Procurement Specialist - Strategic Programmes

Job Description

Job Title: Procurement Specialist - Strategic Programmes

Location: Flexible, UK - Regular travel to Bristol

Compensation: £39,408 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 43668


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 Procurement Specialist - Strategic Programmes at our Bristol 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

The Procurement Specialist - Strategic Programmes role is based within our Submarine Support Engineering business area.

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 Procurement Specialist - Strategic Programmes will make

As a Procurement Specialist - Strategic Programmes, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will utilise your procurement experience and strong commercial acumen in making proposals that will enable a transformative approach to the delivery of procurement activities and project delivery. This will also include the application of best practice procurement principles and being able to effectively influence, in relation to leading change initiatives.

Day to day, you'll negotiate and manage subcontractors' relationships, leading high value, complex sub-contracts, liaising with internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements and communicate them effectively, understanding and negotiating terms and conditions, lead the change initiative and working well within the wider team as well as alone and often under pressure/ time constraints and applying best practise procurement principles/ techniques

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 remote working with a requirement to attend meetings in Bristol twice a week.

Essential experience
MCIPS or equivalent qualification (preferred)
NEC contract knowledge (preferred)
Strong commercial acumen (essential)
Proven ability to negotiate and manage subcontractors (essential)
Understanding of terms & conditions and negotiating changes (essential)
Excellent supplier relationship management (essential)
Logistics outsourcing experience (highly desirable)
You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.

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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