joining a team in which you can influence and mould suppliers, giving the opportunity to make this role your own. In a role where no two days are the same, there is also potential for expansion, growth, and development.

You will work as part of the IT Services Procurement team, managing strategic vendors and procuring services and products on behalf of Submarine Services. Using the procurement lifecycle as a tool, you will manage vendors in line with the category strategy and support its implementation across the wider Technology category.

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: 19th 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.



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
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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