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Procurement Terms & Conditions Manager
R18610

Contract type

Full time

Discipline

Commercial | Procurement and Supply Chain

Location

Stevenage | Bolton

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00 Job Description

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £60,000 depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 2/3 days on-site.  

The opportunity:

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Major Equipment Procurement (MEP) function for MBDA UK. MEP focus on the sourcing, contracting and supply of customized high value / high complexity sub-systems and supporting new technology acquisition needed to deliver world-leading defence capabilities for our home Nations and their Allies. We are also responsible for developing and maintaining long term, open, collaborative and commercially robust business relationships with Suppliers who are crafting and delivering sophisticated sub-systems and unique services for MBDA and its Customers.

We are seeking a Procurement Terms & Conditions Manager to provide commercial expertise in the development, drafting and execution of sophisticated contractual documentation and agreements with our suppliers, who are contracted to deliver equipment and services to support MBDA UK's domestic and export programmes. This role will suit someone who is able to provide terms and conditions advice, promoting the best practise contracting principles and aligned with applicable legislation and procurement policies.

As a Procurement Terms & Conditions Manager you will have, or develop, a broad knowledge of commercial relationships and terms and conditions to support contracting in a defence context and environment. Using this knowledge, you will provide expertise to a dynamic team on operational agreements, in support of a wide portfolio of goods and services. Furthermore, you will provide functional leadership and guidance on contract governance to train, shape and improve our team procurement contracting approach.

  • Acting as a contracting champion by driving continuous improvement in subcontract terms and conditions generation, review, negotiation and execution in order to safeguard business interests and mitigate risk.
  • Owning and continuously adapting various framework terms and conditions, templates and standard methodology guidance in order to protect the company and its information and ensure compliance with corporate policies.
  • Analysing, interpreting and advising on flow down of prime terms and conditions.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with a variety of collaborators, focusing on collaboration
  • Able to provide authority technical advice, guidance, support and training to team members and internal customers.
  • Day-to-day administration and maintenance of company systems and contracts database.
  • Reporting to senior management on the progress of contractual topics.
  • Secretary to the subcontract review panel and sub-contract committee.
  • Support to the development of tools and information management systems.
  • Work within a function that is business critical, supplying to the overall company business plan and know that you are making a real difference.
  • A team who support one another in common goals across the Directorate, willing to impart knowledge, experience and opinion.
  • A team with a drive to make things work better and prepared to redefine the established standards.
  • Our work is sophisticated, exciting 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.
  • This is a unique Procurement role, which will develop your ability to influence business decisions internally.
  • Working a varied role that makes every day a little bit different from the last.
  • To be part of a valued team where your opinion counts.
  • Work for a function that invests in its people and their development.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Experience of drafting, negotiating and agreeing contracts and agreements - ideally within a Defence and Aerospace context.
  • Familiarity with MoD contracting including DEFCONs would be beneficial.
  • Experience of Procurement within a complex industry would be beneficial.
  • Ideally qualified to degree or equivalent level ideally in a business / legal subject area with relevant procurement or supply chain accreditations or equivalent experience.
  • A driven self-starter with shown expertise in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and agreements (preferably within Defence, Aerospace or related sector)
  • An analytical and critical thinker with strong attention to detail and ability to problem solve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and validated experience of collaborating with corporate functions such as legal, sales, commercial etc
  • Sound judgement and the ability to apply commercial risk basked judgment to decisions
  • A highly organised and meticulous individual able to manage, prioritise and deliver multiple tasks and responsibilities under pressure, with minimal direction.
  • Someone with effective interpersonal and communication skills with an open, confident and clear leadership style and a keen interest in establishing links.
  • You will have a curiosity about staying updated on industry and legal trends and be able to promote best practice and functional excellence.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.  

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.



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00 Benefits & Rewards

Annual Bonus

Annual Bonus

Every year in February, we reward our dedicated employees with an annual bonus. Exact amounts and percentages will vary by job grade and on business performance. This can be discussed/explained further with a member of the Resourcing team during your application process. 

We are proud to say that we were able to award our annual bonus to employees even through tough economic times in recent years, when other employers were less fortunate. 

 

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 Working

Dynamic Working

We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policies allow individuals great levels of flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Depending on your role and function, this may include options for paid overtime, dynamic leave (time in lieu) and more. 

When applying, please check the job advert for details, then make sure to discuss what to expect with your recruiter. 

Enhanced Parental Leave

Enhanced Parental Leave

We recognise that having or adopting a child is a significant life event for our employees and as a family friendly employer we offer a range of enhanced family leave provisions to support employees before, during and after a period of leave.

Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.

We also offer 2 weeks enhanced pay for paternity leave, and neonatal care leave for up to 12 weeks where a period of extended hospital care is required after birth. Employees also have access to support whilst undergoing fertility testing and treatments. 

Discounts and Vouchers

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.

Our rewards portal also offers access to a range of cashback benefits and discounted purchases with partner retailers. 

Gym Memberships

Gym Memberships

Keep fit for less with our on-site gym located at Stevenage, without breaking the bank.

We also offer discounted fees at over 3,500 gyms nationwide, with memberships paid via payroll. 

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

Our MBDA Retirement Savings Plan is a 'Defined Contribution' plan in the Mercer Master Trust, administered by Scottish Widows.

The standard contributions are 4% of an employee's base salary and 6% employer contributions. You can increase both employee and employer contributions by up to 2%.

 

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.

Free Financial Advice

Free Financial Advice

We know money matters in life, so we want to make sure our employees are both paid what they deserve, and also have access to resources that can help them plan for the future.

Through selected partnerships, we offer 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

Our employees' wellbeing is our priority. That's why everyone at MBDA UK can access free, confidential advice on a range of financial, personal and workplace issues, available 24/7.

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Training and Development

Development of our people is of vital importance to us at MBDA, which is why we ensure everyone has access to the teams, tools and resources needed to achieve their goals. This includes our dedicated in-house Learning & Development team, our Apprenticeship programmes, a variety of online learning platforms, and much 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.

If you lead a team, or hope to do so in the future, we offer a range of management training opportunities, with paths designed for people of all experience levels. 

Dynamic Working

We want our people to work when and where they feel they can be most effective. For most of our 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.

For roles that do not have to be based on one of our sites full-time, you will have opportunities to work from home as part of your agreed Dynamic Working arrangement.

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. 

For further information, please view our Security & Vetting page.

Awards

    

We're proud to be a nationally recognised employer at MBDA. We have received a range of employer awards including Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2022; Gold awards from Investors in People, the 5% Club, and Armed Forces Covenant. We are also currently ranked #1 in the UK's Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league table, as well as #1 for Manufacturing.

Check out our blog ("Our Stories") for the latest MBDA news and awards.

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