Procurement Specialist

Job Description

Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Location: Bristol, UK - Agile working arrangements

Compensation: Competitive + benefits

Role Type: Full time and Permanent

Role ID: SF51218

The Difference is You

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 Procurement Specialist.

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 Procurement Specialist role is based within our Through Life Equipment Support business unit (BU) Procurement & Supply Chain (P&SC) functional team - The Procurement & Supply Chain (P&SC) function is currently undergoing a change programme, which will enable the successful candidate to become part of and support the transition to a best-in-class function. This is an exciting opportunity to provide Procurement and Supplier Management services to support delivery of high-profile contracts.

The role

The difference our new Procurement Specialist will make

As a Procurement Specialist, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The successful candidate will be predominantly responsible for Procurement, Sub-Contracting & Supplier Management activity to improve contract coverage and extract maximum value from a category of spend with potential opportunities. There is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to deliver results that directly impact business performance.

Day to day, you'll be responsible for Strategic Sourcing, Procurement & Sub-Contracting activity to improve contract coverage and extract maximum value from a category of spend with potential opportunities.

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 involves some travel to our defence equipment site (such as Bovington, Warminster and Donnington) as required. The role will primarily be working from home with access to a Babcock hub.

Evidence of previously working in an end-to-end procurement role, running tenders, negotiations, implementing new contracts and extracting value over the life of the agreement or comparable experience
Understanding and experience of working in a Defence environment is desirable
Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) or working towards is desirable
Experience of acting as a focal point for relations with third party suppliers through Account Management or Supplier Relationship Management background is desirable
A willingness to collaborate across teams and varying levels of seniority to overcome supply chain operational performance issues
Must hold or have the ability to obtain SC Security Clearance

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme 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.

Closing date:


Job Segment:
CSR, Management