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Senior Purchasing Specialist

Requisition ID 140918BR Date updated 06/03/2019
Senior Procurement Specialist

Summary of Role:

Reporting to the Availability Manager, the candidate shall be responsible for managing the day to day procurement demands placed on Supplier Management team under the ISSS contract. The role will require a hands on approach creating requests for pricing, raising and modifying purchase orders, managing an order book for a commodity stream, liaising with suppliers at senior and / or middle management level without supervision and general day to day procurement activities.
The candidate may be required to deputise for the for the Procurement Group leader in their absence.

Main Duties
Creation of Requests for Quotation and Purchase Agreements
Assessment of supplier capabilities, best value for money and risk
Identification and implementation of contingency plans against supply risk
Performance of due diligence
Selection of suppliers
Management and measurement of suppliers using agreed toolsets,
Maintenance of order books and associated metrics
Identification and implementation of cost reduction initiatives
Identification and implementation of supplier performance improvement actions
Where appropriate support the Procurement Group Leader in Customer technical meetings CCB (Change Control Board), LTC (Local Technical Committee), JOWG (Joint Obsolescence Working Group).

Candidate Requirements:

Excellent communication/ influencing/ relationship building skills at all levels
Discipline of execution with urgency
Results/ goal driven
Moderate financial awareness
Basic negotiation skills
Good time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
Knowledge of MRP/ SAP
Innovative problem solver with analytical mind
Extensive experience of supply chain solutions
Attention to detail
IT literate –excel, word, PowerPoint, internet
Knowledge of contract law
Proven track record of continuous improvement implementation

Eligible for or holder or SC Level security clearance (Raytheon will sponsor as required)

Commodity and / or platform knowledge
Understanding of technical requirements

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About Raytheon:
Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets.
Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cyber security solutions.
With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass

Raytheon Career Development:
Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:
25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
Enhanced sick pay scheme
Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.
Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), D&I council, Reservist Network etc. and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.
Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Supply Chain/Purchasing

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
United Kingdom - Waddington

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