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Date Added: Sat 24/09/2022

Lead Buyer - Professional Services

Stevenage, UK
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Company: MBDA

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: Competitive salary

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Salary: Dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

The Opportunity

Are you passionate about indirect procurement?  Do you want to work in an ever-changing, busy environment where you will work internationally to ensure effective supplier, contract and procurement management?

At MBDA, you will be able to directly influence the evolution of the company's UK professional services and resourcing areas and develop new models for the implementation of new solutions.  Our UK Sites and Professional Services Procurement team, within Group Indirect procurement, wants you to bring your knowledge to work across our Engineering Services and Contingent Workforce categories. 

You will work closely with the Category Managers to lead supplier relationship and contract management activities and manage a range of commercial relationships to maximise value and performance from our supply base. You will be familiar with ensuring performance against agreed targets and standards, and with using benchmarking; the ability to ensure sound commercial management of suppliers and projects is critical.  Partnering the Category Manager, you will define and implement a Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) framework to meet the needs of the business.

The indirect procurement vision is to be a business partner in MBDA and for our suppliers, pursuing ongoing value creation, optimal cost, sustainability and innovation. 

You will bring your influencing skills, where you will be able to work multi-functionally and at all levels within the organisation to identify and implement negotiation strategies, and your ability to implement product and service changes when working with internal stakeholders. 

What we're looking for from you:

  • Ideally degree calibre - or with equivalent experience - procurement professional with experience of working in an international environment
  • Demonstrable ability to act as a business partner, supported by excellent communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) planning and execution
  • Some traditional procurement experience as a compliment to expertise in SRM

What to expect: 

We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

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 requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.

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