Commodity Manager - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

Title -: Commodity Manager

Purpose of Job -:
As a key member of the Procurement team focus will be on providing leadership in the development and execution of Commodity Strategies. Responsibilities will include the development of key supplier relationships, contract negotiations, and defining and implementing Commodity strategies focussed on technology, capability, risk, and cost.

This high profile role will require a procurement professional who can operate primarily at a strategic level but with the ability to support at an operational level when required.

Main Responsibilities - :

Commodity Management
Provide a pro-active approach to supporting the Commodity on risk , market and technology trends
Drive KPI/scorecard management for suppliers.
Implement, negotiate and manage supply agreements and contract pricing with key suppliers
UK and some international travel may be required

Competencies -:
Performance and results driven
Ability to understand technical requirements
Good negotiation skills
Time management and organisational skills
IT literate

Personal Characteristics-:

Excellent communication skills
Strong sense of urgency and a self starter
Ownership and accountability
Ability to work with all levels of people
History of continuous improvement

Education and Experience-:

  • Ideally Degree Qualified (or equivalent)
  • CIPS preferred
  • SAP preferred
  • Price/Cost analysis.
  • Working Knowledge of Contract Law preferred

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester and Manchester, Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country the company employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across the country.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 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. is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on .

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 + statutory public holidays
· Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
· 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
· Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
· Enhanced sick pay scheme
· Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
· 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements can be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
· Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold) available.


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA) and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion counsel, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,
Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant ‘Gold Award’ Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers.

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