Buyer - 56 week FTC

Job Description

Job Title: Buyer - 56 Week FTC

Location: Plymouth, UK - Hybrid Working

Compensation: £34,160 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Fixed Term Contract

Role ID: SF 49711

Be Part of Progress

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Buyer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

Babcock International and Devonport

The Buyer role is based within our Devonport Royal Dockyard business area.

Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

The role

The difference our new Buyer will make

As a Buyer, you will have a role that's out of the ordinary. As a member of our Devonport Central Operational Team, you will be assisting in the ongoing industrial support of the Navy relating to new aircraft carriers, surface combatants and submarines, and infrastructure.

Day to day, you will be providing support from a Buying standpoint responsible for carrying out sourcing and supplier allocation activities, managing supplier order books and conducting supplier performance and relationship management. Moreover, you will be managing system dates to ensure project timelines are met, supporting programme improvement plans and coordination with operational procurement team ensure project requirements are executed on time. In turn, this will contribute to dept KPI and risk metrics and value plan through supply chain initiatives.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides a hybrid working arrangement of x3 days a week on-site at Devonport Royal Dockyard with the remaining x2 days to be completed from home.

Essential Experience
Previous experience as a Buyer within a procurement function (essential)
CIPS Level 4 qualified or desire to work towards (highly desirable)
A recognised degree level qualification and/or relevant engineering/supply chain/lean culture experience (highly desirable)
Experience with ERP systems - SAP, Ariba, Jaeger, IFS, etc (highly desirable)
GCSE Maths and English Language - grade C / 5
Holds or ability to obtain Security Clearance - SC (essential)

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Employee share scheme - save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
Employee shopping savings portal
Employment development allowance - £125 per year
Payment of Professional Fees
Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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