Procurement Lead

  • Job Reference: BSP407093
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Bluestream Recruitment
  • Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £42,000 to £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Negotiable for the right experince
  • Sector: Engineering, Business Support, Engineering > Electronic / Electrical, Engineering > Project Management, Engineering > Mechanical, Business Support > Procurement, Business Support > Bids / Contracts
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Belinda
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01235 838 568

Job Description

As Procurement Lead  you will be at the go to person for all aspects of procured items.

As Procurement Lead you will assist in the development of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include

  • Ensuring suitable standards, processes and controls are followed across all phases of the procurement process.
  • Working across multiple projects for multiple customers
  • Assisting in the preparation of proposals, proposal work statements and specifications and operating budgets
  • Influencing and carrying out PO negotiations and modifications
  • Leading both mechanical and electronic component/assembly procurement and delivery

Experience required

  • BSc or equivalent in engineering or other relevant
  • Previous commercial experience in procurement/buying preferably in the satellite and defense industry
  • Proven ability to carry out all of the required tasks from RFI through to component delivery
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Previous experience working across multiple projects and technology bases whilst working with suppliers globally
  • Previous experience working with ESA/ECSS, NASA and MIL-STD processes and projects would be beneficial
  • Understanding of export and shipping regulations
  • Awareness of ISO 9001, AS9100, etc. quality systems

Rewards/Benefits include

  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual bonus based on company and individual performance
  • Pension matched up to 7.5%
  • On completion of probation, you will be eligible to with work from home Wednesdays and Fridays, or have “Time in Lieu” (work up to 1 hour per day before or after work to gain extra day off per month)
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Onsite Gym
  • Free parking


A highly established and successful communications service provider, with deep customer understanding and engineering skills who deliver integrated, affordable, and assured solutions to customers’ worldwide. A growing and ambitious company in an exciting sector, which can offer excellent potential for career progression.


Procurement | Buyer | Satellite | Communication Systems | Mechanical | Electrical | Suppliers |



Bluestream People are an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an as an Employment Business for temporary / contract recruitment.