Job Description

Job Title: Buyer

Location: Bristol, UK - Hybrid Working

Compensation: Up to £34,000 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 42516

Amplify your impact

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 Stoke Gifford, BTC 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

The role

The difference our new Buyer will make

As a Buyer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. As part of our Maritime System Support Programme (MSSP) team, you will assist the Operational Procurement for Type 45 and QE Warships.

Day to day, you will utilise strong communication skills to assist in the development of relationships with suppliers and negotiating relevant terms and conditions. Moreover, this would include interaction with various stakeholders including the engineering teams, customers and wider procurement team. Lastly, this would include carrying out core procurement activities, such as preparing, issuing and reviewing supplier RFQ's, alongside recommending preferred options to relevant stakeholders.

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 position offers a hybrid working arrangement.

Essential Experience

  • CIPS Level 4 qualified or working towards (desirable)
  • Background of Purchasing within Manufacturing or Engineering (desirable)
  • Experience with operational procurement (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of and experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power point and IFS (desirable)
  • Ability to obtain the relevant Security Clearance (SC)

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of25 days plus bank holidays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to6% of salary, with life assurance
  • 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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