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Procurement Specialist

Company Boeing Defence UK Limited Job ID 1900019146 Date posted 01/31/2019
Location Stafford Staffordshire United Kingdom
Other Locations
Bristol;Bristol;United Kingdom~

Job Description

Boeing Government Services has been selected as the Strategic IT Partner for Staffordshire Police, delivering information services across the force and with the aim of transforming how public services consume those information services across Staffordshire


As a result an opportunity has arisen for a competent and committed procurement professional to assist in all end to end procurement activities delivering value for money as well as procurement compliance for the Staffordshire Blue Light Services programme. As the successful candidate you will be a key interface for the Supply Chain function managing key stakeholders and associated procurement requirements and work packages that are commissioned by the customer to ensure alignment with our contract and commercial performance of the contract.


Responsibilities Overview:

  • Act as an authorized agent of the company with the responsibility to commit company resources through contracts and agreements for the procurement of goods and services.
  • Negotiates and contracts for products, services and technologies. Engages stakeholders to ensure that program, customer, product and in-service strategies are integrated into source selection, negotiation and contracting strategies. Negotiates pricing and contract terms and conditions. Prepares and executes negotiated contractual documents and binding agreements. Optimizes execution of the supply chain balancing inventory, supply orders and schedule demand. Manages supplier/subcontractor performance and relationship to ensure delivery, quality, financial stability and in-service performance. Mitigates risks and issues. Initiates supplier improvement activities and provides results for integration into contracting strategies.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Source selection of suppliers to meet business and customer requirements in line with strategic objectives and organizational supply chain processes.
  • Document procurement decisions, create contract correspondence, and administer contract changes between the company and suppliers.
  • Negotiate pricing and all other elements of the contract terms and conditions.
  • Prepare and execute the negotiated contractual documents and all other pertinent or necessary binding agreements with suppliers.
  • Integrate and coordinate internal and external customer requirements to establish and document procurement requirements consistent with customer expectations.
  • Facilitate, integrate and document technical and business communications between Boeing, supplier(s) and customers. Works with complex procurement source selections.
  • Interpret and enforce contract terms and conditions. 
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant Boeing procedures and contract requirements. Carry out regular supplier performance reviews.
  • Integrate activities with internal and external customers and suppliers to fulfill contract requirements and reconcile contract issues.
  • Manage contract terminations and closeouts.
  • Define performance expectations and establish relevant metrics. Gather and evaluate performance data. Meet with suppliers and Boeing partners to resolve performance-related issues. Develops improvement plans and monitors progress.

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Relocation Assistance Available
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.



  • Supply Chain Knowledge:  Considerable procurement/ sourcing experience and supply chain management experience, ideally within an IS environment.  Understanding of UK contract law and demonstrable direct experience working with a variety of subcontract types. MoD, Police and Information Services contract experience preferred.
  • Contract Structure and Terms: Knowledge of contract structure, to draft and document unique and complex proposals and agreements in a form that meets legal/business requirements. 
  • Contracting Process: Knowledge of the negotiation and contracting processes (may negotiate final contract terms).
  • Supplier selection process: Experience of negotiating pricing and other contract terms and conditions for contracts. Demonstrable ability to monitor contract effectiveness, grow relationships and partnerships with suppliers and alliances.  
  • Supplier Strategy: Knowledge and experience of developing and implementing strategic supplier sourcing initiatives, using Category Management approach or similar.
  • Interpersonal skills:  Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with external customers and internal Boeing customers including the management team. Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Leadership: lead designated work stream to ensure delivery to first time quality, cost and schedules.
  • Problem Solving: Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems referring to established precedents and policies.
  • Planning: Participates in determining objectives of assignment; plans, schedules, and arranges own activities to accomplish those objectives


Degree qualified or equivalent, with Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or other related qualification or experience



Project Management, ITIL or other IS domain relevant qualifications an advantage.


All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Please apply asap for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a SECURITY CHECK/CLEARANCE

Experience Level
Individual Contributor

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Yes, 10 % of the Time

Contingent Upon Program Award


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