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Job Description

Job title: Strategic Procurement Group Leader

Location: Warton

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

Salary: £54,739+ Dependent of skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead and coordinate Procurement/Sourcing initiatives and activity to enable wider business strategy
  • Lead all sourcing and strategic activity for the defined Suppliers including negotiating pricing and contracting terms and conditions
  • Manage Supplier relationships and be the primary interface for commercial and contractual issues to develop innovative, value for money solutions to meet Customers’ current and future requirements
  • Leading and influencing supply strategies, via continuous improvement, to ensure an affordable, innovative and sustainable solution is being delivered
  • Interface across the Air business and with other teams and functions, e.g. PM, Engineering, Commercial, Finance
  • Compile data, analyse and propose recommendations through reports and presentations

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience of contracting in complex programs and managing suppliers to deliver innovative solutions
  • Experience in managing strategic supplier relationships
  • Proven Continuous Improvement mindset with ideas driving improvement, ideally in Procurement
  • Understanding of terminology for developing and negotiating terms in complex contracts
  • Commercial acumen in pricing and costing for effective negotiation and robust bid proposals
  • Experience in supplier risk and opportunity management
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems and Microsoft Office


  • Have or be working towards MCIPS, have a similar qualification or experience
  • Experience in managing a team


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 Procurement Team:

Within the Sensors & Support Solutions, Training or Procurement SDU, this Strategic Procurement Group Leader will operate as the Procurement Value lead for Electronic Warfare, Training or Propulsion delivering and developing innovative supply chain solutions in support of the integrated business strategy. You will also take responsibility for a portfolio of suppliers / spend within the category of Sensors Electronic Warfare Training or Propulsion, where you will be responsible for actively managing and driving strategic sourcing activities.

You will be working with the Procurement Value leads and Customers to develop and implement sourcing strategies to deliver value for money and operational performance improvements. You will be developing and negotiating terms and conditions to support complex contracting arrangements and undertaking analysis of supplier pricing to ensure value for money, driving cost reductions and leading affordability campaigns, ensuring effective supplier risk management and supply chain resilience. You will manage supplier programme delivery driving supplier performance.

You will be an integral stakeholder in enabling supplier performance through effective sourcing and supplier relationship management providing support to Life Cycle Management and associated Governance activities; all whilst managing your various internal customers and leading virtual and direct teams of professionals (as required) in their day to day activities

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: 26th 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
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Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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