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Supply Chain Manager - Category C

BAE Systems Australia
Date Published: 04 Feb 2021
Defence Full-Time
Public No salary information listed.
Other Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Supply Chain Manager - Category C
  • Provide leadership in driving robust contracting strategies and supplier performance and for a world class project
  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • Enjoy a flexible work environment with focus on innovation, adaptability and collaboration


  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • Provide leadership in driving robust contracting strategies and supplier performance and for a world class project
  • Enjoy a flexible work environment with focus on innovation, adaptability and collaboration to support our high profile shipbuilding program in Adelaide


The largest shipbuilding endeavour in the nation’s history is now underway in Australia.

Apply your talent where it counts as an experienced Supply Chain Manager – Category C, in our team based in either Osborne, South Australia or Melbourne, Victoria.

Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. We’re continuing to provide the Australian Defence Force with what they need to help protect the nation. Many of our people are now safely working from home. Of course some roles can’t be done from home and in those cases, we’re operating with an increased focus on health and safety on-site. We’re finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia.


About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain – Category C, you will be the primary point of contact between a business and it suppliers and be responsible to identify potential suppliers, assess them and negotiate favorable payment terms. 

This role also requires managing and monitoring supplier performance against the contractual arrangement to deliver cost, schedule, quality and safety requirement of the business whilst ensuring to maximize value and minimize risk. Strong engagement skill and diplomacy is required to ensure that the stakeholders work towards the overall procurement strategy.


More specifically, you will become involved in:

  • Manage the procurement and delivery of product to support the business contract requirements
  • Manage the procurement elements of bids and tenders ensuring robust definition of requirements and commercial terms
  • Manage cost, schedule and quality adherence through all aspects of the procurement
  • Deputise for the Head of Supply Chain – Category C, when required
  • Lead the supplier evaluation process and support sourcing recommendations on behalf of the business
  • Facilitate and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers, engaging with key stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach
  • Raise awareness of, and support the implementation of, leading procurement practices both within the team and across the business/project
  • Lead, manage and develop team members to deliver the required capability to meet the needs of the business and support the development of robust supplier sourcing strategies for the business
  • Lead supplier negotiations, finalise supplier agreements and purchase orders and adhere to contractual obligations through effective commercial management including payments, claims, warranties, cash flow and flow down of contract amendments
  • Identify and manage supplier risks and opportunities and proactively engage with key suppliers to enhance capability and efficiency


About you

As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you’ll have:

  • Demonstrated relevant experience in procurement and/or supply chain within an engineering or defence organisation
  • Strong leadership skill with proven management experience especially in delivering schedule, pricing, estimates and contract adherence and negotiation
  • Strong engagement and influencing skill with an ability to provide leadership and direction to the team
  • Sound commercial acumen and business acumen with proven capability in contract management and negotiation
  • Lateral thinker and strong communicator with above average analytical and numerical attributes


Whilst not essential, degree qualification in procurement/supply chain or commercial discipline with professional procurement qualification or a membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) is desirable


About us

BAE Systems Maritime Australia (formerly known as ASC Shipbuilding), has been contracted to deliver nine of the world most advanced anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy. The Hunter Class Frigate Program will create and sustain more than 5,000 jobs across BAE Systems and the wider Australian defence supply chain over the life of the program.

At BAE Systems Maritime Australia we live a safety-first and inclusive culture. We ensure that the voices and talents of all employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. Join us.



As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

Further information regarding clearances is available at: https://careers.au.baesystems.com/opportunity.html


Applications should be addressed to: Raj Rawal, Talent Acquisition Specialist

Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email: raj.rawal@baesystems.com


We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for these opportunities.  An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits.  We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here: https://tinyurl.com/Work180BAE-Systems-Australia

To learn about other employment opportunities at BAE Systems, please visit: www.baesystemscareers.com.au


BAE Systems Australia will never request money from you during the recruitment process. Please be aware of scam messages asking for money for an administration fee, visa or similar. If you receive such a message please report it to Scam Watch www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam.  

Job applications should only be submitted via the BAE Systems Australia website and not via email.  If you receive an email from BAE Systems that does not utilise “@baesystems.com” as the domain, it is not legitimate.  BAE Systems does not use gmail, aol, Hotmail or similar accounts.

Raj Rawal

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