Senior Procurement Officer / Procurement Manager


MBDA
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Circa £35,000 - £48,000 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Are you passionate about executing and managing critical and complex supplier subcontracts? Do you have experience of providing work collaboratively with UK and/or international suppliers whilst protecting the commercial position?
  • Working within Major Equipment Procurement (MEP), you will partner with our suppliers around the world and enable MBDA to provide world-leading defence capabilities for our Home Nations and their Allies.
  • Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more.
Job Requirements/Description

Are you passionate about executing and managing critical and complex supplier subcontracts? Do you have experience of providing work collaboratively with UK and/or international suppliers whilst protecting the commercial position?

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 2 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may 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.

The opportunity:

Working within Major Equipment Procurement (MEP), you will partner with our suppliers around the world and enable MBDA to provide world-leading defence capabilities for our Home Nations and their Allies.

You will lead the assembly, negotiation, implementation and performance of subcontracts across the entire life cycle of missiles and missile systems. You will ensure that contracts are effectively managed to time, cost, and quality resulting in the delivery of high value and sophisticated sub-systems. You will need to provide commercial guidance to internal customers and manage risk and opportunity to safeguard the interests of MBDA.

Key activities on a day-to-day basis can vary between individual roles, but expected activities you are likely to complete:

  • Preparation and execution of subcontracts, either with existing partners or as a result of running tendering activities
  • Oversee subcontract amendments to ensure they remain topical and in compliance with latest contracting standards and legislation 
  • Undertaking performance management activities to ensure that suppliers deliver in line with subcontract obligations
  • Develop and nurture strong supplier relationships with suppliers within the UK, Europe and the rest of the world
  • Identify and mitigate commercial and business risks relating to the suppliers which you are responsible for
  • Obtain quotations and other critical intelligence from suppliers which enable MBDA to bid for new business

What we're looking for from you:

MEP provides a collaborative, team-focused environment where multitasking is a key skill. This is a really key role, and we need people who can help us be successful by taking requirements and problem solving with tangible solutions. There will be ample opportunities for you to develop within the MEP team and across the wider procurement business. You will be required to travel to our suppliers in the UK, Europe and potentially internationally. 

  • You'll be keen to learn or bring experience in procurement subcontract management, e.g. negotiation, contract and terms and conditions
  • Be able to problem solve daily and skilled at finding a resolution
  • Keen to provide continuous support and co-operation to senior internal and external customers
  • Continually improve opportunities, analyse situations and present possibilities, whilst balancing risk

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Our company:

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.

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime
  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days
  • 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.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more…
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities
MBDA
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Circa £35,000 - £48,000 per annum

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