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Procurement Specialist

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  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £39.00 - £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Janet Mottram

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


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An opportunity has arisen for a Procurement Specialist to join the team with our prestigious client

Job Description

  • Define, develop, implement and manage a commodity strategy for equipment sourcing, including risk management, to optimising the value for money to meet the requirements of the internal business lines. This shall be achieved through a Multi-Functional Team (MFT) approach.
  • Manage the overall business relationship with suppliers.
  • Define and lead the supplier selection process.
  • Manage the contracting phase or the sourcing phase and monitor global supplier performance
  • Monitor / evaluate global supplier performance, and lead development plans with suppliers.


  • Leads and contributes to Procurement/ Value Creation projects & initiatives that aim at delivering the synergies and savings
  • Lead the sourcing phase and supplier selection process.
  • Provide equipment supply cost commitments to business proposals
  • Lead supplier negotiation for his / her Commodity.
  • Lead Multi-Functional Teams (MFT) for the commodity including improvement and cost-saving initiatives with supplier and specification optimisation.
  • Develop market intelligence and maintain database.
  • Establish, implement & monitor a Commodity strategy.
  • Set-up and negotiate contractual agreements, with Procurement Contract support, including one-offs or spot buying or amendments, including waiver and claim management.
  • Lead Supplier Evaluation Development (SED) and Vendor Management, manage supplier's relationship and defines action plan to develop strategic suppliers.


  • Commodity and / or equipment procurement or project management within defence / space environment.
  • Contract negotiation.
  • Supplier development and relationships.
  • Understand RF/Microwave Engineering (desirable, not essential).
  • Interpersonal skills to drive projects within a cross-functional environment.
  • Proactive attitude.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills.

Recognising the restricted nature of the work there is a requirement for the candidate to be eligible to obtain Security Clearance for this role.