Supply Chain & Procurement Opportunities

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Supply Chain & Procurement Opportunities

Bristol, Farnborough, Malvern, Portsmouth, Salisbury


QinetiQ is growing – and it’s a great time to be here. As we enter new markets around the world, we need talented Supply Chain & Procurement Professionals to join us.


You’ll be part of a business that was named the Most Admired Aerospace & Defence Company in the Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021 study. You’ll also be joining a diverse, inclusive employer that’s proud to provide a collaborative, open working environment. With our Adaptive approach, you’ll enjoy the work-life balance that suits you best, thanks to remote, hybrid and flexible working practices.


We currently have multiple Supply Chain & Procurement opportunities of varying levels of Seniority across our sites in Salisbury, Bristol, Farnborough, Malvern, and Portsmouth. If you’re interested in joining us – now or in the future – we’d love to hear from you.


If your skills fit one of our opportunities, we’ll be in contact. If we don’t have a role that’s right for you at the moment, we’ll keep your CV on file for possible opportunities in the future.


Open positions:


We are currently seeking Sourcing Specialists, Sourcing Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Senior Supply Chain Managers and Category Managers.


What do our Supply Chain & Procurement Professionals do?


Procurement & Supply Chain is a core, strategic function, supporting the organisation to win business, successfully deliver innovative and ethical solutions and influence bottom-line spend. As a function, we have an impressive and growing footprint across the breadth of the business. This provides an excellent platform to utilise and develop key skills in a variety of areas using a robust network of relationships across a wide variety of both internal and external stakeholders.

The function is made up of five pillars; ranging from the manufacturing of novel and innovative products, to the procurement of critical goods and services that enables QinetiQ to deliver its operations, along with the development of sustainable & compelling supply chains that support business winning opportunities. 

The function adopts best practice “source to contract” and supplier relationship management methodologies; driving the delivery of high quality products and services, reducing overall costs, enabling supplier enabled innovation and improving operating efficiencies.

Our Supply Chain and Procurement function consists of Sector Bidding and Programmes teams, an Indirect Procurement team, a Direct Procurement team, a Major Equipment and Investment team,  a Supply Chain Excellence and a Trade Compliance team.


New to Supply Chain & Procurement?


In your first role or have some experience in Supply Chain & Procurement? Your talents and ambition may be a good match for our team. We are seeking individuals looking to start a career in the profession, to be fully supported in the journey of obtaining chartered (MCIPS) professional status.  We procure a broad range of commodities, goods & services for a diverse range of customers; this enabling individuals to gain exposure to a number of different areas & opening up possibilities for later career specialisation.


Opportunities for mid-career


If you’re a mid-career professional, following the onboarding programme, you’ll be applying your expertise right from day one. Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development to help you excel and advance. This includes expert training and mentoring, with increased emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.   


Opportunities for highly experienced


As an experience Professional, you can expect specialist training (which may include conference attendance and paper presentation, for example), and targeted mentoring to develop specific technical skills. If you have leadership ambition or potential, we’ll work with you to nurture it. As a highly experienced member of the team, we’d welcome you sharing your knowledge with the team in supporting the growth of others.


Key points


  • Our blended approach to learning means you’ll have access to formal training, mentoring, assisted self-development and on the job training.


  • Excel, and your potential will be spotted. Our continuing professional development covers all career stages and levels of seniority. Our Competency Framework is in line with Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) “Global Framework


  • With our Adaptive approach, you can work the way that maximises your productivity – flexibly, on-site, remotely or via hybrid working.


  • As an integral part to our Sustainable Strategy, we follow Sustainable Procurement. We balance the need to embed responsible and sustainable business principles into our procurement processes while also meeting the needs and requirements of our company and customers. We consider how a procurement decision could improve social, economic or environmental well-being and how through the procurement process, one may act in securing value creation.


Why we’re different


Our people. Our employees make the critical difference to customers by providing unique answers which combine technical expertise, deep domain knowledge and rigorous independent thinking.


Our independence. QinetiQ is not a manufacturer, and we stand apart from the supply chain. It’s our rigorous independent thinking that helps our customers achieve their goals.


Our breadth of capability. Our customers face challenges that define the modern world. They know we are uniquely placed to understand these issues and work with them to ensure the success of their mission or reach their objectives.


Our relationships with customers. Our prized possession is trust. Customers around the world rely on the drive and dedication of our people to help them meet their goals – often in environments where there is no second chance for failure.


Our partnerships. We use partnerships and alliances to accelerate compelling business development strategies and sustainable earnings growth. By licensing our intellectual property we reduce implementation and sales risk, and speed up time-to-market by using third party sales channels.



Why join QinetiQ?


As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, All Employee Incentive Scheme, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 


About QinetiQ


As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.