Senior Procurement Officer - Stevenage

Supply Chain
Ref: 7058 Date Posted: Friday 03 May 2024
 Senior Procurement Officer
Location:                 Stevenage
Work Policy:           Hybrid working with 2/3 days onsite
Salary:                     Up to £35,000
Headline Benefits: A bonus of up to £2,500, Paid Overtime, Strong pension, 25 days annual leave with the option to accrue 15 additional days flexi leave, enhanced parental leave.
We’re working with an award-winning, world-leading, technical & scientific engineering organisation, with sites across Europe, who have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Procurement Officer.
Their order book stretches for many years, and they have healthy profits and a range of new projects in place. They’re stable with steady controlled growth, offer dynamic working, and fantastic opportunities to grow and develop your career further.
The business are firm believers in offering all staff the best possible platform to succeed, providing support for career development as well as personal assistance. They hold numerous awards on the back of this work and have a range of employee networks and internal communities that include Parents and Carers, Gender Equality, Neurodiversity, Pride, Ethnic Diversity and many more. They really care about their staff and are passionate about what they do and why they do it.
The Senior Procurement Officer role:
We are looking for a passionate Procurement Officer to work collaboratively with our suppliers around the world, enabling the business to provide world-leading defence capabilities for our home Nations and their Allies.
We lead commercial relationships with UK and overseas companies, which are typically the design authority for the articles procured. Our supplier subcontracts cover the entire life cycle of complex systems under the responsibility of the business; this provides varied opportunities and role progression, as well as the chance to travel (potentially internationally, depending upon which project you are assigned). 
You will manage mature series production supplier subcontracts and you will undertake activities such as ensuring supplier delivery in line with contract obligations to support both Domestic and Export Customers, negotiating value for money future pricing arrangements, bidding for new business and placing subsequent subcontracts, managing supplier obsolescence issues and deploying mitigation strategies. 
Senior Procurement Officer experience required
  • Experience in contract management and negotiation in customer/supplier environment
  • Determination: day-to-day problem solving in an exciting commercial environment is a key part, 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
  • Communication: reporting and co-operation with internal and external partners
  • Assertiveness: continually seek ways to maximise on opportunities  
  • Qualified in a business subject area with procurement or supply chain accreditations, or equivalent experience’
Please note:
Rules onsite require British Citizenship. Dual nationals can apply for this position, and you will be required to undergo UK Security Clearance.
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