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Procurement Leader

Ref no. BHN572717
Location Barrow-In-Furness, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 month
Job status Closed

Job summary

Procurement Leader - £45.50ph UMB - 6 month - Barrow-in-Furness

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Procurement Leader


Procurement Leader

Job description

The Procurement Principal Professional (Generalist) works as a member of a business or functional team to provide Procurement expertise, services, support and / or strategy implementation / deployment to meet the operational needs of line management within a defined business unit or functional area. Reporting to a Procurement Manager, the delivery of this service will typically be as a member of a Procurement team with responsibilities for delivering procurement capability. The role requires a good and broad professional knowledge and understanding of Practices, Including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made. The Procurement Principal Professional (Generalist), as a member of the Procurement team and community within a business / function, will deploy corporate Procurement processes in line with local or business requirements.


  • Will act as the IPS focal point for providing day-to-day support on Category queries liaising with preferred suppliers where necessary.
  • Proactively manage category suppliers and develop a strong performance culture through effective working relationships
  • Identify opportunities to deliver value to the business through management of Supplier contracts, delivery of competitive tenders and through identification of Procurement savings.
  • Use of data analytics to assess supplier data in order to structure and improve supplier performance and where applicable value for money.
  • Identification and management of Risks on the category.
  • Support activities where required on any change or transformation project activities.
  • Engagement and collaboration with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment in the delivery of the category service with their requirements and expectations, share "lessons learnt" and generate new ideas.
  • Ensure governance and assurance activities in relation to the Category are adhered to and promoted.


  • Preferably possess a minimum of 5 years' experience of working in a Procurement environment; and / or
  • Possess a high standard of Procurement competence in key areas of Sourcing process knowledge, Contracting Skills, Financial Awareness, and Supplier Management.
  • A good understanding of the Procurement process in BAE Systems.
  • An ability to negotiate complex contract terms (including obtaining support from SME's when appropriate).
  • A proactive approach to solving problems, leading the wider team to develop and deliver solutions.
  • A focus on actively contributing to the development of service improvements and efficiencies.
  • A willingness to participate in working groups aimed at delivering business led solutions.
  • An understanding of the Delegated Authority process.
  • An understanding of when matters should be formally escalated for wider awareness and input.

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