Copello have partnered with a leading defence organisation in the recruitment of a Senior Procurement Officer to be based in Hertfordshire.

The Senior Procurement Officer will work collaboratively with suppliers around the world, enabling us to provide world leading defence capabilities for our home Nations and their Allies.


My client lead commercial relationships with UK and overseas companies, which are typically the design authority for the articles procured. Their supplier subcontracts cover the entire life cycle of missiles and missile systems; this provides them varied opportunities and role progression, as well as the chance to travel (potentially internationally, depending upon which project you are assigned).


You will manage mature series production supplier subcontracts and you will undertake activities such as ensuring supplier delivery in line with contract obligations to support both Domestic and Export Customers, negotiating value for money future pricing arrangements, bidding for new business and placing subsequent subcontracts, managing supplier obsolescence issues and deploying mitigation strategies.


My client are looking for:

  • Experience in contract management and negotiation in customer/supplier environment
  • Determination: day-to-day problem solving in an exciting commercial environment is a key part, so you will need to be comfortable in asking and answering difficult questions, challenging yourself and others to common goals, organising both people and situations
  • Communication: reporting and co-operation with internal and external partners
  • Assertiveness: continually seek ways to maximise on opportunities  
  • Qualified in a business subject area with procurement or supply chain accreditations, or equivalent experience
In return, my client are offering a salary of circa £35,000 DoE, hybrid working, company bonus, fantastic site facilities and excellent career progression, training and development opportunities.
To apply for this role, please contact Tina on or 07384682203

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