Senior Procurement Manager - Indirect

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  • Location:

    Chelmsford, Essex

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum + + excellent bens

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    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Senior Procurement Manager - Indirect

  • Procurement; Category Management; Buying; Supply Chain; Strategy; Negotiation;

  • Aerospace; Defence; Security; Space; Engineering; Technology

  • £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent bens.

  • Chelmsford, Essex (Hybrid)

Across the globe we deliver innovative developments in technology for high performance systems and equipment across Civil Aerospace, Defence & Security, Space, Industrial, Medical & Science applications.

Our products are everywhere: hospitals, planes, ships and even outer space. They do many incredible things - including saving and protecting people's lives by finding and treating cancer, helping map our planet and the universe, and freezing the atom down to 0° Kelvin.

With a long and enviable history of technical and scientific innovation, we are always working at the forefront of technology.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Category Managers with responsibility for all Indirect Spend in Chelmsford and providing support for cross-UK requirements.

  • Work closely with Internal Stakeholders across a broad range of categories, identifying Procurement requirements and approach.

  • Own and lead Indirect Procurement Strategy for Chelmsford, including saving and supplier reduction plans.

  • Manage supply base, assessing suitability for the businesses long term requirement.

  • Ensure robust Request for Information / Request for Proposal and supplier selection processes.

  • Review and benchmark supplier responses to RFI's / RFP's to enable strong supplier recommendations that take into account commercial, technical and quality requirements.

  • Ensuring relevant contracting and costing strategies are implemented to achieve best possible value for money.

  • Establish contracts and framework agreements to ensure security of supply, including SLAs and KPIs.


  • Significant Procurement experience, with broad Indirect Procurement knowledge.

  • Significant experience in reviewing and drafting Contracts and supporting documentation.

  • Key Supplier Relationship Management skills, with tangible examples of driving value.

  • Experience in managing people, change and ongoing Procurement maturity.

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject would be advantageous.

  • CIPS qualifications would be advantageous, relevant experience will also be considered.

  • MS Office proficient - Word, Excel, Access, Project, Visio, PowerPoint.