Supply Chain Principal

Zoek Pin Glasgow, Scotland

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 16 days ago

Supply Chain Principals

Would you like to play a key role within Supply Chain for our Global Combat Ship team?

We currently have opportunities for a Supply Chain Principals based within our Naval ships business in Glasgow. Our GCS team is responsible for delivery of Procurement activities for UK and International programmes and having recently moved into Delivery Phase it's a great time to join.

Reporting into the Supply Chain Manager, these roles are positioned within the Global Combat Ship organisation, responsible for delivery of Procurement activities for UK and International programmes. The role holder will draw upon Procurement best practice, subject matter expertise and LFE to lead assigned Procurement Packages within the Complex Systems and/or Modified Systems/Equipment Categories up to and including contract award and contract handover stage.

In the role you will own contracts and be responsible for contract negotiation and tenders, front end of the commercial lifecycle

Your main responsibilities as a HR Advisor will involve:

Lead cross functional engagement to facilitate the delivery of robust business inputs to RFP/RFT preparation
Control of RFP activities in accordance with appropriate legislation . single source contracting
Prepare Pre-qualification to the potential bidders, assist in evaluation of responses and prepare Bidders Lists and assessment of RFP responses
Lead Contract negotiations including Terms & Conditions
Prepare all correspondence to suppliers and internal customers during the Route to Contract period with necessary input from End User, where required
Collaborate and lead technical, Supply Chain & functional stakeholders discussions
Prepare recommendation for award and Notice of Award
Prepare the contract document(s) conforming agreed changes to the packages
Commercial management and execution of assigned pre contracts, including management of supplier deliverables, contract change activities, ensuring the fulfilment of documented business Systems deliverables.

Your skills and qualifications:


Previous experience of tender process, and contract award is essential for this role, ideally on a similar scale engineering project
CIPS qualified
Previous experience of owning and placing high value contracts
Background in engineering, aerospace, automotive or defence preferred
Working knowledge of the legal environment related to purchasing contracts and framework agreements
Budget responsibility


Contract management strategy experience
Commercially aware

What we're looking for in you:

Excellent negotiation skills, will need to be strong communicator, can work autonomously, ability to work with geographically dispersed teams and clients. Having knowledge of similar large-scale contracts is a must.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Scotstoun, Glasgow


Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

Our Naval Ships business

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems

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