Procurement and Supply Chain at MBDA

About the company

The Industrial Policy, Global Supply Chain, & Procurement (ISP) organisation in MBDA consists of an integrated team of over 300 employees, spread across 11 sites, managing over 3000 suppliers. We have a spend profile of approximately €1.7 Billion per year across UK, France and Italy so the need for skilled procurement and supply chain professionals is far greater than ever before, to enable our mission of 100% on time, on cost and on quality to be achieved. Our team is motivated, fast-paced, multi-national and strive for personal and professional excellence.

About the role

You will have one 10 Month placement in either Procurement OR Supply Chain:

Procurement you will gain experience of contract management and different types of agreements with a wide range of monetary values. You will learn and put into action negotiating and influencing skills and complete your own project providing you with objectives and challenges. This will be working in either our Direct or Indirect Procurement team

Direct Procurement: procure Mechanical or Electrical parts such as castings, machining, plastics, optics, cables, connectors and test equipment.

Indirect Procurement: procure various services and items such as, facilities management, security, offload services, contingent workers, HR, travel, consulting services or information management (IM), software licences, networks and telecoms.

Supply Chain Management: you will collaborate with a number of departments and work closely key internal stakeholders and suppliers. The Supply Chain Management team are responsible for the management and improvement of supplier performance through continuous risk assessment, ensuring that risks are identified, captured and effectively mitigated.

Throughout the placement you will be set projects and tasks to complete, with training and mentoring provided. We encourage our team to be creative to challenge our traditional ways of working by adopting our continuous improvement ethos.

Travel is required throughout the placement as you will be meeting with suppliers and/or our multi-national teams.


  • Currently studying towards any degree subject.
  • Strong communication styles (written and verbal).

How to apply

Click here to apply (Ref ID: ND8N3).