Procurement Specialist - Bids Projects

GBP40000 - GBP48000 per annum + Benefits
01 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Adam Venting
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Buyer - Bidding & Programmes Award Winning Procurement Function - Aerospace & Defence - London/Swindon- £40 - 50K + Package


Award winning procurement function within a leading Aerospace & Defence organisation aggressively seeks a smart, innovative procurement specialist to join their bids teams across a range of exciting £multi-million projects.

With an excellent training scheme and a pre-mapped route to procurement leadership, this is an excellent opportunity for any ambitious procurement specialist. You will be working within a close-knit team with an outstanding reputation for staff development and a high-percentage of home-grown Directors.

On offer is a tailored career development path, centred on your individual skillset, in an organisation renowned for its agile company culture and meritocratic work environment.

As a Buyer you will:

  • Working as part of the bids team you will be accountable for incorporating procurement strategy into bid projects to ensure effective outcomes that help secure customer bids
  • Developing a subcontracting plan and incorporating this into the preparation of procurement strategy
  • Preparing procurement strategy and documents including data collection and analysis, communicating effectively with suppliers
  • Developing, implementing and managing customer management plans to build & ensure good working relationships with staff, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Acting as the Subject Matter Expert and focal point on all Procurement and Supply Chain related issues
  • Leading the required tendering, negotiation, placement and contract of major subcontracts for defined areas of responsibility
  • Setting up, developing and implementing contract management protocols for major contracts

Required qualifications & experience: -

  • 2-3+ years Procurement / Strategic Sourcing / Category Management experience, with a CV that details commercial achievements (cost savings & avoidance, risk mitigation, supplier relationship and performance improvement, stakeholder engagement)
  • Knowledge of the bid process ideal but not required
  • Understanding and experience of working within an aerospace / defence organisation
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes or regulatory requirements desired not essential
  • Procurement / strategic sourcing / buying experience within complex global organisations
  • Degree & CIPS qualifications preferred though not essential

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a part of a growing, award winning procurement function. You will enjoy a friendly and professional work environment and have a fast-track promotion route.

To apply or enquire further, please send a copy of your cv to

Key skills: Procurement, Fortune 500, Indirect, Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), SAP, Ariba, Oracle, FTSE 100, Purchasing, Buying, Negotiation, Vendor Management, London, Professional Services, Consulting, Procurement Consulting, Transformation, Workforce transformation, Change, eProcurement, P2P, aerospace, defence, automotive, client-facing

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