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Job #: R-00136181
Location: Essex, GB
Category: Procurement
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance Required: UK - BPSS





  • To carry out the effective procurement of materials and services in-line with the business needs
  • Ensure that all items for procurement are within the relevant budget and comply with all appropriate strategies, raising any anomalies with relevant colleagues
  • Negotiate with suppliers to reduce Project Spend
  • Monitor relevant Engineering releases, requisitions and follow up with manufacturing
  • Monitor and appropriately report cost and delivery performance against the relevant budgets and timing plans
  • Consistently identify value for money within the vendor base.
  • Identify new resourcing opportunities through market research or by other means
  • Liaise   with   the   Purchasing   Manager   with   respect   to any potential   resourcing opportunities.
  • Identify   expediting   needs, and investigate any invoice, cost or quality queries
  • Attend project reviews as required, equipped with all relevant delivery information
  • Monitor and managing supplier performance in accordance with agreed KPI’s
  • Maintain an awareness of the progress of relevant product markets
  • Ensure that suppliers are working within the business code of ethics and to the company’s terms and conditions
  • Carry out any ad-hoc tasks as required by the Purchasing Manager


Skills and Attributes

  • Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail
  • Analytical skillset with a methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • A proven background in negotiation


  • Applied knowledge of Procurement and negotiation
  • Experience of working successfully within a Purchasing role within a faced paced manufacturing environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of MRP systems & Excel


GCSE qualification in Maths & English (Grade C or above), or equivalent

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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