BLOS Procurement Manager

United Kingdom, , Sapienza Consulting [TM -1910]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

We are currently recruiting for a BLOS procurement manager and specialists to strengthen our team. These roles will typically be required to work with multiple customers on their projects and will be responsible for leading all procurement activities related to commercial satellite or terrestrial communications services.

Using your knowledge of satellite and network projects at both system and subsystem levels, incorporating space and ground segments you will support our clients with system design, system analysis, major bids, implementation, and testing of military satellite communications networks including satellites built to civil and military specifications. These networks can involve GEO, MEO and LEO satellites and include the use of existing commercial satellite systems to augment core military satellites constellations.


  • Review the current and future needs for the Customers satellite and terrestrial communications capacity.
  • Review current contracts in place with the incumbent service providers to ensure they fulfil all the capacity required.
  • Maintain and periodically deliver a Strategic Sourcing Plan for all capacity-led procurement activities.
  • Lead procurement activities with commercial suppliers and liaise with the Sub-Contract Manager for optimising those procurements, including review of engineering solutions.
  • Lead negotiations with commercial Satcom and terrestrial capacity providers to realise value, efficiencies and agree terms and conditions.
  • Development of hand-over and training documentation to support continuity of knowledge transfer.
  • Contribute to the review and the update of all processes related with capacity procurement and management.


  • Experience of procurement and sourcing communications services ranging from urgent individual requirements through to major multi-million £ procurement contracts.
  • Experience of procurement contracts, terms & conditions and legal principals.
  • Experience of working with complex international suppliers/programmes and large communications service contracts.
  • More than 5 years of experience in the Satcom or telecommunications industry.
  • A broad technical understanding of satellite communications networks and their end-to-end operation.
  • Experience in managing RFIs/RFPs/RFQs, invitation to tender and tender evaluation processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and ability to brief at mid/senior including board level.
  • Experience in or exposure to negotiating medium/high complexity non-standard agreements, framework agreements and bulk pricing contracts.
  • Critical thinking, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Flexible and resourceful approach, independent problem solver.
  • Must be a UK national and hold or qualify for UK SC Clearance.

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