Lead Buyer - Information Management & Technology


Job summary

Dependent on experience
Procurement and Supply chain
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Dependent on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Bonus of up to £2,000
  • Pension contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

The opportunity:

Are you a Buyer looking for a Lead Buyer role? Are you a Lead Buyer looking for an international role? Are you looking to expand your existing knowledge and skills? Are you looking to work flexibly and dynamically with a role that better suits your lifestyle but gives you a professional challenge?

Come and join our Information Management procurement team! We lead all aspects of IT and software spend across the Group. This includes Enterprise Software, SaaS and Software Services, Engineering & Manufacturing Software, Networks, Telecoms, Hardware, Printing, Cyber Security and outsourced Front and Back Office Services. The team is transversal, giving you the opportunity to specialise in one area, or to develop into new ones to broaden your knowledge. If you have skills in any one of these areas, or are have skills in one area and are looking to develop into new areas of IM procurement, then we would be pleased to discuss how you might best fit within the team!

You will work in partnership with our internal customers to lead procurement competitions in the UK or at Group level, develop our procurement pipeline working with Group Category Managers, champion the right relationships with our partners and suppliers, and deliver the right procurement outcomes for MBDA. This role is one where you can run and build competitions both in the U.K. and contribute in a truly international context.

Your role would sit within "Group Digital and Mobility Services Domain", which consists of c. thirty-five procurement professionals based in Stevenage, Rome and Paris. This Domain leads all aspects of IM, software, transformation and innovation, travel and communications. It is part of a wider international Indirect team of c. eighty people. Indirect Procurement acts as a real business partner and utilises procurement standard process. We have an excellent reputation for attracting and nurturing talent, developing individual potential and providing opportunities to learn and grow. We are keen to offer flexibility and hybrid working, making this role unique in us being able tailor the role to meet individual needs of the right candidate!

There are few procurement roles that offer such as exciting mix of international working, a dynamic and flexible working pattern, and the potential for career development within a growing and constantly-evolving company.

Our main procurement "hubs" are in Bolton and Stevenage in the UK. We work dynamically with a mixture of home and office working. You would be part of an international team so there would be the need for potential travel to our offices in Rome and Paris.

What we're looking for from you:

Someone who understands any aspect of I.T or software procurement, or is comfortable with learning and developing these skills. Ideally, we would like someone who has or is willing to working towards MCIPS qualification.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.  

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


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