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Procurement Business Partner

Job Description

Job Title: Sourcing Business Partner

Headcount: 1

Digital/Non-Digital: Non-Digital

Contracting Authority: AWE

Sensitive Information on Client: No

Contract Length: 12 months

Location: Aldermaston (50% on-site and 50% WFH)

IR35: Inside

Pay Rate to Candidate:

  • £47.11 - £63.29

Minimum Requirements:

Key Accountabilities:

The Sourcing Business Partner (SBP) plays a crucial role in contributing to sourcing strategies, managing relationships with stakeholders, and ensuring efficient procurement processes. Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring sourcing contribution, efficiency, and risk mitigation throughout the procurement process, from identifying business opportunities to meeting stakeholder expectations.
  • Representing Supply Chain Management (SCM) within stakeholder organisations for specific business areas.
  • Communicating and implementing category strategies and preferred supplier lists while ensuring that business needs are incorporated into category strategies.
  • Building relationships with stakeholders through early involvement and proactive engagement, acting as the single point of contact (SPOC) for all sourcing matters and escalations for the assigned business area.
  • Contributing to make-or-buy decisions, aligning with business strategies, plans, and forecasts, and working with the Category Management team for upcoming projects.
  • Developing customised sourcing strategies and plans for stakeholders, particularly R&D/Product development teams, in collaboration with the Category Management Team.
  • Representing SCM to drive savings and efficiencies through sourcing strategies and plans, optimizing costs and efficiency actions.
  • Providing input and support to the Process and Performance team as needed.
  • Supporting the development and interaction with the Service Centre.
  • Ensuring compliance with the company's environmental, sustainability, health, safety, security, quality, and ethics standards.

Key Responsibilities:

The SBP's key responsibilities include:

  • Engaging with stakeholders for the assigned business area, building relationships, and facilitating early SCM involvement.
  • Managing escalations and queries related to the assigned business areas.
  • Understanding and communicating business strategies, plans, and forecasts to prepare the Category Management team for upcoming projects.
  • Contributing to the preparation of stakeholders' budgets, propositions, and documentation.
  • Participating in risk analysis and mitigation related to the Supply Chain.
  • Developing cost reduction and efficiency plans for SCM elements of the assigned business area.
  • Creating Stakeholder-related sourcing strategies covering relevant categories to optimize costs for AWE.
  • Demonstrating positive behaviors consistent with the company's environmental, sustainability, safety, health, security, quality, and ethics standards.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-starter
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Knowledge of Procurement

Security Clearance: Active DV (will not accept SC, DV clearance is required)

If you meet the minimum requirements and are ready to take on a critical role as a Sourcing Business Partner, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your CV by the specified deadline. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact