Procurement Officer

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £42000 - £49000 per annum
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Charlie Ringer

Procurement Officer needed - Bedfordshire - Permanent - Up to £49,000 per annum based on experience

Procurement Officer needed for a multinational defence organisation based in Bedfordshire who are looking to employ an experienced Procurement Officer with an in-depth experience of Supplier relationship Management, strategic sourcing, advanced procurement techniques and control of Suppliers

The successful Procurement Officer will be working for a renowned and established Defence company known globally for their innovative products and services spreading across multiple sectors. This position offers the successful candidate and wealth of benefits including:

  • Salary: £42,000 - £49,000 per annum
  • 25 day's holiday
  • 2:1 Pension Plan
  • Career Progression
  • Child care vouchers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 9 day fortnight work pattern
  • Sickness and accident plan

Required skills for the Procurement Officer will include:

  • Strategic sourcing using advanced procurement techniques
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Achieving cost saving targets and
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing and advanced procurement techniques/tools
  • Strong experience within the defence industry.
  • Proven Commercial and Contract Management skills
  • Direct experience of the operational control of suppliers
  • Excellent commercial skills with the ability to analyse and negotiate best-value agreements
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations at a variety of levels
  • Data literate with strong analytical skills
  • Highly motivated, determined, and committed individual with a proven record of achieving cost saving targets/objectives
  • Individual who thrives on challenges, and has experience working within a fast paced procurement function
  • Understanding of related disciplines/departments within a design and manufacturing environment
  • Capability to develop ingenious and creative solutions to complex problems, including supplier issues.

Desired Skills for the successful Procurement Officer:

  • Mechanical (fabrications/machined items) and Electrical (box-build, cables, components) buying experience
  • Supply chain experience in the defence environment
  • Experience in the various phases of the product lifecycle from proposal capture, programme start-up, development, production, sustainment and end-of-life
  • Flexibility to work at different levels of sub contract complexity (off the shelf, build to print, MOTs, and design to specification)
  • Knowledge of the SAP ERP system
  • Bachelors' degree in a business/scientific/technical discipline
  • Knowledge/experience of process improvement methodologies
  • Ampthill based, but will require travel to suppliers on a reasonably regular basis, tis travel will be UK based.


This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Officer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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