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Job #: R-00083238
Location: Essex, GB
Category: Procurement
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Responsible for the Purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery to ensure continuity of supply.



  • 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

Time Management

  • Prioritise, multi-task and meet deadlines


  • Collaborate with suppliers and internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions and alternative supply options

Team Working

  • Work closely with Project Managers to understand project demand

  • Provide back-up support for Procurement across Group as required

Cross Functional Working

  • Continually build relationships with internal stakeholders to achieve the successful completion of projects

  • Attend and contribute to production meetings across Group to obtain essential timing information

  • Ensure each department has the resources necessary to stay on schedule and meet deadlines.

Health & Safety

  • Always follow and promote Group and Company policies and procedures  

  • Ensure all Company equipment and personal PPE properly used


  • Fully Understand and always adhere to the Company’s Equality Policy at all times

Company Values

  • All employees must conduct themselves in accordance with our Corporate Company Values and Business Ethics at all times

Skills & 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

  • Ability to influence others & manage conflict

  • Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations


  • Applied knowledge of buying and negotiation

  • Previous Purchasing experience within a faced paced working environment

  • Excellent working knowledge of MRP systems & Excel

  • Previous experience in all or some of the following areas

    • Automation

    • Automotive manufacturing

    • Aerospace manufacturing

    • Mechanical/material handling

    • Conveyor systems

    • Pneumatics

    • Hydraulics

    • Robotics

    • Control systems

    • Electrical power systems


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

  • CIPS qualified (or working towards) or a relevant degree qualification

Pay Range:

Pay Range £26,000.00 - £32,500.00 - £39,000.00

Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

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