Job Details Procurement Manager R03254

Discipline

Procurement and Supply Chain

Location

Stevenage | Bolton

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00 Job Description

Full-Time (Part-Time working considered)

Opportunities in Stevenage and Bolton

Procurement Manager

Salary Up to 45,000 (dependent upon experience) plus bonus and benefits

The Opportunities

We are looking for procurement professionals to join our diverse Major Equipment Procurement (MEP) department at MBDA Missile Systems. MEP, who focus on the sourcing, contracting and supply of bespoke high value /and high complexity sub-systems needed to deliver world leading defence capabilities for our home Nations and their Allies.

Upon joining our team, you will undertake a role with a considerable responsibility for pro-actively managing multiple critical supplier work packages, developing and maintaining long term, open, collaborative and commercially robust business relationships with suppliers who are designing and delivering complex systems (such as Rocket Motors, Launchers, Warheads, Seeker Systems & more).

The MEP role is unique, fast-paced and exciting, al requiring a combination of commercial expertise and partner management skills to lead business relationships with strategic suppliers, across a wide range of initiatives to drive overall supplier performance.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects below relating to the generation and performance of their supplier portfolio, including:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts, in accordance with applicable legislation and company processes
  • Providing commercial guidance to internal stakeholders
  • Generating and implementing supplier strategies that deliver Value for Money
  • Resolving supplier performance issues and/or conflicts
  • Risk management and risk mitigation planning
  • Managing supplier performance (hardware and documentation)
  • metric reporting and adherence
  • Cash Management
  • Schedule adherence
  • Building and nurturing supplier and key stakeholder relationships
  • Safeguarding the interests of MBDA

Who are we looking for?

  • A tenacious individual day-to-day problem solving in an exciting commercial environment is a key part of the role, so you will need to be comfortable in asking and answering difficult questions, challenging yourself and others to common goals, organising both people and situations.
  • A strong communicator reporting and co-operation with senior internal and external stakeholders will be frequently required.
  • A team player capable of influencing and managing multiple relationships, you should also be comfortable working autonomously when required.
  • An assertive individual with a can-do attitude who continually seeks way to maximise on opportunities - analyse situations and be adept at understanding and presenting different possibilities, balancing risk.
  • An individual who is flexible and adaptable in certain roles, there may be significant expectation of global travel.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Procurement or Supply Chain related role, ideally within a Defence or Aerospace contracting environment.
  • Ideally degree qualified in a business subject area, procurement or supply chain accreditations or equivalent experience.
  • Experienced in:
  • Negotiation in Customer/ Supplier environment
  • Bidding to win against a context of global supply chains
  • Contract conditions

Whats great about the team?

  • Join a highly motivated and experienced team with vast experience in delivering and sustaining defence capability with our Armed Forces, through collaborative supplier relationship management.
  • Join a dedicated team who support one another in what are common goals across the Directorate, willing to impart knowledge, experience and opinion.
  • Our work is complex, challenging and varied however we all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work, deliver sustainable Defence capability to UK Armed forces and other international governments.

What would you get?

  • The opportunity to develop a broad skill set / experiences on a wide range of scenarios on a global scale and great opportunities for career progression.
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime & travel time, a comprehensive pension scheme, 25 days paid holiday, social, charitable and sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, all employee bonus schemes and superb learning and development opportunities!

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

Were here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is outstanding and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families the UKs work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

  • We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended 2-3 days per week approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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00 Benefits & Rewards

Annual Bonus

Annual Bonus

Our success is dependent on every individual’s contribution to MBDA UK. We want to encourage you to fulfil your potential and share in that success. As such, we have in place a bonus scheme based on different criteria and dependant on grade.

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

Employees receive 25 days of paid annual leave per calendar year, in addition to all statutory and public holidays. This increases to 26 days after 10 years of service and 27 days after 30 years. You can enjoy more time off by purchasing up to an additional five days holiday through payroll.

Dynamic / Flexible Working

Dynamic / Flexible Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Enhanced Parental Leave

Enhanced Parental Leave

Eligible employees taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave can take up to 52 weeks of leave. This includes up to 18 weeks of enhanced pay, paid at 100% of their average earnings.

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

We offer a choice of two dining and lifestyle cards so you can save money at restaurants, cinema, days out and more as a member. You will have access to hundreds of discounts and rewards on a wide range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment options.

Subsidised Gym Membership

Subsidised Gym Membership

Keep fit for less with our on-site gym located at Stevenage, without breaking the bank. The monthly cost includes access to Stevenage’s Sports & Social club where you can enjoy money off sporting activities, shopping, theatre trips and more. We also offer discounted rates at over 3,500 gyms nationwide.

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

A valuable part of your reward package is the option to become a member of the BAE System Pension Scheme. Whether you plan to retire in five or 45 years you need to think about where your future income will come from when you do. The pension schemes do not just provide for your future, you will also have protection in case you have to stop or cease work early because of ill health; and valuable benefits for your beneficiaries if you should pass away.

Share Incentive Plan

Share Incentive Plan

The Share Incentive Plan (SIP) is available for you to join and reinforces our commitment to long-term share ownership amongst our employees.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

You can take advantage of a range of free seminars held throughout the year to help you make good financial decisions for now and the future.

Extracurricular Learning Budget

Extracurricular Learning Budget

You can receive up to £150 towards the cost of approved courses each year including group language lessons.

Health and Dental Insurance

Health and Dental Insurance

Cover you and your family with the option to select our six levels of dental cover. You can choose to visit NHS or private dentists and the cost is deducted through payroll. 

We've teamed up with AXA PPP to offer a selection of private healthcare plans, deductible from your net pay, for you and your family. 

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Receive free, confidential advice on a range of financial, personal and workplace issues, available 24/7.

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Training and Development

You’ll be able to choose between a variety of online learning platforms such as Percipio, YouLearn, Career Builder and Video Gateway. Each one is tailored to a specific type of learning. Speak to your line manager to find out more. 

We encourage new learning and will provide up to £150 in financial support per year if you wish to participate in further study in your own time. You’ll have access to our Learning Gateway, which hosts the formal course catalogue and is where you can select the right training for your role and future development. The catalogue displays which courses are being delivered virtually or are classroom based. If you want to lead a team, you might be interested in our management training, designed for people of all experience levels. 

Dynamic Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Security Clearance

All employees at MBDA are required to hold UK Security or BPSS Clearance. To gain this clearance you are required to meet the government standard for eligibility. If your application to MBDA is successful, we'll need to check your eligibility, which means seeing your birth certificate and/or passport and educational certificates. Security vetting and medical clearance will also be undertaken. 

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