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Senior Buyer

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Harlow
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
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United Kingdom
GBR13: Home - Harlow, Essex, Kao One, Kao Park, Harlow, CM17 9NA
Position Role Type:
Job Title: Senior Buyer

Location(s): Hybrid Working - UK based with ability to travel primarily within the UK as required

Summary of Role:

The Indirect Supply Chain Management Team are responsible for all bought-in products and services for non-customer deliverables; managing a diverse Supply Chain spend worth circa £65M annually.

The Indirect Commodity Management & Sourcing Senior Analyst works within the Sourcing and Commodity Management team developing the strategies for a core group of commodities in alignment with stakeholder needs and the overall RTX and Raytheon UK commodity strategy. This may include developing business cases, managing the tendering and negotiation of medium scale sourcing projects, and ongoing performance management of the key suppliers for their commodities.

Raytheon is driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest ethical standards and visionary thinking, everything is possible both for our customers, Raytheon and for you as an employee.

This role will offer you the following challenges:
  • Liaising with peers from other functions and RTX businesses and the Functional LT.
  • Leading or supporting cross-functional teams in conducting make v buy exercises and developing and deploying commodity strategies; including:
    • Target Return on Investment (ROI);
    • commodity risk management;
    • targeted service levels; and
    • approved/preferred suppliers.
  • Engaging with stakeholder functional leads regarding supplier bid and selection criteria.
  • Participating in / leading supplier assessments and supplier development activity teams, including the administration of appropriate due diligence activity
  • Working at an international level with RTX colleagues to leverage commodity opportunities and synergies across RTX.
  • Ensuring that strategies are in alignment with market conditions, Raytheon requirements, goals and growth plans.
  • Leveraging supplier and industry capabilities in conjunction with stakeholder functions to align functional strategies and identifying gaps to link supplier capabilities with Raytheon requirements.
  • Developing commodity agreements
  • Developing and managing tenders including performing or supporting cost and price analysis, developing negotiation strategies, and leading negotiations in order to create value for money outcomes for procuring goods and services
  • Producing business cases/ briefing materials for management reviews
  • Working with suppliers and functional stakeholders to achieve collaborative partnering, strategic relationship management to deliver required service level KPIs
  • Executing customer requirements including government regulations, public law and Raytheon policies and procedures.
  • Actively promoting the contributions that the function can make to achieving corporate objectives across the organisation, with stakeholders and with the supply chain
  • Continually assessing and promoting sustainable and responsible procurement, including social, cultural and diversity values in the organisation and throughout the supply chain
  • Utilising project management skills and techniques when managing suppliers.
  • Evaluating the challenges faced by the organisation and the supply chains and taking action to mitigate risks and to develop opportunities
Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience in Supply Chain, Subcontracting, Procurement, Commodity Management and/or related field
  • Flexible and positive attitude
  • Able to perform effectively in a multi functional team
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Experience in or exposure to negotiating low/medium complexity non-standard agreements
  • Experience of problem solving and/or low level dispute resolution
  • Experience or knowledge of MRP, SAP and purchase order placement/ material receipt processes
  • Administration of delivery/acceptance/invoicing of goods and services
  • Related degree//MCIPS/BA or equivalent
  • Experience of developing and managing Subcontractor Relationship Management and collaborative working
  • Experience of programme management skills (IPDS/Risk Management/Programme Gating/ Metrics/SOW Development/Business Finance)
  • Knowledge of import/export legislation and logistical requirements
  • Experience of working with international suppliers/programmes
  • Process improvement skillset
About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Livingston, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and a presence across customer sites together with remote working practices. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs over 2,000 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the RTX organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business.

About RTX

RTX is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. It's 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 27 days) + statutory public holidays.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution).
  • 6 times salary 'Life Assurance'.
  • Flexible Benefits scheme.
  • Discretionary Bonus scheme.
  • Enhanced family friendly policies.
  • 37hr standard working week, with an early finish on Fridays whilst operating a 'Hybrid Working Model'*
  • Canteen facilities are available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites. Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).
* Our Hybrid Working Model supports flexible working arrangements on a formal or informal arrangement, considering both location and/or working hours, subject to business and customer needs. Please highlight any flexible requirements to our Recruitment team to explore the opportunities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we're committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We're proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background, and include: Raytheon Women's Network, RayPride, Young Employees Success Network, Raytheon Veterans Network, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities and RayBAME.

We're also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM's Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a 'best place to work for LGBTQ Equality'.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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