The UK’s trusted Ministry of Defence partner, MBDA, are looking for an experienced Sustainable Procurement – Social Value Co-ordinator to focus on all Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) aspects of MBDA UK’s supply chain and play a pivotal role in the delivery of its sustainability programme at the site in Stevenage.

As a Sustainable Procurement – Social Value Co-ordinator, the role holder will support designing MBDA UK’s future sustainable strategic sourcing strategy and embedding it within the function and broader business. The role holder will represent Procurement on group sustainability & ESG forums. In addition, the role holder will support the development of processes to support the function’s drive for continuous improvement in this pivotal area of change and ensure compliance with the UK MOD Procurement Policy legislation from a supply chain perspective.

What you’ll get to do as a Sustainable Procurement – Social Value Co-ordinator:

  • Develop, implement, and execute the UK Procurement Sustainability & ESG strategy in alignment with MBDA’s overall ESG strategy and the UK Customers Procurement Policy legislation.
  • Drive the development of sustainability objectives for inclusion in scorecards as part of supplier selection using metrics and targets based on market best practices.
  • Develop and embed skills, policies and processes which leverage MBDA UK’s position and balance cost and sustainability benefits.
  • Input into MBDA UK’s CDP and Annual Report disclosures from a supply chain perspective.
  • Collaborate with and provide training to the Procurement team to drive a step-change in evaluating suppliers and negotiating contracts in line with MBDA’s Sustainability & ESG strategy.
  • Work with the Procurement team and key stakeholders to improve sustainability & ESG in strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management.
  • Work as part of a cohesive team providing leadership that engages all colleagues, role modelling the MBDA Values, and establishing a coalition with sustainability and continuous improvement as critical deliverables.
  • Provide Senior Stakeholder management with regards to Supply Chain with our UK MOD and Industry leaders
  • What we’re looking for:

  • Sustainability Expertise
  • Engineering and Procurement background
  • Very Good Command of English
  • Project and risk management skills and knowledge
  • Strong Problem-Solving Skills
  • Awareness of contract legal aspects
  • Sound business judgement
  • Strong drive and results orientation (core)
  • Good communication & motivational skills
  • Inclination to work in multinational, cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of UK Government Policies on Sustainability, particularly around PPN 06/20 and PPN 06/21 preferred but not essential.
  • You must be a UK national or citizen to be eligible for the role.
  • More about the role:

    MBDA’s relationship with the UK military spans back over 70 years. They have delivered countless landmarks in defence engineering, supplying vital defence capability to meet the needs of the armed forces over land, sea, and air.

    This role is based at MBDA’s headquarters in Stevenage which plays a key part in missiles operations. The site also offers excellent transportation links and boasts an onsite gym and coffee shop. Training and development are offered to all employees.