Supply Chain Specialist Filton, Gloucestershire

Job title: Supply Chain Specialist

Company: BAE Systems

Job description: Supply Chain Specialist

Would you like to be part of a team which directs and manages Combat Systems procurement activities within the Naval Ships Business, working on the most cutting-edge technology for the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Combat Systems Supply Chain Specialist at our site in Filton.

Your main responsibilities as a Supply Chain Specialist will involve:

As a Combat Systems Supply Chain Specialist, you will be working within the integrated project teams, supporting the delivery of multiple cross-functional engagements from Request for Information / Quotation stage through to project delivery and ongoing Contract Management. The role holder will assist the implementation of procurement strategies & plans, and the associated engagement and management of suppliers, projects and other key stakeholders to deliver project/business objectives.

This role will involve working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and will provide the opportunity to develop close relationships with the wider business network.

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Experience within procurement / supply chain departments
  • Strong stakeholder experience and understanding; demonstrating Commercial acumen in relation to Procurement activities
  • Knowledge of Export Control
  • Experience managing cost drivers in the value chain and the principles of total cost of ownership
  • Experience of supporting the management of dynamic change programmes
  • Risk & opportunity management experience
  • MCIPS qualified or equivalent


  • Procurement Systems experience with SAP, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Windchill

What we’re looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills as a results oriented self-starter with a strong team ethic. You will be able to demonstrate you are proactive and driven, with the ability to take ownership.

Location: Filton with occasional travel involved to suppliers

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: 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 .

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.

Expected salary:

Location: Filton, Gloucestershire

Job date: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 06:34:27 GMT

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